Bringing Change to the National Association of Realtors
Dear Friends and Clients:
As you know, throughout my career, I’ve passionately advocated for the best interests of my clients, just as I’ve championed the causes of those without a voice. In recent weeks, you may have come across news regarding my efforts in establishing a nationwide advocacy group aimed at ending rampant sexual harassment within the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Our coalition, known as the NAR Accountability Project, has garnered support from over 1,500 people in all 50 states. The impact of our work thus far has been nothing short of remarkable. Thanks to our collective efforts, the President of NAR has resigned, and we held a press conference in Chicago to call for further reforms. Additionally, we launched an online petition in support of our 4-Point Reform Plan, NAR lost its designation as a “Great Place to Work,” and the staff at NAR has submitted a letter demanding the resignations of its leadership team.
NAR is America’s largest trade association and should be squarely focused on the housing needs of consumers and keeping the market and industry vibrant. Taking them on is no small task. But after the first New York Times story came out in late August and sexual harassment was exposed, the article was met with silence. This indifference deeply troubled me, and in the absence of action from others, I felt compelled to step forward. Today, just three weeks later, the NAR Accountability Project has become a vital voice within the real estate industry, driving positive change.
While our efforts to reform NAR will continue until lasting change is achieved, my team and I are as busy as ever, working with clients in New York and South Florida. From handling the toughest of co-op boards to the taking on the biggest of challenges, I never shy away from a difficult task and relish the opportunity to achieve results.
If you have any thoughts, ideas, or questions about my endeavor or on your own real estate needs, as always, please reach out to me.