Realtors have vital role to play in rebuilding after Sandy

Commentary: Your town needs your expertise like never before

Next week the National Association of Realtors opens its annual convention in Orlando, with thousands of its members’ homes underwater — or washed away completely.

Many Realtor members living in the northeastern U.S. will not make it for the first time in years. One out of four American families is in various stages of recovery from the incredible disruption of everyday life Hurricane Sandy delivered during a lumbering visit through the neighborhood.