The Many Benefits of REALTOR® Membership!

Our promise to you…
The Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS® is an organization that provides local and timely programs, products, and services that are more affordable and accessible collectively than individually to its REALTOR® members. These services include, but are not limited to, public advocacy, education, technological support, networking, ethics and Professional Standards oversight. While partnering with the Michigan and National Associations of REALTORS®, it is the goal of this Association to be the single source for all of YOUR REALTOR® needs.

Resources
Education
Advocacy
Legal assistance
Technical support
Oversight
Relationships

Please see below for a detailed list of member benefits.

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  • Real Estate Forms (hard-copy & free e-forms)
  • REALTOR® Store (onsite)
  • Supra Regional (Electronic) Lockbox System
  • E-mail Accounts
  • The Tech Doctor:  Non-MLS Tech Support (phones, printers, laptops, and other devices)
  • Facebook Groups
  • Online Voting Programs
  • Online Membership Roster
  • Meeting Space Rental
  • Comprehensive Document Library
  • Green Screen & Video Creation Services
  • REALTOR® Logos
  • Awards Program (REALTOR®-of-the-Year, Good Neighbor, Young Professional, Most Congenial, Committee/Task Force Appreciation, etc.)
  • National Benefits Package (Marketing Tools, Technology, Insurance, Travel, etc.)
  • State Benefits Package (accident & auto insurance, dental & health insurance, shipping discounts, etc.)
  • Access to HUD Keys
  • Call Support by Professional Staff

Publications & Subscriptions

  • Government Affairs Bulletin (monthly)
  • Grand Rapids REALTOR® (monthly)
  • Press Releases (monthly)
  • Professional Standards Bulletin (quarterly)
  • REALTOR® Report (weekly news)
  • Statistical Reports (monthly)
  • Welcome Home West Michigan (quarterly)
  • Real Trends Subscription (Provided to all broker members – a $350 value!)

Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

  • MLS Database (22 counties wide)
  • Residential Rental Listing Section (RRLS)
  • The MLS Exchange, Inc. (an MLS Cooperative for Designated REALTORS®)
  • Tax, CMA, and Other Data Software
  • Open House Search
  • Data Verification & Quality Assurance
  • Comparable & Statistical Data
  • Calculators (Balloon, Mortgage, Seller’s Net Sheet)
  • Data Feeds to Third Party Aggregators

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  • Annual Brokers Meeting
  • Code of Ethics Training
  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Core Knowledge Refund for New Members
  • Professional Designation Programs
  • Fair Housing & Diversity Training
  • HAFA Program
  • Installation & Awards Breakfast
  • Legal Updates
  • Lunch-n-Learn Topical Seminars
  • Marketing Tips & Techniques
  • New Designed REALTOR® Orientation
  • New REALTOR® Member Orientation
  • Nuts & Bolts of Residential Leasing
  • Politics & Pints Networking Sessions
  • RE BarCamp
  • Risk Reduction Resources
  • Social Media & Blogging Seminars
  • MichRIC (MLS) Training
  • Today’s Changing REALTOR® Seminar
  • “Walking the Halls” w/Local School Districts
  • “Young Professionals” Networking Events

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  • Over 78,000 Unique Visitors (monthly)
  • Property Search
  • Find a REALTOR®
  • Open House Search
  • Neighborhoods
  • Schools
  • Economic Development Resources
  • Buying & Selling Tips
  • Foreclosure Resources
  • Helpful Links

Dispute Resolution Services

Public Affairs & Advocacy

  • Protection of Private Property Rights
  • Communication with Elected Officials
  • Identification of Candidates that Support REALTOR® Issues
  • Monitoring of Ballot Initiatives
  • RPAC
  • Promotion of Affordable Housing Initiatives

Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities