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14 Reasons to Become a REALTOR®

14 Reasons to Become a REALTOR®

Becoming a REALTOR® is a choice – As a real estate licensee you have the choice to join the REALTOR® family of organizations deriving a multitude of benefits:

REALTOR® Brand
The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark of the National Association of REALTORS® and may only be used by members of the National Association of REALTORS®. Use of the REALTOR® trademark by non-members is a violation of copyright law.

REALTOR® Code of Ethics
REALTORS® adhere to a strict Code of Ethics that requires a higher standard of conduct than that required by real estate license law.

Benefits from THREE REALTOR® organizations
Joining Central Mississippi REALTORS® automatically entitles you to membership in the Mississippi Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Each Association offers an abundance of benefits to members including annual conferences, publications, business tools, education webinars, tradeshows and other events scheduled throughout the year.

Standard Real Estate Forms and Contracts
Through membership in the Mississippi Association of REALTORS®, you have access to over 30 standard real estate contracts and other forms and the ability to access and complete those forms in interactive software, zipForm Plus.

Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness
A National Association of REALTORS® resource designed to help you understand your financial planning options and prepare for the future, one step at a time. Visit the CRFW Website today!

REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners
A list of companies with which the National Association of REALTORS® has partnered to provide value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use in your business and personal life. Browse the list of partners

REALTOR® Car Tag
The REALTOR® car tag includes the REALTOR® trademark with profit going to housing opportunity foundations. Showing your business card with the registered REALTOR® trademark makes you eligible to buy the REALTOR® tag.

REALTOR® Designations
The earning of REALTOR® professional designations set you apart from competitors. GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and dozens of other specialty designations awarded to REALTORS®.

New Member Orientation
Central Mississippi REALTOR®’s New Member Orientation class includes not only REALTOR® Association bylaws, rules, and regulations but also instruction in the various real estate related topics that will help you become successful and productive in your new career.

Networking Opportunities
Network with other REALTORS® and business affiliates by attending General Membership Meetings that include lunch, timely information, and education to keep you up to date on issues that affect your business. Registration for General Membership meetings and all other Central Mississippi REALTOR® events require online registration through the Member Portal. Only members can register online for most of these events.

A Voice in Governance
Have a voice in the Association by the power of the vote. Officers and Directors of the Association are elected annually by the membership.

A Voice in Washington
REALTORS® have a voice in the election of local, state and national officials and in legislative issues that affect the real estate business through RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee). REALTORS® generously give annually to RPAC knowing its purpose secures their ability to list and sell real estate without unnecessary legislative interference.

Discounts
Get discounts on services offered through the three REALTOR® Associations.

Unique REALTOR® NRDS Access number
REALTORS® are assigned a unique 9-digit number by the National Association of REALTORS®, referred to as a NRDS number (affectionately pronounced “nerds”). This NRDS number gives REALTORS® access to the password protected portion of the Central Mississippi REALTORS®, Mississippi Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®’ websites. In those “members only” sections of the websites, REALTORS® can access business tools, register for events, receive discounts on event registration, pay bills and more.

With all of these benefits, why would you NOT become a REALTOR®?