Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Rainmaker
1,105,745
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Here's where they lost me Jeff:  "We have not gotten everything perfect, but we have tried to keep the member in mind all along the way."

May 10, 2018 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,067,193
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, I am following... and thanks for this link. Can't wait to read it! But the NAR needs to remember that at the end of the day we don't exist because of them, they exist because of us and our money. They seem to have forgotten that!

May 10, 2018 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
889,495
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Adorable. However. Life is short, and I'm busy throwing down. Let these idiots eat themselves. They're doing a great job. Fade away and radiate!

May 10, 2018 08:40 AM
Ambassador
4,206,438
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Facts or fabrication? Healthy, honest debate?

I fear the debate would be one-sided as I don't feel that the comment Kevin J. May sited begins the conversation honestly...

May 10, 2018 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
883,637
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

SIGH.....

that's makes it all OK.

Like 99% of membership, it seems valid to assume all e-mail from NAR is found in the SPAM folder.

I've made up my mind and I ain't gonna change it!

 

May 10, 2018 09:02 AM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

CENSORED

May 10, 2018 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,411
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've paid my last year of dues.... I'm all set with them....don't need them...

May 10, 2018 08:50 AM
Ambassador
2,565,111
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Please, I have run out of air sickness bags.  No more posts about NAR.

May 10, 2018 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,399,258
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Just like politicians when speaking; to you is is one side of the mouth and to themselves the other!

May 10, 2018 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
6,556,251
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

One of the benefits of retirement is that I no longer need to waste my money on NAR dues.

May 10, 2018 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
525,136
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes I am following ... I'm not buying it!

May 10, 2018 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,717,554
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Thanks Jeff. I have left a short comment on Brads comment. I think that everyone here on AR (because we are so internet savvy) leave a note for him also. I think he's totally 2 faced.

https://youtu.be/qLvGnro4Cgw

 

May 10, 2018 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,114,132
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

We are captive members and they know it. Our brokers insist on us being members. Only when all the MLS rules allow non NAR members at the same price without penalty will NAR start listening to the droves of forced members who will leave. 

May 10, 2018 09:21 AM
Ambassador
3,038,986
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Mr. Crappy is on the crapper!

May 10, 2018 12:48 PM
Ambassador
951,767
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I am watching and not in agreement with NAR version. 

May 10, 2018 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
5,538,238
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

I think that Kevin J. May has said it perfectly by quoting them.  A

May 10, 2018 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

How much was spent on screwing up the perfectly fine Realtor logo?

 

How much was spent on the Phil Dunphy campaign that portrayed Realtors as buffoons? 

May 10, 2018 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,067,802
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Interesting...

Thank you for the link.

May 10, 2018 10:38 AM
Rainer
87,820
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Yes, I do.

May 10, 2018 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,635,527
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The one who is doing the most talking is suspect.....

May 10, 2018 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
590,346
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Jeff ~ The Mid Years should have some zest to them this time around... I can imagine there will be extra hallway conversations at Wardman Park.

May 10, 2018 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,531
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Agree with all answers.

Nov 24, 2018 01:22 PM
Rainmaker
3,979,375
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I wish they would keep the member in mind.

 

May 14, 2018 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,895,671
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If they sent out information or tried to get my opinion, it never got to my inbox.

May 14, 2018 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
539,094
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

do I care what Inman says? yawn.

May 11, 2018 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,323,606
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Looks like it was written by a large PR firm and once again, mentions nothing about their uncaring attitude to spend all the dues as fast as they collect it

May 11, 2018 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,168,958
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

NAR - A necessity of the past!

May 11, 2018 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks,  interesting.

May 11, 2018 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

May 11, 2018 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you 

May 11, 2018 04:05 AM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler, CRS - I think I should - however it is the busy time, business time.

May 10, 2018 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,217,336
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Thank you

May 10, 2018 09:22 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't like it one bit. They have been selling out the membership for years and this tight little group just recycles itself. 

May 10, 2018 08:01 PM
Ambassador
5,368,201
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am so tired of hearing the constant complaints about nar.

May 10, 2018 07:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,020,550
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The World is changing !

May 10, 2018 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They are far from perfect like any large organization. I know Elizabeth Mendenhall very well and I think she is among the best and the brightest. What I do wish is that those who comstantly whine about this should get rid of their membership. I don't need the MLs or associations in my business model but Is tay becasue I find advantage.

May 10, 2018 05:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would expect them to fire back as their positions are in jeapordy

May 10, 2018 05:30 PM
Ambassador
2,954,387
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Controversy is clicks, and that's good for Inman.  It seems more often than not the articles I see published are intended to stir the pot, get people riled up, and I JUST DON'T CARE.  I've got things to do that I can control, and know there's plenty I can't control.  They can make the logo what they want, charge me an extra $30 if they want...it's all just another cost of doing business.  If I want to have MLS access here, I MUST belong to NAR. The less time I spend wrapped around this particular axle, the better off I am.  Bill

May 10, 2018 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
898,341
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The word "embattled" comes to mind regarding NAR these days.

May 10, 2018 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,634
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Next... 

May 10, 2018 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,515,055
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Oh boy....

May 10, 2018 11:10 AM