Affiliate membership is comprised of people involved in a business related to real estate but who are not a licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Broker. Affiliate membership in the Northeast Association of REALTORS® is designed for attorneys, lenders, appraisal companies, accounting firms, printers, newspapers, equipment suppliers, landscapers, moving companies, and any other businesses that would benefit from association membership. NEAR Affiliates are eligible for member discounts at NEAR events, on NEAR products and services, and on advertising and sponsorship.
How NEAR Membership Helps YOUR Business
NEAR regularly holds continuing education courses and seminars about all aspects of real estate…and the more you know about that, the more you can help our customers and clients. And that means more business for you!
Membership opens a whole new world of business contacts through involvement in committees, classes, seminars, orientation, activities, and more!
Members enjoy discounts on products/services you use every day including insurance, shipping, technology products (HP, Lenovo, Xerox), office supplies, car rentals, and more via the National Association of REALTORS®!
A wide variety of classes and programs, including monthly new member orientation, membership meetings, continuing education, networking, community service, awards banquets, and more are offered to our members throughout the year! Business Partners have the opportunity to reach NEAR’s 1,700+ REALTORS® by sponsoring these events, as well as our member communications.
Business Partner members are automatically listed in our “Business Partner Directory” which is posted on our website and distributed at new member orientation classes. New Business Partner members are also “welcomed” in an edition of our monthly eNewsletter!
NEAR distributes an extremely popular eNewsletter and active social media channels to keep our members informed and updated on NEAR’s activities, real estate issues, fellow members, and other hot topics.
You are eligible for the Business Partner of the Year award - a prestigious honor in recognition of your volunteer efforts. Award winners are recognized in front of hundreds of NEAR members at our annual awards gala as well as in local newspapers following the event.
If your company does business in any real estate related field, then any government actions affecting real estate also impact you. REALTORS® help bring about many beneficial changes by making their voices heard, and that helps your business, too!
Have questions? Need help? NEAR’s friendly and helpful staff is ready to answer your questions about the Association and give you ideas on how to make the most of your membership.
The most important part of NEAR is its members. Without members, NEAR wouldn’t exist. Only YOU can make NEAR work for you by participating in activities and becoming involved. NEAR is where you belong!