4 Things New Members Need to Know

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From your exclusive member benefits and discounts to required classes and member dues, here’s a list of what you need to know as a new member to ABoR.

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Required Classes
Most Used Member Tools
Discounts
Membership Dues

Required Classes

With every ABoR REALTOR® membership, members are required to take the following classes: 

Introduction to Matrix
When: First 30 days
Cost: Free
Hours: 3 CE hours 

New Member Orientation
When: First 120 days
Cost: Free
Required by: NAR, TAR, ABoR
Hours: 2.5 hours 

NAR Code of Ethics
When: First year
Cost: Free – when taken at ABoR
Hours: 3 CE hours

Check the calendar for dates and locations. Ready to sign up?

  • Log in to your member portal.
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  • Browse classes.browse classes
  • Select your class, add to cart, and checkout.
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    Image shown is an example of adding a New Member Orientation class. Each letter represents a separate screen members will see when adding and purchasing classes.

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Most Used Member Tools

We’ve made accessing your most visited pages easier than ever before. The following tools and pages can be viewed from the homepage on the ABoR website. 

  • MLS - Selecting “Access the MLS” takes you the ACTRIS dashboard where you can see the MLS and access all of its tools.
  • Find a Member - Pulling contact information from realtor.com®, “Find a Member” serves as ABoR’s own member directory.
  • Member Account Portal - View your account, pay your bill, and sign up for classes all in your member portal.member tools

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Discounts and Perks You Didn’t Know You Had

MLS Tools

There are several MLS tools and bonus services included in your MLS subscription that help make your job easier and more efficient. We all like that!

These tools include:

  • RPR® gives you access to powerful data, tools and reporting.
  • Down Payment Resource simplifies the process of finding homebuyer assistance programs and eligible for-sale homes

Learn more about these free tools on the website and access them directly from the ACTRIS dashboard and MLS.

TAR and NAR discounts

Your member dues include membership to the Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). There are dozens of everyday benefits, including access to the TAR Legal Hotline at 800-873-9155 and healthcare through REALTORS® Core Health Insurance. Learn more about your REALTOR® member benefits on the TAR and NAR websites.

Canyon View Event Center

Austin Board of REALTORS® members including REALTOR® members, brokers, and affiliates receive a 10% member discount on room rental rates. View the Canyon View Event Center website to learn more about renting out this great space.

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Your membership gets you discounts on car rentals, hotels, mail delivery services, office supplies, and technology. Visit our discounts page to learn more.

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Membership Dues

For reference, here’s a schedule of billing for all ABoR members.

MLS dues are billed every six months.

  • February 15 – late fees added March 15
  • August 15 – late fees added September 15

Association dues (including NAR, TAR, and ABoR fees) are billed November 15 and are late if not paid by December 15.

Late charges are incurred if bills are paid after the due dates.

We’d like welcome you again to the ABoR family in 2016 and hope you find value in your association membership. Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter, and whitelist emails from communications@abor.com to stay on top of the latest REALTOR® news for ABoR members.

We always want to know how to better serve our members. Feel free to leave us a note in our suggestion box with things we’re doing right or ways we can improve your member experience.

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