Fees are lower today than 15 years ago

It seems like prices for just about everything keep going up. Believe it or not, one price that has actually fallen is what HAR members pay for agent dues and fees. The amount HAR charges for dues and MLS subscriber fees combined has actually dropped five percent since 1997, while TAR dues have risen 74 percent and NAR dues have climbed 142 percent in that time.

Throughout the year, HAR is committed to maximizing the value that you, our members, receive for your dues dollar. This has been especially true during these more recent times that have put a tremendous financial strain on so many of us. To that end, the HAR Board of Directors has voted to maintain the current dues level for the 10th year in a row. That means you will not be paying a penny more than last year, or the year before that, or the year before that and quite a few years before that.

Your Association is always carefully minding the bottom line in ways no other real estate association has to ensure continued value for the membership. HAR has cut expenses and developed additional revenue sources to help maintain our financial strength, while also allowing us to continue to roll out new products and tools to help you become more efficient and effective in your business.

Among the more recent HAR offerings are the HAR-ETS transaction management platform with more brokerages signing on daily, REALTORS® Property Resource® (RPR) in conjunction with NAR, and HARConnect.com, the go-to source for HAR and real estate news.

Only with the strength and support of all of our 25,000 residential and commercial members can we remain a successful REALTOR® community, so thank you for your membership. Know that your Association strives to bring you greater value every day.

You may pay your dues online at www.har.com/dues.