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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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I have read that contrary to opinion of real estate agents all over the country that NAR's timing of the fee increase for membership is at a wrong time, they went ahead and incresed the fee. I would join or pay fees for an association if
1) It contributes to my success. When I was a rookie agent I was prepared to absorb anything thats when I joined NAR. As if that was not enough, you had a proliferation of associations and their executives, and you had a variety of MLS boards in the same market and in some markets, agents pockets they feel are so deep they set up multiple MLS's making the cost of doing business astronomical for the agent.
In recessions or downturn in the economy cost cutting is the first order. All these associations and executives decide it is then they want to gauge the agent more. This is the only industry I know does not reflect or reduce its charges to its subscribers in hard economic times. It is time the DOJ looks into the operation of the NAR and the monopolies they have created.
2) Enhances my professional development: When you graduate from college, you get your diploma and the college or university does not ask you to continue to pay it a royalty to use those letters of achievment behind your name. The NAR has led the field of those who charge an agent for exercising their professional duty. These same cleptomaniacs hi jack listings formin bogus middle companies with no value added but increase the cost of operation for the agent and create dis equilibrium in the market. Where is the value added? They for all these management companies increasing the cost of operation and promoting unprofessionalism because it becomes patronage to paying agents and not awarded on merit.
Just as ancilliary industries tied to real estate have had corrections, there needs to be a surgical operation in the real estate industry begining with the NAR.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.