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Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - 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
Ambassador
5,347,040
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
Rainer
39,053
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
Rainmaker
5,177,380
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
Rainmaker
1,075,629
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
Rainmaker
733,692
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
Rainmaker
908,703
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
Ambassador
3,197,563
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

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

Jan 04, 2023 03:37 PM
Rainmaker
680,965
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
Rainmaker
924,164
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

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
Rainer
393,518
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
Rainmaker
1,220,443
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

There you go thinking again Richie Alan Naggar 

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

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

Jan 04, 2023 12:14 PM
Ambassador
3,613,321
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Richie are you dreaming again?  Snap out of it!

Jan 04, 2023 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,578,754
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

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
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6,523,873
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
Rainmaker
1,241,549
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Broker
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
Rainmaker
152,817
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
Rainmaker
5,337,070
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, 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
Rainmaker
1,371,096
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

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
Rainmaker
1,634,374
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
Ambassador
3,194,374
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
Rainmaker
2,932,535
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

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

Jan 04, 2023 07:42 PM
Ambassador
2,687,855
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
Rainmaker
1,857,807
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
Rainmaker
773,629
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
Rainmaker
174,996
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 because...it's ALWAYS a great time to buy and sell real estate.

Jan 07, 2023 12:33 PM