HAAR REALTOR Benefits
As a member of the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® you have access to a wide array of benefits, business tools, real estate market data, and educational opportunities.
Multiple Listing Service:
As a member of HAAR you are eligible to join NALMLS, giving you access to several online resources such as:
A compilation of over 13,000 active listings, resulting from the co-operation of over 2,000 local REALTOR members
NALMLS is a Regional MLS composed of nine North Alabama counties: Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Lawrence, Marshall, Etowah/Cherokee, Jackson, and DeKalb County
NALMLS is a state of the art Multiple Listing Software with practical and resourceful tools:
Hot SheetsTransaction Management Software
Active Regional data from Chattanooga, TN. , Muscle Shoals and Mobile, AL
Inventory with reverse prospecting
Google Map features
Cumulative history on listings, and sold information since 1991
A free public site for agents and their clients on ValleyMLS
Valley MLS.com is drawing in an ever-increasing audience of Huntsville Area homebuyers, making it the first online resource when searching for home in the Tennessee Valley.
Promoting the Value of Using a REALTOR®:
The public relations and promotional resources of HAAR are impressive. HAAR’s PR efforts are focused on making consumers aware of the value that REALTORS® bring to a transaction. Valleymls.com is the principal venue for promotion. This Web site affords us a unique opportunity to showcase REALTORS® in conjunction with their listing.
HAAR is committed to providing our REALTOR® members with outstanding, comprehensive real estate education. Our educational resources will help you to be successful, knowledgeable and profitable. By taking full advantage of the classes we offer annually, you will boost your level of productivity and skillfulness. Our Education Department offers a variety of courses to renew your license, update your skills, gain tools as a new agent and become certified in a certain area of the industry.
HAAR provides ample opportunities for its members to come together and learn, meet contemporaries with similar business interests and reconnect with long time friends. Two of HAAR’s special events are: the annual Officers and Directors Installation banquet, and the REALTOR Expo.
Mediation is a voluntary process which people in dispute can use to reach an agreement. With the help of an impartial mediator they work toward a mutually acceptable solution. The HAAR Mediation program is offered to REALTOR members and their customers.
NAR REALTOR Benefits
NAR’s Government Affairs division works to develop, advance, and implement the federal legislative objectives of the REALTOR® Association. We work with Congress and the Executive Branch through lobbying, policy development, political field representatives, political communications, grassroots advocacy, and the nation’s largest contributor of direct contributions to federal candidates: REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).
Real Estate Library
NAR is home 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
REALTOR.com® provides consumers with a single online resource for all property listings. It remains the No. 1 most visited homes-for-sale site, with more than 6 million consumers visiting each month.
All of your listings, with a photo, are always posted for free, but you can enhance your presence and listings with what consumers want most online—multiple photos, detailed descriptions, virtual tours, and more. To receive this benefit you must be an MLS participant and your MLS must be a REALTOR.com® data content provider.
Realtors Property Resource®
The goal of Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) is to provide NAR members access to a national database of valuable data on every property in the United States. With RPR, you have unparalleled access to data that will give you a competitive edge with your clients.
At its base are over 147 million property records, built from public record and assessment information. Then layers of data have been added such as zoning, permits, and mortgage and lien data, schools, and the largest database of foreclosure information in the industry. REALTOR® members of participating MLSs will also have their localized MLS active and off-market data integrated with these robust national data sets.
Through a number of vehicles, NAR communicates directly to consumers about the value of home ownership and its important role in the American Dream:
Real Estate Today: On radio stations, satellite, podcasts, and even cell phones, the Real Estate Today radio show provides fast-paced and fact-packed information with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and more.
HouseLogic: With content covering home improvement, maintenance, taxes, finance, insurance, and more, HouseLogic helps home owners make smart and timely decisions about their homes.
Public Advocacy Campaign: NAR’s national advertising efforts deliver messages to consumers and policymakers on the issues that affect REALTORS® and their clients’ ability to buy, sell, and own real estate.
NAR's Research division collects and disseminates timely, accurate, comprehensive real estate data and conducts economic analysis in order to inform and engage members, consumers, policymakers, and the media with key information about the housing market. We deliver this information through press releases, reports, presentations, and daily blog posts offering insight on the economy, housing market, and other factors that will impact your business.
Resources for Commercial Practitioners
NAR supports commercial advocacy efforts and provides services specifically for commercial members, including education, publications, and commercial market research. NAR's Commercial division also manages CommercialSource.com, where NAR members can post properties for sale/lease, read industry news, and network.
In addition NAR has partnered with industry leaders to provide value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use in your business and personal life:
Educational opportunities, Enhance your skills and receive special pricing while earning any of these designation or certification.
Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)
SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist)
SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure)
NAR’s Green Designation
Financial and personal protection services to help you manage your business and safeguard your identity. NAR Members have exclusive access to the only Credit Union designed to meet the unique financial needs of REALTORS®
Insurance for your health, home, and business. Partners in this category cover a variety of insurance needs. You can select from errors and omissions, auto, home, renters, limited medical indemnity and dental insurance.
Marketing tools, office solutions, and technology tools to ensure your business is growing and running smoothly.
Travel and automotive discounts to get you where you want to go.
AAR REALTOR Benefits
The Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) serves as the voice of the real estate industry in Alabama, as the official advocate of Alabama's multifaceted real estate industry before state, local and federal government.
Services provided to members include:
public policy advocacy
professional and licensed-related education
several annual meetings and conferences
regular publications including Alabama REALTOR®
The Association also administers the Alabama REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC), the official political action committee representing the interests of the Alabama real estate industry.
The Government Affairs Department is staffed by an in house Government Affairs Director and employs contract lobbyists to assist in the legislative affairs of the Alabama Association of REALTORS®. The Alabama Association of REALTORS® has a Government Affairs Committee which is charged with monitoring and amending legislation with the guidance of the staff and lobbying team.
As a state Association our primary focus is to be the voice of real estate in Alabama and to protect the rights of our members and the clients they serve. We monitor several bills annually during the legislative session as well as draft and pre file those bills applicable to our members.
The Political Action Committees and Issues Mobilization Committee assist in disseminating funds for implementation in order to help elect REALTOR® friendly legislators, sponsor bills, and attend meetings crucial to our legislative position and success.