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Edith Smith

Why is it there's no help for realtor and every year they pay lots of money to Har, MLS, TREC and E and O and brokerage office fees? Why?

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Why is it there's no help for realtor and every year they pay lots of money to Har, MLS, TREC and E and O and brokerage office fees? Why?

By Edith Smith   
Posted on Jan 22, 2021 in Topic: Active Adults (Age 55+)
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Posted: 1 month ago
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Jenna Horton
about 1 month ago
Hi! There are lots of free classes available on HAR. You just have to search and see which ones are at no charge. There are many resources all of these organizations provide for us as real estate agents. Maybe a question more specific to what you needing help with would help get you a more specific answer. I hope this helps. :)


about 1 month ago
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Michelle Murray
about 3 weeks ago
What kind of help are you looking for? Your brokerage should have some answers. HAR has education, offerings, etc.


about 3 weeks ago
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Trish Ricklefsen
about 3 weeks ago
I hear you and share your frustration.

HAR, in my opinion, has always been more focused on advertising and promoting themselves than they are with conserving money and/or expanding services. A prime example of this was the 14” x 18” magazine they used to publish in full-color. Ninety percent of the magazine contained pictures of them at parties and conventions. The other 10% were articles mostly written by people who don’t sell or work in the field.

Additionally, HAR is a political machine and they endorse candidates who we may not endorse and our clients may not endorse. That, to me, was a slap in the face, especially when they’d display their candidates signs in front of the bldg AGENTS pay for. We pay all of their salaries too.

They sold us out years ago when they began selling our data to the big houses. Now, all of our data is sent to Realtor.com (national level), Zillow.com, etc. Buyers and sellers think they don’t need an agent anymore. They think they can negotiate for themselves and digitally market too. Their near-sited vision will come around to bite them when we’re out of business and there won’t be anyone to pay their salaries any more.

TAR is part of the political machine. I once filed a complaint against a major violator and he was a member of the board. TAR just doesn’t pay attention to what is going on right under their nose(s). The only benefit of TAR, in my opinion, is the legal hotline but even they miss the mark more often than not.

It is my understanding that TREC was formed to protect the public from unscrupulous agents and not to protect agents from unscrupulous agents. TREC fails us all in a number of ways but TREC operates by the legislature. If we want something changed, the laws need to change.

My advice to you is choose the right broker for you. Choose a broker who provides continuous education. In the rapidly changing marketplace, you need to know what is going on. Read contracts and know the terms.


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HAR, TAR and TREC

about 3 weeks ago
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Diane Mireles
about 2 weeks ago
I am sorry you feel this way. HAR offers numerous avenues to be supportive of the agents, you just need to take the classes, they are free! Possibly consider sitting down with your broker and asking for some direction.


about 2 weeks ago
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Michael Brombacher
about 1 week ago
What kind of help are you looking for? Here are a bunch of resources included with your HAR membership fees:

HAR classes - https://www.har.com/education
HAR Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/hartv
HAR Platinum agent FB group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/HARMLSPlatinum
HAR RE dictionary - https://www.har.com/realestatedictionary
HAR Mortgage dictionary - https://www.har.com/mortgagedictionary
HAR Agent checklist - https://www.har.com/moa_consumerservices/agentchecklist

Also, I would definitely call title companies and ask them to include you on their email blasts because they often have free classes. Your broker should have resources also.


about 1 week ago
Disclaimer: Answers provided are just opinions and should not be accepted as advice.
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