Why Join WWBR

WHY JOIN WWBR?

At the Water Wonderland Board of REALTORS, we are all about you. We work every day to infuse your membership with as much value and as many benefits as possible. Only 1/3rd of your annual dues go to WWBR-the rest go to your membership at the State and National level.

HELPING YOU GROW YOUR CAREER

Professional Education: The Association is committed to your professional development, offering a variety of classes, roundtables and technology classes throughout the year. The vast majority of our classes are offered FREE for members.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

What better way to distinguish yourself from other agents than by receiving REALTOR® of the YEAR award? Each year, the WWBR recognizes a most outstanding member at our annual meeting and awards banquet.

USE OF THE REALTOR® MARK

Only through membership with NAR are you allowed to distinguish yourself as a REALTOR®. Wear your pin with pride! The National Association of REALTORS® found that the REALTOR® brand brings each member an average of $4,650 in additional income each year.

HELPING YOU CONDUCT BUSINESS Representation through Government Advocacy

The National Association and Michigan Association works closely with Congress to benefit REALTORS®, the industry and consumers. Political battles won today significantly affect your tomorrow. Our advances on public policies help preserve the best real estate environment for your business through legislative efforts on local, state and national levels.

TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

FLEXMLS, RPR, Zipforms, ListHub, IDX Feed are tools that we can provide you to use on an everyday basis to help you be successful in the Real Estate Industry Media Relations: We, along with the State and National Association foster interactive relationships with local media to promote the benefits of using a REALTOR® and our involvement in the community as well as promoting the affordability of buying a home. KEEPING YOU INVOLVED & INFORMED Communication & Publications: The Association works to keep you up-to-date on Association news and industry developments through our online newsletter, updates on our social media sites, as well as e-blasts, REALTOR® Magazines and website posts for upcoming events and news.

EVENT, NETWORKING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Association offers a variety of networking opportunities, form our general membership meetings, to our annual Golf Outing, to round table forums. Also by serving on a board, committee, or volunteering at fundraisers is a way to give back to your industry and community.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS BENEFITS REALTOR® Benefit Program

As a REALTOR® member you have an array of competitively priced business products, services and resources that are offered at a discount price. From travel to office products, to insurance, we offer discount pricing for services used everyday in your profession. REALTOR® Federal Credit Union: The REALTORS® Credit Union offers customized products & services to meet the unique financial and cash flow needs of REALTORS®.

MICHIGAN RECIPROCAL ALLIANCE & DATA SHARE ALLIANCES

WWBR participates with 12 other Boards and MLS's in Northern Michigan in Data Share agreements, which allows our members to have access to active listings and sold listings for all of Northern Michigan. Just a Few of Your Savings & Benefits! Lobbying & Public Affairs $6,512 Several legislative initiatives and 'fights' over the years have saved each member, based on a conservative estimate, $6,512 (Source: MAR) Example of Legislation this past year: ~Protection from a commission loss by retaining the Mortgage Interest Deduction: $7,000 a year! ~Principal Residence Exemption Enhancement: Average Michigan REALTOR® gains over $2,750 in commission. ~Elimination of Michigan Business Tax: Broker savings in taxation of over $1,000 annually! MAR Legal Hotline $500 If used just once a year, reflects savings of $500. (Source: MAR) The REALTOR® Brand $4,650 (approx) The REALTOR® brand name results in approx. $4,650 per year in additional income for members. (Source: NAR). Standard Real Estate Forms $428 These real estate forms represent an estimated savings of $428 per member per year based on the development and production costs if done on a company by company basis. (Source: MAR) Zipforms $99 The ability to access standard forms in an electronic format provides an average savings of $99 annually.

PROFESSIONAL MULTI-LISTING SERVICE (FLEXMLS) $200

Our FLEXMLS provides all members with a professional Multi-Listing Service that allows each member to enter unlimited number of listings at no additional charge, up to 36 photos for each listing at no extra charge, virtual tour links at no additional charge, all documents pertinent to a listing at no additional charge. As well as allowing agents to do CMA's, auto emails for their clients, print detailed reports, flyers and so much more. Our FlexMLS saves a member approx. $200 annually. (Source: WWBR)

TOTAL SAVINGS & BENEFITS $12,389.00

For an annual dues payment of $795.00, the average member receives over $12,389.00 in benefits and savings...and this is only a sampling of the benefits you receive through your membership.