With Support from Realtors® Across North America, NAR Applauds House Approval of USMCA

WASHINGTON (December 19, 2019) – National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the House of Representatives on Thursday voted to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. In a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy sent last week, NAR, the Canadian Real Estate Association and the Asociacion Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios (Mexico’s Realtor® Association) expressed their collective support of the USMCA. The associations represent more than 1.5 million Realtors® throughout North America.

“Realtors® from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are aligned in our belief that effective trade agreements propel economies forward and help sustain mutually beneficial international relationships,” said Malta, broker at Malta & Co., Inc., in San Francisco, CA. “This unity was on display last week when – for the first time – the Canadian, Mexican and U.S. Realtor® Associations expressed joint, public support for specific policy. We are pleased that the agreement was met with bipartisan support today, and by reinforcing cross-border investment opportunities we are confident USMCA will offer tremendous opportunity for our respective real estate industries.”

The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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