Miami Association of Realtors keeps squeezing Palm Beach, Broward associations

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The Miami Association of Realtors seems to be boosting the pressure on rival trade associations in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

This week, the Miami group announced the opening of its third office in Broward County. And the Miami association has put out a flurry of press releases touting the Rock the Market event it hosted in Jupiter last week.

The Miami association and the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches were working together on training events until the Miami association bought the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound association in 2015, a deal that spurred a lawsuit and accusations of fraud by the Palm Beach group against the Miami association.

The expansion-minded Miami Association of Realtors has 46,000 members — more than many state associations of Realtors — and calls itself the nation’s largest local Realtor association. The Miami Association of Realtors reported $16 million in revenue in the year ended June 30, 2015, dwarfing the revenues of the Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach associations.

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