View the Spring 2024: Rethink,Revitalize & Rebuild issue of On Common Ground.

Published twice a year (May and November), On Common Ground presents a wide range of views on smart growth issues to encourage dialogue among REALTORS®, elected officials, and other stakeholders. State and local REALTOR® associations can order the magazine in bulk for use as a leave-behind when visiting local officials. Alternatively, you can provide NAR with a mailing list and leave the delivery to us.

View current and past issues of On Common Ground.

Download the On Common Ground Mobile App from the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store.

Questions? Contact Hugh Morris at 202-383-1278.

Ordering On Common Ground

Option 1: Ship to Association Office

NAR can ship a specific number of copies of the latest issue to your association each time the magazine is published. Association staff and/or leadership can then distribute them in-person when meeting with local public officials. Many associations prefer this method because it facilitates direct contact with public officials. Please email the number of copies you would like to receive and the name and shipping address to

A maximum number of 200 copies may be requested with this option.

Please Note: The request deadline for the May issue is April 5, and the deadline for the November issue is October 5.

Option 2: Mail Directly to Public Officials and Community Partners

At no cost to your association, NAR can mail copies of the magazine directly to your local public officials and community partners. Use this template to provide a mailing list of public officials.

The first time your association uses this mailing option, you can provide a cover letter for recipients with background on the magazine and why they are receiving the publication. The cover letter must be drafted by the association on your association’s letterhead, and sent in PDF format along with the mailing list. Send the completed template and cover letter PDF (first time only) to

Please update your list and resubmit as contacts change. When a new list is submitted, previous contacts are eliminated and replaced with new contacts.

A maximum number of 300 copies may be requested with this option. For local associations, only public officials in your service area should be included on your mailing list. State and federal elected officials need to be submitted by the state association.   

Please Note: The request deadline for the May issue is April 5, and the deadline for the November issue is October 5.  Please submit any updated mailing lists by these dates as well.

Option 3: Share Digitally with Public Officials and Community Partners

Associations are invited to share On Common Ground digitally with public officials and staff.  Issues and articles can be shared by accessing or the On Common Ground app from the App Store and Google Play.  View messaging options.