5 Top Benefits of Paying your Dues

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

What "due" I get for being an MVAR member?

We're deep into dues season and we're finding that many are asking this question. What exactly do I get for my dues? We're so glad you asked! Here are the top 5 benefits for paying your dues.

Number 5: When you pay your dues through us, you have the distinct advantage of being a part of one of the largest local REALTOR® trade association in Oregon. With the recent merger of the North Willamette Association, Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® membership is at an all-time high of over 1400 members (REALTORS® and Affiliates).

More members mean more networking opportunities to grow your business. With an association this large there are more ways than ever to get connected and involved. Join one of our committees and participate in our social and charity events throughout the year to experience the full potential of what it means to be a local member. Don't forget that your annual membership dues includes membership in Oregon Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®

Number 4: Paying your dues maintains your REALTOR® branding: As a REALTOR®, you represent trust and professionalism to your clients. Use of the REALTOR® “R” and earned designations like CRS, GRI, and ABR set you apart from a mere licensee.

Number 3: Paying your dues gives you access to the REALTORS® property resource™ RPR which is a member benefit for REALTORS® only. It's a national database of assessor, recorder, and mortgage data, MLS content, foreclosure information, demographics, neighborhood data, and more. Visit www.narrpr.com for more information.

Number 2: Paying your dues gives you continuing education opportunities and seminars. You studied hard to pass your Real Estate exam, but keeping up with your professional education is a continuous process. Classes include; Code of Ethics, Risk Advisory, OREF Forms Update, GRI Buyers, Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification, Educational Seminar - Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC), Principal Broker Forum, Pricing Strategy Advisor - PSA, plus many more local forums.

Number 1: And our favorite reason...paying your dues through your local MVAR Association means free continuing education classes! With the exception of the General Membership Meetings (which includes breakfast), all of the CE classes offered by MVAR are free. Yes, free! The only classes you will be charged for are the designations and certifications through National Association of REALTORS®

Lastly, if you haven't paid your dues yet, there is still time and there are 4 easy ways to pay:

  • Call us 503-540-0081 to pay over the phone (Our friendly dues Angel Cheryl will process your payment and answer any questions you may have).

  • Pay in person at our office, 2794 12th St. SE, Salem OR 97302 (We love visitors ;-)

  • Pay online at this link

  • Mail your check to: Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® PO Box 4114 Salem, OR 97302