What is the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS®? If you've ever participated in a real estate transaction as a buyer or seller, you know what an asset a knowledgeable, professional REALTOR® can be in closing the sale. That's what we at the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) are all about. With our 900+ member organization, our primary goals are to serve the REALTOR®, the community and you, through education, community involvement, promotion of private property rights and economic development in the coastal bend area.
In addition to selling property, Corpus Christi REALTORS®, get involved in our community. We are involved in promoting the economic stability and development of the Coastal Bend Area thru our Association and members involvement in the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation, San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation, Downtown Management District, City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition, CC-NAS Joint Land Use project, Mayor's Interagency Meetings, employer assisted housing and annual Home Buyer Seminars and Housing Opportunity Fairs.
The Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® Walk-with-Pride Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit charity, is one of the community projects of our Association, where more than 500 needy children are given a new pair of shoes and school supplies just prior to starting school every year.
Association members are offered a full Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Another way for REALTOR® members to promote the Coastal Bend Area and show the public properties that are available is through our internet site www.coastalbendlifestyle.com
Since one of the Association's goals is to promote education among our REALTORS®, we offer extensive educational opportunities for our REALTOR® members. We also require every new REALTOR® who joins our Association to attend an intensive orientation within the first three months of their membership and to attend mandatory continuing education courses.
In becoming a REALTOR® member of the Association, each REALTOR in turn becomes a member of TAR and the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR). From NAR down to the local level, a high priority is not just the sale of real estate, but also the protection of your property rights. At every level, real estate associations have lobbyists and legislative counsel who lobby to maintain good legislation and fight against bills becoming law that would damage the individual or their right to private ownership of real estate.
If you're a new resident to the Coastal Bend, welcome. We hope that you find the information on this site of great value. If you are a native or a long-time resident, maybe you'll discover something within this site you never knew about your community. Whatever your situation, we encourage you to make wise investments and look for the REALTOR® name and logo whenever you buy or sell real estate because REALTORS work, they work for YOU!