Does NAR scrimp or splurge on employees (compared to peers)?

  • NAR spent an unusually low share of its total revenue on employee compensation in 2013 relative to comparable trade groups.
  • NAR's highest-paid executive's compensation wasn't out of the ordinary compared to peers.

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Some real estate agents recently expressed outrage over the level of compensation earned by National Association of Realtors executives. But NAR is actually somewhat of a penny-pincher when it comes to shelling out on employees, at least compared to some of the other largest trade groups, according to a review of 2013 tax forms.