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.

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.

See NAR's Merger Procedure for Local Associations


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.