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Are You a Big Toe or Entire Foot Member?
So you belong to a local Realtor Association. My question is do you have your big toe in it or your entire foot?
The reason for this question is I have once again discovered a lot of big toes and very few entire feet.
Each year Realtors pay hundreds of dollars to belong to their local Realtor Associations. Yet their participation is dismal except for possibly 20% who do 80% of the work. (Pareto Principle).
This leaves this old Swedish brain rather befuddled. Why would anyone pay hundreds of dollars and not:
Be active in the association? Read the weekly communications? Attend free events to expand their professional knowledge? Interact with other Realtors? Participate in special association events? Expand their network of affiliates such as home inspectors, appraisers, etc.? Decide to sit on the Board or a committee?  
My personal philosophy is if I am going to pay to belong to any association, I believe it is my duty to know what is going on. Possibly this philosophy returns to my attitude toward “return on investment.” If I like what is going on, I become even more active. If I believe there could be positive changes made, I become more active to work toward ... more

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