Tony Lewis CEO of NAR (in my dreams)

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident BRE# 01215778

A Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors  the NAR.  Here are my suggestions if I were the new CEO of the NAR:


1. Standards – There should be a major change in the ability to become a Realtor. Teaching should be practical to what it takes to actual be a Realtor rather than information that will not make a person a better Realtor. All Realtors would need to have a Broker’s License within four years of being licensed.

2. Ethics – I would enforce ethics and make it easier for our real estate community to self-govern without making our life difficult. Ethics is the key to winning the public’s respect.
3. Fees – All fees should be charged for the benefit of Realtors and the Realtors should have a voice in how they are used.
4. Politics – All of the political involvement should be geared towards helping home owners and future home owners have a sound investment.
5. Charity – The membership should be involved in which charities are approved.
6. Voting – The membership should be allowed to vote on all changes.
7. – No private entity should own a website that is perceived to represent the best interest of a Realtor.
8. Leadership – There should be term limits on the leadership and each association should vote and be informed on the candidates.
9. Awards – The NAR should get an annual award’s show on TV and bring light to what benefits a Realtor bring to the public. Awards should be voted upon by all associations.
10. Benefits & Discounts– Membership should bring benefits for the large amount of people within the group and the power of numbers should allow many benefits that are warranted by the purchasing power it provides. Travel, Plays, Movies, Restaurants, Hotels, Auto Purchases, Car Rental, Insurance and many others should compete to garner the business of members of NAR.
11. Health Insurance – There should be the best Health Insurance Program available for a group as large as the NAR.
12. Punishment – A Realtor should always be held to the highest standards as a Fiduciary. Anyone that sheds a bad light on this profession should be accountable for their actions. The punishment for diminishing the value of a Realtor and perception of the meaning should be dealt with severely. Our goal as Realtors is to protect and promote the meaning of Realtor.


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Tony Lewis RE/MAX of Valencia

Comments (6)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting entry into the June challenge.  You have made excellent points.  A

Jun 06, 2018 10:42 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I wholeheartedly agree with :

Health Insurance – There should be the best Health Insurance Program available for a group as large as the NAR.

Jun 06, 2018 10:42 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW, Tony, I love this! So many points but, two that jump out at me are the health insurance benefits and the ability to clean up our ethics.

Self-policing has not been done very well because of all of the red tape. Those who care about the public's opinion have suffered having to deal with issues from unethical agents and can't report them as it is FAR too time-consuming for both the agent & the broker. 

And I WISH you were the CEO too, Tony! Thank you so much for your entry - fantastic points.

Jun 06, 2018 10:59 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

         Health Insurance!   An organization as big as NAR could surely offer this.  (I would not be surprised if the 400+ employees of NAR are getting health insurance as part of their compensation).

Jun 06, 2018 12:44 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Tony Lewis Such a good entry in this month's contest... enjoyed the entire dozen suggestions!

Jun 14, 2018 01:26 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning Tony Lewis 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.


Aug 22, 2018 05:39 AM