The expenses were revealed in the National Association of Realtors' March 27 filing with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
The report says the NAR paid $11,898.26 to Access Marketing, Denver, Colorado, mail, online ads, and phone calls on March 27 for Gander's campaign and the same amount for Gould's.
NAR also paid $732.91 March 22 for "polling and consulting expenses," for both Gander and Gould, according to the report.
While this appears to be the first time that the National Association of Realtors has become involved in a Joplin race, the Missouri Realtors PAC spent $5,
None of the five board candidates have filed papers to form a campaign committee, indicating that they are spending less than $1,000.
They are not required to file anything regarding independent expenditures made on their behalf as long as those are not in done in coordination with their campaigns.