MEMBER BENEFITS
The Metro Centre Association of REALTORS offers many member benefits to its 3,000+ real estate professionals and affiliate members.  There is something for everyone.


TRADEMARK USE
Take pride in being a REALTOR®. Display the REALTOR® logo on your business card and stationery. Use the trademark properly.  Proper uses of the logo can be found at https://www.nar.realtor/logos-and-trademark-rules
 
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Live, in-person, Continuing Education courses that meet the New Jersey Real Estate Commission Continuing Education requirements for license renewal
Low registration fees
Education sessions on timely topics.
Opportunity to pursue NAR designations and certifications locally (i.e., SFR, ABR, SRS, ePro, MRP, etc.)
Partnership with The CE Shop where members can earn NJREC CE credits online and receive a discount on cost. Visit the website: http://metrocentrerealtors.theceshop.com/ and click on NJ.
Offer REALTOR® Ethics Training classes to promote high ethical standard of conduct within the REALTOR® profession and provide adequete opportunity to completed the required training.
Access to Online New Member Orientation to learn about the three associations - MCAR, NJR and NAR.

GOVERNANCE
Maintaining of REALTOR® standards, adherence to bylaws through governance.
Policy liaison from state and national associations.
Lobbying to fight onerous legislation or to protect continuation of legislation (i.e. avoided sales tax on real estate commissions and extension of National Flood Insurance Program, respectively)
Dissemination of information on political issues in your industry.
 
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
The Community Service Committee plans activities that provide members an opportunity to give back to the community
Promote using a REALTOR in advertising to the public.
 
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, GRIEVANCE, ARBITRATION, MEDIATION AND OMBUDSMAN
Enforcement of Professional Ethics in potential violations and provide Mediation and Arbitration in monetary disputes.
Promote the 17 Articles of the Code of Ethics
Ombudsman service to resolve conflicts over the phone.
Process ethics complaints from members and the public against MCAR members.
Save thousands in court costs and legal fees by utilizing our no cost mediation and low cost ($250 fee) arbitration.
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 Metro Centre Association of REALTORS®
Biannual print newsletter Middlesex Commitment
Periodic surveys done by Executive Officer to check on the needs of members.
Provide timely information that addresses current issues.
Public relations to members and to the community.
Share articles to help members in their real estate profession and life.
Up-to-date forms necessary in the real estate profession.
Ability to claim a .REALTOR or .realestate domain to promote being a real estate professional in email communication.
MCAR promotes REALTORS as being part of a higher standard compared to other real estate professionals.
Ability to earn the C2EX Endorsement from NAR to promote professionalism and commitment.
Monthly Housing Statistic reports provided by Showing Time at no additional cost to use with clients and inform them about the market.
Free access to NAR's virtual library.
Access to marketing materials to promote That's Who We R and ability to use Photofy.
 
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Networking capabilities at membership meetings.
Installation of Officers and Directors to meet leadership
Events to socialize and form relationships with other members
Exposure to affiliate members at events
Fun RPAC fundraising events
Social events with young professionals
Volunteers sought to serve on over 15 committees
 
DISCOUNTS and SAVINGS
Discount at REALTOR® Team Store. Use code MIDDLESEX at http://www.narteamstore.realtor/
Tenant Reports.com $5 discount on bundle tenant screening reports
Discounted Options Plus Plans (dental, vision, petcare, telemedicine and ID theft protection).  Click here for more information.
Exclusive Preferred Member Card with discounts at local businesses. Click here for the flyer, and COVID-19 Updates.
Discount on group coaching with Keri Zoumas Inspire Greater Expectations at https://mcar6weekcoaching.eventbrite.com or https://mcar3weekcoachingpart1.eventbrite.com
 
EXCLUSIVE AWARDS
NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®
NJ Realtors® Distinguished Sales Award
NJ Realtors® Quarter Century Club Award
MCAR and NJ Realtors REALTOR® of the Year
Contributor Awards for Affiliates
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships offered to members or their relatives (up to $2,500) through the New Jersey Realtors® Education Foundation.  Applications are due early April – subject to change.  To read more, go to www.njrealtorsef.com.

Click here for the Member Benefits Pamphlethttp://siteimages.readvantage.com/mcar/files/2019%20Member%20Benefits%20Brochure%20-%20Jan%202019.pdf