As the chief advocate organization supporting the real estate industry, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) serves as a vital partner with all brokers. NAR advocates on behalf of the industry, works to help brokers be successful and supports your efforts through a variety of venues and vehicles.
Conferences & Meetings
NAR hosts a number of broker-specific meetings and programming throughout the year, providing a forum for networking, dialogue and insight for brokers.
REALTOR® Broker Summit
In 2014, the sold-out Broker Summit, held in Atlanta, was such a hit with attendees that the program was promptly expanded to host three summits in 2015, attendance capacity has been increased at each, and one summit is dedicated entirely to technology. The Broker Summits bring together broker/owners and industry leaders from across the nation to share perspectives on current conditions and pathways to future success. Leadership panels and presentations cover topics such as agent acquisition and retention, growth strategies, risk management, and legislative and legal updates. Click here for dates and more information.
Idea Exchange Council for Brokers
Held twice annually in conjunction with the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in May and the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November, the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers provides a national forum that encourages the open and honest exchange of ideas among brokers in a non-competitive setting. This popular think tank is a great venue for exchanging challenges, ideas and solutions with fellow brokers representing all company sizes and geographic locations.
Publications & Information Resources
Even if you can’t personally attend one of NAR’s events specifically for brokers, there are many other ways to tap into helpful broker-oriented resources, including:
Real Estate Services Update—NAR’s Real Estate Services Program, formed in 2007, identifies the services, tools and strategic relationships that expand and enhance the business interests of NAR’s large broker community. The Real Estate Services (RES) Update, NAR’s monthly newsletter, keeps diversified real estate firms, brokers and their agents informed about issues impacting their businesses. This e-newsletter includes legislative and regulatory updates, news on industry trends, and the latest information on NAR activities as they affect diversified real estate firms.
Business Tips & Trends—Published monthly, this e-newsletter features practical, how-to business content from REALTOR® Magazine. REALTORS® who are listed as the “Designated REALTOR®” in the National REALTORS® Database System (or NRDS) receive a special version of this e-newsletter with broker-centric content. (Call NAR’s Information Central at 1-800-874-6500 to see if you are the Designated REALTOR®.)
REALTORS® can subscribe, free of charge, to both newsletters. Go to REALTOR.org and select “Subscribe to e-Newsletters” under the “News, Blogs & Videos” tab.
Broker to Broker—REALTOR® Magazine’s Broker to Broker initiative—also called “BtoB” provides resources and articles for a broker audience. You’ll find news for your sales meetings, profiles of successful brokers, and business-management solutions at http://realtormag.realtor.org/for-brokers/network.
Broker Involvement Program
Join over 17,000 broker/owners and over 450,000 agents in bringing a strong and united REALTOR® voice to members of Congress. The Broker Involvement Program provides broker/owners with a quick and effective tool to rally agents on critical legislative issues affecting the industry. To join, go to www.RealtorActionCenter.com and click the top “For REALTORS®” tab.
Through these initiatives and others, NAR strives to hear your voice and support your continued success.
For more information, visit www.realtor.org.