NAR has announced that they intend to raise dues by $40 per year in 2012 and in 2013 to fund more political donations and clout. This has been met with mixed reviews and generally negative reactions from the real estate blogging community. A great overall analysis of the proposed fee hike is done here by Rob Hahn and an excellent op ed was written by Jay Thompson.
The sticking point for many of the bloggers seems to be that the fees are MANDATORY. For years, REALTORS can contribute via RPAC to NAR’s political action committee, but making the $40 fee hike mandatory crosses a bridge many are not willing to cross.
RealEstateIndustryWatch would be interested in posting anyone with a PRO fee increase point of view. Please comment below.