- There are two mandatory training requirements for new REALTOR® Members
- of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association and the Florida Gulf Coast MLS.
All new members are required to complete:
- A New Member Code of Ethics/Orientation within 90 days of joining the Association
- A MLS Orientation within 90 days of joining the Association.
Both must be completed in order to use the REALTOR® Logos and Trademark.
The completion of the following satisfies the Orientation requirements: Attend a one day New Member Orientation session, which is offered monthly at one of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association's 3 locations. This class includes the 3 hours of Code of Ethics education which satisfies the NAR quadrennial Code of Ethics requirements (It does not count towards continuing education CE);
Attend a mandatory two hour MLS Orientation which is also offered monthly at our Education Center.
Note: If you are currently an active member of another REALTOR® Association or have held membership in the past 12 months with the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association and/or the Florida Gulf Coast MLS, and you have already attended a New Member Orientation course, then you may not need to attend the New Member Code of Ethics/Orientation course again.
As one of the strongest and most recognized brands in the world, it is important to use the REALTOR® brand properly to ensure maximum value with the public. It’s a key differentiator since only members are authorized to use the term REALTOR® or the REALTOR® logo in connection with their real estate business. So, to protect it, we need to make sure that “REALTOR®” continues to mean a member of NAR and not just any real estate agent. To easily communicate this issue, the three-minute Make Our Marks Remarkable video is on the enclosed DVD and the On Your Mark brochure is available for purchase at the REALTOR® Store.
The Member Center website and apps communicate the many benefits you receive from all three levels of your REALTOR® Association, helping you maximize your membership.
As you probably know, soon there will be thousands of new domains in addition to the familiar ones like .com, .org and .net. This is why it’s critical that REALTORS® make a namespace on the Internet and why NAR has secured the domain .REALTOR. Like the term REALTOR®, the .REALTOR domain is only available to members and communicates their status as a REALTOR®—the trusted source for real estate online.
Knowledge. Awareness. Empowerment. These are the core components of REALTOR® Safety. And helping our members understand the risks they face can mean the difference between life and death. Keep safety top-of mind every day. NAR has developed REALTOR® Safety materials for use throughout year, including safety webinars presented by industry experts, tips, videos, banner ads, a widget and more. Many of the materials provided are designed for brokerage offices to develop their own safety strategies.