benefits Archive

3 Tech Benefits Helping New NAR Members Get Started

By NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® team You have many choices to make as a real estate professional—especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your new business. NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is designed with you in mind, offering savings...
February 22, 2018

Why Do I Have To Become a REALTOR®?

By Sam DeBord Excerpted from Sam DeBord’s contribution to the book “The Honest Real Estate Agent” (2016) by Mario Jannatpour. This is the question that inevitably comes up for new real estate agents within their first few years of...
December 2, 2016

REALTOR® Recruiting and Retention: The Non-MLS Value Proposition

By Sam DeBord Compulsion is the crutch that lulls our organization’s recruiting and retention capabilities to sleep. When real estate licensees are compelled to be members of a REALTOR® association because of their need for MLS services, we often...
September 29, 2014

The Lost Art of Losing

By Chris Nichols Monday night on my flight home from the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear meetings in Washington, D.C., I noticed that the flight was offering free satellite TV and it just so happened one of my favorite...

Open Your Eyes to the Privileges of Membership

By Chris Nichols I recently attended a conference where I heard the following story related: An elderly man had dreamed of taking a cruise to the Mediterranean for most of his life. The man did not come from means...

I Get It Now

By Stefanie Hahn For a very long time I hated Twitter. Hated it. I hated that I felt like I was broadcasting my life to people I didn’t know. I hated the amount of DMs (direct messages) I received...