Carolyn Schwaar is the former editor of REALTOR® AE magazine.
New Closing Gift Ideas for Your Clients
Check out the latest educational programs and services, as well as the newest products from NAR.
Update: Members’ Gift Galleria is no longer available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. For questions, please call NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Help Line at 800-627-5233.
Find Deals on Luxury Gifts at the Gift Galleria
The Members’ Gift Galleria is now open for business. The members-only online shopping mall features trending technology, luxury gifts, and much more at deep discounts through the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
The Members’ Gift Galleria is powered by member marketplace, a leading reseller of technology and luxury gifts. The site features hundreds of products from top manufacturers such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, F
Receive instant savings on products for yourself, your family, and your business, and find unique closing gifts for clients on this private site. Register and create a unique account with your NRDS ID. REALTORS®, association staff members, and their family members are eligible to participate.
There is also a rewards points program, where you can earn points toward future purchases every time you shop. The rewards program also offers an opportunity for brokers, company leaders, associations, and others to buy points for gifting to top-producing agents and sales stars or for any reason you choose.
Free shipping is available for many products, including all Apple products and purchases over $100. Visit realtor.org/GiftGalleria/RM.
REALTOR® University Earns Accreditation
REALTOR® University, established in 2011 to provide a master’s degree program for real estate professionals, has received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
“Accreditation is a rigorous process that every new university must go through to be recognized as a legitimate and credible institution of higher learning,” says Sharon Millett, chair of REALTOR® University’s Board of Regents. “REALTOR® University has met the DEAC’s strict criteria for education, ethical, and business practices, affirming our program’s unique blend of practical and applied learning for real estate professionals.”
The REALTOR® University program includes a business and real estate core curriculum with concentrations in residential sales, marketing, and management; commercial real estate investment and analysis; real estate asset and property management; real estate appraisal and valuation services; and real estate association management. “We are excited that this is only the beginning for the university. Plans are underway to expand the programs that are available and further advance professionalism in our industry,” says NAR President Tom Salomone. For more information on REALTOR® University, visit RealtorU.com.
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Updated: January 25, 2022