The NAR has reported that it is developing a new “Code of Excellence” designed to take the trade organization to the next level.
According to an article published November 11, 2014 in REALTOR Magazine:
:…the Code of Excellence will focus the attention of REALTORS® on key issues, such as data protection, property rights, community involvement, and proficiency with technology.”
As a dues paying member and a former local director my response is a polite:
No thank you.
Please leave business decisions and politics up to the company and individual choice. And please think about the ramifications of actively promoting collusion of services.
In my not so humble opinion, the NAR is overstepping its boundaries and doesn’t have a clue about what is and what is not appropriate territory for a trade organization with such a wide spectrum of services and price structures.
Seems like the NAR is more intent on protecting the livelihood of the lobbyists and the technology hawkers.
It could even be argued that this proposal is ANTI-consumer because it limits choice.
Don’t do it! Please don’t!
Rebuttals are welcome. I really want to know what you think about this!