Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce  (EXP Realty 414-525-0563)

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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

I never did.  I focused on smaller, more personally connected niche groups... like my golf club, husband's work,  etc.

Dec 15, 2016 10:18 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My company belongs but I do not individually. 

Dec 15, 2016 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sally,

We did in West Los Angeles, No on network opps, Napa same result, checked it out here and decided not to.  A

Dec 15, 2016 12:36 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not currently a member. In past locations never saw the worth!

Dec 15, 2016 12:32 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I no longer belong to the chamber for many reasons....

Dec 15, 2016 11:42 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I used to belong.  I no longer belong because I did not find it a good use of my time.  

Dec 15, 2016 10:58 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I did for a couple of years but did not find it advantageous.

Dec 15, 2016 10:49 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Good question.  I do not because I feel Dallas is too big of a city to be of benefit to me.

Dec 15, 2016 10:42 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I do not belong to one, but think it would be worth it.

Dec 15, 2016 10:34 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I do not know but know some agents who do.  A few have found it worthwhile.  I think the individual makes the difference and not necessarily the organization.   

Dec 15, 2016 10:27 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No I am not, was in the past and it was not worthwhile

Dec 15, 2016 10:16 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No I am not a member.

Dec 15, 2016 10:01 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

For some reason I never have done that but I think it is a good thing.

Dec 15, 2016 09:44 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

30+ years ago, I did join... but not for long.... there are quicker and easier ways to find business.... that's one method but it's for the "patient agent" and I am not that!!!  I want it instantly and alot of it.... 

Dec 15, 2016 09:43 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes and not really BUT... I chose to support them anyway.  It's a community thing.

Dec 15, 2016 09:13 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.

Political reason:  for an organization that is supposed to pro-business, the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is extremely liberal, pro-Government, often anti-business.  I have no use for them.

Dec 15, 2016 08:07 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No I do not.  Our realtor association has far more members than the local chamber, oddly enough!

Dec 15, 2016 07:01 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Wow!  It never occurred to me to join the Chamber of Commerce!

Dec 15, 2016 05:32 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My office belongs to the local chamber. I personally don't. I don't do much with the chamber, either. I guess it's a clicking bunch of people. I'm friends with several business owners that have told me that. I would rather put my time to better use. 

Dec 15, 2016 04:59 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

1. No I don't

2. Never felt here it was as worth while as other groups offered better networking.

Dec 15, 2016 04:48 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I served on a chamber of commerce board of directors and chaired many committies. It was a valuable experience.

Dec 15, 2016 03:51 PM
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

1) Yes  

2) I don't know because we haven't really applied ourselves to networking like we should be doing.  However, memberships allows us to place our personal brochures and marketing materials in the Chamber office which is right across the street from the beach and resort in our touristy town, so we keep our membership up for that alone.  Sellers LOVE it that we have their property brochures in that location for people to grab.

Dec 15, 2016 03:48 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sally K. & David L. Hanson -

1. Not yet.

2. Yes, of course. ActiveRain for example is the best network.

Dec 15, 2016 02:43 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not, as it seems to be more of a coffee clutch and i would prefere clutching with my sphere.

Dec 15, 2016 01:45 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Not a member.

Dec 15, 2016 12:36 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In my location, the Chamber of Commerce has a very prominent location in visitor saturated downtown Dunedin.

Being a member has been highly productive.

Worthwhile networking opportunities? No.

Just to the north, Palm Harbor has a Chamber of Commerce in a location NO ONE WOULD VISIT. I am not a member of Palm Harbor.

Dec 15, 2016 11:49 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The Chamber has been after me for a long time, and I have never joined due to many real estate agents being long time members. However, I do have a meeting tomorrow with a chamber representative - just for the SEO that a backlink may have to the company website.

Dec 15, 2016 11:06 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

We used to belong to the Chamber of Commerce. We did not renew our membership last year. For it to be beneficial you need to be visible and attend the majority of their events. We found we couldn't make the time commitment and there is no point in being a member if you are not active.

Dec 19, 2016 03:51 PM
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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 used to, but left because I didn't get a worthwhile ROI.

Dec 18, 2016 05:11 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

Have had a few REALTOR friends join, but did not see any benefit after a year.

Dec 17, 2016 12:17 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, although I've explored the possibility. 

Dec 16, 2016 12:20 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No, their fee is way over my budget! $1500 a year for membership

Dec 16, 2016 06:23 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We formerly did belong, but it never brought us any additional business.

Dec 16, 2016 06:00 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Dec 16, 2016 04:53 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I used to, but it was not very fun or benficial. I may give it another chance some day as i have seen some turnover of those that were not so nice

Dec 16, 2016 04:46 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

They are an empty organization but the link from them to my website is priceless as is their logo on my sites.

Dec 16, 2016 04:23 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No, therefore no

Dec 16, 2016 04:14 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't belong or participate.

Dec 16, 2016 04:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, great networking but seldom get any business from it.

Dec 15, 2016 08:15 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, I am a member but, haven't really gotten a thing from networking. I do love their relo packets though!  ;-)

Dec 15, 2016 07:12 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I know of people that do very well when it comes to business.

Dec 15, 2016 05:17 PM