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Are You Getting What You’re Paying For?

Posted by GCAR on May 15, 2019
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By Joel Koval, NYSAR Regional Vice President

As a member of the New York State Association of REALTORS® you get some great benefits. Are you taking full advantage of them? If you’re like me, you probably throw the mailing NYSAR sends to us every year into the “I’ll get to that later” pile. Before you know it it’s buried deeper than the tomb of Tutankhamun, not to be seen again until you’re hurriedly tossing clutter as you clean the house for the next dinner party.

Well, fear not! All of the perks NYSAR has to offer are right at your fingertips when you log onto the website. If you haven’t visited this site in a while, I encourage you to do so. You’ll be surprised at all there is to find…legal advice from our staff of experienced attorneys, a weekly rundown of current events at the Capital brought to us by our Governmental Affairs staff, and great “member only” discounts for things you use regularly in your business and personal life.

Did you know you could access pinpoint accurate, structure-based flood zone determination reports from MyFloodStatus for just $25 per report as a NYSAR member? Each flood determination report is certified and backed by a $2 million E&O insurance policy – removing liability from you!

How are setting yourself up for retirement? Through NYSAR’s partnership with UBS Financial Services, you can save for retirement and reduce your taxable income by setting up a 401(k) plan with an annual fee of just $25!

The median age of a Realtor is 53. We need to start taking our health more seriously as we get into our 50’s and 60’s. NYSAR has arranged for special pricing with Life Line Screening so you can have major health risks evaluated for just $135. These same tests would cost a small fortune if done in a hospital setting!

We’re in a business where we have to bargain and negotiate for every cent we get. Why not take full advantage of something you’ve already handed over those hard-earned dollars for? Like that big credit card company says, “Membership has its privileges”!