Lyn Sims, Real Estate Broker Retired

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think my membership with NAR will be coming to an end after 40 years.... I don't need it anymore! I did use it to earn designations and every one of them was worthwhile for me.... no one knew what they represented but they knew I was in favor of education.

Aug 21, 2018 07:29 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I've seen them ... STUPID ... IDIOTS. 

Any REALTOR that would stand there and allow a buyer/client to stand in the shower ... with or without clothes ... would be a stupid idiot and the sellers of the home would be outraged!!!

Custom Lighting ... can you imagine watching a client do that with the light switches?  Someone is not on the meds!!

An Idiot savant standing on the couch ... really.  And the REALTOR says nothing but ... 12-foot ceilings.  How about, get the hell off the couch, you idiot!!! 

Brazilian walnut - I have never had clients face-plant on floors ... any floors.  If they did I would be saying, those floors might look clean but I assure you they are not ... do you know how many filthy disgusting shoes have walked on that floor!  


Aug 21, 2018 08:02 AM
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

While I think they may be suggesting the agent understands their customer, NAR is definitely showing they do not understand their agent members, nor their members' customers. More money wasted...


Aug 21, 2018 07:54 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Goodbye, NAR.  I will not be renewing my membership at the end of this year.

Aug 21, 2018 07:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I just wish they would stop! I'm not into cute messages in what I consider to be a serious business. And let's not forget the money they are spending on refurbishing the headquarters. I just wish I had an option to terminate my membership.

Aug 21, 2018 08:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

OMG!  What are they thinking?  I feel your pain!

Aug 21, 2018 07:33 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

They just don't "get it" do they Lyn?

Aug 21, 2018 08:35 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Who approves this crap? 

Aug 21, 2018 08:28 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Aug 21, 2018 05:20 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

OMG! Supposed to be "absurd", I think they are also pretty dull and downright dumb. Which agent would allow their buyers stand on people's furnishings or use the shower at showings?

Aug 21, 2018 08:53 AM
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

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest made more sense.

Aug 21, 2018 09:55 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

First they spend who knows how much money designing a logo that no one can use or no one likes--- waste of our dues. 

Then they create commercials that are stupid and elementary. 

It is beyond my comprehension on what goes into their decision making processes. 

I just don't get it. 


Aug 21, 2018 09:52 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

These really appeal to the tide pod eating generation.  At least the agents aren't retarded in this one, just the consumers.

Aug 21, 2018 09:42 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I can't imagine the decision-making process at NAR

Aug 21, 2018 09:12 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

WOW, those are so STUPID I could only watch 2 before I had to turn it off or blow lunch Lyn Sims . I am glad that at the end of this month I will no longer be associated with them.

Aug 21, 2018 08:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thank you for sharing. 

Aug 21, 2018 07:40 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Oh my gosh. I just watched all four of the ads. If one of my buyers tried to get in the shower, or stand on the couch, or flick the light switches on or off, I would not stand there with a sicky sweet smile on my face and allow it! I haven't seen these ads but they make realtors look like idiots. 

Aug 21, 2018 09:48 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Why don't they hire professional creatives? Aren't they tired of hiring amateurs? I mean we might as well create our own with Limbo Rock! How low can we go?

Aug 21, 2018 09:05 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

What a great way to really piss off homeowners & buyers more than the shady licensees already do. While they are somewhat humorous, in a very dry way, they just make homebuyers look like buffoons. 

Thanks for another blaring example of how out of touch NAR is with the consumers and with the licensees that are held hostage to their racket.

Aug 21, 2018 01:49 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WHO on EARTH comes up with these ads? O M G! 

"Guaranteed?" I want my money back!

Aug 21, 2018 10:23 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't see the ads because I watch select TV and blow through all the commercials. I am sure they will make us proud like that last bunch did (tongue in cheek).

Aug 21, 2018 07:52 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Continued waste.

Aug 21, 2018 12:01 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Get Realtor. Nice. Excellent grammar. -Kasey

Aug 21, 2018 11:24 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Even Don Draper could not help with their Ads.

Aug 21, 2018 10:06 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The money is spent, no sense worrying about it now, the best way to prevent future spending we may not agree with is to run for the board and work your way to the top.

Aug 21, 2018 04:51 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

And you're surpirsed because? ....

Aug 21, 2018 03:03 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You are being overly kind in your assessment!

Aug 21, 2018 01:55 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The only thing that could salvage these commercials is to add the 'big hair' blond overweight real estate lady going for her side gun....with the caption..."Don't let this happen to you, hire a REALTOR."

Now that's satire.

Aug 21, 2018 11:20 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

The first thing I noticed was everyone was looking up (creepy) and the ideas were taken from variations of other commercials. The brazilian walnut floor idea was very similar to a Febreeze commerical. That is obvious. Nothing spoke REALTOR at all, no call to action either!

Aug 27, 2018 05:52 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lyn, sure wish we had some say in how our hard earned dollars are spent.  Some of those commercials are so stupid.

Aug 26, 2018 05:26 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am so over the NAR!

Aug 23, 2018 04:24 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I would venture to say that half of the local firms are no longer members in my market.  It's just a waste of money.  I generally disagree with most of their lobby positions as well.  And I know how to write my congresspeople personally.

Aug 22, 2018 07:29 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Another spectacular brainchild of NAR and their creative (read stupid) ad agency of the great use of our money. How dense do you have to be?

How about and ad campaign to address the issues of i-brokerages.... oh noooooo, that would be way too smart.....

Hear this NAR? You're fired!

How about we (and each one of us) drop them (NAR) a note about this... I'm going there right now...)

Aug 22, 2018 06:10 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I must say that they have out down themselves in making a mockery of what we do. I have seen them, they make you look the first time you watch, then they get annoying fast. It does NOT show any value of using a Realtor over not using a Realtor. It does not show what we do behind the scenes. 

Aug 22, 2018 05:23 AM
Scott Pope
Nautical Properties - Panama City Beach, FL
You Can't Live Without Water™

Lyn Sims thanks for the link to the ads. I watched them and I disapprove of them. They are worse than the last series of ads run by NAR. Definitely a waste of money.

Aug 22, 2018 05:18 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I hadn't seen those ads yet but are they kidding????  The money has been spent and makes our buyers all look like idiots & Realtors as wall flowers...  I'm not impressed with the expenditure. 

Aug 22, 2018 05:05 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't mind them and I tend to focus on the positive.

Aug 21, 2018 06:47 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

They sure as heck don't put our clients in the best light! However, I've had a few who fall into that category. The Realtor comes across as the only sane person in the commercials.  Quirky can be good. You state you haven't seen the commercials but have already made up your mind? So what would your ideal ad be? "I have not personally seen the commercials but here they are. Again, my profession is trying to show I'm an idiot."  

Aug 21, 2018 06:23 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I did not know about these nor have I seen them in my local market.

Aug 21, 2018 03:08 PM
Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

Thanks for the link, yeah they're a little lame. Not sure what they were going for.

Aug 21, 2018 01:07 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven’t seen them but no doubt I will not be impressed!

Aug 21, 2018 10:49 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL


Nov 25, 2018 09:08 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Don't believe it too.

Nov 25, 2018 08:12 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

ROI ?????

Aug 28, 2018 06:53 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I think some areas do not have a significant percentage of agents who are Realtors.  My area does.  Our local board requires it for those hanging their license under a Broker who is a Realtor.

Aug 25, 2018 05:52 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am getting less and less from NAR!

Aug 24, 2018 04:31 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I don't understand the purpose of the NAR at all - seems like there should be a mechanism for a revolt

Aug 23, 2018 06:50 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Why can't they listen to the membes and get rid of the blood suckes.

Aug 22, 2018 05:51 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

No better nor worse than most commercials selling all kinds of products.

Aug 22, 2018 04:48 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

We may just be idiots for supporting this organization.

Aug 22, 2018 06:16 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing 

Aug 22, 2018 04:30 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Ouch, but I agree a waste of our money. 

Aug 22, 2018 04:08 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lyn Sims - have not seen it, yet. Based on other answers, it is 50/50...

Aug 21, 2018 10:20 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Keep promoting the importance of using a Realtor.  It is essential and helps the public and our community.

Aug 21, 2018 03:06 PM