I can handle people who disagree with my point of view, BUT, at least disagree with me using real facts, not ridiculous assumptions that have no place in a logical discussion.
NAR has announced plans to vote on a dues increase at the May 2011 Midyear meetings. Many are reporting that this dues increase is a 50% increase. While that’s true, the more responsible way to present this dues increase would be to say it is $40. Clears up any possible misunderstanding as to how much money your dues is actually going to increase. If we divided that by 12 months it comes out to $3.33/month. The equivalent of skipping one trip to Starbucks each month.
Now the next step would be to understand how this dues increase will actually be used. Again, many would have you believe it’s for salary increases, for frivolous spending on the part of NAR, or because membership is down. If you really want to learn what the dues increase is for, then go to REALTOR® Action Center and get educated on the facts, not on what someone else is implying are the facts. There is plenty of content there to help you understand exactly how the money will be spent.
Again, if you want to disagree on the RPPSI dues increase please do it from an educated stand point. Use reasoning based on facts. Who knows you might actually learn something and find that RPPSI does indeed make sense. And if you don’t find it makes sense then at least you are disagreeing from a point of fact and not ridiculous speculation.