Why Join MCAR?

When you join our Association you enjoy some of these many benefits;

  • The right to use the term REALTOR®
  • Enforcement of Professional Ethics and providing for Mediation and Arbitration of monetary issues.
  • Governance – maintaining of REALTOR® standards, adherence to bylaws.
  • Policy liaison from state and national associations.
  • Newsletters and magazines to keep you informed.
  • Education sessions on timely topics.
  • Networking capabilities at membership meetings.
  • Legislative – dissemination of information on political issues in your industry.
  • Lobbying – retention of mortgage interest and health insurance deductibility, no sales tax levied on your commissions.
  • Social events.
  • NJR Circle of Excellence Sales Award as well as other designations.
  • Community Service and involvement.
  • Public relations – to members and to the community.
  • REALTOR® supplies – forms, booklets and publications for your everyday business existence.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Offer courses that meet the New Jersey Real Estate Commission Continuing Education requirements for license renewal
  • Low registration fees
  • Opportunity to pursue NAR designations and certifications locally (i.e., SFR, ABR, etc.)
  • Partnership with The CE Shop where members can earn NJREC CE credits online and receive a discount on cost. Visit the website: http://middlesex.theceshop.com/and click on NJ.
  • Offer required REALTOR® Ethics Training to promote high ethical standard of conduct within the REALTOR® profession
  • Required Online Orientation of new members

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • The Community Service Committee is involved in activities that provide members an opportunity to give back to the community

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, GRIEVANCE, ARBITRATION, MEDIATION AND OMBUDSMAN

  • Ombudsman Services for the public
  • Save in court costs and legal fees through mediation and low cost arbitration
  • Process ethics complaints from members and the public
  • Arbitration disputes heard by the Professional Standards Committee

MEMBER SERVICES AND COMMUNICATION

  • MCAR website - www.metrocentrerealtors.com
  • Inform members on events, education and real estate news through our weekly e-newsletter Spotlight on Middlesex County Association of REALTORS®
  • Quarterly print newsletter The Middlesex Commitment
  • Periodic surveys done by Executive Officer to check on what members want from their Association
  • Provide timely information that addresses current issues.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Volunteers sought to serve on the 12 standing committees
  • Installation of Officers and Directors
  • Business Card Exchange to socialize and form relationships with other members
  • Exposure to affiliate members at events
  • Fun RPAC Fundraising Events

MEMBER DISCOUNTS

  • Discount at REALTOR®.org Store. Use promo code MC5 at www.realtor.org/store and save 10%
  • Discount at REALTOR® Team Store. Use code MIDDLESEX at www.realtorteamstore.com and save 5%
  • Tenant Reports.com $5 discount on bundle tenant screening reports

ANNUAL AWARDS

  • NJR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®
  • NJR® Distinguished Sales Award
  • NJR® Quarter Century Club Award
  • REALTOR® of the Year
  • Lifetime Volunteer Award
  • Contributor Awards for Affiliates

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Scholarships offered by MCAR to members or their relatives through the NJR® Educational Foundation


Take pride in being a REALTOR®. Display the REALTOR® logo on your business card and stationery. Proper uses of the logo can be found on the attached *On Your Mark* pamphlet.