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For one NAR just had a big victory when Congress wanted to rob Fannie Mae of funds to pay for the highay transportation bill. For Oklahoma, Oklahoma City wanted to have anyone with a vacant home pay up to $195 a month to the city as a revenue grab. Since 70% od our RPAC funds come back to the state we used that and NAR kicked in extra money and expertise and we got a bill passed staewide to make this illegal. Just a little food for thought. Not bad for $150 a year.
Sandy Padula and Norm...
Stevens Point, WI
One more tax deduction!
Nina Hollander, Broker
It is pricey. Just paid my Sarasota dues, and San Diego is next. ugh
Nina Hollander, Broker
I am reading the answers. Just for the record, in the 20 years we worked in commercial real estate, no one we did deals with including the companies were listed on NYSE paid any due to NAR. We all did well and thrived. A
I paid mine in September and got a discount of 10% on the local dues. That helped a little.
I have a great answer but I had vowed earlier today to be nice for the rest of the day
Its the cost of doing business, having a watch dog to keep others taking the money out of your back pocket in other ways. They also promote professionalism and the code of ethics.
I know hat you're saying. There is MLS, NAR, Keybox etc. It all adds up to a lot of money.
I feel your pain and then throw in the MLS fees also and your designation fees ..
NAR... so you can feel good about yourself! I hear this year we all get our choice between unicorns and alicorns for our dues. Personally, I'm going with the alicorn, because I want to arrive in style and fly above the traffic. (An alicorn is a unicorn with wings, for those that aren't total nerds like me).
Out here, it's about $500 for all three and we have no choice but to join the state and national "union" of realtors.
The cost of business is not getting any easier to swallow.
that's hefty....mine was $525 ....can't do without the R.... well worth it.... it's been 37 years of it....
I hope your money was well spent.
Sally K. & David L. Hanson Banks weren't allowed to put real estate offices in their locations to compete with brokerage companies.
We did the same and for 2 of us it was over $1,700. Ouch!
Just think come here and you could spend $1,048 each!
Ouch...Oh..the dues we must pay.
Membership has its advantages. But the question remains: for whom?
A questions I ask myself every year when my huband and I shell out $1,000 in December. When you have an answer, please let me know?
Good morning Sally and David. Lucky you!
Good morning Sally. My licensing fees for the 8 states I do business was nearly $13,000.
Sally K. & David L. Hanson now that reminds me I have to complete mine.....well, just do it!
I paid mine today, and all I could think about was what I could have bought with that money with a holiday shopping trip to the mall. But no, someone else will get to spend it.
Haha, I paid mine and luckly it was under $1000. It seems like we dont get much, but you really can't be in this business without it.
Just for fun.
We've got at least a $1,100 bill awaiting us also ! Happy New Year ?
Sane here Sally plus office. Oh gee...what was that for?
for the blood sucking bureaucrats that think they know better and forgot long ago how to sell a house, why to sell a house and what it is like in the field. strong letter to follow :) show me a fast food burger company, whos ceo hasnt flipped a burger in the restaurant in over a month and i show you an out of touch managemtnt team. same thing
For the big R
Seems like a useless drain, but it is the cost of admission and the cost of keeping those who do not pay from competing with you.
Your combined costs are less than in my area for the local, provincial and national associations.
Sally and David - I hear you, although they probably are doing a lot of things that we are just not aware of.
The cost of business. We also have to pay for 2!
I wonder that myself. I will be paying my soon.