NAR Program & Display Areas
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Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) Designation
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 have an edge in serving today’s homebuyers. Host an ABR® course today to help your members and earn non-dues revenue!
Association Leadership Development
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Tools, services and programs
NAR and Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) have joined forces so America’s kids continue to have a bright future. Hear how Associations have already made an impact at their local Clubs, and how your Association and members can get involved in your community! Learn about the NAR resources available to help you connect with your local Boys & Girls Club.
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. Along with its respected designation curriculum, CCIM Institute also provides leading commercial real estate education on current trends and industry topics through its Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. CCIM members comprise a global network of 13,000 experts in brokerage, leasing, investment, development, lending, and allied professions — an invaluable resource for real estate owners, investors, and users.
Counselors of Real Estate
An international network of commercial practitioners who provide advice to clients on complex real property situations and land-related issues. CRE designated members hold prominent positions in real estate, financial, legal, and accounting firms, as well as in government and academia. Membership is extended by invitation only on either a sponsored or self-initiated basis.
Contact: Counselor of Real Estate at 312-329-8429
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.
Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification
The Military Relocation Professional (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.
NAR’s Commercial Division
Resources, education & services for staff and members
An estimated 25-30% of NAR members are involved in conducting commercial transactions. Are you serving this segment of your membership and community?
We’ve put together an array of resources for local associations to better serve and engage commercial practitioners, along with staff experts to help guide you with strategy and support.
NAR directly serves commercial member with advocacy efforts, research, technology, networking and educational opportunities from NAR and the commercial affiliate organizations.
NAR Global Business & Alliances
Education and resources
International buyers spent $104 billion from April 2014-March 2015 on U.S. residential real estate -- a 13% increase from the previous year. Your members' listings are visible to homebuyers around the world in 11 languages on www.REALTOR.com/international Help them serve international and multicultural buyer groups in their local markets by hosting CIPS or At Home With Diversity classes, or create/rejuvenate a Global Business Council, giving members access to an exclusive network of global real estate professionals.
NAR Information Services
As the primary point of contact for the National Association of REALTORS®, Information Services fields over 10,000 inquiries per month from NAR members, association staff, and the public. Information Services offers a variety of services for REALTORS® and state & local associations, including information about NAR member benefits and programs; Field Guides and eBooks on Realtor.org; access to journals and articles through EBSCO, reference and research support from the NAR Library; historical information about the REALTOR® Organization through the NAR Archives; the REALTOR® Emeritus program; and more.
Tools, services and programs
Learn about the latest NAR tools and resources for members and Associations, including the MVP program, REALTOR® Store 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.
NAR Strategic Association Management (S.A.M.) Services
Consulting services to assist Association Executives and Leadership with: 1) CEO Search Assistance, 2) Strategic Planning, and 3) Staff and Compensation Analysis. Stop by and pick up your brochure to learn about the wonderful FREE and other services available.
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 e-PRO® Day 1 live at your association! Course topics include how to connect with consumers, the online conversation and reputation management. Day 2 (online only) is also required to earn the certification. Plus, receive a discount on Day 1 royalties if your association is selected to host NAR Tech Edge!
NAR’s Green Designation
Help your members distinguish fact from fiction and make educated decisions about the value of high performance homes. Host NAR’s Green Designation courses in your area to train REALTORS® on resource-efficient upgrades and features in both existing and new homes. This program introduces high performance homes, the clients’ interest in these homes features, as well as practical business applications.
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification
The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification course is specifically designed to help residential real estate agents and brokers enhance their skills in pricing properties, creating comparative market analyses (CMAs), and guiding clients through the complexities of valuation. REALTORS® who hold the certification are versed in the best use of technology and are committed to approaching the pricing assignment from various perspectives.
For more information about hosting the course at your association, contact Dawn Headtke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. These tools and programs can help your board achieve several of the mandatory core standards required under the new organizational alignment. If you want to put more emphasis in the areas of political advocacy, community outreach and engagement, as well as RPAC fundraising, this is your one-stop-shop. Our REALTOR® Party Consultants will be on site to assist you.
REALTOR Team Store®
REALTOR® Logo Branded Products
REALTOR Team Store® is NAR’s official supplier of REALTOR®-logo branded products, and a proud partner of the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Be sure to stop by our table to see our new and exciting products, including our 100+ different REALTOR® pin styles including the “REALTOR® of the Year” and “Board President” pins.
REALTOR® University’s Master of Real Estate degree is a true graduate degree that offers both business and real estate courses. The University’s unique features include on-demand online courses, a research center that identifies the leading trends and issues in the real estate industry, competitive overall cost compared to other prominent graduate real estate programs, and the largest real estate library in the world. Additionally, REALTOR® University has two programs tailored to Association Executives. Students can choose to follow the Real Estate Association Management concentration, or to earn the Graduate Certificate Program in Real Estate Association Management.
REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union
Full Service Financial Institution
Your Credit Union offers a variety of personal & business financial products and services tailored just for your Association, your members, and your staff. Learn how the Credit Union can help your Association with a free financial evaluation of your banking needs, the benefits of having the REALTOR® Credit Card for your business purchases, and literature and a video for New Member Orientations. Visit our table and meet our Business Development Team. Like us on Facebook. The Credit Union is a proud partner in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program.
REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace
Health, Dental, and Vision insurance plans and products
An exclusive "one-stop" online insurance shopping site providing NAR members with a full roster of insurance plans and products, including major medical, short term medical, dental, vision, medical supplement, and a free prescription drug discount card. Site highlights include access to the private Members Health Insurance Exchange, featuring ACA-compliant qualified health plans from top-rated carriers. The Marketplace is powered by SASid, a trusted NAR partner in the REALTOR Benefits® Program who specializes in helping NAR members find the best insurance plans and products for themselves and their families.
REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) & the Accredited Land Consultant Designation
Through its LANDU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, productivity, and professionalism. Since 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®)
Technology Solutions for AEs
See the RPR Dashboard’s new Market Data Tool in Action. Compare data from cities and ZIPs, congressional districts, or custom drawn areas. Run report on key metrics for inventory, listings and sales, or internal comparisons. Schedule auto-delivery of reports, including Federal and Local Economic Area Reports—a must have for GADs, FPCs, staff and volunteer leaders. Plus, use the Dashboard to meet NAR Core Standards, “The Voice of Real Estate.”
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.
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 App, Smart Choice
As NAR’s official lockbox solution for over a decade , 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 Bluetooth® REALTOR® lockbox system including SentriSmart™, SentriLock’s mobile app that provides access to the lockbox, creates instant showing notifications and allows you to manage your lockboxes with your smartphone or tablet. SentriLock is a proud partner in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program and is an NAR Strategic Investment Company.
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 and Office REALTORS®
One of the leading commercial and industrial real estate associations, SIOR has 3,200 members - 2,800 of whom hold the designation - located in more than 590 cities in 25 countries. SIOR awards the SIOR (Specialist, Industrial & Office Real Estate) designation to brokerage specialists who meet its strict experience, transaction, education, and ethical standards. Recipients of this designation are recognized within the commercial brokerage industry as the most experienced and capable commercial real estate practitioners.
Contact: SIOR headquarters at 202-449-8200
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.
Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR)
Women’s Council of REALTORS® is a powerful network of 11,000 influential business leaders who elevate their business through experiential and collaborative learning. Its members leverage resources and expertise through dynamic programming via its 250 chapters that deliver bottom line business impact, including a proven and successful world-class referral network. With a rich history and legacy of leadership, WCR continues to evolve and propel members to greater success.
Contact: Jeff Hornberger, 312-329-8480
Commercial Real Estate Information Services & Commercial Property Listing Platform
NAR members receive preferred pricing on Xceligent’s fully researched commercial information platform. As NAR's exclusive provider of commercial real estate information services, Xceligent’s data helps real estate professionals, appraisers, investors and developers make strategic leasing, selling, and development decisions. Xceligent also offers CommercialSearch — a national listing platform for commercial real estate properties. Xceligent is a proud partner in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program and is an NAR Strategic Investment Company.
2016 Leadership Summit Sponsor
New NAR Member Benefit: Delivered Through zipLogix™ Technology
NAR is providing a valuable member benefit to REALTORS® nationwide and has chosen zipLogix™ as the provider to deliver a comprehensive transaction platform. The new benefit includes zipTMS™ robust transaction management system, unlimited zipVault® document storage, an exclusive NAR library of REALTOR® Forms and Templates and access to the industry-standard zipForm® Plus forms engine, where members can add and manage their own custom documents. State and local libraries also may be made available if your Association chooses to license these forms to zipLogix™. REALTORS® will benefit from zipLogix™’s state-of-the-art technology, which ensures data integrity, security and disaster recovery, and a standardized technology platform designed to create efficiencies and streamline processes.
How does this new NAR member benefit affect associations? There are significant savings if your association currently provides zipForm® Plus as a member benefit, and if you want to provide your Association’s forms as a benefit. Please visit Wendy Waldrep at the display table to learn more.