Use these resources to develop the understanding of how associations are organized.

Structure, Policies, and Procedures

Organization Assessment Checklist
This comprehensive tool aims to cover all areas of REALTOR® association management. It can be used to document current procedures as well as to guide future planning.

The Answer Book: Association Management and Association Structure  
An introduction to shared services and collaboration; mergers and consolidations; and more

The Answer Book: Understanding the Structure of the REALTOR® Organization
Top-to-bottom explanation on societies and councils; the relationship with government; and the relationship with MLSs. Includes an overview of organizational standards, governing documents, and more.

Shared Services

Shared Services


Merger Procedures & Checklist

Forming Chapters

Chapter Formation

Benefits for Non-REALTOR® Members

Benefits are provided for individuals employed in an executive, administrative, or management capacity by Member boards (state or local), Member board-owned MLSs, Institutes, Societies, or Councils of NAR, and employees of NAR, as well as corporate staff of a franchise who hold membership pursuant to Article III, Section 1(C) 1. (b) of the NAR Constitution

These individuals will be provided a Member ID number on request and shall have access to the benefits below, without payment of dues:

  • Access to
  • Member pricing for NAR convention and events
  • The ability to serve, if appointed, on committees, on the NAR Board of Directors and as Liaisons
  • The ability to hold those NAR designations that expressly allow non-members to earn them (designation fees apply)
  • Receipt of mail and email communications from NAR