West Central Association of Realtors provides a forum, a place where members can define best practice, build consensus and access the insight, information and tools to succeed.
So what does The West Central Association of REALTORS® do for you?
Membership Simplified (WCAR, NAR & OR)
When you join The West Central Association of REALTORS®, our office takes care of the membership process for The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Ohio REALTORS® (OR) for you. This allows our members to complete one application and make one easy payment for all three memberships, and we do the rest. We also take care of any changes made to your account by notifying NAR and OAR regularly to ensure that your information is always up to date.
WCAR provides a number of continuing education opportunities led by top notch speakers and experts throughout the year. Educational opportunities include discounted online continuing education rates through The CE Shop, free MLS training offered at the Board office four times a year, no cost or low-cost Core CE offerings (Ethics, Law & Civil Rights), as well as many other industrybased continuing education opportunities.
Join REALTOR® and Affiliate members at one of the many events held throughout the year such as our Annual Golf Outing, RPAC Fundraiser, and Installation Banquet as well as four Quarterly Membership Meetings. Members are always encouraged to become active participants in Board happenings, whether it be through working on one of many committees to regularly attending our events. Networking is an essential part of our industry and we as a Board try our best to give our members ample opportunity to meet with fellow REALTORS® and Affiliates. The strength and success of our Board is hinged upon the active participation of each and every one of its members. If you would like to learn more about the current WCAR committees and how you can become more involved, click this Link or contact the Board office.
WCAR members agree to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. WCAR, through appropriate committees, will investigate allegations of unethical conduct, and attempt to resolve disputes in a timely fashion through our Ombudsmen program, mediation, arbitration and ethics hearings.
WCAR implements specific strategies and tactics to advance public policy initiatives beneficial to the real estate industry. We support private property rights, housing and real property ownership through representation at local government meetings and events. We identify local issues and programs that are appropriate for OAR or NAR Issue Mobilization grants, apply for funding and execute on a plan to advocate for or fight against the issue.
Multiple Listing Service (Navica®)
Members of WCAR have full access to the Navica® MLS System. We also provide hands-on MLS training each quarter to ensure that members are getting the most out of the service. Members can come directly to the Board Office for questions and concerns regarding the MLS and we do our best to have their questions answered in a timely manner.
Supra Lockbox Management System
Supra is a leading lockbox management system. Showing alerts, mobile productivity tools, and listing activity reports are advantages of the Supra System that create sales opportunities for real estate agents. It brings convenient, authorized, and documented access to your clients’ properties. WCAR members can purchase a Supra membership through the Board office directly. Active Supra keyholders can then rely on the Board office for obtaining new lockboxes, transferring lockboxes, or providing any other Supra related customer service.
REALTOR® Board Store
Our REALTOR® Board Store is a one-stop shop for our busy Realtor® members. Our store is filled with items important to your business including real estate forms, brochure boxes, promotional items, sign riders, manual lockboxes and many more useful items, and all at very reasonable rates.
Keeping Members Informed
WCAR strives to provide our members with up to date news and information through our website, on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, email notifications, the Board News on the MLS and in our monthly Newsletter.
Our Members Are Our Priority
The West Central Association of REALTORS® is here because of its members. We could not achieve the level of excellence that we aspire to maintain without the support and participation of every member and we work hard to provide our members with the highest standard of service that they deserve.