We spoke with our 2023-2024 Board of Directors to ask them about their favorite association member perk. They shared their favorite tried and true tools that help keep their businesses moving forward, many of which are free or discounted to all Chicago REALTORS®. Check them out below!
“This program allows me to reaffirm the people that I am speaking to are who they say they are. It’s a time saver.” – Rafael Alvarado, Shield Real Estate
Quickly becoming the industry standard for safety and prospect intelligence, FOREWARN is a revolutionary application that allows agents to have instant due diligence on prospects. In seconds, with as little information as a phone number or name, you can verify a prospect’s identity, criminal records, bankruptcies, liens, judgments, address history and property records all in one place, leading to safer and more productive interactions.
“SentriLock is one tool I cannot live without.” – Gaspar Flores Jr., Su Familia Real Estate, Inc.
A SentriLock Membership is a secure and reliable solution that allows you to easily and securely manage and access SentriLock lockboxes from your smartphone. Their lockboxes are some of the most advanced lockboxes on the market, and their system allows for trackable access to your SentriLock lockboxes. Access to a SentriLock lockbox is flexible for all situations – grant temporary secure access to a lockbox on a certain day, at a certain time, and for a certain duration to a specified non-SentriLock member using SentriConnect®.
“It makes social media easy! And our team creates amazing graphics!” – Michelle Mills Clement, Chicago Association of REALTORS®
The Photofy app allows you to customize and share graphics that underscore your value, straight to your social media channels. Photofy’s asset creation tool allows you to co-brand our graphics with your company information!
“The weekly and monthly reports that we have access to on the Chicago Association of REALTORS® website are great to share with our clients!” – Megan Oswald, Coldwell Banker Realty
Chicago REALTORS® have access to enhanced statistical reports to improve your client service! This benefit is designed to help you illustrate the Chicago market and boost your brand as a trusted real estate advisor. These ready-to-use, weekly and monthly reports, are offered at no charge to members.
“I love that we have our own real estate school that offers everything from continuing education to designations, so take advantage and take a class!” – Erika Villegas, RE/MAX In The Village
The REALTORS® Real Estate School offers everything from pre-licensing to continuing education courses, designations, certifications and skill-building courses.
“The Staples copier discount. I still get a lot of information via PDFs that have a lot of pages and are better read printed out. This member perk allows me to do that at a discount.” – Sarah Ware, Ware Realty Group
Save up to 20% by using the Staples Advantage program. This program offers next day delivery and a sophisticated online ordering platform, with billing and approval flow capabilities that will make an incredibly positive impact to our ordering process.