Let’s Add Pro Bono Work to NAR Code of Ethics


by Roberta Murphy

Joe Ferrara: Attorney, Real Estate Broker and author of Sellsius Blog.

Joe Ferrara is a man with many hats and one very big heart. He’s a real estate attorney in New York, a real estate broker, a premier real estate blogger–and someone who just might convince the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to add a pro bono clause to the NAR Code of Ethics.

Joe’s must-read blog article about this pro bono proposal is one that should inspire all real estate professionals to reach out to their communities and try to help people stay in their homes, even if they are not paid for their efforts.  Why? some might ask–especially when times are tough for almost everyone?


Because, so many of us have the knowledge and expertise to help guide others through these treacherous financial waters. Because we are all weathering this storm together. Because someday real estate markets will stabilize. And because….

It sometimes just feels good to do good.

Thanks for this morning’s inspiration, Joe!

*12/06/2012 Note: Regrettably, the world lost Joe Ferrara to brain cancer on August 3, 2010. He was a Manhattan attorney and compelling writer who also founded Sellsius Real Estate. Both the law and real estate professions are better places today because of Joe’s contributions. We certainly felt his kind impact in San Diego real estate circles.  Miss you Joe Ferrara–and wish your blog were still alive!