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Check off your holiday list with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program by reminding clients you care, saving on gifts for friends and family, and keeping your finances in order while you’re at it.
The holidays are a great time to stay in touch with clients, stand out from competitors and generate new referrals. Keep in mind that you can save on a variety of ways to remind your clients how important they are right before the New Year through offerings through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program! Did you know that many of NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program offerings apply to your personal purchases too? Shop smart this year, so you can have a stress free holiday season. Learn how you can save on everything from the hottest gadgets to sending holiday cards to your client database:
1.Give (and Get) the Best Tech Gifts
From giving a family member their first tablet to decking out the tech whiz in your life with something new, make sure you take advantage of extra deals on electronics and wireless service/accessories from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. NAR members receive double the discounts on select Dell PCs, laptops, servers, workstations and accessories, save up to 25% off select accessories, laptops and desktops from Lenovo, and enjoy 20% off select accessories including phone cases and Bluetooth speakers from Sprint®.
2. Travel to Loved Ones for Less
Traveling during the holidays? Save on top of standard NAR discounts with additional offers with Avis®, Budget® and Hertz®. Get $15 off a 2-day weekend rental and $25 off a weekly rental with Avis®, receive $15 off a 2-day weekend rental and $20 off a weekly rental with Budget®, and enjoy a free weekend rental day with Hertz®.
3. Wow Them With the Ultimate Gift (and Save)
FCA US LLC offers NAR members a $500 cash allowance and eight no-charge oil changes on the purchase or lease of select 2015 and 2016 models. Going on now during FCA US LLC’s Year End Blockbuster Sales Event — combine these savings along with your $500 cash allowance and most other national and local promotions running through the end of the year to save even more. Looking for another reason to cruise into a new vehicle? There are significant tax deductions that you may qualify for when you purchase or lease a for-business vehicle. Ask your tax advisor for specific requirements to qualify.
4. Manage Your Finances Better
Open your doors to better banking this holiday season with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union established just for real estate professionals. Refinance your auto loan and get the gift that keeps on giving by lowering your rate up to 3% APR.
5. Send Gifts and Well Wishes to Any Location
Are your friends and family scattered across the country (or globe)? Ship your holiday gifts with ease via FedEx, NAR’s exclusive shipping services provider. Save up to 26% on domestic shipping and up to 20% on international shipments through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plus, by enrolling for discounts, join My FedEx Rewards to receive additional offers that let you earn gift cards and brand-name merchandise. Enroll for free with passcode LCRSS8p01.
Make sure your gifts arrive on time! The last day to ship via FedEx Ground is December 16th, and the last to ship FedEx Priority Overnight® or FedEx Standard Overnight® via FedEx Express is December 23rd in order for packages to arrive by December 24th.
6. Give Them 100 Reasons to Smile
Save 5% on the Multi Merchant Prepaid Card, a card created exclusively for NAR members with closing and thank you gifts in mind. The card is welcomed at over 100 popular places to shop and dine, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy*s, and more! Use the personalized real estate designed card for professional and personal gifts this holiday season. Order by December 7th to have cards delivered by December 24th!
7. Let Them Know You Care
Thank clients (and reach out to friends and family) in a more personal way by creating holiday cards on multifunction printers and copiers from Xerox, using their free templates for cards, gift tags and letterhead. Save on printing too with FedEx Office, which provides a discount of up to 20% to NAR members on select printing services to help lighten your holiday workload. Direct mail services from FedEx Office include printing, folding, inserting, postage and address application.
8. Make Your Purchases Count
During the holiday season, use NAR’s official REALTOR® Credit Card and enjoy low interest rates, no annual, cash advance or balance transfer fees, and a rewards program with points that never expire!
9. Find Savings in Unexpected Places
Searching for gifts and stocking stuffers can be tough, so don’t forget about unexpected places to shop! Take a look at merchandise from REALTOR Team Store® and surprising finds from OfficeMax.