Realtors criticize lobbying dues
The National Association of Realtors will have $41 million to spend on the 2012 elections. Some Tampa Bay area Realtors aren't happy about that.
For years, members voluntarily donated to the group's political fund when paying annual dues of $115. That changed in May when the group hiked dues by $40 for 2012 and 2013, with the extra to be devoted to lobbying.
"We have no input at all how this is spent," said Donna Rogers of Elite Realty in Land O'Lakes. "How will this help homeowners?"