The National Association of Realtor
s want to start a dialogue with people moving into a new home or who plan on buying one soon. To do it, they' re taking to the city streets.
On March 1, the NAR kicked off a month-long tour - dubbed the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour - enabling Realtors to meet and greet with people curious about the housing market.
"Americans today are debating what homeownership means to their families, communities and the nation as a whole," said Ron Phipps, NAR president and founder of his own real estate company in Warwick, Rhode Island. "We want to engage in that dialogue directly with people in their own communities. This bus tour gives us a chance to interact and communicate directly with consumers about what housing issues matter most to them."
Chicago residents can expect the tour bus to stop by March 5 at the Navy Pier for the Flower & Garden show. Other major stops will come March 19 in Denver, and the final one will be on the 26th in Portland, Oregon.
Any and all questions pertaining to the real estate market will be fielded by NAR representatives.