REALTOR® REFRESHER!

New members are required to take mandatory education as prescribed in the Bylaws.  Requirements and deadlines will be disseminated via email.  The below information serves as a brief introduction/refresher to some of the many services and opportunities available to you as a REALTOR® member of the Navarre Area Board of Realtors®. 


 Joining us as a REALTOR® member, you are automatically a member of both the State and National associations, joining some 1.1 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 key to bringing you success. Your NRDS Number is your unique National database identifier. You'll need this to access your account and valuable discounts and benefits.  

Learn more about the National Association of REALTORS®


Your State Association: Florida REALTORS®:  Links REALTORS® throughout the state in support of legislative and political action; provides professional development, promotional  and networking opportunities; distributes print and electronic communications to enable REALTORS® to do what they enjoy - helping people realize the American Dream.   Learn more  about the Florida REALTORS®  

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.  Membership Value Guide

MLS Service
NABOR maintains a multiple listing service via flexmls for the use of its members. The login site for members is www.ecn.flexmls.com  Your credentials will be emailed to you by NABOR Staff.  Help can be obtained by contacting Flexmls Help Hotlines: Toll-free Support at support@fbsdata.com or call 888-525-4747 from 8 am to 9 pm Central Time (Monday - Friday).  There are also instructional webinars available on the MLS home page of the MLS. 

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.
       
Supra Key and Lockbox Services Available at NABOR
NABOR offers the active key and eKey to its members via Supra. 

Professional Standards and the Code of Ethics
The 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 2 1/2 hours of Ethics training.  You can satisy this mandatory requirement by taking one of the quarterly classes offered at the Board or online.

REALTOR® Safety
Knowledge, Awareness and Empowerment. Browse this link for tips and tools you can use to keep

safety awareness top-of-mind. 

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.  Click here
       
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.  Learn about 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.  Members are invoiced a "fair share voluntary contribution" annually.  Learn more about RPAC
        
What Happens Next
Title, Home Inspections, Lender, Home Warranties, other relationships...
From time to time NABOR hosts a series of informational classes which cover every aspect of the real estate transaction from qualifying a client, to what to expect at the closing table.   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.

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 Helpline

 The Power of the Technology Helpline: chat, email or call one of the FR 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 (nrds #  & license #).

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.  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.

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.    Store hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Lock boxes and keys are "by appointment". NABOR branded gear can be ordered online at: NABOR Gear

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 FR, Navarre Area REALTORS® enjoy a variety of services and events: educational opportunities, products for their business, enhanced Multiple Listing Service features, keybox services. and dedicated membership discounts.
              
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. Learn more about our Education Program.

REALTOR® Logo         
Tell them. Show them. Wear your REALTOR® pin with pride.  After 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®.  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.
     
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.  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!