Jay Thompson has covered the saga of NAR’s entry into the Tournament of Roses Parade over on NAR Wisdom, so I won’t rehash the whole thing here. But I couldn’t resist this nugget culled today’s e-mail from NAR, signed by our new president, Charles McMillan:
Also, for the first time ever, there will be a Viewers’ Choice Award. After you watch the parade tomorrow, visit https://www.ktla.com/roseparade_poll to vote for your favorite Rose Parade float. Voting will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time with the winner awarded January 2. I know each of you will be proud to support your REALTOR® float.
Actually, Chuck, I won’t. In fact, I think I ought to be able to reduce my national dues by 2 cents (my guess at my financial share of this debacle, unverified since NAR’s never mentioned the total cost) as a sign that NAR should be working on more important issues than a flower-covered float.
Stick a “Foreclosed” rider on the front of the Swiss Family Robinson’s home and maybe you’d get a vote in the “Most Realistic Depiction” category.
Realizing the best way to change NAR is to get involved, if someone could tell me how to sign up for the “Committee in Charge of Making Sure We Don’t Spend Money on Stupid (Expletive)” I’d appreciate it.