5 reasons it's time to exit the National Association of Realtors

E.J. Footer shares his experience shedding the Realtor name
  • The tangible benefits of being a Realtor have faded over time.
  • The general public continues to think that all real estate agents and brokers are Realtors.
  • The younger demographic of agents and brokers do not see the value -- or need -- to join their local NAR boards.

Recently, the managing broker at my employing agency made the decision not to join the local Realtor association board. When this happened, my Realtor status changed from member to non-member quicker than you can recite the date of your next closing.