Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

My God. A fat increase in dues. Which, if it was for anything valuable, I would cheerfully pay.

They're not looking for input - they are looking for our tacit approval on something they are already scheming to do. 

No amount of vein-opening on the members' part will make them 'remain effective into the future' . . . don't they listen?

What we need from them does NOT cost more money . . . they have plenty and are not spending it properly.

Spank their butts, then replace them with robot computers.

PS. BITE ME.

Kiss kiss!

Nov 11, 2017 07:40 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'm so with Carol Williams & Candice A. Donofrio on this, Lyn...

The first thing we need to do though, is start LOCALLY. We are mandated to be members of NAR in order to have MLS access in many parts of the country. Why is that? Let's have our own CoEs put this profession back into our hands...Why is this so difficult for us to do?

Nov 11, 2017 09:20 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

In addition to sending your input to NAR,  contact your Director reps and give it directly to them!  Organize a Call-to-Action. It's sad to think the REALTORS® need to band together AGAINST NAR but that's what it might take.  Funds need to be reallocated, not a dues increase.  

Nov 11, 2017 07:42 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

They have muti-millions, they do not need more from us, in fact they owe us an explanation. They can use the Realtor.com sale money in the meantime.

Nov 11, 2017 09:04 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I totally oppose it.

Read my previous post from a few days ago... 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5133400/nar--now-the-other-shoe-drops---fees-up-21----

 

Nov 11, 2017 09:35 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Definitely not for this!  Heading over to inman now.  Didn't see any place to leave a comment.  Grrr!

Nov 11, 2017 09:23 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Any excuse will do for a dues increase.

Nov 11, 2017 07:36 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I would pay them to stop running those freakishly embarrassing commercials they are running. They are humiliating to the industry.

Nov 11, 2017 09:09 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

What...

They need more millions for another bronze statue?

Eve

Nov 11, 2017 08:57 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As a Life Member of RPAC, I have learned there are better places to put your money. NAR leadership has lost focus over the years!

Nov 11, 2017 08:30 AM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I hate political lobbies and don't want to see our industry contributing to this problem.

Nov 12, 2017 03:22 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

They'd do me a big favor if they just stopped saying they were looking out for MY interests. 

Nov 12, 2017 07:49 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Never a fan of throwing good money away

Nov 12, 2017 04:51 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
603-380-4886

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Does that make my point clear enough.

Nov 11, 2017 04:09 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lyn Sims NAR did this once before. It didn't do any good to complain because they did it anyway. They said it was outside RPAC again to lobby for our interests. When NAR sends you a bill itemizing their dues, look at what isn't deductible - these additional fees.

Nov 11, 2017 10:35 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lyn,

How about if they reduce their salaries, and all the expenses that are not vital...A

Nov 11, 2017 09:39 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that would be a total waste of the extra funds collected.... but we have no control of that increase passing..... 

Nov 11, 2017 08:29 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Dad always says if you can not get rid of evil you don't walk away. You run!

Nov 11, 2017 08:25 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As if they do not have enough fingers in the pie that I do not now want to eat!

Nov 11, 2017 08:20 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Like the rest of us, work within the NAR budget. Don't try to squeeze more out of us.

Nov 11, 2017 08:07 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 11, 2017 07:45 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

They always want more

Nov 11, 2017 07:42 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope not in favor for higher dues. They will do what they want regardless of what we think or say

Nov 11, 2017 07:42 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I am against... NAR has never asked me for my opinion on anything and I don't need to pay for that fact.

Nov 12, 2017 04:11 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Take a hike, NAR!

Nov 11, 2017 06:02 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Lyn Sims I received the invoice, with increased dues for lobbying.

Nov 11, 2017 05:46 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I head prefer it be rd this at NAR. It is proposed for 2019 dues and would be a $25 increase. I give way more than that to the Realtor Party and would prefer it remains voluntary.

Nov 11, 2017 04:57 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I still have no idea what I pay for all those fees to NAR, CAR, local board.....and it is ~$700/y.

Nov 11, 2017 03:39 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

NAR has a ton of money and doesn't need more.  I am against any forced requirement for an increase in dues.

Nov 11, 2017 03:18 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

What was the cost of those TV commercials that made Realtors look like dumbasses?

Dues need to be spent wisely.

Nov 11, 2017 02:17 PM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

NAR...what have you really done for me lately?  Give me a good answer first!

Nov 11, 2017 11:57 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

It seems that more and more people and organizations want a piece of our ever decreasing pie.

Nov 11, 2017 10:40 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

NO WAY! They can take it out of their salaries for the useless jobs they are doing.

Nov 11, 2017 10:31 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

How about we take that money ourselves, overthrow the leadership, and run it the right way!

Nov 12, 2017 02:57 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I understand them needing to work for us, but they really have done little

Nov 11, 2017 10:01 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Really? Well, before they go asking for MORE money to represent our interests. Shouldn't they prove they can DO SOMETHING with they money they already have to do JUST THAT!

If they feel they need more money to do the job perhaps they should take it from the Registration/certification fees they charge. As these have nothing at all to do with the classes we take and pay for separately.  Sorry I realize I am drifting off topic but these fees have always rubbed me the wrong way.

As to giving them MORE money that seems like a bad idea. Before throwing even more money at a problem how about PROVING they can do something with the huge sums of money they already receive from us all every year. 

Nov 11, 2017 09:14 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Not a happy camper.

Nov 11, 2017 07:53 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Not in my interest. 

Nov 11, 2017 01:15 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

Washington is all about who can bribe their congress person or president the most. 

The Koch brothers got their wallet out and bought the republican party, they know how it operates, and so do many others.

Do we want a voice or not?

Nov 11, 2017 01:15 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

They better slow their role as we don't agree with many of their decisions...

Nov 12, 2017 05:22 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I say no increase and instead of an uncrease in lobbying about a complete clearing of anyone who was responsible for selling Realtor.com domain and the lack of lobbying the last 8 years that has allowed a direct attack on our livlihood 

Nov 12, 2017 07:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Give the village idiots any amount of money and they will mis-manage it. 

Nov 12, 2017 06:29 AM
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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

I don't particularly want to fund this effort.  Some of which I disagree with.

Nov 12, 2017 06:25 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I doubt that will happen and often Inman is rumor based or has an agenda.

Nov 11, 2017 10:09 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Go get your own money by earning it....

Nov 11, 2017 09:49 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I believe the NAR is soon to realize they are burning many bridges with us.

Nov 12, 2017 09:44 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

If they increase - won't benefit us anyway. 

Nov 12, 2018 12:17 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Wow!

Nov 13, 2017 02:39 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The absolute least favorite thing about this industry is the mandatory membership of NAR.  To me, it is worthless.  I don't see how they make our industry better, or home buying easier.  And very few agents have their eyes open to how NAR has helped to screw the agents, in cahoots with the big box brokerages.  

 

Nov 13, 2017 07:58 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the info

Nov 12, 2017 03:04 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Wow, that is great question and something to learn from the answers. 

Nov 12, 2018 11:45 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

That's what they always want.

Sep 02, 2018 11:15 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not a fan of them doing that, beginning to wonder about what they are doing with our money.

 

Nov 14, 2017 01:44 PM
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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

Maybe they should save some of the money they throw into those stupid commercials and put towards lobbying efforts!  

Nov 14, 2017 05:45 AM