We pay dues but do the members even matter anymore?
At San Francisco’s Inman Conference, we learned that our money’s being spent on junkets for the higher-ups to appear and make us look foolish. In Minnesota, the head of the local association actively is urging people to get out of the real estate business because there are too many agents.
And thank goodness the pinheads from NAR’s legal department is selectively choosing which trademark violations to pursue. I’m sure the fact B.R. has been critical of the powers that be had noooooooooothing to do with the decision to send a cease and desist letter.
Selectively choosing, Jonathan? Isn’t that a bit unfair? Not really. None of the following comply with NAR’s narrow allowance of the Realtor name in a domain (nor do the examples that Jay found, all parked and ready to go.) All are here in Arizona and all were found inside of five minutes on Yahoo!
If you’re going to C&D one or two, get them all. Don’t make criticism of the stupidity of NAR a requirement for trademark violation investigations. Try to settle for being merely incompetent and not morally corrupt.
Not to Joe and Rudy … I hope someone tries it. I really do. Since most of us are members only because we have to be to maintain our MLS access, there’s no exclusivity to being a REALTOR versus a regular real estate agent no matter what they say in that moronic ad campaign.