MLS & Associations

NAR raises the bar on Realtor associations — again

Associations must now offer a Realtor safety activity and six more political advocacy activities
  • Today, the nearly 800-member NAR board of directors voted to add more requirements to its "core standards" for associations.

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WASHINGTON -- Two years after the National Association of Realtors (NAR) adopted tougher service standards for Realtor associations, the 1.2 million-member trade group is again upping the ante. Today, the nearly 800-member NAR board of directors voted to add more requirements to its "core standards" for associations in an effort to "ensure high-quality information and services for all Realtors" and "raise the bar" for Realtor associations. Why raise core standards? The policy amendments approved today mandate that every year, associations must offer: Six more political advocacy activities At least one professional development opportunity for members At least one Realtor safety activity Leadership development and training for their elected Realtor leaders Policies governing performance reviews for chief paid staff And other changes The NAR board originally enacted the core standards to ensure even the smallest association is capable of enforcing the Realto...