You Belong Here. Your membership with the Northeast Association of REALTORS® gives you access to exclusive REALTOR® benefits and valuable tools and services to enhance your career success. NEAR REALTORS® use the combined power of our members to obtain services and support that keep their businesses vibrant and productive. Easily access the tools you need to enhance your professionalism and build your business in the real estate industry.
Keeping You Informed. Members receive timely, helpful, and effective news and information. Your weekly eNewsletter brings a digest and links to the latest industry news, regulations, upcoming events, legal updates, and tips. You can also connect with members and staff via social media streams such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Visit NEAR’s website NortheastRealtors.com for access to top stories, industry news, housing market stats, membership info, 24/7 event registration, and more.
Developing Your Professional Skills. Access high-quality courses that help you achieve a higher professional standard. NEAR prides itself on offering a curriculum that translates directly into today’s market. Many free or low-cost offerings!
Resources, Resources, Resources! Your REALTOR® membership gives you access to the world's largest real estate library that covers a myriad of topics related to commercial and residential real estate. The collections include: 2,300 digital books, audiobooks, and videos; 1,700 journals in digital format through ProQuest; 12,000 printed books, reports and guides; 750 hard-copy journals; as well as REALTOR® Magazine archives, toolkits, and field guides. (You can also download books straight to your Kindle!)
Need content for your marketing packages, blog, website, or social media streams? Check out the REALTOR® Content Resource - your source for ready-to-use articles on all aspects of homeownership, including home buying and selling, for your consumer communications. Use the content when you need it, how you need it.
If you need detailed property data, your REALTOR® membership has you covered with the REALTORS Property Resource® (RPR®). RPR® is an exclusive benefit available only to REALTORS®. RPR® provides members with advanced, single-source access to detailed information about properties, trends and demographics. Create detailed reports branded with your logos and photo in just minutes! With RPR®, you have unparalledled access to data that gives you a competitive edge with customers and clients.
Promoting YOU. Choose from numerous events where you can meet fellow REALTORS® and network with Affiliate Members. Take advantage of NEAR’s partnerships with local Chambers of Commerce at joint events where you can meet local business professionals and expand your referral network.
NEAR works with local publications to promote the value of using a REALTOR® and to offer a search for local REALTORS® on our website, where all active members are listed.
Reducing Your Risk. REALTORS® have access to a unique Professional Standards Program, including dispute resolution to settle grievances and to enforce the Code of Ethics. The process is used to settle disputes between REALTORS® or between REALTORS® and clients without litigation, saving you potentially expensive court costs and legal fees.
As a REALTOR®, you have access through your broker to the MAR Legal Hotline, staffed by attorneys who can assist with questions about state and federal laws and regulations, permissible business practices, and important court rulings affecting real estate practitioners.
Keeping Your Interests in Mind. With the grassroots support of our members, Massachusetts REALTORS® have a strong presence at the State House, and REALTORS® nationwide are represented on Capitol Hill. Members actively support legislation that improves the quality of life and oppose bills that would inhibit your ability to do business.
Here for You. NEAR is open for members Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Stop by to attend or register for a class, get service for SUPRA keys and lockboxes, receive information, or purchase discounted real estate supplies from our REALTOR® store! Whatever you needs, we will do our best to help you on the spot or point you in the right direction for what you’re looking for.
Top 10 REALTOR® Membership Benefits!
1. Free monthly Continuing Education classes for MA and NH Credit at NEAR (beginning in 2013!)
2. Exclusive REALTORS®-only access to robust property data and reporting via the REALTORS Property Resource® (RPR®). Rich data on 147 million US properties!
3. Access free online real estate forms
4. Free REALTOR® public awareness marketing from local, state, and national levels
5. Access to local, state, and national stats and research
6. Many low-cost or free networking events
7. Top-notch support from Association staff
8. Access to free Technology Hotline
9. Discounts! Discounts! Discounts! Newspaper ads, MLS PIN membership, cell phones and plans, computers, printing, office supplies, insurance...and more!
10. Access to real estate specialist attorneys via the MAR Legal Hotline
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