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 Core Standards.
- Shared Services Overview
- Sharing Stories: How Other Associations Did It
- Download the Shared Services Assessment Guide
- REALTOR® Association Resource Exchange
- Related: Chapter Formation
Mergers and Shared Services
Shared services is not about mergers – it’s about collaborations, partnerships, and other mutually beneficial relationships among REALTOR® associations that enhance the level of service to all members and increase the association’s efficiency and productivity.
Sample Shared Services and Cooperative Agreements
These sample agreements were created by REALTOR® associations and are being shared with each of their permissions. Please note that the samples are provided only for information purposes and should be not be used as a substitute for the advisement of local legal counsel. An association should consult its local legal counsel to ensure that its agreement is tailored to the association’s specific needs and interests.
- Wyoming REALTORS® Agreement For Board Administration Services
- Texas REALTORS® Agreement For Multi-Board Management Program Services
- Shared GAD Program Cooperative Agreement
State associations may want to host a workshop for staff and volunteer leaders to begin the conversation about sharing services among local associations. A workshop is an opportunity to introduce concepts and possibilities; to introduce the assessment tools; and to plant the seeds for future partnerships and alliances. Workshop materials include a PowerPoint presentation with facilitator notes and a Participant Workbook with exercises. For questions, or to obtain workshop materials, contact NAR staff, Andrew Scoulas, ALD.