Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (Lubeck Realty Group)

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Living in a rural State who's #1 industry is agriculture I think this is the repeal of one of the worst, most over bearing power grabs of all time in USA government history Donald Urschalitz . What do those involved in agriculture think? If you check out the National Farmers Union website you will see they are on the same page as I am and we are nearly never on the same page.

Sep 16, 2019 06:01 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Any human effect that negatively impacts the environment should be stopped in my opinion and that includes over-development of residential areas.

Sep 16, 2019 06:59 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Why is NAR taking part in that discussion? Does it directly involve housing? NO

Now we are the advocates for all rivers, all fields, tell farmers what to do .... interesting. They are spending my dues how?

Sep 16, 2019 06:40 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Here's my thoughts on this, though it may be a different location/situation. Environmentalists were wrong in Brian Head, Utah to refuse the cutting of dead trees and thinning out brush in heavily forested areas because they wanted it all to be 'protected'. The careless act of one person caused a raging inferno that lasted long enough for hundreds of people to lose their homes with animals racing for their lives, burned alive or displaced because of it. Being proactive has so many advantages and updating outdated ideas is necessary for the protection of all of us, including farmers!

Sep 16, 2019 09:45 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Given the previous Administration went overboard, imho, the present administration has to adjust

Sep 16, 2019 10:19 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think Bob "RealMan" Timm has a great answer.  Those who don't live in rural areas don't understand how government regulations impact people who have to adhere to the rules.  I live in a state where our national forests were shut down from logging due to government regulations - and now they burn and are much more unhealthy than they were when they were logged - not to mention the loss of jobs.  The government may have the best intentions, but don't fully think through the results. 

Sep 16, 2019 07:21 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It is hard to give an opinion based on what I know, which is very lttle. And one article is not enough to learn the whole story.  As Richie Alan Naggar we get a smidgen of the issues and those are usually colored by someone's opinion and agenda.  And like Lyn Sims expressed why is NAR involved? 


Sep 16, 2019 07:01 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm gave you a great answer.

Sep 16, 2019 07:00 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As with most government solutions, it would be out of which side of the mouth are they speaking!

Sep 16, 2019 07:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It can be a challenge for this administration to make smart decisions.

Sep 16, 2019 07:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Everyone seems to have an opinion.  And for what it's worth, I doubt there will be a consensus.  That's my opinion.  

Sep 16, 2019 07:11 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What goes on high-up we are not privy to... only the bits & pieces that filter down. Anytime a President does or does not do something be assured something powerful and necessary is going on. One thing we do know specifically: Trump is a businessman& Obama was not. That alone tells much

Sep 16, 2019 06:52 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm stunned!  NAR actually agreeing with something Trump did.  I suspect they will be run out of Chicago by the end of the day.

Sep 16, 2019 11:07 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It might have been better to Ease rather than Remove

Sep 16, 2019 05:56 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

NAR should not be involved in my opinion. 

Sep 16, 2019 02:13 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My gut is that anything that removes the government from our lives is good but, honestly, I don't know enough about the issue to make an educated statement...

...well, other than to ask why NAR is even remotely involved in this? Support it or not, don't they have bigger fish to fry? More important issues at-hand?

Sep 16, 2019 01:51 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Government overreach is never the answer. See Wanda's answer for an example of unintended consequences. This is a big country. Respect for the environment needs to be kept localized and managed by municipalities and regions, not the federal government. And NAR rarely speaks for me.

Sep 16, 2019 01:10 PM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

I'm sure there are valid points in both sides of the discussion. But in the end, some big corporations will put the mighty dollar ahead of public health. They've done it before, they'll do it again.

Sep 16, 2019 10:37 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it didn't HARM DEVELOPERS... it reduced the number of buildable lots....i.e., in MA we must stay 200' away from streams, brooks, bodies of water.... and that's reasonable....

to pollute bodies of water is sinful.... the NAR Sucks....that's how I feel....



Sep 16, 2019 09:59 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

This is a very bad thing. We are going back to the 50’s era but this time there is no going back. Trump is undoing everything that Obama did, just because he’s Obama. Water and Oxygen are two things that is important to life, and Trump is destroying them both. There is only one way to stop it and that will come in November 2020

Sep 16, 2019 05:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I probably could argue both sides of this question. Never any easy answers, unfortunately.

Sep 16, 2019 05:49 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Who doesn't want to buy some lake-shore property with a bit of sewage and other pollution in it?

I suspect that the farmers are more concerned with impending bankruptcy from the other policies and are not caring much about this.

Sep 16, 2019 08:06 PM
Danny Skelly
Orson Hill Realty - Evergreen, CO
Luxury Real Estate Agent Colorado and Florida

It is amzazing how some people on this thread would like to see more government regulation. The government is rarely the answer. The private sector can usually work things out. The government here in CO is going to destroy our state's economy. Our housing market is going to suffer due to the overreaching our govoner. He is a nightmare for anyone that actually has a job. So for anyone that says "government can solve all our problems' you are in the wrong business if you are a real estate agent.


Sep 16, 2019 11:25 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

1 I  don't have enough real facts to even begin to give an answer.  I do wonder just what the heck NAR is doing tho........

Sep 16, 2019 10:34 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There is a thin line between protection and over kill. I do believe there is a way to protect water and allow farmers to farm, builders to build and people to use THEIR land. I think it is more State to State then federal though. What affects me here in NH may be different than the midwest. Florida or Cali. Let the states do what is right based on fact, not blanket over kill

Sep 17, 2019 05:27 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I thought this was tabled until February 2020 but why the NAR felt the need to voice their opinion is beyond me.

Sep 17, 2019 03:51 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Somewhere in between the truth waits to be discovered!

Sep 16, 2019 03:59 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not have enough facts to provide an opinion. 

Sep 16, 2019 02:20 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Here in the Tampa Bay region, the gov'mt leaders are dumping waste water into the aquifer, where no one can see and they can operate in secrecy. As least when the dumped sewerage in the bay, we ALL knew something didn't smell right.

Tampa is going to force toilet to tap on the citizens....perhaps to come up with a aquifer dump as a negotiated compromise.

It really doesn't matter what a citizen thinks, the leaders are hell bent on creating a non-inhabitable earth, by their repeated 'Kick the can down the road' behavior.

I had one opinion, then you mentioned NAR is supporting it. NAR has done NOTHING beneficial for me as a citizen or agent.

Sep 16, 2019 11:01 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Thank you, Bob "RealMan" Timm 


Sep 17, 2019 06:39 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

NAR don't care who gets behind them & who doesn't. They do what works for NAR. As far as agents go, just send your check in or you'll lose your MLS access.  

Sep 17, 2019 06:29 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Thank you Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Sep 17, 2019 07:51 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Some of the set backs have been killing the market...

Sep 17, 2019 03:49 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have not heard this, will go over now to read.

Oct 03, 2019 05:16 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA


Ask the soy bean farmers how they like the current Federal government policies.

Sep 20, 2019 07:40 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I can not see how it is hurting developers at all.

Sep 18, 2019 07:40 AM