Core Standards Six-Requirements Pie Chart

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics Training Toolkit for AEs
This toolkit helps AEs administer and implement required REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training Requirements.

Advocacy

Advocacy Strategic Plan Templates
Get help with your advocacy efforts. These strategic plan templates are specifically geared towards beginner, intermediate, or advanced or high-resource associations.

RPAC Dues Billing
The RPAC Dues Billing document contains detailed information on preparing and collecting RPAC investments as well as communication and transfer of RPAC funds in order to meet the organizational alignment core standards.

RPAC Training Webinar: RPAC Dues Billing & Core Standards
Webinar playback: Susie Helm, Vice President of Community and Political Affairs, and Lauren Facemire, Managing Director of RPAC & Political Fundraising, explain RPAC's programs and resources that help your association meet your annual “Invest” criteria for Core Standards. 

REALTOR® Party Resource Guide
The REALTOR® Party Resource Guide provides resources, funding, and turn-key implementation tools to help state and local REALTOR® associations run successful advocacy and community outreach programs.

RPR® Resources for Organizational Alignment Core Standards
RPR® offers a number of resources to help associations meet these standards in the areas of communication, technology, education, and advocacy.

Consumer Outreach     

Consumer Outreach Strategic Plan Templates
Get help with your consumer outreach efforts. These strategic plan templates are specifically geared towards small, medium, or large associations.

Shared Services Toolkit
Shared services programs can help REALTOR® associations expand services and streamline management through strategic partnerships. Sharing services with other local associations can help all involved meet the Organizational Alignment Core Standards.

RPR® Resources for Organizational Alignment Core Standards
RPR® offers a number of resources to help associations meet these standards in the areas of communication, technology, education, and advocacy.

Unification Efforts and Support of the REALTOR® Organization

New Member Orientation Materials
NAR provides member associations with the tools and resources needed help welcome new members into the REALTOR® family, including online orientation

Strategic Planning Resources Toolkit

The NAR Strategic Planning Resources toolkit will help familiarize you with the strategic planning process and provide resources for you to meet the core standards strategic planning requirement at your association.

Core Standards Professional Development Opportunities
View a list of professional development programs and courses available from NAR to help you meet the Core Standards Professional Development requirement.

RPR® Resources for Organizational Alignment Core Standards
RPR® offers a number of resources to help associations meet these standards in the areas of communication, technology, education, and advocacy.

Shared Services Toolkit
Shared services programs can help REALTOR® associations expand services and streamline management through strategic partnerships. Sharing services with other local associations can help all involved meet the Organizational Alignment Core Standards.

Association Merger Procedure
NAR's Association Merger Procedure page features guidelines and a complete Merger Kit for associations wishing to explore the process of merging.

Alternative to Merging - Jerry Matthews presents a simplified merger process for small associations.

Geographic Chapter Bylaw Language - Sample bylaw provision authorizing operation of chapters – courtesy of the REALTORS® of Central Colorado.

Checklist of Merger Documentation - provides a sample list of essential documents associations will want to compile/complete prior to merger discussions and submission of merger application to NAR. Provided courtesy of Rick Harris.

Chapter Formation - Some local associations that are considering a merger may choose a “chapter” structure to preserve their identity.

Technology

Core Standards Technology Resources
The Core Standards require associations to have an interactive website that gives members and consumers access to information and resources related to filing ethics complaints and initiating dispute resolution. Access this at NAR’s Member Policy area: Ethics Complaints, Arbitration Requests and Related Information.

Download or play back the recording of the Core Standards Website Building Webinar with Nobu Hata, NAR's Director of Digital Engagement.
Download Nobu Hata's presentation from the webinar.

RPR® Resources for Organizational Alignment Core Standards
RPR® offers a number of resources to help associations meet these standards in the areas of communication, technology, education, and advocacy.

Financial Solvency

Core Standards Financial Resources
State and local associations can use these model financial policy documents to help meet the Financial Solvency element of NAR's Core Standards for State and Local Associations.

Additional Publications and Videos

"NAR Core Standards - Third Compliance Cycle" - Handout from the 2016 Leadership Summit

"Standards & Beyond" - from the Summer 2014 issue of REALTOR® AE Magazine

"Core Standards: What Comes Next" - In this video, NAR President Steve Brown explains the next steps for implementing core standards for ensuring associations provide a professional level of services to members.

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