A recent revealing Inman article, “Where NAR spends its money: Employee compensation,” showed that around a quarter of the near $200 million in dues from the 1.1 million Realtors goes to pay the salaries of just 300-plus National Association of Realtors’ employees. This makes me question more and more, what am I even paying to be a part of?
In ancient Greek mythology, Odysseus was the king of Ithaca, and the Sirens were alluring creatures that drew in unknowing sailors with their inviting music, which caused them to crash on the rocky shores of their island.
There are over 1.1 million Realtors in the United States. So why in the world would anyone want to become a real estate agent in this over-saturated, ultra-competitive, seasoned agent-dominated world?