John S. Smaby

John S. Smaby

Minneapolis, MN

President

I feel extremely privileged to serve as your 2019 NAR president and to play a part in owning, shaping, and telling the REALTOR® story! I pledge to “give it all” in 2019, following in the footsteps of many, many wonderful leaders, including our fabulous 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall and my own dad, Phil Smaby, who was NAR president in 1976. The competitive environment is more fierce than ever, but we have a compelling story and a critical mission to serve our members and the nation’s property owners. My deep gratitude to the talented group of individuals who will be joining me in service to our industry.