Your NAR Public Awareness Dollars at Work

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentJay was the first to trip over NAR’s shiny new website, Housing Market Facts. If you’re expecting any sort of revelation about the real estate market you’re going to be sorely disappointed.

Instead we’re treated to the same drivel as always … over the past 30 years, home values have risen more than 6 percent annually.

In a related revelation, the Miami Dolphins have made 16 playoff appearances and won two division conference titles over the same 30 years. And you know what? That doesn’t change the fact that they were a horrific 1-15 this past season. But why speak to current reality when we can point to historical data?

Thirty-year averages may make sense if you’re my parents, who have lived in the same house for the past 31. But since most Americans move every five years or so (statistics also provided by NAR), what happens over such a span of time is largely irrelevant to the masses.

But hey – at least all of us with NAR membership got to pony up to fund this hard-hitting and clearly illuminating campaign.


Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Howard Arnoff 10 years ago

    And I thought it was just my tax dollars that were hard at work 🙂

  • Jay Thompson 10 years ago

    Yo. NARWisdom needs link love… check the link in “Jay was the first to trip”.

    BTW, *loved* the “fun with NAR banners”