Find out more about the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors here. Learn how to find a realtor, how to become a part of the association, and more!
Everything You Need to Know about the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®
In North Florida, there is a great group of real estate professionals who have come together to serve each other and their clients. The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR) is made up of more than 2400 Realtor members in the area. This organization exists to provide leadership opportunities and provide expert services to their customers and clients.
How do I become a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors?
First of all, in order to call yourself a Realtor®, you must belong to the National Association of Realtors®, and in order to belong to the National Association of Realtors®, you must belong to both the Florida Realtors® association and a local association—the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors is Northwest Florida’s local association. The ECAR® is made up of members and affiliate members. To join the Association, you will be required complete the application process, pay a non-refundable application fee of $250.00 and pay the yearly dues (which will be returned in the event of non-election). Read more about becoming an ECAR member.
What can I expect from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors?
If you look at their calendar, you’ll see that the association stays very busy with committee meetings, trainings, tours of homes and more. Programs include continuing education classes to help licensees keep their licenses with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation current. There are also online classes covering topics about ethics, fair housing, short sale clients, and more.
What benefits exist for members?
Members can not only take advantage of classes, training, and networking opportunities, but they are also introduced to products, services, and discounts. They have benefits to offer members that help you save, help you sell more, and help you learn. I’m looking for a realtor in the Emerald Coast area- how do I find a member of the association? ECAR offers a Find a Realtor function where you can locate a Realtor® in the Emerald Coast. If you don’t know where to start, you can simply select “Show all Realtors” to see those who are members of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.
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