Become a REALTOR®

How do I become a member?

Not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®.

The Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® is universally recognized as the measure of professionalism in real estate. Adherence to the Code is the first great bond between REALTORS® throughout the country, ensuring high standards of professional conduct in serving the interest of your clients and customers. As a real estate licensee, you can elect to join the National Association of REALTORS®. Upon membership you’ll earn the opportunity to call yourself a REALTOR® and use the trademark REALTOR® “R” logo, which the public recognizes as the standard for ethics and professionalism in real estate.

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® is the only advocate for private property rights at the State Capitol in Springfield and in city halls across Illinois.

Our team of lobbyists located around the state are watchdogs for your real estate business – stopping fees, charges and red tape that affect the real estate transaction, promoting homeownership, and advocating for a healthy business environment.

Become an Illinois REALTOR® and you'll receive advanced educational opportunities, training and networking that are not available to other licensees. You'll also have access to the most current legal updates, legal standardized forms, and access to the REALTOR® association staff and resources. When you join your local association of REALTORS® in Illinois you automatically become a member of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. It is within this three-way membership that you’ll receive opportunities for training, networking, publications and the most current legal updates, standardized forms, and access to the REALTOR® association staff and resources.

Ethics Training

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® (and IAR) must successfully complete a 2.5-hour course in ethics, an element of NAR's Code of Ethics. The policy requires that REALTORS® take ethics training within given four-year cycles and continue to update their education in successive four-year periods thereafter. Learn more.

 

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