Every REALTOR® member of SMAR belongs to three levels of REALTOR® associations: Local, State, and National - each offering unique services and benefits. Become familiar with and make full use of these benefits to get the most out of your membership!

You'll also need to know the proper use of the REALTOR® Trademark - check this video to make sure you're using the trademark properly!

REALTOR® Dues Dollars at Work (NAR, MD & SMAR):

  • Standardized Real Estate Forms reviewed by Legal Council
  • Forms Software (DotLoop Premium - $348 annual value & ZipForms Plus - $199 annual value)
  • MRIS (a Bright MLS) Discount - $360 annual savings
  • Advocacy (monitoring Real Estate Legislative Issues for starters)
  • MD REALTORS® Legal Hotline - $250 annual value (based on 2 hours of attorney time at $125 per hour)
  • Ombudsman, Mediation & Professional Standards Services
  • REALTORS® Property Resource
  • REALTOR® Content Resource
  • See below for more!

Value Proposition

Forms

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Education

Networking

Ethics

Standardized Forms Lockbox Services Education Networking Ethics Enforcement
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Awards

Committee Meeting

Mediation

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National, State & Local
Legislative Monitoring
Awards Committee Service Mediation Services REALTORS® Federal
Credit Union

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MAR Legal Hotline
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Conferences RPR® - Free Market Stats Free Safety Resources Free Webinars

 

Value Proposition

Forms The SMAR Forms Committee works diligently to provide our members with standardized forms to conduct day-to-day real estate business.  All forms published have been reviewed by SMAR's Forms Legal Council.
Forms SMAR provides DotLoop Premium to members (see DotLoop tab on Forms page to sign up).  Our forms are also available through ZipLogix (a NAR Member benefit).
LockBox Lockbox Services: SentriLock offers an easy to use and secure lockbox system.
Education Education: SMAR's Real Estate Academy not only helps those who want to obtain their real estate license but helps with further professional development - in classroom & online.  Special discounts are available for members including the Education Pass.
Networking Networking A variety of social events are held throughout the year. Participate and meet fellow members, renew friendships and enhance business contacts.
Committee Meeting Committee Service SMAR maintains several committees which assist in establishing policy, promoting educational training, member services, and much more. Committee participation is encouraged and is available to all members.
Ombuds Program Ombuds for REALTORS® in its simplest definition is informal telephone mediation. In some cases it can address and solve minor complaints from the public. It can also solve inter-REALTOR® conflicts before they become serious problems. Like a mediation, an ombudsman helps parties find solutions, but does not impose solutions.
Ethics Ethics Enforcement/Professional Standards Services All SMAR members have the opportunity to file an Ethics Complaint or Arbitration Request to settle issues involving the Code of Ethics or commission disputes. Contact David at 301-274-4406 or find information online here.
Mediation Mediation Services Every attempt is made to offer members to option to mediate disputes. It’s an easy way to reach an agreement and avoid the expense, stress, and time involved in an arbitration.  Contact David at 301-274-4406 for more information.
  REALTOR® Center Rentals: Having a business meeting? SMAR can accommodate your needs by offering a large meeting hall or a director’s meeting room at substantial discounts to SMAR members.
Binoculars Legislative Monitoring/Government Affairs: SMAR's Legislative Committee and GAD (Government Affairs Director) monitors proposed legislation that may affect private property rights and how agents conduct their business (i.e. transfer taxes, MID, sign ordinance's, independent contractor status, etc).  Through RPAC, REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests
Awards Performance Recognition Awards of Excellence Program/Hall of Fame.
  Technical Support For your technical support needs we now have Arcadian Computers as our main point of contact. They have a store front at 6257 Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD 20646. SMAR members are entitled to a 15% discount on all repair services offered by Arcadian Computers. For further contact information please visit www.arcadiancomputers.com or call the shop directly at 240-776-4458.
  Insurance SMI Insurance is available at special SMAR rates. They will evaluate your needs and make recommendations to close gaps, enhance coverage, and reduce costs. They offer business, personal, life & health, retirement and estate planning services. Contact Kenneth Wyvill at 301-390-0099.

Download the latest Maryland REALTORS® benefits flyer here

Forms The Maryland REALTORS® Forms Committee works to provide our members with standardized forms to conduct day-to-day real estate business.  All forms published have been reviewed by their Legal Department.
Phone Icon Legal Hotline: Free, authoritative legal information is available. Questions on all aspects of real estate law are answered, including license law, agency, contracts, deposits and disclosures.  An appropriate written response may be provided to the caller and the identified broker or office manager.
Conference Icon Annual Conference & Expo - Held in Ocean City each September, this conference is an excellent way to complete continuing education requirements, attend professional development courses and the expo.
Networking Networking A variety of social events are held throughout the year. Participate and meet fellow members, renew friendships and enhance business contacts.
Committee Meeting Committee Service MAR maintains several committees which assist in establishing policy, promoting educational training, forms, events, member services, and much more.
Binoculars Legislative Monitoring/Government Affairs: Maryland REALTORS® makes your voice heard in Congress and at the State Legislature. The Legislative and Public Policy Committees develop a straightforward political agenda to: support and develop legislation that helps our industry and oppose legislation that hurts the free transfer of real estate.

Below are just a few highlights - click here to learn more!

 

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Conferences: NAR organizes two conferences each year - REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo held in May in DC & the Annual Conference held in November at rotating cities across the US. Each are excellent networking opportunities where you'll learn from top industry professionals.

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REALTOR.COM: Every REALTOR® automatically has a profile on realtor.com - it's included in your REALTOR® membership. Claim your profile today!

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REALTOR® Benefits Program: Designed with you in mind, the REALTOR Benefits® Program is your official member benefits resource, bringing you savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®.

REALTORS® Content Resource: The best FREE way to keep in touch with your clients. REALTORS® Content Resource: Your source for ready-to-use articles on all aspects of homeownership, including homebuying and selling, for your consumer communications.

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union: A credit union exclusively for NAR members and their families! Checking, Savings, and Credit Card - all REALTOR® branded. There are also loans, coaching and more available.

REALTORS® Property Resource: A powerful platform designed for REALTORS® in need of comprehensive data, powerful analytics, and dynamic reports.

FREE Safety Resources: Take advantage of free webinars, blogs, tips and more to keep you safe on the job. There are even resources for brokers.

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ZipForms: Includes zipTMS™ robust transaction management system, unlimited zipVault® document storage, an exclusive NAR library of REALTOR® Forms & Templates, and access to the industry-standard zipForm® Plus forms engine where you can add and manage our own custom documents.