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This online resource guide was designed by NAR's Human Resources Department to provide REALTOR® associations information and guidance on Employee Relations, Recruiting, and Legal Issues.

Strategic Association Management

Fee-based consulting services are available from NAR's Human Resources Department. NAR's Strategic Association Management program (S.A.M.) provides the convenience of "one-stop shopping" for professional quality services and resources. 

Human Resources Audit Form

Assess your human resources needs with this handy checklist of important questions.

Employee Relations

Learn fundamental policies and procedures that can help nurture a satisfactory relationship with your staff.


Get the tools you need to bring talent to your team, including processes for posting open positions and conducting interviews.


Review employment laws that impact your organization and learn how to best comply with regulations and statutes.


Discover how to determine appropriate wages with salary surveys and other competitive market data.


Establish a competitive benefits package to help recruit, retain, and motivate talented and dedicated workers.


Help colleagues grow personally and professionally with a well-formed development curriculum.

Chief Staff Evaluation Resources

Access guidelines and sample forms for evaluating your chief staff executive’s performance.

Succession Planning Resources

These resources can help association staff in their succession planning, whether it is a planned or unplanned departure.

REALTOR® Association Resource Exchange (RARE)

The REALTOR® Association Resource Exchange contains recommended speakers and instructors, sample job descriptions, strategic plans, mission statements, policies, brochures, shared services, special initiatives, videos, and much more—all contributed by your fellow REALTOR® associations. Before reinventing the wheel, check here first for some of your HR needs.

HR Toolkit For Association Leadership

Association leadership, including REALTOR® association presidents, will find several elements of the Human Resources toolkit to be useful. These resources are not exclusive to association presidents, but rather are beneficial to both AEs and state and local volunteer leadership.

This material was developed for use by State and Local Association Executives. Some of the information may not be applicable to other audiences. This guide is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information with regard to the subject matter covered. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, the authors and editors of this guide cannot be responsible for any errors or omissions. This guide is not a substitute for legal or technical advice. Associations that need legal or technical advice should obtain opinions from their own legal or technical advisors.

Consulting Services Available from NAR Human Resources

Fee-based consulting services are available from NAR's Human Resources Department. For more information, contact Strategic Association Management, at, 312-329-8518.


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