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

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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington, a Luxury, Country Suburban Lifestyle.

 

 

DUES INCREASE DOES NOT AFFECT MEMBERSHIP LEVELS 

 

Of course not, most of us are forced to be members.

May 11, 2018 11:42 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

As the plot thickens... Open mouth, insert foot.... in the new NAR motto.

The other shoe is about to drop soon according to today's news.

May 11, 2018 12:32 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Liars and deceivers.  

   Thanks for posting.  I saw your comments in the Inman Group on FB.

May 11, 2018 11:55 AM
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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

I'll look at this when I get back. Thank you for posting it!

May 11, 2018 11:46 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

This should be NAR's Theme Song I apologize in advance for associating such a great 80's tune with NAR, turn up the voulme for this one! 

May 11, 2018 01:32 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thanks,  Lyn.   Will take a look later. 

May 11, 2018 12:26 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I smell a fast coverup of actions

May 11, 2018 06:26 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The leadership is very defensive. Where there's smoke there's usually fire.

May 11, 2018 06:07 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Guess what I'll be having with my coffee tomorrow morning?

May 11, 2018 04:05 PM
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...

Thank you, I will definitely be reviewing later.  

May 11, 2018 02:26 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lyn,

"What a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive"  Sir Walter Scott.  

May 11, 2018 12:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Let's just hope this is the beginning of the fall of the NAR.  

My sense is that it is all to politically charged.

May 11, 2018 12:22 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I'm not forced to be a member.... all I need is access to mls, and I don't need NAR for that....

May 11, 2018 12:18 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

First time I see it.

May 11, 2018 11:46 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

Thanks Lyn.

 

May 11, 2018 08:48 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Thanks for the link... will need to study it after the weekend. I trust nothing from the NAR these days. They think they are transparent... but I think not so much.

May 11, 2018 07:45 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I ve never seen it before.

May 11, 2018 06:00 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks.

May 11, 2018 12:50 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR nailed this one!

May 12, 2018 06:13 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

That is the strangest looking 'budget' I've ever seen, Lyn...and was this just recently posted? Perhaps after the logo debacle?

May 11, 2018 09:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lyn Sims - NAR is a necessary evil.

I just hope the fees don't go up. Rest all can be tackled at a later date.

May 11, 2018 09:02 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What is or is not is personal and discoverable. I don't need to be told

May 11, 2018 03:33 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

 Thank you 

May 12, 2018 04:01 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

NAR membership has never been voluntary in the areas where I have been active. No longer a member.

May 12, 2018 05:46 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

Thanks, Lyn.  I am going to look.

May 12, 2018 05:19 AM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Unbeliveably short sighted comments. During the "Big Short" era certain "alternative" companies had legislators at the National level making extreme noises about regulating brokerage fees, allowing anyone access to our MLS (yes, OUR MLS!). NAR stood up to them and the market collapse did the rest. We had a rent control ordinance thrown at us last year here in Santa Rosa, California and NAR and CAR  stepped up big time with huge financial support and advice from other campaigns throughout the nation. The Trial Attorneys Association has a fraction of our membership and charge their members 5 times our dues. They gladly pay as they realize the power of a trade group. We are the largest trade group in the U.S. I just came from our Spring CAR Legislative Day in Sacramento. We had 2,000 members there who marched on the Capitol. We posed for a huge photo shoot in front of the Capitol celebrating 50 years of Fair Housing. We then visited ALL our state legislators. The 2nd biggest group to visit the Capitol has only 400 attendees! We have legislators settle on certain laws with our CAR legislative lobbyists after they see the power organized real estate. If it cost me $500 or $1,000 a year I'd gladly pay it. Quit being so myopic, open your eyes to the reality of the world. Together we are stronger than an individual agent. 

May 11, 2018 05:10 PM