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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do.  I'd hazard a guess that 80% or more do not see much (if any) value in NAR.  I think that there might be a slight battle over the "their ethics make us better" statement, but in my view (and thus the way the world really works LOL) is that all the ethics training in the world isn't going to make an unethical person ethical.  All the fines aren't going to make people stop pre-marketing.  They just find ways around it.  NAR may have been useful once, but they no longer have any impact on the avergage person, who thinks we're all "realtors" (commercial and residential) because it's a job title not a membership thing.

 

It's like Zillow.  They're now a DIRECT competitor, even though they swore up and down for years they would never compete.  Agents still love to spend tens of thousands per month feeding the beast and don't see or care how they empower Zillow to put them out of business.

Jan 17, 2021 09:34 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would definitely vote to get rid of the NAR. 

I do not think or believe the majority of members would vote the same.

Jan 17, 2021 09:15 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If you took the vote near dues time, probably 80%.  Maybe 60% or so any other time of year.

Jan 17, 2021 09:23 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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I don't know......probably a split vote. Isn't that the norm lately.....

Jan 17, 2021 09:49 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Why not substitute every member of Congresss in place of NAR?  To me, it's a moot point since the benefit of membership(access to information) is not voluntary.  

Jan 17, 2021 11:04 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'm not sure that I have heard enough people state any facts on NAR in my office to be honest. I think I am more vocal because I blog & see, hear more stuff.

I'd love to dump them.

Jan 17, 2021 10:37 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathleen,

Mercifully, we did not have to be part of NAR in commercial real estate!  It depends is my answer, but I have a feeling that is would be over 50%.  A

Jan 17, 2021 10:29 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Not sure of the number but would assume the number would be higher than expected Kathleen. I'm in.

Jan 17, 2021 10:18 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Well, I would THINK it would be high but, it really depends upon who is counting the votes! 

Jan 17, 2021 11:11 AM
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Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

I really don't see the need for any associations in our business anymore! It seems the only purpose today other than ethics is that electronic lockbox that only Realtors have the right to use. Kind of like we were the only ones that had access to the MLS or local listings and people had to engage with us.

So once they start allow any license agent to the electronic lockbox - it's game over!!!

 

Jan 17, 2021 01:58 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Boy, that's a tough question. Maybe 60% for disbanding BUT a persuasive argument would have to be made for doing such

Jan 17, 2021 11:49 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

In the 50-75% range would be my guess. I could live without them.

Jan 17, 2021 10:50 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Agents should stop and reflect on the many benefits that we gain from having a full time lobbying team working for us along with the many other benefits that we gain from NAR.

Imagine where this profession would be without a voice in every capital in the nation.

The couple hundred that NAR charges is chump change compared to other things agents spend money on.

Practicing gratitude is important in all areas of life, including this one.

 

Jan 17, 2021 10:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have no idea. However, many would vote to eliminate the dues.

If NAR can't be self supporting, liquidation would be appropriate.

Jan 17, 2021 11:57 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kathleen, if one was to go by those who comment in the Q/A section routinely on NAR I would think it would be over 75% who would vote to disband NAR, but those who disagree are more likely to comment in general terms than those who support. 

It could be very close across the fruited plain just like the last couple of national election cycles when considering nation wide, in my opinion.

If there is a vote to disband I am wondering if the REALTORS® in WI, MI, PA, and GA,  if their state organizations will  follow the NAR Constitution when it comes to voting procedures???     ^_~

Jan 17, 2021 10:45 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

well I would say at least 40 % but what do I know, count me in on the disbanning vote:)Endre

Jan 17, 2021 10:12 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

75% to 80%

   But NAR would probably steal the election.

Jan 17, 2021 07:53 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Zero %.
Why?  What will replpace it?
Will the real estate sales process now be dictated by ZDevil?
Does the prospect of a $2,500 flat fee appeal to the majority of agents?
Agents embrace routine and do not welcome disruption which is how we got into this mess.
There are None with the courage to walk alone. Those have already departed.
hmmm, a USA real estate portal on Aliaba or Banggood would be an insteresting prospect and could create a platform anonymous to all except the government of China.
I keep floating ideas out there and the response to them are the basis for my Zero % with the courage to take proactive steps.

Jan 18, 2021 04:39 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Gone in 60 seconds but not likely!

Jan 18, 2021 04:28 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I would, for one. That being said, I have no idea... but I'd like to think 100% would vote to disband.

Jan 18, 2021 04:12 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am not sure how many are even paying attention to what NAR is doing or not doing for that matter. I would say more than half in general and nearly all of those who are paying attention.

Jan 18, 2021 05:54 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

At least our equivalent to NAR in Canada provide us with a National MLS which prevent Zillow-like companies from succeeding!   I still don't like being extorted.

Jan 18, 2021 08:38 AM