RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

NOV 2014

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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32 November 2014 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE W hen Chris Polychron speaks to his fellow members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), he sometimes turns his back to the audience and holds up a mirror in front of him. This is Polychron's way of letting the membership know that he is one of them. And standing shoulder to shoulder with REALTORS® across the country is exactly how Polychron intends to approach his presidency—fghting for the betterment of all members, himself included. In this exclusive interview, Polychron—an executive broker at 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., and a REALTOR® for 27 years—discusses what's most important to the current and future state of real estate and how he intends to 'run full speed' for REALTORS® and the consumers they serve. Maria Paterson: For starters, Chris, what are your feel- ings as you prepare to step into the NAR President's role? Chris Polychron: I'm very, very excited. I threw my hat in the ring in late 2007. Since then, there's been all this build-up to this moment, and all of a sudden, you realize it's here. When I gave my speech at NAR's Lead- ership Summit in August, it hit me: The time is now. I was so excited when I hit that stage. The frst lines in my speech were, "I'm honored, yet humbled, to be the 2015 NAR President," and I literally got very emotional Running Full-Speed Ahead for REALTORS ® by Maria Patterson Chris Polychron takes the helm as NAR 2014 president-elect

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