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 09/20/2011


Benefits of NAR Membership

Real Strength. Real Advantages
Participating in a membership of over 900,000 members gives you Real Strength. Real Advantages. NAR serves the diverse interests of all our members who specialize in residential or commercial real estate, including established and new agents, brokers/owners, association executives or board presidents.

REALTORS® of all specialties:
  • Enjoy greater earning potential

  • Have access to valuable education and information resources

  • Gain political power

  • Adhere to a strict Code of Ethics

Every year, members receive a Membership Reference Guide from NAR outlining the member benefits, educational courses, programs and services available. This Guide also contains an eye-catching membership identification card with the member's unique NRDS number. Members use this number to take advantage of special offerings from REALTOR VIP® Alliance Partners.

Not a member? Learn more about how to join NAR.

Legislative and Legal Initiatives

Legislative and Regulatory Lobbying Campaigns — Your voice is heard at all levels of government: local, state and national. NAR protects the real estate industry from cumbersome legislation and undue regulation, and advocates legislative and regulatory changes that enhance your ability to conduct business. At the national level, the Government Affairs Group analyzes federal issues and promotes NAR's policy objectives through Congress and the regulatory agencies.

REALTORS® Political Action Committee — The REALTOR®'s Political Action Committee encourages individual participation in the political process to ensure the REALTOR®'s viewpoint on industry issues is heard at all levels of government. Support is supplied to federal candidates at the local, state and national levels through various NAR and REALTOR®'s Political Action Committee programs that encourage volunteerism in campaigns, educate voters on issues important to home ownership and real estate, support candidates for elected office and write, call and visit elected officials.

Legal Updates — You reap the benefits of NAR's legal advocacy efforts. Through the Legal Action Committee, NAR provides financial support to legal cases that will establish a favorable precedent for real estate brokerage, or which preserve the rights to own, use and transfer real property. Additionally, NAR participates in real estate-related lawsuits by filing amicus curiae briefs in precedent-setting cases.

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Information Services & Business Products

REALTOR.org — Access the single largest source of online real estate information available and participate in this online community that includes lively online discussions for networking and information sharing, 24 hours a day. REALTOR.org has everything you need to excel, including up-to-date analyses of real estate-related legislative events, daily news, comprehensive legal information and key marketing tips. REALTOR.org is opening communication lines between members, state and local associations and the national association by providing instant access to key information whenever the information is needed.

REALTOR® Magazine and REALTOR® Magazine Online — NAR's official magazine provides you with the latest news affecting the real estate industry, insightful articles on how to succeed in today's rapidly changing business climate, educational material, REALTOR® profiles and more.

REALTOR VIP® Program
The REALTOR VIP® Program is designed to help you gain the advantages of group buying power, plan for the future, and expand your professional knowledge. The products and alliance partners in this program have been carefully chosen to help you achieve your own level of personal success.  Value-added offerings or discounts  are available in the following categories:  Financial, Incentives, Insurance, Office Management Solutions, Publications, Technology Solutions, and Automotive/Travel Solutions. For more information visit REALTOR VIP® online. To request a REALTOR VIP® print catalog, send us an email.

Real Estate Library — NAR boasts the world's largest library, the REALTORS® Information Center. A variety of information is available for loan to members for a nominal fee.

Research Products and Services — Publications and services from NAR Research provide information ranging from market trends and insights to targeting prospective home buyers and sellers. In addition to the award-winning "Real Estate Outlook," other outstanding products include "Profile of Real Estate Firms," "Recruiting and Retaining the Best" and the "National Real Estate Review: Market Conditions Report." Increase your market knowledge and enhance your marketing skills with NAR's research tools!

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Professional Standards and Development

Professional Code of EthicsNAR 's Code of Ethics distinguishes you from non-members. Your dedication to the nationally recognized Code of Ethics continues to assure the public of REALTOR® professionalism, integrity and competence.

NAR Real Estate Specialty Organizations — Join and participate in a unique community of specialists. Whatever your specialty, there is a section, professional affiliate or program at NAR to aid you in perfecting your skills. Consider the opportunities offered by the following: CCIM Institute; Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers; Council of Residential Specialists; Counselors of Real Estate; Institute of Real Estate Management; Real Estate Buyers Agent Council; REALTORS® Land Institute; REALTORS National Marketing Institute®; Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®; Women's Council of REALTORS®; Appraisal Section and International Section. Education and certification in these specializations enable members to receive professional designations, marking them as highly-qualified specialists to business associates and the public.

REALTORS® National Conference & Expo NAR Meetings offer REALTORS® an opportunity to learn and network for personal development and business growth. The meetings are designed to provide REALTORS® and those active in related industry's with information and education on timely topics, trade expositions that showcase and demonstrate the most innovative products and services, forums for sharing ideas and business development opportunities.