Use These 6 Member Benefits to Grow Your Business in August

Being a Chicago REALTOR® opens doors to educational and networking programs, exclusive discounts and other perks designed to maximize your impact. Here are six ways you can get the most out of your membership this month.

Volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club Carnival

For the past two years, over 50 volunteers from CAR have come together to grill food, distribute backpacks full of school supplies and host carnival games and activities for the True Value Boys & Girls Club kids. A limited number of volunteer spots are left for the carnival on Monday, August 13th! Sign up now for a fun way to give back to your community.  

HOT TOPICS IN REAL ESTATE: Privacy, Scams, Safety, Lead Generation & Your Reputation

Your reputation is your greatest asset as a REALTOR®. Join us on August 14th for our complimentary Member Outreach event on how to guide your clients through one of the biggest transactions of their life— while navigating the emerging security concerns rising and increasing prevalence of technology in our industry. Nobu Hata, Director of Member Engagement in the Legal Affairs & Member Experience Department for the National Association of REALTORS®, will cover:
  • Scams & privacy issues impacting our industry
  • How to ensure your clients’ safety
  • How to leverage intelligence to generate leads
  • How to boost your reputation & solidify your clients’ trust
This Member Outreach program is complimentary for Chicago REALTORS® and will also serve as our annual business meeting. Register now!  

Be the Best Resource Possible for Your Sellers – Take the SRS Designation

If you represent sellers in your practice, this is the course for you! Earning your Seller Representative Specialist Designation provides a comprehensive foundation of skill development, training and resources to help you best represent the interests of sellers in today’s marketplace. Better yet, CAR members get discounted tuition. Class runs August 23rd – 24th.  

West Towns Chapter 2018 Summer Mixer

Looking to add a tropical flair to your Thursday night? Join our West Town REALTORS® at our luau-themed summer mixer! Grab your Bermuda shorts and dive into the action at Outta Space in Berwyn on August 16th. Indulge in hor d’oeuvres, cocktails and networking in your brightest Hawaiian shirt. This is one beachy banquet you won’t want to miss.  

Exclusive Discounts at Office Depot and Office Max

Back to school season is just around the corner, making it a great time to stock up on your brokerage’s essentials. Our members can enjoy savings of up to 80 percent on office supplies! Register for online ordering to save up to 62 percent off additional kitchen, breakroom and office products. Access your discount at, and start saving.  

Gain Insights on Building Your Team from Three Pros

This month, our YPN Breakfast series is tackling how REALTORS® can expand their team. Start your morning with a full breakfast, insights from leaders in our industry and an impactful networking opportunity on Wednesday, August 29th. As always, this educational panel is complimentary to Chicago REALTORS®. Reserve your ticket before August 27th!
Check out the full list of benefits your CAR membership can access. Don’t forget, as a member, you also get to enjoy a host of benefits extended by Illinois REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.