Realtor leadership should focus on consumers

Perspective: The writing is on 'The Wall'

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The wall in this case is The Wall Street Journal. On Friday, Aug. 12, The Wall Street Journal – the nation’s pre-eminent business newspaper and the protector of capitalism – ran a scathing opinion article condemning the National Association of Realtors for encouraging anti-consumer and anti-competitive legislation and regulations. In “The Realtor Racket” it slammed NAR for efforts to pass legislation or implement regulations requiring minimum levels of service and/or prohibiting rebates.