SABOR Benefits

Learn more about SABOR Member Benefits in this Video.

SABOR Member Benefits are listed in this printable PDF.

SABOR is the #1 advocate for all REALTOR® members. Benefits to being part of this group include marketing campaigns that endorse the REALTOR® as the #1 expert when it comes to buying and selling property. Such endorsements can be seen in various media outlets including:

  • San Antonio Express News
  • San Antonio Business Journal
  • MySA.com
  • San Antonio Relocation Guide

Industry communication vehicles include the following:

  • Keeping Posted, SABOR’s Official Publication in the Real Estate Newsline
  • SABOR Weekly, SABOR’s weekly online update
  • Social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube

Code of Ethics:

  • Professional Standards education and enforcement
  • Ombudsman services
  • Mediation services
  • Arbitration services

Committees:

Affiliate Partner Advisory Group

The Affiliate Partner Advisory Group supports the SABOR Affiliate members by communicating consistently and by showing the value of advertising opportunities in an effort to increase the overall value of an Affiliate membership; focusing on strengthening the mutual relationship between the SABOR REALTOR® members and the Affiliate members; and cooperating with other committees, task forces and advisory groups by supporting events and efforts of those committees to other Affiliate members. (Affiliate members only)

Bylaws & Policies Committee

The Bylaws & Policies Committee studies proposed revisions and amendments to the Bylaws; studies proposed amendments to the Board Policies and Procedure manual; properly words and places in Bylaws changes as directed by the Board of Directors; and submits published changes to all members at a General Business Meeting for approval. (REALTORS® only)

Communications Advisory Group

The Communications Advisory Group informs members of the value of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®; provides information on the interests and professional trends of members; reviews SABOR’s communications to the membership and the SABOR website; and enhances the efforts of all committees as necessary to augment their marketing efforts to the membership. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Farm and Land Committee

The Farm and Land Committee promotes cooperation among Brokers specializing in farms, land and transitional properties and encourages the exchange of practical and professional information through marketing sessions, panel discussions and educational courses and other methods. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Forms Committee

The Forms Committee develops and revises the Board’s standard real estate forms; reviews all forms used by SABOR periodically for completeness and adequacy; reviews all forms developed or revised by other committees; and reviews TAR and TREC proposed forms and submits comments/recommendations through the Board of Directors. (REALTORS® only)

Government Affairs Committee

The Chairs and Vice Chairs of each subcommittee within the Government Affairs Committee shall comprise the complete membership of the Government Affairs Committee.

  1. Public Education Subcommittee – The Public Education Subcommittee monitors the various school districts in SABOR’s jurisdiction and informs the Government Affairs committee with information about pending issues and elections of interest and holds forums for SABOR members to learn more about the issues affecting the various school districts. (REALTORS® only)
  2. Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee – The TREPAC Committee communicates to the membership the purpose, effectiveness, structure, value and benefits of investing in TREPAC; develops new and innovative events/programs to generate contributions to TREPAC; and encourages participation among the membership to meet participation goals set by TAR. TREPAC Committee members are expected to attend TREPAC events. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)
  3. Liaisons Subcommittee – The Liaisons Subcommittee members serve as conduits for elected officials to National, State, County, and local positions and remains informed of REALTOR® positions so as to inform governmental officials of the issues affecting the real estate industry. (REALTORS® only)
  4. Economic Development Subcommittee – The Economic Development Subcommittee provides updates to the Government Affairs Committee from various local civic and business organizations dedicated to facilitating economic development such as the various regional chambers of commerce maintains positive relations with local civic or business organizations; reports to the Government Affairs Committee issues of interest affecting SABOR affecting the community as it relates to SABOR’s public policy statement. (REALTORS® only)
  5. Public Policy Forum – The Public Policy Forum monitors local, state and federal legislative activities affecting private property rights and the real estate industry and keeps the membership informed; assists in the activation and dissemination of Issues Mobilization requests to membership; establishes and maintains contact network to mobilize grassroots organization efficiently and effectively; educates and informs the membership on the legislative process; and recruits and educates new volunteers in political and campaign activities. (REALTORS® only)
  6. Political Advocacy Subcommittee – The Political Advocacy Subcommittee interviews candidates for local public office in accordance with policies and procedure and makes recommendations on endorsements to the Board of Directors; increases member awareness of the need for political involvement on an ongoing basis; identifies members who are active in political parties or campaigns; recruits and supports REALTORS® for elected or appointed offices; and arranges for meetings between members and egislators holding local, state or national positions. (REALTORS® only)
  7. Small City and Town Forum – The Small City and Town Forum fosters working relationships with small cities and towns in the SABOR jurisdictional region through building relations with elected and appointed officials as well as their staff and encourages members to stay informed of any pending action or issues of interest that could affect SABOR members. (REALTORS® only)

Member Benefits Advisory Group

The Member Benefits Committee recommends and reviews programs, products, and services that enhance the value of membership for the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®; seeks opportunities with the San Antonio community for members to have discounts; and for the Association to have possible affinity arrangements. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Multiple Listing Service Committee

The Multiple Listing Service Committee governs operation of the Multiple Listing Service; recommends revisions, rules, regulations and forms; and maintains communication with the NAR and TAR MLS Committees. Members serve a two year term. (REALTORS® only)

Professional Development Committee

The Chairs and Vice Chairs of each subcommittee within the Professional Development Committee shall comprise the complete membership of the Professional Development Committee.

  1. Military Advisory Group – The Military Advisory Group enhances awareness of serving the needs of current military members and veterans through education and assists in planning, coordinating and facilitating the special military education programming. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)
  2. Equal Opportunity in Housing Advisory Group – The Equal Opportunity in Housing Advisory Group keeps membership informed on laws and standards of practice and procedure; hosts educational programs and seminars to disseminate this information; provides financing, credit, and diversity educational training programs; and promotes fair housing and homeownership months. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)
  3. Code of Ethics and Orientation Advisory Group – The Code of Ethics and Orientation Advisory Group advises and reviews the SABOR New Member Orientation; promotes SABOR membership among new licensees; and promotes Professional Standards and Code of Ethics education for SABOR membership. (REALTORS® only)
  4. Green Initiatives Advisory Group – The Green Initiatives Advisory Group educates members about the various regulations and requirements for “green” properties to ssist them in the listing and marketing of those properties; educates SABOR members about sustainability practices that could be implemented as part of their business practices; and provides resources that can be shared with clients and consumers about green initiatives to SABOR members. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)
  5. REALTOR® Opportunity Growth Forum – The Business Development Forum researches and identifies potential business services that would benefit members in the growth of their business; encourages working relationships with SABOR Affiliate members; educates on risk reduction; strategies to reduce liability and assists the Board in determining new and innovative technologies that have potential for benefiting member services and products. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members).

Professional Standards Committee

This program is now being administered through the Texas Association of REALTORS®. TAR holds an annual sign up online. No new member shall serve on any panels (Grievance or Professional Standards) who has not previously attended a Texas Association of REALTORS® annual professional standards training session. Annual training is required for continued service on the Committee. (REALTORS® only)

Program Advisory Group

The Program Committee plans, develops and implements the Special Membership Programs of SABOR including stimulating interest and attendance for these programs. Programs include the annual General Membership Meeting and the Quarterly Membership Meetings (formerly Town Hall). (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Property Management Committee

The Property Management Committee provides suggested professional operational procedures for SABOR members; reviews and informs the membership of legislation affecting rental property; and offers seminars and/or courses relating to property management. (REALTORS® only)

REALTOR® Builder Committee

The REALTOR® Builder Committee promotes cooperation between REALTORS® and builders; works with both groups in the promotion of new home sales; prepares programs to be used by both organizations in the sale of new homes; hosts an annual Bus Tour; and hosts a Construction Class series. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

REALTOR® Image and Community Outreach Committee

The REALTOR® Image and Community Outreach Committee assists in promoting the value, professionalism and use of a REALTOR® including use of the REALTOR® “R” trademark and providing input on SABOR’s public property search site; assists in the planning and implementation of community service projects with SABOR’s Charities of Choice which increase member involvement and strengthen SABOR’s connection to the community; and identifies and encourages nominations of SABOR members for consideration of the Good Neighbor Award. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) Alumni Task Force

The TRLP Alumni Task Force encourages the continued development of leadership skills for graduates of the leadership program and promotes participation by graduates in appointed and elected offices within the Board and the community at large. (Past TRLP Graduates only)

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee

The Young Professionals Network fosters networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas affecting today’s young professionals and provides opportunities for SABOR members to get involved in community service initiatives. (REALTORS® only)

Commercial:

Governmental Affairs:

  • Legislative liaison program
  • Legislative information at the local, state and national levels
  • A-Team presentations to member offices (legislative update and importance of TREPAC)

Institutes/Societies/Councils & Other Related Organizations:

SABOR Members are able to join Allied Organizations. To see the complete list of Allied Organizations, please click here.

 

REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR)

REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) is a property information database available as a no-cost member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SABOR.

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    We are excited to announce REALTORS® Property Resource™ (RPR), a no-cost member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SABOR. If you haven’t already heard, RPR is the National Association of REALTORS® exclusive online real estate library. With this resource you will have unparalleled access to data that will give you a competitive edge with your clients. At its base are over 116 million property records, built from public record and assessment information. Then layers of data have been added such as zoning, permits, and mortgage and lien data…plus flood maps, school data…the amount of data all in one place is fantastic! And most importantly we have enhanced the datasets by integrating SABOR MLS data to create the most robust catalog of properties ever assembled. There are two key differences between RPR and national real estate websites you or your clients may have used. First, RPR is available exclusively to REALTORS®. Second, it offers reports and analytical tools that help you turn a mountain of data into genuine market insight. That’s why we’ve brought RPR to you!!

    How do I get access?

    Just create your account at www.narrpr.com!
    Want to learn more about RPR first? More information is available when you visit the RPR blog.
    More information here (PDF).

Listing Syndication

ListHub has replaced Point2 as our listing syndication service.

See your Broker for details. More information to follow.


RealtyTrac

The Nation’s Most Extensive Foreclosure Database. Exclusive pricing is available to SABOR Agents.

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    RealtyTrac National Foreclosure Data for Only $19.95 a Month
    SABOR members save more than $500 a year with this exclusive offer!

    Now SABOR members get full access to national pre-foreclosure, auction and REO data from RealtyTrac, the leading marketplace for foreclosures, for only $19.95 a month — or $199 a year.

    That’s a savings of more than $500 a year (a 67 percent discount off the $59.95 a month retail price) for unlimited access to RealtyTrac, the go-to source for foreclosure trends, with foreclosure data from 2,200 counties covering more than 90 percent of all U.S. housing units. You’ll have access to more than 2 million active foreclosure records updated twice daily, including property addresses, owner and lender names, and foreclosure and loan details.

    “As the housing market struggles to find a bottom and unemployment continues at a high level, foreclosure activity will continue and RealtyTrac is a great way for agents to follow foreclosure trends and assist clients interested in foreclosures,” said Larry Spencer, vice president of RealtyTrac. “In addition, many agents use our pre-foreclosure and bank-owned data to prospect for short sale and REO listings.”

    This amazing offer — available exclusively through SABOR — also provides access to all state foreclosure laws, live foreclosure activity maps, real estate trend analysis as well as discounts on agent products such as exclusive buyer leads.

    Sign up TODAY and get the competitive advantage you need to succeed in today’s changing real estate marketplace.

    Visit www.realtytrac.com/landing/sabor.html TODAY to take advantage of this exclusive offer!

    RealtyTrac Brochure (pdf)

Inman Select

This premium news service is available at no charge to our members.

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    Real estate industry professionals around the world turn to Inman for innovative and timely information about the business. SABOR is proud to now offer Inman Select to members at no cost—a $99 value!

    Select connects you to the latest news, powerful insights, objective analysis, special reports, and the numbers behind the news. With Inman Select, you will have access to:

    • Inman Daily Headlines
    • Inman Weekly Headlines
    • Special Reports
    • News Article Archives
    • Inman Video Vault
    • Inman Select Webinars
    • Inman Connect Live Stream

    To claim your free Inman Select account, email communications@sabor.com with your name and license number.

Rackspace Discount

Rackspace is offering a 10% NAR member discount off their already affordable monthly service rates.

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    Rackspace Fact Sheet:

    What: NAR announces a new partnership with Rackspace to provide hosted e-mail services and preferred pricing for NAR members.

    Launch: Announcement at NAR’s MidYear Meetings & Tradeshow

    Who Is Eligible: NAR members, association staff, and immediate family members residing in the fifty states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Guam.

    Rackspace: The company
    Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is an open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 200,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company, is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and is included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world.

    Product Benefits
    Many times real estate professionals use free e-mail accounts such as G-Mail and Yahoo for their business e-mail needs. Although many real estate professionals use these services to avoid the costs of maintaining their own servers or the cost of professional e-mail hosting, the long-term impact of using free e-mail can impact their reputation, security, privacy and productivity.

    NAR partnered with Rackspace to deliver branded e-mail accounts, hosted through a reliable and secure site that is backed by a live, technical support team 24/7/365, at significant savings.

    Nar Member Benefits:

    • NAR members will receive a 10% discount on already low monthly service rates on the following Rackspace services:
    • Microsoft Exchange– Hosted Exchange provides customers with all of the power of Exchange without the cost and expertise of hosting a server in-house. Hosted Exchange unlocks all of the features and functionality of Outlook and allows easy access to email, contacts and calendar with real-time push capability. Exchange is accessible via Outlook, Outlook Web Access (OWA), or a mobile device such as iPhone, iPad, and Android.
    • Rackspace Email– Rackspace Email is a less costly alternative to the Hosted Exchange product. Rackspace Email allows access to email via the web, mobile device or a mail client such as Outlook. It has mobile syncing capabilities to sync between webmail and a mobile device such as iPhone, iPad, and Android. Rackspace Email allows you to view and share contacts and calendars via webmail. Rackspace email also works with desktop software such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Entourage or any POP/IMAP client. The main difference between Exchange and Rackspace Email is that Rackspace Email does not automatically sync with Outlook. Users can upgrade to Hosted Exchange for a seamless integration between their desktop, webmail and mobile device for mail, calendars, contacts, and more.
    • Rackspace Archiving– Archiving backs up the Rackspace hosted email products and includes unlimited mailbox storage on Rackspace hosted servers. Rackspace Archiving allows users to save a copy of every email sent and received on their domain for an unlimited amount of time.
    • Rackspace SharePoint– Hosted SharePoint is a collaboration tool. It allows file sharing with version tracking. There is no software to download or licenses to manage. NAR Members who purchase SharePoint separately receive a 1GB SharePoint site. Microsoft Exchange and Rackspace Email customers receive a free 250MB SharePoint site.
    • NAR members can also take advantage of the 14-day free Rackspace trial offer.
    • Rackspace products are available for individual agents or for brokers to purchase for their entire office. Inquiries about bulk pricing should be directed to Rackspace (see contact information below).

    To Get Started:

    NAR members who want to learn more about this suite of offerings may do so by calling Rackspace at 1-800-480-9514. Members must reference code: NAR2013. In addition, a customized website will be available by June 1st.

    Note: members purchasing fewer than 5 Rackspace Mailboxes must order by phone in order to avoid the standard monthly account minimum requirements.

    More details are available at www.REALTOR.org/rackspace

    NAR Contact Information:

    Rebecca Daly, Senior Strategic Alliances Account Manager
    312-329-8379
    rdaly@realtors.org

    Kristin Maurelia, Managing Director, Strategic Alliances
    312-329-8628
    kmaurelia@realtors.org

    Ken Burlington, Vice President, Strategic Alliances
    312-329-8360
    kburlington@realtors.org

Educational Resources:

Financial Services:

Miscellaneous Services:


TAPFCU – Texas Associations of Professionals Federal Credit Union

9110 IH 10 W, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78230
Website

Benefits:

  • Credit Union membership to include all services and benefits
  • Line of Credit offered to members – $1K automatically (with satisfactory credit) when opening a checking account

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
  • Family of SABOR Affiliates

About Faces

5228 Broadway – Located upstairs in Versi Salon
San Antonio, TX 78209
Toll free: 866.365.6158
Website

Benefits:

  • Services include facials, waxing and spa services

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
  • Family of SABOR Affiliates

Camp Bow Wow San Antonio

11931 Jones Maltsberger or 5811 Rocky Point
Website

Benefits:

  • One free day of doggie day care for SABOR members
  • Also for referred clients on moving day or for open house

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices

Johnnie Chuoke’s Home & Hardware

2361 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78231
210-341-1573
Website

Benefits:

  • 10% off in store

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
  • Family of SABOR Affiliates

Liberty Garage Door

Phone: 210-218-6730
Website

Benefits:

  • 10% off first visit for garage door repair

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR

Mensan Studios

13469 Wetmore Road
San Antonio, TX 78247
210-737-6275

Benefits:

  • Portrait Session & choice of 11×14 portrait to be presented on your behalf to clients who have closed on a home or business.
  • Rates: $50 REALTOR fee includes portrait session & 11×14 traditional portrait; $100 REALTOR® fee including portrait session and custom canvas portrait

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Friends and family of SABOR REALTORS®
  • Friends and family of SABOR Affiliates

Milano Italian Restaurant

11802 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio TX, 78230
210-493-3611
Website

Benefits:

  • 10% off lunch (not including alcohol) and 10% off dinner (not including alcohol) for parties for 4 or more

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
  • Family of SABOR Affiliates

Nothing Bundt Cakes

700 E Sonterra Blvd , San Antonio, TX 78258
5164 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Website

Benefits:

  • 10% off cakes at the Alamo Heights and Sonterra locations (excludes retail items)

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR

Odor Army

1850 E. Houston St.
San Antonio TX 78253
470-723-5867
Website

Benefits:

Commercial grade ozone home treatments, antibacterial treatment for homes and odor remediation

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
  • Family of SABOR Affiliates

Signs by Crown

9853 IH 10 West, Suite 102
San Antonio, TX 78230
Website
Email

Benefits:

  • 10% off**

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices

Offer valid through June 1, 2015

**Please note this discount is only available with Signs by Crown, and not Crown Trophy

Skin and Wigs

6812 West Ave
San Antonio, TX 78213
Website

Benefits:

  • 10% off wigs
  • $10 off skincare
  • Free eyebrow or lip waxing with facial

Available to:

  • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
  • Affiliate members of SABOR
  • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
  • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR

10 More Reasons to Join SABOR

  1. Code of Ethics

Since 1913, the Code of Ethics has stood for the honor, integrity, competency and professionalism of REALTORS® and the REALTOR® organization.

The REALTORS® Code of Ethics remains vibrant and alive; an evolving, dynamic, meaningful guide in our increasingly complex business and legal environment. The Code challenges REALTORS® and guides you in your dealings with clients, customers, the public and each other through its strict, objective but readily understandable ethical principles.

  1. Real Representation in Washington

Rated the 9th most powerful and influential lobbying organization, NAR’s Government Affairs representatives fight for REALTORS’® interests at the federal level in Washington, D.C., and work to put money in your pockets through legislative and regulatory activities. RPAC, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee, raises funds to support the political activities of Government Affairs and disseminates contributions to federal candidates and political parties.

  1. Real Value. REALTOR® VIPSM Program

As a true benefit of membership, you have access to the REALTOR® VIPSM Program and benefits that will help save you money and advance your career. With more than 760,000 members, NAR’s unprecedented purchasing power enables us to give you insurance/financial, technology, office/management and automotive offerings from industry-leading corporations who provide exclusive savings. In addition, you can take advantage of industry publications created to keep you well informed about pertinent issues, policies, and trends, along with sales and marketing solutions.

  1. Raising Public Awareness

Every year, NAR educates the public and policymakers about the benefits REALTORS® bring to the real estate marketplace. NAR’s public affairs professionals make sure that “The Voice for Real Estate” is heard loud and clear in the news media, the halls of Congress, the White House, and in countless public forums. Since the national advertising campaign “We’re REALTORS®. Real Estate is Our Life” began in July of 1998, more than 6,000 national television and radio spots have aired, delivering more than 4 billion exposures to the REALTOR® name, significantly increasing consumers’ understanding of the advantages of working with a REALTOR®.

  1. Generating Leads Online

Over 3 million potential homebuyers visit REALTOR.com each month to search the nation’s largest database of homes for sale, over 1.75 million homes across the country. REALTOR.com boasts a strong following and generates millions of leads with consumers averaging two visits a month, for an average of 13 minutes per visit — making it the #1 real estate destination. REALTOR.com also offers a full suite of lead generation and internet marketing products to support real estate professionals.

  1. Reducing Your Business Risk

Studies reveal that nearly 70% of all claims against real estate professionals are a result of misunderstanding. To help you minimize your risk, NAR offers training materials, references, and other publications that cover a variety of legal liabilities, industry trend and REALTOR® association topics.

  1. Information at Your Fingertips

Turn your computer into a powerful business resource with REALTOR.org, where you have access to an online community of REALTORS®, virtual library of periodicals, books and research materials, daily industry news, and government and legal updates from Capitol Hill. You also have access to the REALTOR® VIPSM online catalog, the REALTOR® Product Mall and customized weekly updates emailed directly to you on topics you choose.

  1. Increasing Your Knowledge and Business Success

NAR makes a continual effort to provide the very best in educational tools and programs for real estate professionals.

  • The all-new e-PRO was built by REALTORS® for REALTORS® and was developed and administered by one of the most respected real estate technology companies in the industry — InternetCrusade®. Increase your opportunities for real estate business success and effective client management by enhancing your Internet skills.
  • REALTOR® University Online is NAR’s Internet-based education delivery system where real estate professionals can take courses online for continuing education credit, professional development and designation certification.
  • Our At Home with Diversity Certification Course provides practical and simple ways to incorporate diversity into your business practices and increase your market share by focusing on must-know demographic trends, cultural differences and sensitivity, as well as techniques already employed by top producers.
  1. Expanding Your Skills and Contacts

REALTORS® see referrals and sales increase significantly from the networking and education they gain at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, the industry’s premier event. Nearly 23,000 real estate professionals and guests from around the world attend this yearly event to learn about trends, technology, products and services to increase their productivity and competitive edge.
Stay on top of trends year round by reading REALTOR® Magazine, where you’ll find tips that can enhance your productivity, keep you on the right side of the law, and help you conduct a more successful business. Visit the magazine online at www.realtormag.com, where you’ll find Tool Kits and Advisors that provide key information and guidance to continue to expand your skills.

  1. The Strength of an Integrated REALTOR® Organization

The benefits you get from NAR are just the beginning. When you consider the benefits you get from REALTOR® state and local associations and NAR’s affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils, it’s easy to see that membership in the REALTOR® organization is truly a valuable business asset.

For more information on any of these national programs or products, call NAR’s Information Central at 1-800-874-6500 or visit online at www.REALTOR.org.

  • SABOR is the #1 advocate for all REALTOR® members. Benefits to being part of this group include marketing campaigns that endorse the REALTOR® as the #1 expert when it comes to buying and selling property. Such endorsements can be seen in various media outlets including:

    • San Antonio Express News
    • San Antonio Business Journal
    • MySA.com
    • San Antonio Relocation Guide

    Industry communication vehicles include the following:

    • Keeping Posted, SABOR’s Official Publication in the Real Estate Newsline
    • SABOR Weekly, SABOR’s weekly online update
    • Social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube

    Code of Ethics:

    • Professional Standards education and enforcement
    • Ombudsman services
    • Mediation services
    • Arbitration services
  • Committees:

    Affiliate Partner Advisory Group

    The Affiliate Partner Advisory Group supports the SABOR Affiliate members by communicating consistently and by showing the value of advertising opportunities in an effort to increase the overall value of an Affiliate membership; focusing on strengthening the mutual relationship between the SABOR REALTOR® members and the Affiliate members; and cooperating with other committees, task forces and advisory groups by supporting events and efforts of those committees to other Affiliate members. (Affiliate members only)

    Bylaws & Policies Committee

    The Bylaws & Policies Committee studies proposed revisions and amendments to the Bylaws; studies proposed amendments to the Board Policies and Procedure manual; properly words and places in Bylaws changes as directed by the Board of Directors; and submits published changes to all members at a General Business Meeting for approval. (REALTORS® only)

    Communications Advisory Group

    The Communications Advisory Group informs members of the value of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®; provides information on the interests and professional trends of members; reviews SABOR’s communications to the membership and the SABOR website; and enhances the efforts of all committees as necessary to augment their marketing efforts to the membership. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

    Farm and Land Committee

    The Farm and Land Committee promotes cooperation among Brokers specializing in farms, land and transitional properties and encourages the exchange of practical and professional information through marketing sessions, panel discussions and educational courses and other methods. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

    Forms Committee

    The Forms Committee develops and revises the Board’s standard real estate forms; reviews all forms used by SABOR periodically for completeness and adequacy; reviews all forms developed or revised by other committees; and reviews TAR and TREC proposed forms and submits comments/recommendations through the Board of Directors. (REALTORS® only)

    Government Affairs Committee

    The Chairs and Vice Chairs of each subcommittee within the Government Affairs Committee shall comprise the complete membership of the Government Affairs Committee.

    1. Public Education Subcommittee – The Public Education Subcommittee monitors the various school districts in SABOR’s jurisdiction and informs the Government Affairs committee with information about pending issues and elections of interest and holds forums for SABOR members to learn more about the issues affecting the various school districts. (REALTORS® only)
    2. Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee – The TREPAC Committee communicates to the membership the purpose, effectiveness, structure, value and benefits of investing in TREPAC; develops new and innovative events/programs to generate contributions to TREPAC; and encourages participation among the membership to meet participation goals set by TAR. TREPAC Committee members are expected to attend TREPAC events. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)
    3. Liaisons Subcommittee – The Liaisons Subcommittee members serve as conduits for elected officials to National, State, County, and local positions and remains informed of REALTOR® positions so as to inform governmental officials of the issues affecting the real estate industry. (REALTORS® only)
    4. Economic Development Subcommittee – The Economic Development Subcommittee provides updates to the Government Affairs Committee from various local civic and business organizations dedicated to facilitating economic development such as the various regional chambers of commerce maintains positive relations with local civic or business organizations; reports to the Government Affairs Committee issues of interest affecting SABOR affecting the community as it relates to SABOR’s public policy statement. (REALTORS® only)
    5. Public Policy Forum – The Public Policy Forum monitors local, state and federal legislative activities affecting private property rights and the real estate industry and keeps the membership informed; assists in the activation and dissemination of Issues Mobilization requests to membership; establishes and maintains contact network to mobilize grassroots organization efficiently and effectively; educates and informs the membership on the legislative process; and recruits and educates new volunteers in political and campaign activities. (REALTORS® only)
    6. Political Advocacy Subcommittee – The Political Advocacy Subcommittee interviews candidates for local public office in accordance with policies and procedure and makes recommendations on endorsements to the Board of Directors; increases member awareness of the need for political involvement on an ongoing basis; identifies members who are active in political parties or campaigns; recruits and supports REALTORS® for elected or appointed offices; and arranges for meetings between members and egislators holding local, state or national positions. (REALTORS® only)
    7. Small City and Town Forum – The Small City and Town Forum fosters working relationships with small cities and towns in the SABOR jurisdictional region through building relations with elected and appointed officials as well as their staff and encourages members to stay informed of any pending action or issues of interest that could affect SABOR members. (REALTORS® only)

    Member Benefits Advisory Group

    The Member Benefits Committee recommends and reviews programs, products, and services that enhance the value of membership for the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®; seeks opportunities with the San Antonio community for members to have discounts; and for the Association to have possible affinity arrangements. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

    Multiple Listing Service Committee

    The Multiple Listing Service Committee governs operation of the Multiple Listing Service; recommends revisions, rules, regulations and forms; and maintains communication with the NAR and TAR MLS Committees. Members serve a two year term. (REALTORS® only)

    Professional Development Committee

    The Chairs and Vice Chairs of each subcommittee within the Professional Development Committee shall comprise the complete membership of the Professional Development Committee.

    1. Military Advisory Group – The Military Advisory Group enhances awareness of serving the needs of current military members and veterans through education and assists in planning, coordinating and facilitating the special military education programming. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)
    2. Equal Opportunity in Housing Advisory Group – The Equal Opportunity in Housing Advisory Group keeps membership informed on laws and standards of practice and procedure; hosts educational programs and seminars to disseminate this information; provides financing, credit, and diversity educational training programs; and promotes fair housing and homeownership months. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)
    3. Code of Ethics and Orientation Advisory Group – The Code of Ethics and Orientation Advisory Group advises and reviews the SABOR New Member Orientation; promotes SABOR membership among new licensees; and promotes Professional Standards and Code of Ethics education for SABOR membership. (REALTORS® only)
    4. Green Initiatives Advisory Group – The Green Initiatives Advisory Group educates members about the various regulations and requirements for “green” properties to ssist them in the listing and marketing of those properties; educates SABOR members about sustainability practices that could be implemented as part of their business practices; and provides resources that can be shared with clients and consumers about green initiatives to SABOR members. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)
    5. REALTOR® Opportunity Growth Forum – The Business Development Forum researches and identifies potential business services that would benefit members in the growth of their business; encourages working relationships with SABOR Affiliate members; educates on risk reduction; strategies to reduce liability and assists the Board in determining new and innovative technologies that have potential for benefiting member services and products. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members).

    Professional Standards Committee

    This program is now being administered through the Texas Association of REALTORS®. TAR holds an annual sign up online. No new member shall serve on any panels (Grievance or Professional Standards) who has not previously attended a Texas Association of REALTORS® annual professional standards training session. Annual training is required for continued service on the Committee. (REALTORS® only)

    Program Advisory Group

    The Program Committee plans, develops and implements the Special Membership Programs of SABOR including stimulating interest and attendance for these programs. Programs include the annual General Membership Meeting and the Quarterly Membership Meetings (formerly Town Hall). (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

    Property Management Committee

    The Property Management Committee provides suggested professional operational procedures for SABOR members; reviews and informs the membership of legislation affecting rental property; and offers seminars and/or courses relating to property management. (REALTORS® only)

    REALTOR® Builder Committee

    The REALTOR® Builder Committee promotes cooperation between REALTORS® and builders; works with both groups in the promotion of new home sales; prepares programs to be used by both organizations in the sale of new homes; hosts an annual Bus Tour; and hosts a Construction Class series. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

    REALTOR® Image and Community Outreach Committee

    The REALTOR® Image and Community Outreach Committee assists in promoting the value, professionalism and use of a REALTOR® including use of the REALTOR® “R” trademark and providing input on SABOR’s public property search site; assists in the planning and implementation of community service projects with SABOR’s Charities of Choice which increase member involvement and strengthen SABOR’s connection to the community; and identifies and encourages nominations of SABOR members for consideration of the Good Neighbor Award. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

    Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) Alumni Task Force

    The TRLP Alumni Task Force encourages the continued development of leadership skills for graduates of the leadership program and promotes participation by graduates in appointed and elected offices within the Board and the community at large. (Past TRLP Graduates only)

    Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee

    The Young Professionals Network fosters networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas affecting today’s young professionals and provides opportunities for SABOR members to get involved in community service initiatives. (REALTORS® only)

    Commercial:

    Governmental Affairs:

    • Legislative liaison program
    • Legislative information at the local, state and national levels
    • A-Team presentations to member offices (legislative update and importance of TREPAC)

    Institutes/Societies/Councils & Other Related Organizations:

    SABOR Members are able to join Allied Organizations. To see the complete list of Allied Organizations, please click here.

  • Education

    Online Publicity

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    REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR)

    REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) is a property information database available as a no-cost member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SABOR.

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      We are excited to announce REALTORS® Property Resource™ (RPR), a no-cost member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SABOR. If you haven’t already heard, RPR is the National Association of REALTORS® exclusive online real estate library. With this resource you will have unparalleled access to data that will give you a competitive edge with your clients. At its base are over 116 million property records, built from public record and assessment information. Then layers of data have been added such as zoning, permits, and mortgage and lien data…plus flood maps, school data…the amount of data all in one place is fantastic! And most importantly we have enhanced the datasets by integrating SABOR MLS data to create the most robust catalog of properties ever assembled. There are two key differences between RPR and national real estate websites you or your clients may have used. First, RPR is available exclusively to REALTORS®. Second, it offers reports and analytical tools that help you turn a mountain of data into genuine market insight. That’s why we’ve brought RPR to you!!

      How do I get access?

      Just create your account at www.narrpr.com!
      Want to learn more about RPR first? More information is available when you visit the RPR blog.
      More information here (PDF).

    Listing Syndication

    ListHub has replaced Point2 as our listing syndication service.

    See your Broker for details. More information to follow.


    RealtyTrac

    The Nation’s Most Extensive Foreclosure Database. Exclusive pricing is available to SABOR Agents.

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      RealtyTrac National Foreclosure Data for Only $19.95 a Month
      SABOR members save more than $500 a year with this exclusive offer!

      Now SABOR members get full access to national pre-foreclosure, auction and REO data from RealtyTrac, the leading marketplace for foreclosures, for only $19.95 a month — or $199 a year.

      That’s a savings of more than $500 a year (a 67 percent discount off the $59.95 a month retail price) for unlimited access to RealtyTrac, the go-to source for foreclosure trends, with foreclosure data from 2,200 counties covering more than 90 percent of all U.S. housing units. You’ll have access to more than 2 million active foreclosure records updated twice daily, including property addresses, owner and lender names, and foreclosure and loan details.

      “As the housing market struggles to find a bottom and unemployment continues at a high level, foreclosure activity will continue and RealtyTrac is a great way for agents to follow foreclosure trends and assist clients interested in foreclosures,” said Larry Spencer, vice president of RealtyTrac. “In addition, many agents use our pre-foreclosure and bank-owned data to prospect for short sale and REO listings.”

      This amazing offer — available exclusively through SABOR — also provides access to all state foreclosure laws, live foreclosure activity maps, real estate trend analysis as well as discounts on agent products such as exclusive buyer leads.

      Sign up TODAY and get the competitive advantage you need to succeed in today’s changing real estate marketplace.

      Visit www.realtytrac.com/landing/sabor.html TODAY to take advantage of this exclusive offer!

      RealtyTrac Brochure (pdf)

    Inman Select

    This premium news service is available at no charge to our members.

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      Real estate industry professionals around the world turn to Inman for innovative and timely information about the business. SABOR is proud to now offer Inman Select to members at no cost—a $99 value!

      Select connects you to the latest news, powerful insights, objective analysis, special reports, and the numbers behind the news. With Inman Select, you will have access to:

      • Inman Daily Headlines
      • Inman Weekly Headlines
      • Special Reports
      • News Article Archives
      • Inman Video Vault
      • Inman Select Webinars
      • Inman Connect Live Stream

      To claim your free Inman Select account, email communications@sabor.com with your name and license number.

    Rackspace Discount

    Rackspace is offering a 10% NAR member discount off their already affordable monthly service rates.

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      Rackspace Fact Sheet:

      What: NAR announces a new partnership with Rackspace to provide hosted e-mail services and preferred pricing for NAR members.

      Launch: Announcement at NAR’s MidYear Meetings & Tradeshow

      Who Is Eligible: NAR members, association staff, and immediate family members residing in the fifty states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Guam.

      Rackspace: The company
      Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is an open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 200,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company, is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and is included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world.

      Product Benefits
      Many times real estate professionals use free e-mail accounts such as G-Mail and Yahoo for their business e-mail needs. Although many real estate professionals use these services to avoid the costs of maintaining their own servers or the cost of professional e-mail hosting, the long-term impact of using free e-mail can impact their reputation, security, privacy and productivity.

      NAR partnered with Rackspace to deliver branded e-mail accounts, hosted through a reliable and secure site that is backed by a live, technical support team 24/7/365, at significant savings.

      Nar Member Benefits:

      • NAR members will receive a 10% discount on already low monthly service rates on the following Rackspace services:
      • Microsoft Exchange– Hosted Exchange provides customers with all of the power of Exchange without the cost and expertise of hosting a server in-house. Hosted Exchange unlocks all of the features and functionality of Outlook and allows easy access to email, contacts and calendar with real-time push capability. Exchange is accessible via Outlook, Outlook Web Access (OWA), or a mobile device such as iPhone, iPad, and Android.
      • Rackspace Email– Rackspace Email is a less costly alternative to the Hosted Exchange product. Rackspace Email allows access to email via the web, mobile device or a mail client such as Outlook. It has mobile syncing capabilities to sync between webmail and a mobile device such as iPhone, iPad, and Android. Rackspace Email allows you to view and share contacts and calendars via webmail. Rackspace email also works with desktop software such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Entourage or any POP/IMAP client. The main difference between Exchange and Rackspace Email is that Rackspace Email does not automatically sync with Outlook. Users can upgrade to Hosted Exchange for a seamless integration between their desktop, webmail and mobile device for mail, calendars, contacts, and more.
      • Rackspace Archiving– Archiving backs up the Rackspace hosted email products and includes unlimited mailbox storage on Rackspace hosted servers. Rackspace Archiving allows users to save a copy of every email sent and received on their domain for an unlimited amount of time.
      • Rackspace SharePoint– Hosted SharePoint is a collaboration tool. It allows file sharing with version tracking. There is no software to download or licenses to manage. NAR Members who purchase SharePoint separately receive a 1GB SharePoint site. Microsoft Exchange and Rackspace Email customers receive a free 250MB SharePoint site.
      • NAR members can also take advantage of the 14-day free Rackspace trial offer.
      • Rackspace products are available for individual agents or for brokers to purchase for their entire office. Inquiries about bulk pricing should be directed to Rackspace (see contact information below).

      To Get Started:

      NAR members who want to learn more about this suite of offerings may do so by calling Rackspace at 1-800-480-9514. Members must reference code: NAR2013. In addition, a customized website will be available by June 1st.

      Note: members purchasing fewer than 5 Rackspace Mailboxes must order by phone in order to avoid the standard monthly account minimum requirements.

      More details are available at www.REALTOR.org/rackspace

      NAR Contact Information:

      Rebecca Daly, Senior Strategic Alliances Account Manager
      312-329-8379
      rdaly@realtors.org

      Kristin Maurelia, Managing Director, Strategic Alliances
      312-329-8628
      kmaurelia@realtors.org

      Ken Burlington, Vice President, Strategic Alliances
      312-329-8360
      kburlington@realtors.org

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    TAPFCU – Texas Associations of Professionals Federal Credit Union

    9110 IH 10 W, Suite 100
    San Antonio, TX 78230
    Website

    Benefits:

    • Credit Union membership to include all services and benefits
    • Line of Credit offered to members – $1K automatically (with satisfactory credit) when opening a checking account

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
    • Family of SABOR Affiliates

    About Faces

    5228 Broadway – Located upstairs in Versi Salon
    San Antonio, TX 78209
    Toll free: 866.365.6158
    Website

    Benefits:

    • Services include facials, waxing and spa services

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
    • Family of SABOR Affiliates

    Camp Bow Wow San Antonio

    11931 Jones Maltsberger or 5811 Rocky Point
    Website

    Benefits:

    • One free day of doggie day care for SABOR members
    • Also for referred clients on moving day or for open house

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices

    Johnnie Chuoke’s Home & Hardware

    2361 NW Military Hwy
    San Antonio, TX 78231
    210-341-1573
    Website

    Benefits:

    • 10% off in store

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
    • Family of SABOR Affiliates

    Liberty Garage Door

    Phone: 210-218-6730
    Website

    Benefits:

    • 10% off first visit for garage door repair

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR

    Mensan Studios

    13469 Wetmore Road
    San Antonio, TX 78247
    210-737-6275

    Benefits:

    • Portrait Session & choice of 11×14 portrait to be presented on your behalf to clients who have closed on a home or business.
    • Rates: $50 REALTOR fee includes portrait session & 11×14 traditional portrait; $100 REALTOR® fee including portrait session and custom canvas portrait

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Friends and family of SABOR REALTORS®
    • Friends and family of SABOR Affiliates

    Milano Italian Restaurant

    11802 Wurzbach Road
    San Antonio TX, 78230
    210-493-3611
    Website

    Benefits:

    • 10% off lunch (not including alcohol) and 10% off dinner (not including alcohol) for parties for 4 or more

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
    • Family of SABOR Affiliates

    Nothing Bundt Cakes

    700 E Sonterra Blvd , San Antonio, TX 78258
    5164 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
    Website

    Benefits:

    • 10% off cakes at the Alamo Heights and Sonterra locations (excludes retail items)

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR

    Odor Army

    1850 E. Houston St.
    San Antonio TX 78253
    470-723-5867
    Website

    Benefits:

    Commercial grade ozone home treatments, antibacterial treatment for homes and odor remediation

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Family of SABOR REALTORS®
    • Family of SABOR Affiliates

    Signs by Crown

    9853 IH 10 West, Suite 102
    San Antonio, TX 78230
    Website
    Email

    Benefits:

    • 10% off**

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices

    Offer valid through June 1, 2015

    **Please note this discount is only available with Signs by Crown, and not Crown Trophy

    Skin and Wigs

    6812 West Ave
    San Antonio, TX 78213
    Website

    Benefits:

    • 10% off wigs
    • $10 off skincare
    • Free eyebrow or lip waxing with facial

    Available to:

    • Staff and REALTOR® members of SABOR
    • Affiliate members of SABOR
    • Staff of REALTOR® member offices
    • Staff of Affiliate members of SABOR
  • 10 More Reasons to Join SABOR

    1. Code of Ethics

    Since 1913, the Code of Ethics has stood for the honor, integrity, competency and professionalism of REALTORS® and the REALTOR® organization.

    The REALTORS® Code of Ethics remains vibrant and alive; an evolving, dynamic, meaningful guide in our increasingly complex business and legal environment. The Code challenges REALTORS® and guides you in your dealings with clients, customers, the public and each other through its strict, objective but readily understandable ethical principles.

    1. Real Representation in Washington

    Rated the 9th most powerful and influential lobbying organization, NAR’s Government Affairs representatives fight for REALTORS’® interests at the federal level in Washington, D.C., and work to put money in your pockets through legislative and regulatory activities. RPAC, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee, raises funds to support the political activities of Government Affairs and disseminates contributions to federal candidates and political parties.

    1. Real Value. REALTOR® VIPSM Program

    As a true benefit of membership, you have access to the REALTOR® VIPSM Program and benefits that will help save you money and advance your career. With more than 760,000 members, NAR’s unprecedented purchasing power enables us to give you insurance/financial, technology, office/management and automotive offerings from industry-leading corporations who provide exclusive savings. In addition, you can take advantage of industry publications created to keep you well informed about pertinent issues, policies, and trends, along with sales and marketing solutions.

    1. Raising Public Awareness

    Every year, NAR educates the public and policymakers about the benefits REALTORS® bring to the real estate marketplace. NAR’s public affairs professionals make sure that “The Voice for Real Estate” is heard loud and clear in the news media, the halls of Congress, the White House, and in countless public forums. Since the national advertising campaign “We’re REALTORS®. Real Estate is Our Life” began in July of 1998, more than 6,000 national television and radio spots have aired, delivering more than 4 billion exposures to the REALTOR® name, significantly increasing consumers’ understanding of the advantages of working with a REALTOR®.

    1. Generating Leads Online

    Over 3 million potential homebuyers visit REALTOR.com each month to search the nation’s largest database of homes for sale, over 1.75 million homes across the country. REALTOR.com boasts a strong following and generates millions of leads with consumers averaging two visits a month, for an average of 13 minutes per visit — making it the #1 real estate destination. REALTOR.com also offers a full suite of lead generation and internet marketing products to support real estate professionals.

    1. Reducing Your Business Risk

    Studies reveal that nearly 70% of all claims against real estate professionals are a result of misunderstanding. To help you minimize your risk, NAR offers training materials, references, and other publications that cover a variety of legal liabilities, industry trend and REALTOR® association topics.

    1. Information at Your Fingertips

    Turn your computer into a powerful business resource with REALTOR.org, where you have access to an online community of REALTORS®, virtual library of periodicals, books and research materials, daily industry news, and government and legal updates from Capitol Hill. You also have access to the REALTOR® VIPSM online catalog, the REALTOR® Product Mall and customized weekly updates emailed directly to you on topics you choose.

    1. Increasing Your Knowledge and Business Success

    NAR makes a continual effort to provide the very best in educational tools and programs for real estate professionals.

    • The all-new e-PRO was built by REALTORS® for REALTORS® and was developed and administered by one of the most respected real estate technology companies in the industry — InternetCrusade®. Increase your opportunities for real estate business success and effective client management by enhancing your Internet skills.
    • REALTOR® University Online is NAR’s Internet-based education delivery system where real estate professionals can take courses online for continuing education credit, professional development and designation certification.
    • Our At Home with Diversity Certification Course provides practical and simple ways to incorporate diversity into your business practices and increase your market share by focusing on must-know demographic trends, cultural differences and sensitivity, as well as techniques already employed by top producers.
    1. Expanding Your Skills and Contacts

    REALTORS® see referrals and sales increase significantly from the networking and education they gain at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, the industry’s premier event. Nearly 23,000 real estate professionals and guests from around the world attend this yearly event to learn about trends, technology, products and services to increase their productivity and competitive edge.
    Stay on top of trends year round by reading REALTOR® Magazine, where you’ll find tips that can enhance your productivity, keep you on the right side of the law, and help you conduct a more successful business. Visit the magazine online at www.realtormag.com, where you’ll find Tool Kits and Advisors that provide key information and guidance to continue to expand your skills.

    1. The Strength of an Integrated REALTOR® Organization

    The benefits you get from NAR are just the beginning. When you consider the benefits you get from REALTOR® state and local associations and NAR’s affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils, it’s easy to see that membership in the REALTOR® organization is truly a valuable business asset.

    For more information on any of these national programs or products, call NAR’s Information Central at 1-800-874-6500 or visit online at www.REALTOR.org.

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