3 Tech Benefits Helping New NAR Members Get Started

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By NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® team

You have many choices to make as a real estate professional—especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your new business. NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is designed with you in mind, offering savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®. With more than 30 carefully selected partners, we have several specializing …

Why Do I Have To Become a REALTOR®?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Establishing Your Business, New REALTOR®, Professional Development 2 Comments

By Sam DeBord

Excerpted from Sam DeBord’s contribution to the book “The Honest Real Estate Agent” (2016) by Mario Jannatpour.

This is the question that inevitably comes up for new real estate agents within their first few years of business. There are fees to be paid to the licensing agency, the brokerage, and the MLS, but what is the REALTOR® …

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REALTOR® Recruiting and Retention: The Non-MLS Value Proposition

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Political Action & Involvement, realtors, Transaction Procedures & Fees 2 Comments

By Sam DeBord Compulsion is the crutch that lulls our organization’s recruiting and retention capabilities to sleep. When real estate licensees are compelled to be members of a REALTOR® association because of their need for MLS services, we often fail to aggressively sell them on the broad spectrum of REALTOR® benefits, most of which lie outside of the MLS sphere. …

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The Lost Art of Losing

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Code of Ethics, communication, ethics, MidYear, Professional Development 3 Comments

By Chris Nichols Monday night on my flight home from the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear meetings in Washington, D.C., I noticed that the flight was offering free satellite TV and it just so happened one of my favorite shows was on – Survivor. I have been a fan of the show for all of its 22 seasons, and every season …

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Open Your Eyes to the Privileges of Membership

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, communication, Helpful Tools, YPN News 6 Comments

By Chris Nichols I recently attended a conference where I heard the following story related: An elderly man had dreamed of taking a cruise to the Mediterranean for most of his life. The man did not come from means of any sort and had saved for years and years to make this dream of cruising a reality. Being frugal with …