Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Me and the I'd raise the barrier of entry to NAR to business training 101, then I'd go to work on the states.

May 03, 2017 07:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I pay little to no attention to NAR. We truly have no control over that organization at the end of the day. All we do is pay money. For me it's still a form of forced unionization.

May 04, 2017 04:42 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Okay Thomas J Nelson do that brand new thing

May 03, 2017 07:44 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Raise the barriers?" 

Vision is what is needed, not some dweeb that is a SS expert.

Travis Kalinick, Elon Musk, Eban Pagan are examples of people of vision who are driven by solutions to real problems, not old school protectionism.

Be aware, NAR is a clawless, toothless, harmless lion sill capable of a feeble roar from time to time but which the world has learned to ignore. As such, any priority they have is equally clawless, toothless and harmless since it is the local association that steers the agent vessel of real estate.

As a current symbolic and voiceless figurehead, NAR would be well advised to make their priority the 'de-unionizing' of the real estate industry which is overwhelmingly driven by elitist thinking and exclusionist policy embodied in the message expressed in first line of the response.

NAR needs to regain relevance by becoming relevant in the new economy.

The vision does not exist in NAR and vision lacking in most brokers and agents who are trying to retain relevance through dead practices.

How does NAR retain relevance?

#1. Stop drinking their own Kool-aid

#2. Listen to the home buyer and seller. I mean REALLY listen.

#3. Deliver the value the buyer and seller want.

#4. Agents will fall in line when they see the relevant value.

#5. STOP pretending to cater to the needs and best interests of agents. It a new world, be a part of it.



May 04, 2017 07:00 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't know who is running but if Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS wants the job, let's help him achieve it.  

May 04, 2017 03:53 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Will have to think about this one.

May 03, 2017 08:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My vote is for Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS!

May 03, 2017 07:39 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I want to get my money back.

May 04, 2017 08:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not have a selection. My recommendation would be to reduce expenditures, become self sufficient and reduce the dues.

One of my former agents did become the NAR president many years ago. She has done well with her own company.

May 04, 2017 04:49 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane - does it really matter? Just wondering....

May 03, 2017 11:43 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I don't have a preference for who ... WHOever it is ... STOP THE DUMBASS and terribly insulting commercials!!!!!!!!  JUST STOP THEM. STOP THEM. 

May 04, 2017 08:43 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not know who, but do know they should care more about the Realtors/Agents than selling us out and making our job harder. They seem not care about us

May 04, 2017 07:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The politics of the office will bar any real progress!

May 04, 2017 06:26 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Anyone who currently is not on the side...I nominate Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS - I know I would not want the job!

May 04, 2017 05:39 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Flexibility to leave NAR; right now it's not an option.

May 04, 2017 05:17 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't know anyone who would want that job, and I assume the title is just a figurehead.

May 04, 2017 04:26 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not sure, but I doubt many even notice what they do. Seems like they are just another political group these days.

May 04, 2017 03:31 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I have no clue what they are doing, and I bet the public doesn't either. The public calls ALL those in the real estate business a "realtor".

May 03, 2017 10:09 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

They changed the required ethics training and that was good. I would like to see bettter advertising about why a consumer should use a Realtor. Zillow is winning the advertising war and makes me want to use them.

May 06, 2017 07:00 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Boy to soon to see who the runners are.


May 06, 2017 04:15 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would want someone to stand up for US!   It has felt for years NAR does not, and those stupid commercials make us look awful.

May 06, 2017 01:09 PM
Toronto, ON

It does not make any difference to me.

May 05, 2017 12:05 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For me it would be to ake back our Profession away fron lead gen companies

May 04, 2017 06:41 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not sure, but a complete move to allow agents to control the syndication of their listings is one of our hot buttons.

May 04, 2017 05:21 PM
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Somebody like General Patton, with Courage, Skills and Knowledge of what our members need.

May 04, 2017 02:39 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

taking back our industry and make it proud again

May 04, 2017 10:04 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties


Because, if it's humanly possible for NAR to be any more of a disservice that ignores those it allegedly supports, she'll find it!


Hillary 2017!!!

May 04, 2017 09:31 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I honestly don't have a lot of faith in NAR any longer.

May 04, 2017 08:54 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would vote for Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS other than that, I don't care!!

May 04, 2017 08:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS  for CEO.  

May 04, 2017 07:04 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

That's an excellent question Bob, and we should pay attention to it. I asked myself that question may times, and wether or not one can and/or should have the option to participate or not. 

And maybe, that should be the question - can we change it so NAR is no longer mandatory.... but rather voluntary? And voluntary participation will be based on performance...?

May 04, 2017 06:25 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Someone that works long hours, hands-on and loves this business

May 04, 2017 06:21 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Management that loses touch with the little guy in the real estate trenches... that remembers who they really work for out in the grass roots hinterland. Whoever on a lie detector test does not make the meter swing wildly and who is thoroughly vetted. Lasso that guy, gal, alien life form. ET knew the power of "H-O-M-EEEEeeeee" and hope someone has their finger on it, red hot fire in their belly, heart region to make the best choice possible. I remember when interviewed by the state REALTOR's for the president position "if your local Maine group wanted this issue position, but NAR was pushing for this differing one, would you be loyal to NAR over your state's 4500 constituents?" How do you think you would  answer  that one in the hot seat, under the swinging single light bulb while thirsty, strapped to a wicker bottom chair?

May 04, 2017 05:54 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Whoever is there now has been 'groomed' so having a good outlook amounts to zero. They are so far removed from 'us' the little guy that I no longer care. Only people farther away from the average Joe are the politicians.

May 04, 2017 05:14 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I personally like Bob Goldberg but don't know all the applicants. I trust Chris Polycrohn who is the head of the search committee.

May 04, 2017 04:55 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!

May 04, 2017 04:41 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

We truly have no control over that organization at the end of the day...its focus is not on us it is on its own income and salaries

Apr 03, 2018 08:15 PM