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The mission of the Association is to be the source for real estate professionals promoting excellence through education, advocacy and ethics. As a REALTOR® you work hard and it is important to know the benefits available to you. Through the REALTOR® organization you gain the strength of numbers for industry issues and purchasing power; a higher level of professionalism through standards of practice; and the right to use the term REALTOR®.
The REALTOR® Brand
The term REALTOR® (pronounced REAL’-TöR) refers to an exclusive group of real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics. Many consider the REALTOR® Code of Ethics to be the greatest benefit of membership. It sets you apart in the eyes of the public. You have a membership duty to understand the Code of Ethics and to conform your conduct to its lofty ideals. The REALTOR® trademark and the block-R REALTOR® logo are for use by members only under strict guidelines. It’s your brand, please use it correctly.
The REALTOR® organization is a three-tiered association. By joining the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®, you also join the state association (California Association of REALTORS®) and the national association (National Association of REALTORS®) under a unique three-way agreement.
National Association of REALTORS®
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has over 1 Million members and is one of the largest professional associations in America today. The size of the national association allows it to be one of the most powerful, grassroots lobbying groups in Washington with the power to positively influence congress, benefiting the interests of the real estate industry and fight for the rights of private property and home ownership.
The National Association of REALTORS® is a powerful resource for your business. The programs and services available to you as a member can be overwhelming, but it’s easier to access than you think! For information go to NAR’s Information Central at REALTOR.org. For telephone assistance, call 800-874-6500. NAR has a wide variety of valuable member-discount benefits.
California Association of REALTORS®
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. The Association develops and promotes programs and services which will enhance the members’ freedom and ability to conduct their individual businesses successfully with integrity and competency and, through collective action, promotes the preservation of real property rights.
The Association emphasizes the development and distribution of products, programs and services which assist members to achieve success in their individual real estate businesses, while continuing to be the premiere representative of private property rights and of real estate professionals in the public policy arena.
The California Association of REALTORS® includes more than 100 local member Associations and more than 170,000 REALTORS®, REALTOR®-Associates and affiliate members
Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®
The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® was chartered in 1928. Today, the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® is a volunteer-driven organization with 10 standing committees and 3 networks which give direction and provide feedback to a 14-member Board of Directors. All members are encouraged to volunteer for association committees.
Palm Springs Regional MLS is operated by Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS. An MLS Committee meets monthly to provide recommendations to the PSRAR Board of Directors and TheMLS.com vendor regarding system improvements and field updates. TheMLS.com Help
PSRMLS also manages the Supra electronic keybox system for optional use by members only. Utilizing the Supra iBox with either the eKEY or ActiveKEY, members are able to access listed properties and track showing activity. Supra Help
Membership in the REALTOR® organization makes you an important part of the valley’s voice for real estate. Our association is involved regularly with issues related to affordable housing, and the use, enjoyment and transfer of real property.
The Association remains active in issues including:
– Fair housing
– Short Term Vacation Rentals
– Private property rights
– City ordinances pertaining to real estate
– Local election races and political issues
– Job growth and economic expansion
– Quality of life and the affordability of housing
The Association also strives to enhance the REALTOR® image by promoting the activities of the association and the services of its members through promotions, news releases and various community service efforts on behalf of all of our members.
The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® brings special educational opportunities on topics of importance to its members. We are a licensed REBAC provider which enables us to offer classes for obtaining official NAR designations (ABR, RSPS, ePro, etc.)
The latest trends, legal issues and information are available to you through the Association’s three main information sources:
The Palm Springs REALTOR® Report — published monthly and digitally distributed.
PSRAR Weekly Update — published every week and sent to members via e-mail.
PSRAR.org — official website containing the latest and most complete member information.
The Association also communicates through popular social media sites: