14. The More You Learn, the More You Earn
Tap into new opportunities in your market—and as much as double your salary—by gaining advanced credentials that set you apart from the rest. Through NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Development, you can earn a certification or designation, earn continuing education credits, and complete your Code of Ethics training. Become a certified Military Relocation Professional, a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist, a Certified Property Manager, or an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, among many other specializations. NAR and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide range of programs and services that can help you increase your skills and stand out from the crowd.
15. Gain a Platform to Boost Your Voice
Become a leader in the real estate industry with a voice to make change. By volunteering to serve on local, state, and national REALTOR® committees and workgroups, you’ll work alongside some of the most respected people in the industry to shape the future of the profession, enhance services to fellow members, and further political goals. You’ll also be eligible for specialized leadership training to enhance your leadership skills and further your professional growth.
16. Expert Content for Your Marketing
The REALTOR® Content Resource from NAR’s award-winning website HouseLogic.com provides engaging and expertly written free articles on homeownership, homebuying, and homeselling that you can post on your website, distribute to customers, or link to via social media. RCR provides hundreds of articles on topics such as home improvement, maintenance, taxes, and insurance. Sharing these articles with past, present, and future clients can help keep you top of mind as a trusted adviser.
17. Unrivaled National Property Data
Created by NAR for the sole purpose of providing REALTORS® with the information they need to meet the demands of clients, REALTORS Property Resource® provides comprehensive property data, market trends, powerful analytics, and client-friendly reports on every property in the United States, exclusively for members. RPR gives you a competitive edge with your clients.
18. Unmatched Networking and Live Training
Get money-making new ideas and tools from more than 200 programs and 500 exhibitors at the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Network with tens of thousands of your peers, build your referral base, and share ideas with industry leaders from across the country. Members always save $100 on registration.
19. Personalized Guidance for Young Professionals
The NAR Young Professionals Network helps young real estate practitioners become more business savvy through regular events and by fostering communication with other YPN members to share tips and tricks. This dynamic group is dedicated to increasing the voice and leadership of young professionals in the real estate industry.
20. Save With Tailored Financial Planning
The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness provides you with a customized road map to maximize your wealth and achieve your retirement dreams. This resource helps answer dozens of common questions, such as how much commission you should save, how a second home can build wealth, and how to calculate your business expenses.
21. Resources to Keep You Safe on the Job
From planning your safety strategy to extensive safety resources including apps, products, and education, NAR provides free safety webinars and videos through the REALTOR® Safety Program, plus special offers on Trust Stamp, an agent safety tool.
22. International Reach at Home and Abroad
NAR seeks to make the global market accessible to and profitable for all REALTORS®. You can access a variety of programs, services, and research to help you attract international real estate investment to your market and work with immigrant communities here at home.
23.Reach Serious Buyers on realtor.com®
More consumers report they found the agent they purchased their home from on realtor.com® than on any other national real estate site.* You can update your MLS listings on realtor.com®, submit customer ratings and recommendations, construct a free profile and send listing reports to your sellers. No member dues are used to fund realtor.com®. Visit hub.realtor.com/NAR to get started. *(2017 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers)
24.Save Thousands in Legal Fees
The association offers legally binding dispute resolution mediation and arbitration services to settle business disputes between members. We also offer members and consumers the opportunity to address possible violations of the NAR Code of Ethics or association bylaws in an unbiased and uniform manner.
25. Minimize Your Risk, Protect Your Home and Business for Less
You receive special pricing on a variety of insurance and warranty needs, which can save thousands of dollars annually. Select from errors and omissions insurance, personal auto and home insurance, and home warranties.
26. Boost Your Commercial Business
NAR supports commercial advocacy efforts and provides services specifically for commercial members, including education, publications, and commercial market research.