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The Critical Role of a REALTOR® in a Real Estate Transaction - This list documents over 150 steps in a real estate transaction, from pre-listing to the follow-up after closing.

It Pays to Work with a REALTOR® - Remind prospects and clients about the importance of working with a REALTOR®.  This NAR brochure outlines key differences between a REALTOR® and a real estate licensee, benefits that REALTORS® provide and how REALTOR® designations benefit consumers.

Getting It Sold - Your resource for staging, curb appeal, and selling success.  Help consumers prepare their home for sale with proven methods on curb appeal, staging, showing and updating a home for selling success. (NAR brochure)

Its a Great Time To Buy - Manage your clients' objections to purchasing a home by convincing them now is the time to buy.  Created by NAR and REBAC, this NAR brochure is perfect for first-time buyers and prospects on the fence.

REALTOR® Pledge of Performance and Service - Communicate the value of using a REALTOR® with this brochure, which highlights how the Code of Ethics differentiates a REALTOR® from other real estate professionals.

For the most up-to-date information on REALTOR® Safety, visit https://www.nar.realtor/safety

Safety toolkit (DOC: 78 KB) provides REALTOR® associations with the context, materials, and best practices to get the word out about homeowner safety and security, including home security tips for new homeowners, homeowner crime prevention tips as weather gets warmer, and homeowner crime prevention tips while on vacation.

Pathways to Professionalism Brochure - While the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association establishes objective, enforceable ethical standards governing the professional conduct of REALTORS® , it does not address issues of courtesy or etiquette. This brochure contains a list of professional courtesies for use by REALTORS® on a voluntary basis.

Pathways to Professionalism: Respect for Property
A two-minute video about respect for property, from REALTORS® Pathways to Professionalism program.

Pathways to Professionalism: Respect for the Public
A seven-minute video about respecting the public, from the REALTORS® Pathways to Professionalism program.

Pathways to Professionalism: Respect for Peers
A three-minute video about respect for peers, from the REALTORS® Pathways to Professionalism program.

Video: A Pathway to Professional Conduct
NAR created this brief, 10-minute video entitled "A Pathway to Professional Conduct: Respect Starts Here" to ensure that all members are versed on how to conduct themselves professionally in all parts of the business. It contains tips for showing respect for property, the public and your peers, reinforcing to novice and experienced members what it means to conduct business with the utmost

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Letter of the Law - is published monthly on-line with periodic updates, by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to furnish general information of interest to REALTORS®, association executives and association counsel and management. Information should not be construed as specific legal advice or opinion on individual cases or situations.

Membership Marks Manual - The National Association is the proud owner of numerous marks including but not limited to the terms REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, REALTORS®, the REALTOR® Logo and the Block "R" mark (which may be referred to collectively as the "MARKS").  The Marks are collective membership marks which serve to identify Members of the National Association and distinguish them from non-members*.   This Manual will provide you with the guidelines to properly use the registered trademarks of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Membership Marks Video - It is important that the REALTOR® marks are used only in accordance with NAR’s trademark rules. This video reviews important rules for associations to be aware of so they and their members are using the REALTOR® marks properly. 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Legal Scan  - A biennial research project undertaken by NAR Legal Affairs. The Scan systematically collects information on 94 issues in eleven major topic areas that involve the legal liability of real estate brokers, salespeople, and real estate managers. The Scan is a valuable tool not only because it tracks when real estate professionals are currently being held liable, but it also identifies emerging issues and trends, helping to reveal where additional training is needed. The research underlying the Scan includes surveying key leaders in the real estate industry as well as traditional legal research, including judicial decisions and new legislation.

Antitrust and the Real Estate Firm - The nature of real estate practice makes real estate brokers particularly susceptible to antitrust challenges. It is a prerequisite to survival that brokers be conscious of and abide by the requirements of antitrust law.

Antitrust Compliance Brochure - This brochures purpose is to assist members in applying antitrust principles in their individual offices when confronting issues raised by the presence of new business models offered by competitors.

RESPA DO's & DON'Ts - Violators of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) may receive harsh penalties, including triple damages, fines, and even imprisonment.  Here are a few examples of what RESPA allows and does not allow.

RESPA Frequently Asked Questions - These RESPA frequently asked questions were compiled and responded to by Legal Counsel representing the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.