Membership down about 10 percent for Aspen Board of Realtors. The recession is taking a toll on the ranks of real estate agents in the Aspen area.The membership of the Aspen Board of Realtors is down about 10 percent, although that number could improve in the next few weeks, according to executive vice president Stacey Rinker.Membership in the association peaked at about 732 last year. There are more than 70 who haven’t paid dues for 2009, Rinker said. The staff is calling to remind them to renew. A late payment fee is being waived, and dues can be paid in two payments as extra incentive. Still, Rinker said, those who have been contacted don’t seem inclined to renew this year.
By Scott Condon, Jan 12, 2009, The Aspen Times, Aspen CO

Link to full article