Over 30 companies deliver significant value or savings to members of the National Association of REALTORSÂ® (NAR) through the REALTOR BenefitsÂ® Program. Only a handful of these organizations, however, have distinctive status as Unique Alliance partners. For example, NAR has an ownership interest in many of these companies.
It’s a two-way partnership. “NAR’s Unique Alliances have offers that are the result of a special relationship with NAR that allows us to play a role in influencing or managing the products and services offered to members,” explains Kristin Maurelia, NAR director, Strategic Alliances. These companies are strong supporters of the real estate industry overall, and exceptionally committed to serving REALTORSÂ®.
In 2017, over 800,000 REALTORSÂ® gained an edge by leveraging at least one REALTOR BenefitsÂ® Program offering, saving $60 million on member benefits from industry-leading companies. The Unique Alliance category alone represented an estimated $37 million in savingsâ€”so one could see why it pays to learn more about what makes them special.
NAR’s official and exclusive provider of electronic signature services, under the REALTOR BenefitsÂ® Program, has solutions designed to help agents eliminate paper, streamline workflows and close transactions fasterâ€”all at discounted, member-only pricing. Solutions include DocuSign for REALTORSÂ® for offices, up to five users, and Real Estate Starter for individuals.
Additionally, there is a DocuSign for Brokers plan designed for offices of six or more users, also offered at special member-only rates. This plan helps brokerages define and optimize the way transactions are managed across their business.
All DocuSign solutions are easy to use, empowering agents to work anywhere with a robust mobile app, numerous integrations, a new strike-through feature, and more.
REALTORSÂ® Insurance Marketplace
REALTORSÂ® Insurance Marketplace is a “one-stop” insurance shopping site where NAR members can obtain competitive quotes from top-rated insurance companies, compare plans, and purchase coverage solutions for themselves and their families.
REALTORSÂ® Insurance Marketplace is administered by SASid, Inc. (Smart and Simple Insurance Development), a trusted, long-term NAR partner who specializes in helping NAR members find the best insurance plans and products for themselves and their families.
“We’ve been proud to work closely with NAR for nearly 10 years, developing and refining an exclusive collection of group dental and vision plans, designed just for REALTORSÂ®. Additionally, we have crafted an array of health plans, so NAR members can obtain well-rounded and economical coverage for their health needs,” explains Shannon Kennedy, president of SASid, Inc.
Plans available through the Marketplace include:
- Major Medical Health Insurance Exchange
- Medicare Supplement Exchange
- REALTORSÂ® Core Health Insurance
- Members Telehealth
Members Accident Protection
- Vision and Dental
- REALTORSÂ® Vision Insurance
- REALTORSÂ® Dental Insurance
REALTOR Team StoreÂ®
NAR’s official supplier of REALTORÂ® logo-branded products is celebrating its 15th anniversary in NAR’s REALTOR BenefitsÂ® Program. Look to REALTOR Team StoreÂ® for everything from lapel pins, bags, hats, shirts, decals, and more. Perfect for fall weather, new items include spectator gloves, insulated vests, and full-zip jackets.
Displaying the REALTORÂ® brand is a great way to strike up conversations with new acquaintancesâ€”conversations that may eventually lead to new business.
Brokers can also work directly with REALTOR Team StoreÂ® to create customized products displaying the REALTORÂ® logo, their own logo, or another logo. Options include cellphone card holders, tote bags, lanyards, and more.
Founded in 2003â€”and celebrating 15 years as NAR’s official lockbox solutionâ€”SentriLock is the leading electronic lockbox manufacturer and service provider for the real estate industry, and is noted for attributes including stability, superior technology and exceptional customer service. Its solutions continue to improve homeowner and agent safety, flexibility and accountability.
NAR’s investment and ownership of SentriLock was in response to a member-driven mandate for competitive choice in the electronic lockbox market.
More than a lockbox system, SentriLock also supports REALTORÂ® safety with its SentriSmartâ„˘ Mobile App and Agent Safety Feature, which allows agents to automatically alert designated contacts if they encounter unexpected or potentially dangerous situations.
Brokers can purchase SentriLock lockboxes through their local association or MLS, or directly with SentriLock, then authorize agents, generate lockbox codes, view access logs, and more.
NAR’s official real estate forms software provider, zipLogixâ„˘, is another partner that has worked closely with NAR to design solutions supporting REALTORSÂ®’ success.
All members have access to a transaction management benefit provided by NAR through zipLogixâ„˘ technology that includes:Â zipTMSÂ® robust transaction management system; unlimited zipVaultÂ® document storage; an exclusive NAR library of REALTORÂ® Forms & Templates; and the industry-standard zipFormÂ® Plus forms engine where members can add and manage their own custom documents. In some locations, state and local forms libraries may also be available (additional fees, set by associations/boards, may apply).
Learn More and Save
For additional details and to take advantage of these offers, visit NAR.realtor/RealtorBenefits/Unique-Alliances, where you’ll find links to the products and services from DocuSign, REALTORSÂ® Insurance Marketplace, REALTOR Team StoreÂ®, SentriLock, and zipLogixâ„˘. While exploring these Unique Alliance offers, look for additional opportunities to save with other partners in the REALTOR BenefitsÂ® Program.
The REALTOR BenefitsÂ® Program is the exclusive member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORSÂ®, providing savings and special offers just for NAR members. Program partners are carefully selected and understand the unique needs of real estate professionals. Learn more and save by visiting NAR.realtor/RealtorBenefits.Â
For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmarkÂ RISMedia.com.