Agents and brokers say more Realtor associations should join forces

Inman survey respondents cited possibility of better services, reduced fees, increased efficiency
  • An Inman survey has found that more than 4 in 10 Realtors would like their local association to merge with a neighboring association.
  • The National Association of Realtors extended grants for association mergers in May, but that funding is limited.
  • Broker-owners and managing brokers tended to say "yes" when asked whether their local association should merge with another while agents tended to say "no" or "I don't know."

Realtor association mergers are sometimes controversial. But Inman’s latest special report found that more real estate agents and brokers think they’d be good for business than not. In a survey fielded earlier this year, Inman readers were asked if they would like their local Realtor association to merge with another local association.