First-year Member Communication Strategy

Use this tool to help each new member:

  1. Understand the business value of membership.
  2. Have a sense of "belonging" to a professional community of peers.
  3. Feel connected to other members through productive professional relationships.
  4. Achieve tangible personal growth and/or business results.

 Download the First-year Communication template today!

National Dues Are $140 as of November 1, 2018.

Applications received at National WCR must include the correct amount. Applications with an incorrect dues amount will be returned to the applicant for correct payment. 

Win cash prizes for both recruiting and retention in 2019. That’s double the cash for your membership efforts.


New REALTOR® member applications must be received by National between January 1 and March 31, 2019 to be counted in the recruitment contest. The earlier an application is submitted, the better your chance of winning. Each application is worth 20 points if received between January 1 and February 28, 2019 and 15 points if received between March 1 and 31, 2019. Networks with the highest point totals win the recruitment contest.


Your network must have been chartered by October 31, 2018, and renewal payments must be received by National by March 31, 2019. Prizes for retention will be awarded to Networks in each class with the highest renewal percentages.


Only national REALTOR® memberships qualify for this campaign; your recruits must be REALTORS®, REALTOR®-Associates (members of the National Association of REALTORS®) to qualify for the Recruitment Contest.


Networks are divided into three categories based on size as of January 1, 2019. All awards will be presented at WCR’s Midyear Meeting in Washington, D.C., and recipients receive recognition on the Council website. For both recruiting and retention, the top three networks in each category will win the following prizes…

First Place: $500

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $200


Small = 20 to 49 members

Large = 50 to 79 members

Mega = 80+ members

Additional Member Retention Incentive Offered Again This Year


The countdown is on!! Will your network be “In the Money” on February 15th?
We have added an additional incentive for retaining member…$3000 for Best Retention will be awarded on February 15, 2019. Fifteen Networks, the top 5 in each Category on February 15, 2019, will win $200 each.

Check out these tools to assist with your recruiting and retention efforts: