Sunday, March 27, 2011

Beating the June 1st Change

Starting June 1st, candidates for the Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson license examination will need 40 hours of classroom instruction.  This is an increase from the current requirement of 24 hours of classroom instruction.  People who are thinking about getting their license in the near future are signing up for classes, such as those at Annex Real Estate School to meet their required time.

NAR Dues Increase

There is a lot of buzz online about the proposed $40 increase in dues of the National Association of Realtors.   
Nobody represets the interests of all real estate licensees, Realtors and non Realtors, more or better than NAR.  And nobody does a better job at representing the interests of the average buyer and seller of real property than do the Realtors. 
With discussion, we can see where the proposed increas will be spent and whether it is justifiable in these times.
I have no doubt that there will be a dues increase.  It's just a matter of how much and what it will be used for.

What's your opinion on this?