Exclusive Use of the term REALTOR® – The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that can only be used by members of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Professional Development – PWAR’s Real Estate School is dedicated to meeting the needs of our members by providing tools to succeed in a challenging and competitive market place. PWAR is your partner offering you classes, seminars, work groups and the competitive advantage in working with our professional Affiliate partners in specialty areas such as; appraisals, property management, and commercial development.
MRIS & Sentrilock – PWAR members also enjoy MRIS and Sentrilock privileges. With a PWAR membership, you can access these services, which have proven themselves to be priceless resources in the Northern Virginia real estate industry.
Advocacy: Protecting Your Business – PWAR employs a Government Affairs Director, who is able to voice the opinions of PWAR’s members. In addition to having a viable voice in Virginia’s real estate policy making, it also enables PWAR to forecast and inform its members of changes in that policy.
Arbitration, Mediation, Ethics, and Professional Standards – PWAR promotes ethical business practices with a forum for complaints and recourse for satisfaction, if justified. This service saves members thousands of dollars in legal costs arbitrating business disputes. In the minds of the consumers, abiding by a Code of Ethics is a prominent reason for using the services of a REALTOR® instead of a Real Estate salesperson.
Online Services – PWAR’s website is loaded with information on events and other Association news as well as the many services provided by PWAR, with a Members Only section. PWAR also maintains a presence at popular social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Member Support – PWAR staff are available from 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, to answer questions, conduct research, and generally assist members in a variety of ways. These professional individuals are also available on call to present items of interest to members through sales meetings and other events.
Recognition – Each year, PWAR recognizes professionals who have given exceptional service, and also recognizes those members who have reached exceptional production levels at the REALTOR Banquet.
Store – PWAR’s store stocks products used by REALTORS® such as lockboxes, directional signs, sign posts, etc.
Member Communications – A weekly e-newsletter is sent to keep members up-to-date with happenings in the local real estate market, and with PWAR activities and educational classes.