We Represent You!Published 9:58pm Thursday, April 24, 2014
The National Association of Realtors started over 100 years ago.
The mission is to make sure all Americans have an opportunity at the American dream “to own their own home.”
Our local Beaufort County Board of Realtors is a member of the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors and we realtors pay dues to all three organizations.
We have fought diligently in our state legislature to keep the mortgage interest deduction which was implemented to help make homes more affordable. We have also worked to keep a transfer tax from being imposed on home sales, because once there, it will be easy to increase it.
Our latest efforts have been directed at the recent insurance increases. Eastern North Carolina has been particularly hard hit with wind, hail and flood insurance. The North Carolina Association of Realtors pay
lobbyists to represent us in Raleigh as well as in Washington, D.C. We
feel it is very important to be proactive and continue to encourage our members to participate in state and national issues by going together as a group to visit our state Representatives and our Congressmen.
Homeownership strengthens families, communities and our nation’s economy. Families take pride in their homes and it keeps us out of trouble!
Housing represents 15 percent of the GNP or 2 trillion dollars. Home sales generate 2.5 million private sector jobs in an average year.
In addition to looking after homeowners’ best interests, the Beaufort
County Association of Realtors participates in various local charities including Toys for Tots, Beaufort Hyde Children, Angels Wings, Eagles Wings, Homes 4NC and “Helping Keep the Lights on at the Turnage Theater.”
Nan McLendon is a real estate agent with The Rich Company and president of the Beaufort County Board of Realtors.