Thousands of REALTORS® Ready for Housing Rally

It’s an election year, and real estate professionals from across the country want to make sure their voices are heard. More than 10,000 REALTORS® from coast to coast are expected to come together next week to show their support for home ownership in the nation’s capital.

The Rally to Protect the American Dream will be held May 17 in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The rally will take place during the National Association of REALTORS®' Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 14-19.

Several members of Congress are also expected to attend the rally and listen to real estate professionals speak out about the critical issues facing home ownership today and how important housing is to an overall economic recovery. Among the housing issues to be addressed are the threats mortgage interest deduction, foreclosures and short sales, affordable financing, and ensuring that credit is available for those who want — and are able to — purchase a home.

To learn more about the REALTOR® rally or to register to attend, visit www.realtorrally.org.

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Daily News