People generally know of Realtors® as the local real estate professionals who put their expertise to work helping clients buy and sell homes.

But the core of what Realtors® do is serve their communities, helping people achieve the dream of homeownership and supporting the institutions that make Arkansas a great place to live.

That mission is front and center this week as dozens of Realtors® from our community head to Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Realtors®’ Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

Members of the Arkansas Realtors® Association will use the week to sharpen their skills and stay current on the legislative and regulatory issues facing their clients. But most importantly, Realtors® will meet with members of Congress and leaders inside the administration to show their support for the policies that make homeownership possible for millions of Americans.

Whether it’s reminding legislators to make flood insurance a priority or defending important tax policies like the mortgage interest deduction, Realtors® are protecting the interests of homeowners everywhere.

That includes 7,717 Realtors® right here in Arkansas.

Homeownership matters, and Realtors® are doing their part to keep the dream alive.

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