This week, after the largest trade organization in the nation’s annual conference, we’ve been discussing a hot topic in the industry: the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Here, we have three very different perspectives from broker associate E.J. Footer, Realtor and broker Marianne Bornhoft, and broker/owner Jeff Bergstrom. Click through for the full articles.

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

E.J. Footer writes: 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.

7 reasons I’m proud to be part of the National Association of Realtors

Marianne Bornhoft writes: If you had asked me a little over 10 years ago what benefit I see in membership to the National Association of Realtors, I would have vaguely responded by saying something about strength in numbers.

The rise of the ‘little-r’ realtor

When you tell a newbie they don’t have to join a board or pay the National Association of Realtors dues, their next breath almost always includes the plea: “But I need access to the MLS!”

Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
The best event in real estate kicks off next week! Tickets are selling quickly.Register Now×
Limited time: Get 30 days of Inman Select for $5.SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription