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REALTOR® Guide to Getting the Most Out of NAR Benefits

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® provides members with a wide array of useful tools and resources to help navigate the real estate market, keep on top of trends and technology, and stay ahead of the curve.

Whether you’re new to NAR or have been a member for years, here’s a guide to getting the most out of your membership benefits.

The REALTOR® Brand
The REALTOR® brand is one of the strongest and most recognized in the world, and leveraging REALTOR® trademarks will give you power in the market. NAR offers trademarks and logos for use along with brand guidelines to help market yourself in print, online or in social media.

Education
NAR offers a wide range of educational resources and designation and certification opportunities including ABR®, SRES®, CIPS, and NAR’s GREEN Designation, and BPOR, ePRO®, RSPS and SFR certifications. You can also take your training to the next level by applying to REALTOR® University’s graduate school where you can pursue a Master of Real Estate Degree in a variety of concentrations.

The REALTOR Benefits® Program
NAR has partnered with industry leaders to provide value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use every day in your business and personal life. Discounts up to 40% at FedEx Office, cash allowances on the purchase or lease of select Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram models, and discounts on auto, home, life, medical, and health insurance are all available to NAR members are just some of the perks in the benefits program.

Technology
Along with industry research and helpful articles on technology and social media, NAR offers discounts through the REALTOR Benefits® Program with Dell, Hewlett Packard, Xerox and a number of other technology providers. Looking for a new computer or business products and accessories? NAR benefits offer discounts and free shipping on a number of products to help you at home or in the office.

Marketing Benefits
Through the REALTOR Benefits® Program, members have access to special deals with Lowe’s, ifbyphone, Entertainment® Promotions and exclusive access to the REALTOR.com® Solution Center. NAR’s marketing benefits will help you become even more valuable to your clients and hone your marketing plans to build your brand.

Research and Resources
NAR provides free access to comprehensive research reports on the economy, the housing market, and home buyers and sellers as well as information resources including REALTOR® Magazine and REALTOR.org.

Networking
By attending NAR conferences, REALTORS® have the opportunity to network with colleagues, share lessons learned, discover new tricks of the trade and learn from specialists. Events like the annual Midyear Meetings and REALTORS® Conference and Expo are great opportunities to meet new people and gain great new insights from industry professionals.

What NAR benefits have you found the most helpful? How many years have you been a REALTOR®? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.