I need to hang my license with a broker. I dont want to be forced to join my local Realtor organization but I do want to join the MLS. I have a seller with two listings at the moment. How can I find a broker that wont force me to pay the expensive Realtor dues?
I'm not sure how it works in your area. I am a Real Estate Agent in West Texas. We have to pay dues in order to use the MLS.
You might want to consider seeking out a local agency that doesn't have franchise fees or even researching some agency that are not members of the MLS to see how they advertise their homes. It isn't uncommon for farm and ranch brokers in my area not to be Realtors.
I am also an agent in Tampa. In order to use the MLS you would have to join the local Realtor's Associaton. Now to my understanding, there may be brokers that don't require you to join, however, you won't gain access to the MLS unless you do, not unless you're authorized to access it through someone else.