The Board of Choice for Successful Navarre REALTORS®



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NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION TRAINING


2014 PRESIDENT'S WELCOME


Welcome to NABOR's New Member page. 

This is your brief introduction to some of the many great services and opportunities available to you as a REALTOR® member of the Navarre Area Board of Realtors®.

Membership of the organization offers many rewarding opportunities and I hope that you will consider participating on one of our business or event
committees.  You'll get the chance to network with other like minded people and be an integral part of the NABOR success story.

Likewise, attendance at our many marketing events will provide you a platform to showcase your business, provide an introduction to many other successful real estate professionals and above all, have fun and learn something new! 
Click here for Calendar

Finally, as you begin your affiliation with NABOR, please be reminded that your success is important to us as a Board.  If I, or the Staff can do anything to make those first few months in  the business a little less challenging and a little more rewarding, please do not hesitate to ask.

Jodi Van Wagner
2014 NABOR President

 

 

Welcome to NABOR's Online New Member Orientation
By joining us as a REALTOR® member, you are automatically a member of both the State and National associations, joining some 1.3 million real estate professionals in the largest trade organization in the world. 

Each level of the REALTOR® association structure provides benefits that are equally powerful for members. The following information helps to explain just a few of the many benefits from all three levels:

Your National Association, NAR, unites all REALTORS® and ensures:
 

  • Your voice and the collective voice of all REALTORS® is heard in Washington.
  • That you have the most updated industry information.
  • That the REALTOR brand is bringing you success.

What is your NRDS Number?

NAR New Member Orientation Video
 

The New Realtor.com

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Your State Association: Florida Realtors®:
 
Links REALTORS® throughout the state in support of legislative and political action Your State Association:  Florida Realtors:

  • Provides professional development and networking opportunities
  • Distributes print and electronic communications to enable REALTORS® to do what they enjoy - helping people realize the American Dream.
    

    
FLORIDA REALTORS® Products, Services and Events Video

   


Your Local Association:  NABOR
Works hard to enforce the REALTOR Code of Ethics (including arbitration)    

  • Advocates for responsible and effective local legislation
  • Provides education, daily networking and community involvement opportunities. 
Learn more about NABOR

Making the Most Of Your Membership
Knowledge is the most valuable tool of today's REALTOR® , and in keeping with NABOR's mission to deliver:  "Every reasonable service, product and amenity which will enhance and/or promote their real estate careers", we hope that you will take the opportunity to review the below information at your leisure.  Please remember that this is just a brief offering of the benefits membership affords.  The NABOR Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Staff look forward to making your affiliation with NABOR a great success.

Membership Guide PDF



Professional Standards and the Code of Ethics
Product ImageThe 1913 Code of Ethics consisted of 23 articles categorized as “Duties to Clients” and “Duties to Other Brokers.” It obligated members (who wouldn’t be known as REALTORS® until 1916) to “be absolutely honest, truthful, faithful and efficient”.

Today, every new REALTOR® member is required to take at least 3 hours of Ethics training.  You may satisy this mandatory requirement by taking one of the quarterly classes offered at the Board, RSVP for next available class or by undertaking online training, click here.  Compliance with the Bylaws is mandatory in order to avoid a disruption in service.

Download a copy of the Code of Ethics & Arbitration Manual


2014 Code of Ethics


New Member Ethics Online Course

In addition,  REALTOR© members are requested to adhere to certain professional courtesies known as "Pathways To Professionalism".




REALTOR® Safety

Knowledge, Awareness and Empowerment. Browse this link for tips and tools you can use to keep safety awareness top-of-mind. 


Please click here to watch the brief video on Safety with Clients, Safety at the Office and Safety at Home. 



Anti Trust

A little competition is a good thing, right? Learn why awareness of antitrust issues is important for real estate professionals, along with information on avoiding antitrust problems.    take the quiz!


Watch the Video Antitrust and Real Estate


       

Fair Housing

NAR embraces our country’s racial and ethnic diversity and strives to make the benefits of real property ownership available to all.  Each year REALTORS® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.  

Watch Video--Fair Housing and Unintentional Discrimination


Legislative Affairs

NAR advocates policy initiatives to create a sound and dynamic U.S. real estate market that fosters vibrant communities in which to live and work.

Since 1969 NAR PAC has been promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. During the last federal election cycle alone, NAR PAC contributed over $12 million to pro-REALTOR® candidates to Congress, making it the number one trade association political action committee in the nation. Why has RPAC been successful? Because NAR PAC is not a charity. PAC is a business. 
Read more

Members are invoiced a "fair share voluntary contribution" annually.  What happens to your local FR PAC contributions and why are they so crucial?
Click here


MLS Service
NABOR maintains a multiple listing service for the use of its members which, subject to the Bylaws, requires subscribers (agents or assistants) to complete an MLS orientation program within 30 days of access being granted, or at the first scheduled Orientation,  whichever occurs first.  NABOR hosts quarterly MLS orientation sessions.  Attendance is mandatory in order to avoid a disruption in service.
RSVP for next available class.


What Happens Next
Title, Home Inspections, Lender, Home Warranties, other relationships...
From time to time NABOR hosts a series of informative classes which cover every aspect of the real estate transaction from qualifying a client, to what to expect at the closing table. 
 Click here for schedule of upcoming classes.  NABOR is fortunate to have an active and supportive Affiliate membership with a breadth of professional knowledge.  Please consider an Affiliate member next time you do business.  Click here to view current NABOR Affiliate members.


Motivation & the Tools to Succeed
Building a business is not always easy but there is a myriad of great tools available to help keep you motivated and learn from the success of others:

NAR is working to support you, the members right now during this challenging time. Take advantage of these valuable tools that will help you in your daily efforts – today!  Click here 


Chart your course for success. REALTORS® can turn to 
Great Time To Buy Florida for inspiration and tips from the pros. Point customers to information on this site or share it in your social networking circles. C


ROOKY ROUND UP

REALTOR® Magazine Online’s resource for new real estate practitioners provides all the information you need to start earning commissions fast — including game plans that will get you through the first year. 

Click here

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FLORIDA REALTORS® 
E Newsletter for new agents




And of course one of your most valuable resources is the NABOR website.  Be sure to check daily for the latest updates concerning your local Board.   Why not set
www.naborhome.com as your browser page today?



FLORIDA REALTORS® Legal Center
Get the advice and resources to help you understand real estate license law and property issues.  Hot topics, Do Not Call Registry, Legal FAQ, Webinars and more. 

.Legal advice for members of the Florida Association of Realtors® is just a phone call away at 407.438.1409

FAR Legal Hotline attorneys answer questions about real estate license law and related real property issues. Attorneys also offer legal interpretations of the FAR and FAR/BAR standard business forms and contracts.

What You Need: Your personal Florida real estate license number (you may not use your corporation number or the number of any other licensee). If you are asking a question about a specific transaction, be prepared with all the documentation available.



Technology Hotline
software repair and computer help widgetThe Power of the Technology Helpline on your Desktop – chat, email or call one of the FAR computer experts for technical support.
The Tech Helpline support team is available to answer Florida Realtors® members' questions Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Just call 407.587.1450 and have your membership information handy.

Or download the Technology Helpline widget for a quick link to the Tech Helpline phone number, to instantly launch online chat sessions with  tech analysts or send emails with your tech requests for lower priority or after hours requests.
Click here to get the widget on your desktop!



Community Outreach & Housing Opportunity Programs
REALTORS® are ideally situated to improve housing opportunities where they live. They are the first stop for the prospective homebuyer or renter. Accordingly, REALTORS® can reach out – through personal involvement in their own communities – to those who need greater access to quality, affordable homeownership and rental opportunities.
Video: The New Face of Housing Opportunity

Closer to home, Santa Rosa County recognizes the need to provide residents with a variety of quality affordable housing choices.  The Housing Program’s primary purpose is to improve housing opportunities for the benefit of low and moderate income families.  The goal of the Housing Program is to create partnerships, maximize resources and identify new strategies to develop and preserve affordable housing.  Monthly meetings are held at the County offices on Caroline Street in Milton on the first Wednesday of the month.  More details,
click here   

REALTOR® Store

REALTOR Team Store® is NAR's official supplier of REALTOR® premium incentive products, offering a wide array of promotional items, including lapel pins, bags, hats, shirts, decals, folders, jackets and more. Let your prospective clients know that you are a REALTOR®.

NABOR also carries a wide range of items to aide your professional career.  
Click here to go the the NABOR REALTOR® Store Store hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Lock boxes and keys are "by appointment".


 REALTOR® Benefits Program

The REALTOR Benefits® Program is your member benefits program. NAR has partnered with industry leaders to provide you with value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use on a daily basis. 
Click here.

In addition to all of the benefits offered by NAR and FAR, Navarre Area REALTORS® enjoy a variety of services and events provided for them by the many volunteers at NABOR as well as by the dedicated NABOR administrative team. These services include educational opportunities, products for their business, enhanced Multiple Listing Service features, and keybox services. For details on membership benefits, click here.

To learn more about FAR, click here To learn more about NAR, click here


Education & Designations

Professional development courses, designations and continuing education classes are keys to your continued success.  Whether you prefer to learn on line or attend a structured class, there's an educational offering to suit your every need.


Online Education Classes

FLORIDA REALTORS® Education information

NAR Education Information

NABOR Education

List of Designations

Pre/Post Licensing Requirements



REALTOR® Logo         
Tell them. Show them. Wear your REALTOR® pin with pride.
PrideAfter more than a decade of Public Awareness Campaign advertising, the National Association of REALTORS® has established the clear value and differentiation of REALTORS® in the minds of potential home buyers and sellers. As a result, nearly three out of four consumers would choose a REALTOR® to buy or sell a home rather than a real estate professional who is not a REALTOR®. 
Download REALTOR Pride materials

REALTORS® are encouraged to distinguish themselves from ordinary licensees by promoting and using the REALTOR® logo, but of course, to safeguard its integrity, there are strict guidelines, click here.


Click here to Watch The Power of your REALTOR Brand Video

    
REALTOR® Status 
Your REALTOR® status is considered provisional until your membership has been approved by the Board of Directors and you have completed the required training.  You will be asked to officially swear the oath to uphold the REALTOR® values and abide by the Code of Ethics.  For more information on Induction dates,
click here.  You will then receive a REALTOR® lapel pin to wear with pride.

 
The Oath
  
By joining the Navarre Area Board of Realtors, you are taking your place among the true professionals of the real estate industry. 
As a member, you will become recognized as a business leader in your community. Your actions will be governed not only by the laws of the state, but also by the principles of honesty and fairness contained in the Realtor Code of Ethics.                  

You will find many opportunities to use your talents within the organization, for the betterment of your business. 

You will be called upon for help in many ways…for community service programs; for programs of the Realtor Association at the local, state and national levels; for legislative action issues that guide our business.

When the call comes, it may be at an inconvenient time. It may be for something you have not done before. But when the call does come, answer with a willingness to participate. 

The Realtor Association is your Association.

To demonstrate that you are prepared to be an active member of this professional organization, please raise your right hand.

Do you sincerely promise:

To act in conformity with wth organization's Charter, Byalws and Regulations;

To apply the principles of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics in all of your business practices;
And to contribute your time and energies for the betterment of the industry and the public we serve?

By the authority conferred on me, I declare you to be officially installed as a member of the Navarre Area Board of REALTORS®.

In conclusion,

We congratulate you on this milestone in your career, and we welcome you as a fellow member.

We pride ourselves on having a knowledgeable professional team at the Board that is committed to your success.  Don’t be a stranger - get involved– make this, the year membership counts for you!