NAR's 'Ironman' president: Ron Phipps

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In the past month, Ron Phipps has held meetings with the leadership team of Fannie Mae and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chairman Sheila Bair. His calendar has him scheduled for at least four trips to Washington, D.C., before Christmas. On Tuesday afternoon, he conferred about foreclosures with a U.S. senator.

And today, he’s scheduled to attend the closing of a house he sold.

"Really, I have two full-time jobs," said Phipps. "I’ll tell you, I do get tired."