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Local Level Benefits-

Professional Standards-The Code of Ethics is your Pathway to Professionalism. Our programs help you understand what separates you, as a REALTOR®, from other real estate professionals. The Board provides the quadrennial training mandated by the National Association of REALTORS® to help you understand and live by this moral code or “Golden Rule”. The Code of Ethics was established by the Association’s founding fathers in 1908 and updated periodically as this living document dictates. Look to the Board to help you fulfill your training requirement.

Mediation & Arbitration- The Board is available to you to help resolve your commission disputes. Through volunteer involvement, an impartial panel of your peers reviews evidence, hears testimony and renders decisions in monetary disputes. Mediation resolves commission disputes prior to or in lieu of arbitration. Involved parties retain the right to arbitrate if the mediation is unsuccessful. Mediation offers a win-win outcome as opposed to a “one side takes all” decision outcome.

Education- The Board offers a wide variety of educational programs to our members. Through committee involvement, professional development programs and seminars are offered to help you stay current and relevant. The industry is ever changing and the Board is here to help you stay apprised of these changes. As of this licensing cycle, the New Jersey Real Estate Commission mandates 12 hours of Continuing Education credit per licensing term. Let the Board help you meet this obligation through its many affordable, accessible programs we offer on a regular basis.

Communication- The Board sends out Weekly Updates keeping members up to date on issues and events at the Board. Watch for and open these communications to help you increase your awareness of issues that affect your bottom line. Monthly, via email, our NJAR® award winning

E-Communicator Newsletter brings you timely articles on industry trends and professional and networking opportunities. The Board website, www.oceancountyrealtors.org, is a 24/7 resource for information and events happening at the Board. Click on the consumer link, and look to “Town Tours” http://www.oceancountyrealtors.org/consumers/town-tours to aid your out of county buyers in getting a pictorial overview of each town in the county as well as some demographic information on them.

Social Media- Members can get the latest news and information through OCBR’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. “Friend” or “follow” us for the latest industry-related information. Subscribe to RSS from our website. Send a text message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enroll to receive our bulletins on your cell phone (standard messaging rates may apply).

Legislative Advocacy/Political Activism- OCBR fights to protect private property rights. Along with the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® we address issues that affect private property rights and support laws that guard against hardships on the real estate transaction.

Networking- By participating in volunteer committee work and attending regularly scheduled programs and events, you have the opportunity to mingle with real estate professionals that, when called upon, have the ability to facilitate your real estate transactions. Come join and build friendships and business partners.

State and National Conferences & Expos- NAR hosts two conferences annually. Watch for details on location and keynote speakers. NJAR® annually hosts Triple Play in Atlantic City in early December. Classes fulfilling your Continuing Education requirements are available with your registration fee.

Affinity Programs- Your three-way membership offers you affinity programs to help you save money and run your business wiser. Look to these links for offers:

http://www.realtor.org/realtor_benefits

http://www.njar.com/member_benefits/affinity.html- NJAR® Benefits include UPS and Plymouth Rock Assurance

http://www.ocrealtorsconnection.org/Deals/deals.cfm Ocean County Board of REALTORS® benefits include Staples and Health, Life and Long-term care insurance options.

Jersey Shore Multiple Listing Service- Access every property record in the state of NJ with FIND from Realtor.com and the RPR; also use FIND for every LISTING no matter the MLS source, unlimited Virtual Tours at no extra charge with Property Panorama. Call Tom Wissel to find out how these included tools can help streamline your business.

Member Recognition-Members are recognized for their accomplishments and achievements in the real estate industry and their community. Some of these awards include: NJAR® Circle of Excellence Award®, NJAR® Distinguished Sales Club, NJAR® Quarter Century Club, OCBR REALTOR® and REALTOR-Associate® of the Year, NJAR® and NAR Good Neighbor Award.

REALTOR® Store- Come by the Board office to shop for REALTOR® related tools, banners, signs and marketing items.

 

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