So how many of you fellow REOPRO-ers have run into the REOMAC membership brick wall?
I've tried to join REOMAC for about 3 years now and have had no luck whatsoever.
What is up with these guys? It reminds me of the 'clubs' that kids would put together when I was in elementary school, (not long after the wheel was invented), where the rules for membership were never quite explained, joining was a process cloaked in secrecy and the members were part of the 'popular crowd'.
Apparently, they do not want any more real estate agents regardless of our experience, references or genuine desire to see the industry we work in improve, (Which I thought was the goal of REOMAC).
I've had non-agent members submit recommendation letters on my behalf, made calls, sent letters and even emails trying to determine if there is even a waiting list to get on and all to no avail.
All I've ever received is a form letter-type of reply...
I am unsure of why I've expended so much effort to try to join a group that does not appear to actually practice what it preaches..perhaps it's just an OCD thing or that inner need to belong...
Whatever the case, it is killing me that I am going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to attend an event promoted by an organization that is apparently harder to join the Bildeburgers, CFR or Skull & Bones.
However, I have clients that are attending who've inquired about whether I'll be there, so regardless of my enimity towards their bizarre membership criteria, I will grit my teeth, pay the ransom and attend...
So, for those of you out there who enjoy membership within the rarefied atmosphere of REOMAC, what's it like?
Do you have secret handshakes?, Stange and cryptic rituals? or is it like the Moose lodge near where I live and used as an excuse for binge drinking?
Please Do Tell!
For those of you who have tried to join but not managed to make it into the industry organization, what are your thoughts?
Lastly, aside from REOPRO, what other trade groups are there where we can network and learn of new best practices?
Your thoughts are most welcome!