you may save a few dollars but it will end costing you more.
- You don't have to pay dues
- You don't have to abide by the Code of Ethics
- You don't have to attend any of the training that can help build your business
- You don't have to work for an office that requires NAR membership (though most do...)
- You don't have to refer to yourself as a REALTORÂ®
Belonging to NAR says you have set yourself to adhere to a higher level of ethics and professionalism beyond your state department of real estate's requirements.
Not to mention the educational materials you gain access to.
Kawain Payne, Realtor
Is this a trick question? Have you become that powerful that you are contemplating starting up a real estate board? All kidding aside, I could write an essay as to the benefits of being part of NAR. What I can't do is talk about the downsides, as there really are none (other than perhaps the annual dues, which are reasonable). I'm hoping that your list of questions which often provokes a myriad of answers that have different takes will continue. I will just chalk this one up to a brief hiccup.
Chad Basinger, REALTORÂ®, CPA, CFPÂ®
You'll need it...
....to complete your strategicly designed exit strategy.
Best of Success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, Fl
PS: The real answer to your question depends on how you defined your real estate business. If you have a well defined and reliable virticle market, NAR may not be "all things" to such a business.
NAR is the real estate communities' advocate to help people achieve and feel good about home ownership. They fight proposed bills and legislation that affect buyers and sellers of properties and other real estate issues that could have a negative impact on home ownership.
Yes, real estate agents who are REALTORSÂ® must abide by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice from NAR. They also must contribute yearly dues to NAR to aid them in their efforts.
So...the benefit to not joining is that you don't have to pay the yearly dues nor help in contributing to the national cause of helping people achieve home ownership. Hmmm...
My belief is that every person who is serious about selling residential real estate should be involved in the cause to aid property owners.
Thanks for your thoughtful question.
Prudential Connecticut Realty
People who need a lobby to force them to be ethical human beings, aren't all of a sudden going to become ethical people, as is very evident these days. Other than that, I fully support NAR.
I cannot imagine that anyone who is serious about selling real estate as a profession would choose not to be a member of The National Association of REALTORS
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
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