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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes sir, since 2000 and can't imagine not being a member.

Sep 26, 2015 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,602,194
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, to two boards. Sarasota-Manatee Board and North San Diego County Board.

Sep 26, 2015 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,608,556
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

If you are asking if I'm a member of the Carolina Regional Realtor Association, the answer is yes... if you're asking if I serve on the Board of the CRRA, the answer is no.

Sep 26, 2015 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,863,898
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

couldn't function without it!

Sep 26, 2015 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Yes.  It is required in order to access the MLS.

Sep 26, 2015 08:38 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Capt. Wayne. In order to get our lockbox keys, we have to be members.

Sep 26, 2015 08:05 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

We don't even have a local board.  We have local broker owned MLS and I'm a member and office holder there.

Sep 26, 2015 02:04 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do belong to my local board. I'm also very involved. I just finished a year as Chair of the board, have been secretary/treasurer and served as a director. I'm currently a director again. 

Sep 26, 2015 01:35 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Yes.  It's almost impossible to do business if one does not belong.

Sep 26, 2015 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Yes I do!  I have always been a member of a local association since I first got my license in 1999.

Sep 26, 2015 11:33 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
Yes. I hold NAR in utter contempt (for reasons I will elaborate upon elsewhere). But without local Board Membership it is hard to be in the game. I do love my local Board (Tallahassee Board of Realtors), and I am proud to belong to the Florida Association of Realtors (Florida Realtors).
Sep 26, 2015 11:22 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do and have since the first week I got my license (35 years ago). I have seen it grow and do many good things for the membership. I believe in it so much that I am running for President Elect.

Sep 26, 2015 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Captain Wayne. I do not, but have been asked to speak at a number of boards over the years.

Sep 26, 2015 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Captain Wayne - I have always been a member of my local board of Realtors.

Sep 26, 2015 04:03 PM
Rainer
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

Yes I do belong to one of our local boards 

Sep 26, 2015 02:18 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

As Past President of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (2000), I am a lifetime member of our association.

Sep 26, 2015 02:13 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I always have belonged to our loal Board of REALTORS(R).

Sep 26, 2015 01:09 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have a primary membership and a secondary membership in two boards.

Sep 26, 2015 12:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,433,114
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

YES, I don't know how you can effectively suceed in this business if you don't.

Sep 26, 2015 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I belong to a new one (seems to be redundant) cost is slightly lower and it helps when I am locked out etc. They all know me personally. The 110 year old ASSO got problems-bureaucracy and they do not pick up their phone...

 

Sep 26, 2015 11:14 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School - I do as a member of the board and not chair any position in the board. Just pay my dues to be the 'subscriber'.

Sep 27, 2015 03:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

for decades....

Sep 27, 2015 02:35 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes

Sep 27, 2015 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School If the broker is a member of the local Association, then all agents have to be members here.

Sep 26, 2015 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

As a member yes

Sep 26, 2015 10:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.   It opens lots of doors -- literally and figuratively.

Sep 27, 2015 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I have since I became a Realtor.

Sep 27, 2015 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
836,615
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What has Zillow brought to the table?

Today,  nearly ALL Realtors believe they can not function without being a member of the association. These folks know of only one way to sell a house.

A newbie can consider saving up to $9,000 yearly by choosing to leverage Zillow and not being a member of the association.  The new blood is not going to tolerate archaic thinking and methods. This is not going to take years and years and years and years to happen.

Today I am a member of the association. If you don't think I'm working a new business model you would be mistaken.

Sep 27, 2015 02:35 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Yes I am.  I find the service to be worth it.  I think the state association gives me the most for my money though.  

Oct 05, 2015 03:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

All of the agents on our team do belong.

Mar 07, 2019 10:04 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

absolutely!

Sep 18, 2018 08:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Yes I do, but I don't take full advantage of my membership.

Aug 22, 2016 02:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

yes

Aug 06, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

YES. Although it is a bit costly, there are many benefits to belonging to the local board. I don't think we have a choice with the office a belong to.

Oct 01, 2015 02:44 AM
Rainer
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Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
Mr. League City

I'm a member, but not a board member

Sep 30, 2015 01:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Captain,

Yes, I can not imagine not being part of one.

Sep 27, 2015 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Anita Allen
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

Yes I am a member of the local board.  I can't imagine not being a member.

 

Sep 27, 2015 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, and active with committees and have been a director.

Sep 27, 2015 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
784,102
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, I think it's mandatory here.

Sep 27, 2015 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,321,022
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We do not have a choice out here.  You must join or you won't have access to the MLS or a Supra Key.  We are also automatically signed up with the state and national associations.

Sep 27, 2015 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
6,028,065
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Membership is not an option in our area if you want to be part of the MLS system.

Sep 27, 2015 06:16 AM