Sorry for the hiatus, it has been such a busy week! I was looking around this morning for a post and I found an article I thought was interesting. It is about how the National Association of Realtors plans to increase membership dues by 50% with all of the money going exclusively to political purposes.
Every Realtor does have a say in the changes, but not directly. The Board of Directors will make the decision, so it is important that your representatives know your opinions. I know that the increase doesn’t sound favorable, but the money would go to to preserve the mortgage interest deduction and/or to ensure that some form of government-sponsored enterprise, such as Fannie Mae, would continue to provide a stable secondary mortgage market.
This is an important decision. Make sure you take the time to voice your thoughts with your local or state NAR representative.
Check out the entire article here: http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20110329_dues.htm