Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe (   (408) 425-1601)

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's less than yours and certainly not increasing at the rate yours is. But to tie inventory levels to membership cost is not rational... the cost of running the mls is still the same. And are you then arguing if inventory levels explode your membership costs should also explode?

Dec 02, 2017 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
939,720
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Ow! Ours is 240 annually. However, we are converting to a new system this coming year and I would not expect that pricing to hold. Although it has for 10 years.

Dec 02, 2017 02:23 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

$34 per month, another $16 per month for the Supra eKey.

That's just the monthly cost.  The annual NAR + FAR + TBR membership is $600.

Dec 01, 2017 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
2,110,144
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No changes here.

Dec 02, 2017 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
915,098
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Any extreme account of bizarre behavior, irresponsible action, illogical rules and predatory entrapment are easy dismissed by saying. "Oh, it's California. What did you expect?"

My MLS fees are around the $250 annual. However, be aware, fees are based on the number of members, NOT inventory. All 1,600 agents would still pay 250 annual even of the inventory contained one house. 

 

Dec 02, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No change - less than $300 per year...

Dec 02, 2017 02:13 AM
Rainmaker
537,063
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

$832.00 per year gives you access to billions of dollars of inventory.

Dec 02, 2017 12:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Start selling more so you can look for Tax write offs... so next you will be complaining about the Realtor Dues that are going up:)) Just kidding Sam life of a Realtor...Endre

Dec 01, 2017 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

DANG!  Our association dues came out yesterday at $520 and change.  They tried to stick us for $53 of rpac and other lobbying fees but I opted out of those online ( Teri Pacitto ).

 

Our MLS dues aren't until Q1, but I expect them to be the same if not more.  Really makes me want to get an MLS only membership to OC association for $500/yr total.  Of course, that has no CAR or NAR associated with it.

Dec 02, 2017 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Ours are going up from $78/quarter to $90/quarter. Supra and board fees are additional costs. -Kasey

Dec 02, 2017 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,685,302
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Just paid a total of nearly $700 and they had the nerve to ask for optional $50 more (if you don't uncheck, it is charged) to support some Real Estate charity

Dec 02, 2017 06:02 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

My MLS fee is around $260 or something.

My board dues were just $585 which made me mad.

Dec 02, 2017 05:32 AM
Rainer
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Interesting. Our MLS is all provided through our board of Realtors.

Dec 01, 2017 11:46 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!

Ours are $195/quarter (or $780/year). 

I like your theory about lower inventory resulting in a reduction in dues!  

Dec 01, 2017 10:35 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Mine is the same as yours Sam. 

Dec 02, 2017 08:39 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When bureaucrats are involved the price never goes down.

Dec 02, 2017 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I haven't opened the envelope yet...

Dec 02, 2017 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think the cost is based on the benefits provided, not the inventory available to sell. My fees are almost the same as yours and I'm in a county of 25,000 people wtih 150 agents. You have far more opportunities than I do and I'm willing to bet your MLS provides more benefits than mine based on the sheer size of it.

Dec 02, 2017 07:23 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I'm sorry, Sam.  I know what the average home sells for in the San Francisco Bay Area.

One sale... hell, one RENTAL, more than covers your entire year of MLS dues.  And I happen to know that your MLS is a good one.

I don't feel sorry for you, man.  I just don't.

Dec 02, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
705,082
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

That's expensive. Kind of stinks that these MLS's are all unregulated monopolies.

Dec 02, 2017 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I belong to two boards, one is over $1,200/year and the other is about $600/year..

Dec 02, 2017 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

The cost of doing business...A

Dec 02, 2017 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

overpriced!

Dec 02, 2017 06:39 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No change.

Dec 02, 2017 06:37 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sam Shueh Taxes, insurance premiums and MLS fees are in the same category. They never seem to go down.

Dec 02, 2017 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

WOW, I thought ours was high at $585 that I just paid here in NH

Dec 02, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Grin and bear it! The local board has your hands tied! 

Dec 02, 2017 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
868,838
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ours has gone down with the merger of MRIS and Bright, etc.

Dec 02, 2017 04:04 AM
Rainer
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Its a racket-all fees are too high but its a monopoly!

Dec 02, 2017 02:43 AM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Sorry, I do think when companies increase their prices they should at least provide an explanation.

Dec 02, 2017 03:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I am with MLSLISTINGS too but it's not due yet for a few months for me so don't know the number. I belong to another MLS in northern California through Del Norte Association of Realtors which charges me $65/month plus the annual fee for them and CAR and NAR. Then I belong to the Honolulu Board of Realtors and pay my dues for them and HAR and their MLS. Total fees over $3,000/year. Then you have periodic license renewals and continuing ed. I also have a brick and mortar office, small but in the best area of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Add other expenses of running an independent brokerage and it all adds up, but the rewards are big and I wouldn't do it any other way.

Dec 02, 2017 02:34 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Going from $792 to $832 is not my thoughts of costs going thru the roof.  Just think of it as a tax deduction and that should help.

Dec 02, 2017 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
879,881
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Keep that price "high" I would say, otherwise you would be competing against everybody and their brother!

I'm in a new business and my expenses are rather high, I like it like that...as it keeps most from doing what I do. More butter for my bread!

Dec 02, 2017 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We pay $45 per month - and have for years and years.  There has not been an increase and MLS is awash in money due to the added number of agents paying the fee.

Dec 02, 2017 08:53 AM
Rainer
248,357
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Approx 200 every 6 months here

Dec 02, 2017 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

$550/year....no big deal.... 

Dec 02, 2017 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

They go up every year.

Dec 02, 2017 04:48 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Plus they got $100 fine from me showing a listing with a For Sale sign. Most agents were not aware of the NAR ruling on it.   The Supra, Fob, Association fees are extra.....enough is enough.

Dec 01, 2017 10:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your situation.

Dec 02, 2017 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,701
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Ours is around $400.  But I belong to two of them, so my cost is similar to yours.

Dec 02, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainer
352,876
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA we pay more, get Less and have no input.

Dec 04, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Sorry to hear Sam.   Ours went from $39 to $42/month.

Dec 05, 2017 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, I pay $41 a month.

 

Dec 05, 2017 10:58 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We pay through the nose quarterly now much like yours

Dec 02, 2017 10:47 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We pay $40 per month and it's very robust and integrated with Cloud CMA, tax records, showing services and Transaction Desk all for this price.

Dec 02, 2017 10:03 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Wow! I belong to Beverly Hills and it is $400/year.

Dec 02, 2017 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For the second year in a row our 1st quarter dues will be   discounted

Dec 02, 2017 09:15 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

for my mls and key I pay $130 a month.  And I'm in rural Georgia.  your fees seem cheap to me and are part of the cost of doing business.

Dec 02, 2017 05:23 PM