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It has been my observation that people who are not members of the National Association of Realtors are more supportive of the organization than many of its members. To me, as a member, NAR is big and bureaucratic and seems out of touch with the average member. The average member is much older than the ideal member, more likely to be female, and may not have health insurance but still pays dues every year.And every year, NAR launches some new initiative. The latest is called "Rethink the Future of Real Estate." According to a dedicated website created by NAR,, the Rethink initiative will launch in August. A number of workshops will be held with a goal of reaching 20,000 people before publication of a final report at NAR's 2013 annual conference. NAR is seeking input from "key thinkers and industry leaders," which may or may not include people who derive most of their income from selling real estate. It is unclear as to what will become of all t...