Member Benefits

Thank you for being a Chicago REALTOR®! Your REALTOR® membership provides you with popular tools you need to be successful and keep your business moving forward. Here are ten of our members’ favorite benefits:

  1. MLS: Included in your renewal is your MLS subscription fee, a powerful lifeline to your business.
  2. Forms & Contracts: You have access to over 80 forms & contracts, created by members for members, and approved by legal counsel.
  3. Protection & Powerful Government Influence Where It Matters: We have many full-time lobbyists at the local, state and national levels on the watch and ready to act when legislation is proposed that will hurt your business.
  4. Marketing Tools & Resource Guides: Included in your dues is access to many marketing tools & ideas to keep you competitive.
  5. Reliable, Exclusive Market Data: Also included are Chicagoland real estate statistics at your fingertips so that you are the go-to resource for market information.
  6. Specialized Education & Training: We stay on top of trends to provide you with in-demand educational opportunities that keep you on top of your game. Through discounts on continuing education, skill-building topics, designations and free member events, we keep you advancing.
  7. Connection Through Strong Industry Relationships: Networking is one of the keys to a successful real estate business, and we work to keep you connected to one another, key legislators and influencers at over 80 events a year.
  8. Dispute Resolution Services: From time to time, members and consumers get into disputes about commission or other business matters. As a REALTOR® member, you are protected and provided services to work through disputes quickly and without costly court proceedings via our Dispute Resolution programs.
  9. Free Business Expertise: Every year, two new issues of Chicago REALTOR® Magazine are mailed to your mailboxes and released online. Each issue features articles written by experts with in-depth, FREE business advice and experts on matters important to you.
  10. Leadership Development & Mentorship: You are stewards of homeownership, community advocates and trusted advisors. As you grow your leadership skills, our Leadership Accelerator Program and Foundation’s mentorship and scholarships help you grow!

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Valued Add! Business Discounts & Perks

Member Perks

Discounts chosen for REALTORS® by REALTORS® and exclusive to Chicago REALTORS® members.

Illinois REALTORS®

Your state member benefits.

National Association of REALTORS®

Your national member benefits.

Benefits to Power Your Business

Your REALTOR® affiliation powers your business in many ways. From networking and education opportunities to advocacy, affiliates, member perks and more, we work hard to distinguish ourselves as the premier real estate association in Chicagoland. Here are a few ways we’re rising above the rest as the Voice for Real Estate in Chicago.

Your REALTOR® affiliation powers your business in many ways. From networking and education opportunities to advocacy, affiliates, member perks and more, we work hard to distinguish ourselves as the premier real estate association in Chicagoland. Here are a few ways we’re rising above the rest as the Voice for Real Estate in Chicago.

Schedule A Chicago REALTORS® Pop-Up at your Office

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is on the move, and we are coming to your office or neighborhood! Schedule a complimentary office visit to connect your agents with their association benefits, perks, resources and more. During each Pop-Up, discover hidden gemstones and learn about the value your Chicago Association of REALTORS® membership provides to you.

Video Library: EVent Recordings & Replays

We hosted over 140 virtual events over the past year that are available on-demand for playback to fit your schedule. You can get the education and tools you need from subject matter experts, when you need it.

Ready-To-Use Social Graphics Promoting REALTORS® As Trusted Advisors

Download the Photofy app 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!

Your Premier Source For Education & Professional Development

Our exclusive professional development courses are geared precisely toward the Chicago market. Our education is unlike anyone else’s – we work hard to make sure that the classes you need are available when you need them, with curriculum and instructors you won’t find anywhere else. Browse our entire course catalog.

The 77: Highlighting REALTORS® As Community Leaders

One of our biggest focuses at the association has been creating greater representation, equity and access in the industry. Each member of the 77 serves as CAR’s designated voices for each of their communities; they are critical to our outreach and impact on the neighborhoods across the city.

Advocacy Benefitting Your Business

Our dedicated Government Affairs Team works around the clock on your behalf. Their advocacy helped protect consumers in transactions, with forbearance and mortgage assistance. Plus, we’ve been busy advocating for judicial discretion in RLTO matters, keeping rent control from becoming a reality and more!

Forewarn: A Powerful Prospect Intelligence App, Free For Chicago REALTORS®

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.

Flexible, Discounted Health Care & Life Services Benefits

Health is wealth. We’re proud to bring you a flexible, non-binding health benefits package that provides you telehealth with $0 visit fee and discounted vision and dental services, amongst other benefits.

Custom Commercial Contracts Management System: Commercial Contracts Pro

Commercial Contracts Pro is an editing and workflow tool designed by commercial REALTORS® for commercial REALTORS®. Exclusively available only to Chicago REALTORS® members and CommercialForum subscribers, you can easily edit and customize over 25 commercial forms and contracts—saving on billable hours otherwise spent drafting contracts from scratch.

Resources to Share With Buyers & Sellers During Their Homebuying Or Selling Journey supports you as a trusted advisor for your clients, housing all the information they may need for every step of the homebuying, selling and owning journey. Access ready to share materials, client-building tools and Chicago-specific content all in one location.

Volunteer Opportunities: Giving Back To Our Community

Our many committees and work groups partner with local organizations to give back to our communities. Sign up as a micro-volunteer to get notified when the next volunteer opportunity is coming up!

From the Rebuilding Exchange, to community clean-ups, to community gardens, our members are always showing how much they care.

Looking For More?

  • Sign up as a Sustainability Ambassador. Learn more.
  • Volunteer your time and expertise on one of our committees or work groups. Applications open every Spring. Learn more.

Host A Training: Bring Classes To You

Here, you’ll find the support you need made easy, whether your goal is to educate and inform or inspire and motivate. Let’s work together to create a custom plan for your office