Ronald L. Phipps is 2011 president of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Articles by this author:
Sometimes we are simply nearsighted. We cannot see beyond the present staring us in the face. Not only is it hard to face the future, but it’s tempting to banish thoughts of painful episodes from the past. That can be a big mistake. Events of the past, both painful and glorious, have so much to teach us.
The vigorous debate within the family of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® over our Political Survival Initiative has forced us to look in the mirror and reflect on some fundamental questions: What is the value of NAR? Why does it exist? And whats expected of its leaders--and you, its members--for the sake of our industry?