These organizations and NAR affiliates will have displays at the Leadership Summit in Chicago. Stop by to learn more.
ABR® Accredited Byer’s Representative Designation
Non-dues revenue for associations and for the betterment of members
Your members can increase their opportunities and their referral pool in any market by earning the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation. ABR® education provides the expertise needed to fan edge in serving today’s home buyers. Host an ABR® course today to help your members and earn non-dues revenue.
Association Leadership Development (ALD)
Volunteer leadership programs
The relationship between volunteer leader and association executive is crucial to the success of the association. Discover what products and programs are offered to ensure your professional development as either a volunteer leader or association executive can reach its full potential.
Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) Certification
With increased use for broker price opinions (BPOs) and comparative market analyses (CMAs), this certification course will teach real estate professionals how to prepare accurate and professional BPOs, evaluate market valuation tools for the most productive preparation of BPOs, and identify and weigh all significant factors influencing the creation of a useful valuation.
The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. A CCIM is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of almost 10,000 professionals around the world who hold the CCIM designation.
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
As more REALTORS® expand into the area of property management, they are looking for tools and best practices to succeed in this field. IREM has courses, credentialing programs, and resources to respond to this growing member need – including a new one-day course on managing single-family homes and small residential properties.
International Real Property Foundation (IRPF)
Education and Technical Assistance
The mission of IRPF focuses on helping create viable, real estate markets worldwide which are essential for strong democracies and developing economies, leading to improved living standards, stakes in communities—urban and rural—market predictability, and societal stability. Over 78 local and regional associations founded by IRPF and representing approximately 200,000 professionals are currently providing needed services to their members.
Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification
Announcing NAR’s newest certification, the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. The MRP certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs, and take full advantage of military benefits and support. For more information about hosting the course at your association, contact Dawn Headtke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAR Commercial Division & Affiliates (CCIM, IREM, RLI, SIOR and CRE)
Resources, education, and services
On Average, 10%-20% of a REALTOR® Associations membership will conduct commercial transactions. Help engage this segment, and attract new members, by building strong commercial services through NAR and affiliate resources; CCIM, CRE, Institute of Real Estate Management, REALTORS® Land Institute, and Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® and Counselors of Real Estate .
NAR Consumer Advertising Campaign
NAR Ad Generator: Consumer Advertising Campaign Materials Center
NAR’s national advertising campaign includes materials for local and state associations to use in their own markets. The ad generator is an online tool that gives REALTOR® associations access to these advertising materials at little or no cost.
NAR Global Business & Alliances
Education and resources
Help your members serve the growing international, multicultural and second-home buyer groups in their local markets by hosting CIPS, RSPS, or AHWD classes. Create or rejuvenate a Global Business Council, giving members access to an exclusive network of global real estate professionals. Your members' listings are now visible to homebuyers around the world in 11 languages on www.REALTOR.com/international.
NAR Human Resources and Strategic Business Consulting
HR Connection Program
Consulting services to assist Association Executives and Leadership with: 1) Employee relations; 2) Strategic Workforce Planning; 3) Compensation Analysis, 4) CEO Search Assistance and 4) Customized Training. Stop by and pick up your brochure to learn about the wonderful FREE and other services available.
NAR Information Central
Information Central is NAR’s first point of contact for members and boards. Our experienced staff assists members with research, education, code of ethics, member benefits – and much more including our free eBooks.
Learn about the latest NAR tools and resources, including the MVP program, products for purchase, REALTOR® safety resources, the REALTOR Benefits® Program, and how you can communicate your Association’s benefits and events through NAR’s Member Center web site and apps. And let us direct you to the promotional tools and resources online just for Associations.
NAR’s e-PRO® Certification
NAR’s e-PRO® Certification Program provides a road map to help REALTORS® build their business and serve today’s hyper-connected consumers. Host day one live at your association! Course topics include how to connect with consumers, the online conversation and reputation management. Day two (online only) is also required to earn the certification. Also, ask us about hosting NAR Tech Edge in your area in 2014!
Contact: email@example.com or 877-397-3132
NAR’s Green Designation
Help your members distinguish fact from fiction and make educated decisions about the value of green. Host NAR’s Green Designation courses in your area to train your agents with the completely residential-focused NAR’s Green Designation. This innovative eighteen hour program teaches information about the basics of sustainability and rating systems, green building science and practical business applications.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-498-9422
Association Management System
To remain competitive and relevant, today’s REALTOR® associations need a management system that not only dramatically increases staff productivity, but also provides the flexibility and power to meet the needs and expectations of their leaders and members into the future. RAMCO does that for one simple reason – it was designed by and for REALTOR® AEs and staff.
Real Estate Today Radio
Real Estate Today, NAR’s own nationwide radio show, talks directly to consumers in all 50 states every week, about buying, selling and owning a home. It provides information, education and strategies which consumers need. It explains why Home Ownership Matters - and spotlights the vital role REALTORS®, NAR and state and local associations play in protecting home ownership in America.
Tools, services, and programs
CEOs and REALTOR® Leaders will gain valuable information on programs, tools and services – many of them free – for use at their boards. If you have been wanting to put more emphasis in the areas of political advocacy, community outreach & engagement, and RPAC fundraising, this is your one-stop-shop for the tools you need from the experts who can assist you.
REALTOR Team Store®
REALTOR® Logo Products
REALTOR Team Store® is proud to be part of NAR’s exclusive REALTOR Benefits® Program as the official supplier of REALTOR® logo products. We offer an “AOR/BOR Discount” to all REALTOR® associations for all purchases made online; be sure to stop by and make sure your board is getting your discount. . In addition, be sure to check out our 100+ different REALTOR® pin styles including the “REALTOR® of the Year” and “Board President” pins. If you need REALTOR® merchandise or custom logo products, give us a call.
Contact: Customer Service (email@example.com) or 847-991-4010
REALTORS® Conference & Expo
Encourage your members to attend the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov. 8-11 in San Francisco. The event includes 100 education sessions, featuring nationally recognized speakers, trainers, and industry experts, who discuss timely topics and critical issues of value to REALTORS®; 400 industry vendors at the expo that present the latest innovative tools just for real estate professionals; and unlimited networking and referral-building opportunities, including special events, networking lounges, and the expo show floor. Visit www.REALTOR.org/Conference for more information and to register.
REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, division of Northwest Federal Credit Union
Be sure to stop by the Credit Union’s booth to meet Victoria Gillespie, National Director of Business Development. In addition to services designed for NAR members and their businesses, ask her about the Credit Union’s business products and services, including special dues savings offers and the Credit Union's 3RS - where you and your Association staff can earn $120.
REALTORS®® Land Institute (RLI) & the Accredited Land Consultant Designation
Land is “under all.” Real estate professionals who conduct land transactions need specialized knowledge. The marketplace demands it. The NAR Code of Ethics requires it. Become a revenue-sharing association partner with REALTORS® Land Institute and bring land knowledge to your members.
REALTORS® Property Resource® (RPR®)
Demonstration of Realtors Property Resource®
RPR, an NAR member benefit, provides REALTORS® access to hundreds of datasets on over 160 million residential and commercial properties in the U.S. With tools for each REALTOR® constituency, RPR is provided to all REALTORS as part of their yearly NAR dues.
Online: www.narrpr.com; blog.narrpr.com
REALTOR® University Graduate School of Real Estate
A career in real estate is about finding unique ways to differentiate yourself. What better way than to earn a Master of Real Estate graduate degree from REALTOR® University? You’ll walk away with practical and applied skills you can use immediately in your day-to-day career. Find out more about the new Graduate Certificate Program in Real Estate Association Management.
REALTOR® University School of Professional Development & Continuing Education
Earn NAR certifications and designations through REALTOR® University’s School of Professional Development and Continuing Education. Make sure your association is part of the Affiliate Program at REALTOR® University for the opportunity to earn extra revenue and add high quality education and online CE to your Web site.
Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification
The RSPS certification appeals to REALTORS® in resort & second-home markets around the world who wish to distinguish themselves among their peers and among consumers. The RSPS Certification course teaches the essentials of buying, selling, or managing resort properties and second homes for recreation, investment, and development by U.S. and international clients and customers in the United States.
RPAC Fundraising & Educational Information
This resource is important for AEs and our members as it educates our members & staff about the importance of political advocacy. Now more than ever, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee is an important resource and tool to keep our members’ businesses a top priority for legislators in Washington, D.C.
Contact: Brooke Roth, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-383-1158
Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) Designation
Baby Boomers represent the largest and wealthiest group of buyers and sellers in the country. Help your members understand what motivates this growing market and how to address their needs with the prestigious SRES® designation. SRES® Designees learn how to build skills in counseling adults age 50+, understand the implications of tax laws, probate and estate planning, and identify the power of generational demographics.
SentriLock: Smart Lock, Smart Card, Smart Choice
Celebrating 10 years as NAR’s official lockbox solution, SentriLock delivers the industry’s most advanced technology with features that save real estate professionals time and money, leading to faster sales. The SentriLock solution features the SentriCard®, which may be used as a secure member photo ID, for CE credit tracking, showing feedback, and much more. SentriLock is a proud partner in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program and is an NAR Strategic Investment Company.
Contact: SentriLock Sales, 866-736-2322, email@example.com
Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification
For many real estate professionals, there is no shortage of work pertaining to distressed properties. This certification course will help your members become an expert on developing a short-sale package, protecting buyers and qualify sellers for short sales, negotiating with lenders, and limit risk while safeguarding their commission.
Society of Industrial & Office REALTORS® (SIOR) Center for Career Advancement
SIOR CCA seminars focus on topics and issues that impact how commercial real estate brokerage is transacted. Hosting an SIOR CCA seminar will allow you to provide value-added programming that is unparalleled in the marketplace. Many topics can be approved for continuing education credit in most states and all topics count toward the education requirement for earning the SIOR designation.
Contact: Lizzy Lokken, firstname.lastname@example.org; 202.449.8222
REBAC Course Listings
Exclusively for REBAC Course Providers, training4RE.com serves as the online resource for real estate professionals looking to earn a designation or certification offered by the National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliates. Help your members increase their opportunities by promoting your education offerings on training4RE.com.
Real Estate Software
ZipLogix, the creator of zipForm®, provides a family of tech-savvy products and is the recognized industry standard for electronic real estate forms and transaction management system. zipLogix products are currently used by more real estate professionals than any other real estate software program.
Contact: 866-MY-FORMS (866-693-6767)