MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., March 25, 2020–Serving as an advocate for REALTORS® and our community at-large, the Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) is stressing how vital it is to support policies that will sustain small businesses locally, statewide and on a national level.
“CCAR is the largest trade organization in our region of the state, with 4,200 REALTOR® members,” says Madison Cooper, CCAR Government Affairs Director. “And the real estate industry currently has a nearly 40 percent economic impact on the nation’s second fastest growing MSA, Myrtle Beach. We are using our voice to support policies that, if passed, will have wide-sweeping impacts on our community.”
CCAR, along with South Carolina Association of REALTORS® (SCR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), is urging that real estate operations at the local government level be considered as essential services in upcoming executive orders so that Americans may continue to accomplish the dream of homeownership. The organizations are also supporting a bill to allow remote online notarization and urging Congressional leaders to include support for self-employed professionals and other small business owners as Congress considers additional relief packages.
“The work of REALTORS® is vital to American life and across the Grand Strand – to our clients, our communities, and our economy,” says Cooper. “We hope that, by working together, our region can continue to survive and thrive.”