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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

GCAAR statement: Harassment has no home here

Sep 1, 2023

The allegations against NAR that were detailed in a New York Times article last week, leading to the resignation of National Association of REALTORS® President Kenny Parcell, have left our REALTOR® community reeling. In alignment with other state and local associations nationwide, GCAAR shares the frustration and anger at this situation, and at NAR’s lack of transparency, with the rest of our REALTOR® community.

We are incredibly disappointed by these developments, as discrimination, harassment, retaliation or misconduct of any kind have no home here at GCAAR – nor should they have a place at NAR or anywhere, for that matter. We stand in solidarity with the harassment victims and others who have been directly affected by this situation.

The best thing any of us can do to protect victims of harassment is to create a culture where harassment is not tolerated, and to hold violators accountable for their actions – to provide justice to the victims and prevent others from experiencing it in the future.

We are hopeful that, with this wake-up call, our national association heeds the demands for continued accountability and transparency.