Use these resources to develop the understanding of how associations are organized.
Structure, Policies, and Procedures
Organization Assessment Checklist
This comprehensive tool aims to cover all areas of REALTOR® association management. It can be used to document current procedures as well as to guide future planning.
The Answer Book: Association Management and Association Structure
An introduction to shared services and collaboration; mergers and consolidations; and more
The Answer Book: Understanding the Structure of the REALTOR® Organization
Top-to-bottom explanation on societies and councils; the relationship with government; and the relationship with MLSs. Includes an overview of organizational standards, governing documents, and more.
Benefits for Non-REALTOR® Members
Benefits are provided for individuals employed in an executive, administrative, or management capacity by Member boards (state or local), Member board-owned MLSs, Institutes, Societies, or Councils of NAR, and employees of NAR, as well as corporate staff of a franchise who hold membership pursuant to Article III, Section 1(C) 1. (b) of the NAR Constitution.
These individuals will be provided a NRDS number on request and shall have access to the benefits below, without payment of dues:
- Access to REALTOR.org
- Member pricing for NAR convention and events
- The ability to serve, if appointed, on committees, on the NAR Board of Directors and as Liaisons
- The ability to hold those NAR designations that expressly allow non-members to earn them (designation fees apply)
- Receipt of mail and email communications from NAR