Comments (57)

Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

NAR....  I hope they see this...more important I Hope they listen

Nar has stopped being our voice a long time ago....

they got political and only cared about the glory of their own egos.

Sep 25, 2019 12:17 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Sep 25, 2019 06:15 AM
Tom Phelan

It’s about time for a little “Fire and brimstone”. Unfortunately, I believe most Realtors® eyes will glaze over and they will return to grazing on an ever-shrinking pasture.

Lone before Zillow arrived on the scene I was certified to teach CE to Realtors® about using 1031 Exchange strategies to build personal wealth and client wealth. Few managing Brokers encouraged my efforts.

I became certified to teach how and IRA can buy real estate. Again, the majority of managing Brokers did not endorse my efforts.

Think about this, there are 45-million IRAs in American with six trillion dollars invested.

Invested in what? This should be a Realtor’s immediate question.

95% of the six trillion is invested in Wall Street.

An embarrassing 4% is invested in real estate the very product a Realtor® knows and sells.

Apparently far more a Realtors® prefer to pay someone else, a Financial Advisor, a commission to invest their hard-earned money in something they know little about, stocks and Mutual Funds.

NAR should have been pushing education on the 1031 Exchange decades ago to its constituency and the Public.

And NAR should be pushing education of the “How An IRA Can Buy Real Estate” to its constituency and the Public.

Don’t hold your breath.

Sep 25, 2019 04:28 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

NAR has become a political action group worried about electing the same group of rulers and rubbing shoulder with said group. If they really wanted to support us, they would have major medical insurance that we could buy at a good rate instead of depending on our spouses' insurance, they would have protected the data we give them instead of selling it to the highest bidder.  We have lost the protection and gained politics.

Sep 25, 2019 04:57 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

This is good to see.  I have been equally upset with the AIA for not representing architects in the face of recessions, etc.  Glad you posted this.  Great points made.  

Sep 25, 2019 05:03 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Lyn. This is a great recording and I agree. Too bad and very sad.

Sep 25, 2019 08:36 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Lyn Sims ~ I've been on the sidelines watching for a while now (still not liking the direction and the SO-CALLED leadership of Realtors). I don't know "who" this gentleman is in the video but..... HE NAILED IT (IMO). And I do think he has the pulse of most all reasonable Realtors... Sadly, and for some unknown reason, there are a few unreasonable Realtors still supporting ZG and the likes?  

One day the dust will settle and I have a feeling the unreasonable few will see they were on the wrong side of history

Sep 25, 2019 08:43 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

As a Lender, I don't believe I should weigh in on this matter.  I do however applaud you, Lyn Sims ... for sharing it and kickstarting a conversation and hopefully, possible action on realtors' behalf.  That improves the status of the industry via information and knowledge ...


Sep 25, 2019 09:49 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

To have access to Supra the association requires us to join NAR. It tells use not to show our listing with listing agent banner phone #......  

They have the right to say that they want.  Lots of hot air no substance.

Sep 25, 2019 12:39 PM
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Diana Dahlberg - that's fantastic!

Please post in a regular comment so more people will notice it.

Sep 25, 2019 02:21 PM
Jason Skerik
Pasadera Realty Group - Carmel, CA


Sep 25, 2019 10:23 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!  That video expresses exactly how I feel.  I have felt for awhile that NAR has forgotten who it is they were supposed to represent.  How many Realtors wonder if NAR has simply began to eat its young?

Sep 26, 2019 12:53 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Buyer, seller & agent is how it all started. Everyone else is a johnny come lately

Sep 26, 2019 06:56 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is an awesome video and spot-on, thank you very much for sharing this!  I have thought for a long time that when I see the advertisements for Realtors, they don't seem to promote us very well at all.

Sep 26, 2019 07:45 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

NAR does not represent Realtors. They represent dollars they can put in their pockets.

Sep 26, 2019 11:04 AM
Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL

How many members would NAR have if it wasn't mandatory?   I resent being strong armed to pay dues to this bureaucracy.

Sep 26, 2019 12:21 PM
Lyn Sims

Good question indeed! Not me!

Sep 26, 2019 01:14 PM
Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL
Sep 27, 2019 12:05 PM
Lyn Sims

Thank you Linda, I have also put this link in our FB AR Peeps Group.

Sep 27, 2019 12:59 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Very dramatic presentation! I am sure it will be seen by many.

Sep 28, 2019 03:43 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Nice to see somebody really telling it like it is.

Sep 28, 2019 07:48 PM
Thomas Phelan

So why is it so few Realtors® "Tell it like it is".

Apathy, the same reason only 50% of Americans vote.

Until the vast majority (75%+) of Realtors® start pounding the drums and chanting, "We are mad as hell and we aren't going to take it anymore" it will remain the same old game-NAR wins by default because Realtors® didn't even show up for the game.

Sep 29, 2019 05:06 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Wow . . . just wow! I hadn't seen this before. Thanks for sharing. When do you think NAR will start listening? Ever?

Nov 04, 2019 03:45 PM