Summits & Savings

Learn about new educational opportunities and rewards from the REALTOR® organization.

May 13, 2015

Rethinking Access to Credit

Traditional credit-scoring models are keeping many qualified consumers from becoming home owners. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, right, participated in a summit on credit access hosted by the National Association of REALTORS® and several partner groups in April. NAR President Chris Polychron and other industry leaders are pushing for broader criteria to be used in calculating creditworthiness, saying that entrepreneurs, millennials, and many minority households are having an especially difficult time qualifying for a mortgage using conventional lending standards.


New FedEx Savings and Rewards Program

FedEx, the National Association of REALTORS®'s exclusive shipping services provider, offers REALTORS® a new rewards program in addition to deep discounts on FedEx services. Enroll for free in the FedEx Advantage program for 26 percent off select FedEx Express U.S. shipping, 20 percent off select FedEx Express international shipping and select FedEx Office services, and 12 percent off select FedEx Ground shipping. Enroll at with passcode LCRS8p01. After you enroll, join My FedEx Rewards, also for free, and earn gift cards and points redeemable for gift cards and brand-name merchandise with every eligible shipment. Learn more here.


Broker Summit Series Heads to Seattle, Charlotte

Broker-owners and managers, join your peers at the NAR-sponsored Broker Summits. Industry experts will highlight cutting-edge management and risk-reduction practices at two-day events in Seattle and Charlotte. The Seattle REALTOR® Broker Summit runs Aug. 17–18. A second Seattle event, Aug. 18–19, focuses exclusively on technology. The Charlotte summit runs Sept. 22–23. Each event is open to 300 designated brokers or brokers-in-charge and includes a Power Broker Roundtable presented by RISMedia. "The NAR Broker Summits provide the insights and peer discussions broker members need to be successful in today's market," says NAR President Chris Polychron. Learn more about the broker summit here.


Be on Technology’s Cutting Edge

NAR's Tech Edge events are one-day high-energy conferences geared toward agents eager to learn how web-based and mobile technologies benefit their business and clients. There are five events remaining this year. NAR speakers and local technology experts present hot-topic sessions covering mobile marketing, online identities, and Facebook for business.


Carolyn Schwaar

Carolyn Schwaar is the former editor of REALTOR® AE magazine.