National Association of Realtors’ Speech Control

“The National Association of Realtors claims to have 1.4 million members. There will be fewer members before long as the association begins purging conservative real estate agents. At the center of the storm was an addition to Article 10 which covers various forms of discrimination. Even if you’re at home and you post something opposed to gay marriage or illegal migration, you can lose your business. When you’re a real estate agent, you no longer have the right to personal opinions. Article 10-5 immediately transformed 1.4 million people into subordinates at the mercy of NAR brass who have the authority to determine what political or religious views they can hold. ‘It means that we never take our hands off, no matter where we are, no matter what we do, we are always licensed and we are always a member of the National Association of Realtors,’ New York State Association of Realtors President Jennifer Stevenson warned. Never taking your ‘hands off’ is endemic to socialist tyrannies and has no place in America. Anyone can bring an ‘ethics’ complaint which will lead to a ‘hearing’ with ‘witnesses’ and ‘counsel.’ And if they lose that hearing, then not only will they be expelled from the NAR, but the state real estate licensing authority will be told that the agent violated the ‘public trust’ which can lead to the loss of their license. Say the wrong thing on Facebook and lose your license, your business, and your livelihood.”

“National Association of Realtors,” Frontpage, Nov. 30, 2020