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From Elizabeth Mendenhall


If REALTORS® share a single belief, it’s in the value and virtue of real estate ownership. I often hear our members quote from the preamble to our Code of Ethics, which starts, “Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization.” It’s a simple but profound concept — that ownership by the many is the very basis of our society’s greatness.

But just as the land is below us, the sky is above us. I firmly believe the sky’s the limit for our association’s greatness. It’s when we take ownership of our association that things start to happen.  It’s when we each bring our unique gifts and insights to the table that the organization can evolve to meet our needs. Ownership is not just an action; it’s an attitude, a guiding principle for our members and for our associations.  I applaud the men and women highlighted here, who have agreed to devote their time, energy, intellect, and expertise in 2018 to fill our national leadership positions.

I hope you’ll take some time to peruse this website and learn how each of these exceptional leaders plans to serve your needs in the coming year. And I hope you’ll decide that, when it comes to our association, “widely allocated ownership” includes you, too.

Congratulations to the 2018 REALTOR® Leadership. Thank you for your contributions.

Elizabeth Mendenhall
2018 NAR President

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