Carolyn Schwaar is the former editor of REALTOR® AE magazine.
Have You Met the Code of Ethics Requirement?
Make sure you're aware of the upcoming member education deadlines and the latest NAR member benefits.
November 2, 2016
Dec. 31 is the deadline for all REALTORS® to complete a refresher course on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. If the last time you took Code of Ethics training was 2012 or earlier, you can complete the National Association of REALTORS® online ethics courses or contact your local association for other training options. Training must include a minimum of two hours and 30 minutes of instructional time and meet specific learning objectives and criteria.
The new “with continuing education” online REALTOR® Code of Ethics training course ($29.95) offers a highly engaging and interactive experience plus an estimated three credit hours of continuing education in many states. This course is available through the Center for REALTOR® Development at www.onlinelearning.REALTOR.
The free online ethics course option is available at realtor.org. For more on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics training, visit realtor.org/code-of-ethics/training.
Organize your finances and make tax preparation easy with member savings on Intuit’s signature products: QuickBooks Self-Employed, a streamlined app for income and expense management, and TurboTax, America’s best-selling online tax software. These offerings are well-suited to meet the unique needs of real estate professionals. Discounts available through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program include 50 percent off per month on QuickBooks Self-Employed for your first 12 months and ongoing benefits thereafter, $10 off TurboTax Deluxe, $15 off TurboTax Premier, and $20 off TurboTax Home & Business. Get the QuickBooks Self-Employed and TurboTax bundle for 29 percent off per month for your first 12 months. These two Intuit products integrate seamlessly for easy quarterly and year-end tax filing. This offer is available to NAR members and association staff and their immediate family members. See the site for terms and conditions. Learn more at realtor.org/Intuit.
Start Shopping for Health Insurance
Open enrollment for qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act was expected to begin Nov. 1. So now is the time to select or change plans or sign up for additional coverage for 2017. NAR, through the REALTOR Benefis® Program, offers a robust selection of insurance plans and wellness products, including major medical insurance, dental and vision insurance, supplemental health plans, and a prescription drug discount card through REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace at RealtorsInsuranceMarketplace.com. Visit the Members Health Insurance Exchange. Housed within the Marketplace, it provides NAR members with a robust selection of ACA-compliant qualified health insurance plans. Benefit specialists are available by phone for free consultative services at 877-267-3752 to help you understand your options.
Updated: October 15, 2021