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 08/23/2011
NAR Overview


Mission & Vision
The core purpose of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ is to help its members become more profitable and successful.
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History
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ was founded as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges on May 12, 1908, at the YMCA Auditorium in Chicago, Il.
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Annual Report
Throughout 2010, NAR worked tirelessly to show America what matters most: home ownership, commercial real estate, and the REALTORSŪ who make it all possible. In an exceedingly tough market, NAR gave members more resources than ever before enabling them to meet changing market demands. From HouseLogic.com to the REALTORSŪ Property Resource, NAR empowered REALTORSŪ to meet the challenges of today and laid the foundation for future success.

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Issues and Challenges
The 2012 Issues and Challenges document outlines the pressing matters that REALTORSŪ can expect to face in the coming year. It provides critical solutions to address each of these topics, along with descriptions and links to relevant programs and resources.
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Lobbying
RPAC is a separate entity that raises money for the political activities of NAR's Government Affairs division and disseminates contributions to congressional candidates. RPAC is one of the largest and most influential political action committees in the nation.
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Research
NAR's Research Division analyzes the economic, policy and structural effects of changes in the real estate industry. It produces studies and statistics on topics affecting the practice of real estate and the ownership and management of real estate firms.
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REALTORSŪ Conference & Expo
REALTORSŪ see their referrals and sales increase significantly from the networking and education they gain at the REALTORSŪ Conference & Expo, the industry's premier event. More than 18,000 real estate professionals and guests from around the world attend this yearly event to learn about industry trends, new technology, and innovative products and services. More than 400 exhibitors make REALTORSŪ Expo the world's largest, most comprehensive real estate products supermarket.
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REALTORŪ Magazine
REALTORŪ Magazine is the official magazine of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ. The magazine is published 10 times per year and reports on industry best practices, trends and tools of the trade - all with the mission of helping NAR's 1 million+ members achieve business success.
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REALTOR BenefitsŪ
Did you know that you can earn back more than your national membership dues by simply taking advantage of the REALTOR BenefitsŪ Program? Choose from a variety of value-added offers and savings from industry leaders. Plus, every partner provides products and services that you can use every day, in your business or personal life. For more information visit realtor.org/realtorbenefits to learn more. You can also call the REALTORS BenefitsŪ Help Line ad 1-800-NAR-5233 for updates and assistance.
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Product Showcase
As part of the REALTOR BenefitsŪ Program, NAR offers resources designed to help you stay on top of a changing marketplace, to be more successful and to grow your business. Every NAR product, plus many more published by outside sources and experts is available at realtor.org/store.

Education
Real estate transactions are complex. Keep up with the latest trends and navigate daily challenges with courses and products from NAR. Tap into new opportunities and increase profits by taking classes to gain the expertise needed to work with clients with specific needs. Over 400 hours of online education is available through REALTORŪ University—NAR's exclusive online education destination offering education in sales, marketing, and business skills.
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Grants and Funding

Discover the many funding opportunities that are available to REALTORSŪ and state and local associations from NAR. Opportunities range from funding for workforce housing initiatives, smart growth programs and foreclosure recovery efforts, to stipends to attend NAR conferences and events.

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News Releases
Stay up to date with both association and real estate industry issues through the this constantly updated compendium of NAR news releases. Access the news release archives as well to research past topics or topics over time.
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NAR Officers
Get to know the NAR Leadership Team.
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Committee Leadership
It's your association and member participation in committees lie at the heart of its governance and guidance. Look up the committee members and NAR staff executives for your practice specialty or issue area.
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Committee and Directors Directory
This reference directory covers past (back to 2000), current and future committee members and directors of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ.
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Affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils
Learn about the Affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils that NAR members can join to gain valuable educational and networking opportunities in specialty areas.
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NAR Staff Directory
Use this reference to find the staff person you need to assist you with questions or otherwise help you learn how to get the most out of your membership.
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State and Local Leadership
This database contains the names and leadership of all local and state associations. It also includes information regarding regional MLSs.
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REALTORSŪ Relief Foundation
This charitable foundation's mission is dedicated to providing housing-related assistance to victims and their families in disaster situations affecting the United States and its territories. Since inception is 2001, the REALTORSŪ Relief Foundation has distributed over $21 million.
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