A Proud Affiliate of NAR
Women's Council of REALTORS® is a proud affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® with an 80+ year history of partnership and collaboration. The organization seeks to complement not compete with NAR and its affiliated local and state associations.
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Some core principles in our affiliation with NAR and local and state REALTOR®associations include the following:
The Council maintains its headquarters in the REALTOR® building in Chicago with the purpose of maintaining a physical presence with NAR and seeks operational efficiencies where possible and appropriate.
- State and National meetings
The Council, where possible, works at the state and national level with state REALTOR® associations and the NAR to coordinate its meetings, so that members can maintain their volunteerism and involvement. The two Council's flagship national meetings are held in conjunction with the NAR annual meeting (held in different cities each year) and its midyear meeting (held in Washington, DC each May).
As one of the strongest communication networks in the REALTOR® family, the Council seeks to distribute information to its membership that is relevant, timely, and furthers the goals of the REALTOR® organization. Additionally, the Council encourages its 250 local and state networks to reach out to local and state REALTOR® organizations where possible and appropriate to coordinate activities, goals and events.
- Lobbying and Advocacy
The Council will refer any lobbying or advocacy efforts to the REALTOR®organization and should relevant policy issues arise, it will work through the REALTOR® organization to ensure that advocacy efforts and coordinated and aligned. The Council will promote participation in RPAC and assist its members in promoting and understanding the benefits that such an investment makes.
As a leadership organization, the Council seeks to prepare its members for leadership positions at the local, state and national level at the National Association of REALTORS®, and actively encourages involvement in these leadership opportunities.
- Candidates for REALTOR® office
As an organization, the Women's Council of REALTORS® does not support, finance, or back any candidates for national office, regardless of gender or affiliation of membership. Rather, the Council acts as a forum where candidates are encouraged to campaign for office and address an influential group of business leaders. When candidates are running for contested races, the Council will offer opportunities to both candidates to engage membership, regardless of gender or affiliation in the organization.