Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, NAR exists only to benefit itself.  Like all massive trade unions, over time they cease to care about the people in the union and only about the people at the top making more money.  Clear cooperation and "Rule 10" are clear proof that NAR has long since stopped caring about the rights of their members and the public at large.

Jan 04, 2023 09:38 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Indeed! We are fiduciaries to our clients and NAR should be fiduciaries to agents REALTORS® as we are REQUIRED to be members of this particular UNION.

Yes, being members of NAR is forced unionization and to my understanding, unions exist to support their MEMBERS.

What DO we get from our union???

Jan 04, 2023 02:14 PM
Danny Skelly
Orson Hill Realty - Evergreen, CO
Luxury Real Estate Agent Colorado and Florida

NAR has lost it's way. It is nothing more than a political super PAC. They don't care about Realtors anymore. That was apparent when they sold Realtor dot com to the highest bidder then sold out to sites like Zillow. NAR isn't even as good as other large trade unions. At least other unions usually pretend to represent the people paying dues. NAR, not so much.  

Jan 04, 2023 09:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Why would you think the NAR cares? They increasingly exist for themselves. I consider being a member of the NAR as forced unionization.

Jan 04, 2023 09:50 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NAR should provide, news, education, business tools and resources for its members.

THE MEMBERS need to be the voice, they are the boots on the ground.

Recent and consistent image marketing fails show us all we need to know. 

Jan 04, 2023 02:42 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Olga Simoncelli is correct.  NAR does not control interests rates.  These are market driven and if you follow mortgage interest rates at all, they follow the 10 year treasury bond.  When this goes up, so do interest rates.  When it goes down, so do interest rates. And the fed sets the interest rates and keeps raising them to combat inflation - which is caused by overspending from congress. NAR can report on how high mortgage rates impact housing and can lobby against increased spending, but until congress gets a backbone and stops printing money and spending on the latest pork project, I don't see any change really happening.

Jan 04, 2023 12:53 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

NAR has no input or influence in regard to rates in the current environment.

Jan 04, 2023 12:20 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

NAR is a self-interest group but not responsible for what the feds are doing.

Jan 04, 2023 03:37 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Seems to me our dues are not really being used for the expected services. This makes me a SAD Realtor.

Jan 04, 2023 10:51 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I'm not involved in the runnings of NAR but isn't that something RPAC is for? I don't know that screaming and paying for ads would be the way to get it done. 

Jan 04, 2023 10:42 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

rates aren't "high" they are just no longer dangerously, artificially and stupidly low.  It's the only thing that will calm inflation.

Jan 04, 2023 10:25 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

There you go thinking again Richie Alan Naggar 

Jan 04, 2023 09:05 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I could not say it any better than Mr. Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA 

Jan 04, 2023 12:14 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Richie are you dreaming again?  Snap out of it!

Jan 04, 2023 10:56 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

YES Richie Alan Naggar asked and answered YES!!!
I so agree with your questioning this...I wonder why we have to shout it out loud as individuals when NAR and CAR (for us in Cali) should be a megaphone to the market place!

Jan 04, 2023 04:35 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That may be a good idea if your intent it to totally tank the market.

I am sure that our lobbyists are hard at work on congress and the other politicians.

As far as the public goes, we need to inspire positivity and confidence or they will stop buying.

Jan 05, 2023 05:57 AM
Peter Mohylsky 850-517-7098
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I have really never figures out what 5hey do except publish a regular magazine.

Jan 04, 2023 09:21 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

That's what their lobbying effort is for- RPAC.

What good does a trade organization do by complaining about outside factors that we cannot control (i.e. interest rates)? Doesn't that shoot us in the foot as we alarm the public into not buying or selling? As professionals, we have been educating and changing the messaging to our clients in order to do business (either the house price is too high but interest rates or low, or you can finally negotiate because rates are high and homes are sitting on the market longer). It seems to be a case of six of one, half a dozen of the other.

Jan 05, 2023 12:22 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I share the views of Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA and am happy to be retired and no longer paying dues.

Jan 05, 2023 04:01 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If NAR railed, complained and bitched about interest rates in public ads they would look foolish and would make REALTORS look foolish.

NAR does not have the power to change the actions of the Federal Reserve.

Jan 04, 2023 06:08 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Agree. That's why I see no value of paying fees to someone who has zero contribution to my business. 

Jan 05, 2023 12:16 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have no say or thoughts.  Got out of the club and won't go back.  My market has a broker owned MLS so there's that.

Jan 05, 2023 07:30 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

He who holds the gold, makes the rules... 

Jan 04, 2023 07:42 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    NAR is a self-serving, useless bureaucracy. 

      Just look at the answers on this page... what other industry or trade group is so hated and loathed by its own Membership?

Jan 05, 2023 05:43 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

yes & you bring up an excellent question. Where is the lobbying that we pay for?

Jan 05, 2023 05:31 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

We represent the best interest of the public and that is what we should support as an organization.

Jan 04, 2023 09:59 AM
Hank Miller, SRA
Ansley Real Estate/Christie's International - Roswell, GA
Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser

Please. NAR is as worthless as the Appraisal Institute. They exist to collect fees, nothing more. They are clearly not concerned about the 20% of professional agents, better to cater to the 80% of hacks. They're in and out after paying; not fuss, no cares and an endless supply of new blood's ALWAYS a great time to buy and sell real estate.

Jan 07, 2023 12:33 PM