By FCA US LLC (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)
Put in the simplest terms, the role of a real estate agent is to facilitate the sale of one property and the purchase of another on behalf of your clients. Of course the job is far more complex than that. You must often take on additional roles as client or situation dictates—advisor, advocate, voice of reason, and occasionally, chauffeur.
In a similar vein, the role of a vehicle is to carry a driver and his or her passengers from point A to point B—and to do so reliably. But, as is true with your job, the function of a car goes beyond that.
These days, vehicles are expected to be so much more than a source of reliable transportation. A modern vehicle, especially one operated by a real estate agent, must be the total package, serving as a mobile office, creating a strong first impression with new clients, being an aesthetic or lifestyle statement, even offering a retreat on a tough day. It needs a thoughtful blend of standard features and available options, with luxury and capability. Few vehicles meet that description better than the 2018 Jeep® Compass.
As a benefit of being a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, you receive a $500 cash allowance to use toward the purchase or lease of a new Jeep Compass or other select vehicles from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, FIAT®, and Ram Brand lineups.
Stay Connected with Advanced Technology
If there’s one thing you need, it’s to stay connected—to the office, colleagues, clients, and other agents. While smart phones with unlimited data plans have virtually ended away-from-office communication issues, the Jeep Compass and its award-winning Uconnect® system with Bluetooth® connectivity can help make accessing smart phones safer and more convenient while driving. Real estate agents will appreciate the availability of voice-command navigation, hands-free texting1 and calling functions, all of which help ease the task of doing business in the field while allowing drivers keep their focus where it should be—on the road.
Interior & Exterior Styling
The rugged yet refined exterior of the Jeep Compass perfectly aligns with the iconic styling of its Jeep Brand counterparts, notably the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Meanwhile, its well-appointed interior offers the kind of modern design cues and sophisticated though durable materials professionals want in a vehicle, particularly those who spend many hours on the road, often with clients. Put it all together and what you have is an SUV that sends the right message to clients, colleagues, and competitors yet doesn’t sacrifice the functionality and durability required of a daily driver.
Power & Capability
The Compass is first and foremost a Jeep Brand vehicle, which means—by virtue of pedigree, engineering, and design—it’s also a highly capable vehicle. Consider the two available 4×4 systems, best-in-class 4×4 fuel economy2, a powerful engine with standard start/stop fuel-saving technology, not to mention an available nine-speed automatic transmission. It all adds up to a vehicle you can take to the furthest reaches of your territory, or the most untamed, without breaking the bank in fuel costs or having to worry about getting stuck.
Safety & Security
Advanced technology, sharp styling, capable yet efficient powertrains—none of it means very much if your vehicle is shy on safety measures. Fortunately, with more than 70 standard and available safety and security features, the Jeep Compass excels in this department, too. REALTORS® can drive with confidence knowing that the most advanced, up-to-date technology is available in their 2018 Jeep Compass, including features such as lane departure warning3, forward collision warning4, and more.
Visit NAR.realtor/RealtorBenefits/FCA to learn more, and keep in mind that your $500 member benefit can be combined with most other deals, offers, or incentives currently available.
The views and opinions expressed in this piece are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR does not verify the accuracy of its content. Consumers should perform their own due diligence when selecting any products or services.
1Vehicle must be registered with Uconnect® Access and fulfill minimum subscription requirements. Requires the use of a compatible smartphone that supports text messaging and Bluetooth®.
2Based on EPA estimated mpg and the Jeep® Brand Compact SUV Segment. Excludes other FCA US LLC vehicles. 2.4L engine with six-speed manual transmission, 4×4.
3This system is a driver’s convenience system, not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and maintain control of the vehicle.
4This system is an alert system for the front of the vehicle. It is not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid collisions.