Chris Polychron Archive

1031 Exchanges Remain in Focus

Congress passed a tax extenders bill in December that included a number of victories for Realtors®, but when it comes to tax policy and real estate, there’s still plenty to talk about. NAR 2016 Immediate Past President Chris Polychron...

BIG WIN: HUD Announces New FHA Condo Rules at Realtor® Conference

News broke Thursday at the National Association of Realtors® conference kick-off that big changes are coming to the way FHA handles the treatment of condominiums. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding of the Federal Housing Administration joined NAR President...
November 14, 2015

NAR-Supported Legislation: What it Means for Condos

At a hearing this week before a U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee, National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron said that NAR stands ready to work on passage of H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015.”...
October 22, 2015

NAR President to Congress: Realtors® excited for responsible commercial drone use.

The real estate industry is ready to use drones for marketing properties and other applications, and Realtors® believe those efforts should go hand in hand with a commitment to personal safety and privacy. That’s according to National Association of...
September 11, 2015

Are Realtors® Becoming Obsolete? NAR President Chris Polychron Says No Way

In an age when home buyers can go online and check out hundreds of homes for sale in their area, we’re hearing the same question over and over again: “Will we even need real estate agents in the future?”...

NAR in the News – What Realtors are doing about safety

As Realtors® become more aware of the inherent dangers of their profession, prospective home buyers should prepare themselves for a few changes. Gone are the days where your first meeting with an agent took place at a home you...

Tips for Choosing A Realtor from NAR President Chris Polychron

While most people know a Realtor® is an excellent partner to have in buying or selling a home, it can be daunting to choose the right one. After all, everyone is an individual with different personalities, communication styles, strengths,...

Realtors® Vow Equal Professional Services for All

Following is a statement from National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron:  The REALTOR® leaders of the National Association, as well as REALTORS® nationwide, are deeply troubled by legislation recently enacted and currently proposed in several state legislatures across...
April 1, 2015

NAR in the News: President Chris Polychron Talks to Men’s Health Radio

How do you put yourself in the best position to get the home of your dreams? Learn as much as you can and get the best help you can find–a Realtor®.  In a recent interview with Men’s Health Live...