Benefits Archive

Benefits of Continuing Education are Emphasized through REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month

November is recognized annually as REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month, which is when the National Association of REALTORS® emphasizes the importance and its support of continuing education. Better educated real estate agents bring heightened professionalism, marketability, ethics, and proficiency to...
November 13, 2014

Field Guide to Remodeling Highlights Values to Sellers

Your client’s house looks pretty good, but you know there are opportunities to drive increased value to the home with a few pre-sale renovations. And the biggest return on home improvement investment may not reside in kitchens and bathrooms;...

New FHA Electronic Signature Standard is Good News for REALTORS®

Real estate agents are yet another step closer to eliminating the need for pen and paper when signing real estate transaction documents. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced in a Jan. 30 statement that it now recognizes electronic signatures...
April 4, 2014

Use REALTOR’S® Code of Ethics to Build Trust with Buyers and Sellers

Honesty and integrity are the first two characteristics buyers and sellers look for when choosing to work with a real estate agent, according to a recent About.com Real Estate article.[i] This is why promoting the National Association of REALTORS®’...

Manage Your Commission Checks Wisely With REALTORS® Federal Credit Union

Most REALTORS® work on a commission-only basis, which can make managing personal and business budgets a challenge. This is especially the case during sporadic periods when income staggers for weeks or even months between paydays. Real estate agents who...

Realtors Property Resource® Brings Complete Real Estate Property Listings to Your Fingertips

In today’s real estate market, most home buyers want more than basic pricing, lot size and square footage details before they will even consider visiting a real estate property listing in   person. That’s why Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) offers...

Informed REALTORS® Can Make Safe Decisions

It’s no secret that REALTORS® can be exposed to work environments that put their physical safety at risk. Properties located in remote neighborhoods or even closed homes in well-populated communities are a major concern. The biggest and most alarming...

.REALTOR Domain to Bring Exclusive Member Advantages

A new .REALTOR® web domain extension will soon allow members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to better brand themselves online as highly-qualified professionals dedicated to industry excellence. As a result, homebuyers, sellers and investors will find it...

REALTOR® Resources to Secure Affordable Healthcare Benefits

Access to affordable healthcare benefits is one of the most important concerns on American minds right now. One of the reasons is because several major reform provisions legislated under the Affordable Care Act will take effect Jan. 1, 2014....

Bring Unique Value to Clients with the Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

Simple, fast and unique, the Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® provides NAR members with more than just discounts for property upgrades. It also offers a cutting-edge and professional digital marketing tool and discounts on gift cards that help to exceed...