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.

Member Services

Service
  • Real Estate Forms (hard-copy & free e-forms)
  • REALTOR® Store (onsite and online)
  • Supra Regional (Electronic) Lockbox System
  • E-mail Accounts
  • Non-MLS Tech Support (phones, printers, laptops, and other devices)
  • Facebook Groups
  • Online Voting Programs
  • Online Membership Roster
  • Meeting Space Rental
  • Comprehensive Document Library
  • Marketplace (GRAR's mini-Craigslist)
  • Green Screen & Video Creation Services
  • Book Club
  • 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)
  • Blogs (REALTOR® Family News, President, CEO)
  • 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

    Education & Events

    Seminar
    • Annual Brokers Meeting
    • Candidate School (Public Affairs/Advocacy)
    • 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
    • SWMRIC (MLS) Training
    • Today's Changing REALTOR® Seminar
    • "Walking the Halls" w/Local School Districts
    • "Young Professionals" Networking Events

    Public Website

    Internet
    • 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