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Three memberships in one — When you become a member of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®, you are automatically entitled to membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, the largest trade association in the nation, as well as membership in the Ohio Association of REALTORS®.

ACAR’s membership categories include REALTOR® and Commercial REALTORS®. ACAR also has a membership category named “Affiliates”. Affiliate members represent a variety of specialties within the real estate field, including title agencies, financial institutions, home inspection service organizations, publishing houses, mortgage companies, law firms and many others.

REALTOR® Membership

If your real estate license is held by a member firm, please complete the REALTOR® membership form.

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Company Membership

To join as a new real estate company member, please complete the company membership form. All licensees with the firm including the broker should then also complete the REALTOR® membership form above.

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Affiliate Membership

To join as a new affiliate member, please complete the affiliate membership form. 

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Benefits of Membership

Educational Opportunities

ACAR conducts a number of professional development programs led by top notch speakers and experts throughout the year. Education opportunities include discounted continuing education rates, computer training, commercial-specific continuing education, designations courses, as well as a limited selection of books, audiotapes and videotapes. Members have the opportunity to earn a scholarship for continuing education through the Harold L. Klarreich Scholarship Foundation. View some of our educational opportunities.

Networking Opportunities

Join REALTOR® and Affiliate members at committee meetings, golf outings, holiday parties and other events for professional and social networking opportunities. Specialized discussion groups are formed to meet the specific needs of members. Look at some of our ACAR committees and upcoming local events.

Commercial Forum

The purpose of the Commercial Forum is to provide ACAR’s commercial members with networking opportunities such as "What's Driving Northeast Ohio," and commercial continuing education classes.   

There are opportunities to apply for a scholarship to obtain your SIOR Designation.  The SIOR designation is a professional achievement for highly qualified commercial real estate practitioners with a strong transactional history in brokerage, fee-based services, or executive management.

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ACAR is also pleased to offer the Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) powered by Catylist. The CIE is a full commercial property database and listing service for Northeast Ohio. ACAR is partnering with Catylist to bring you the leading software designed to empower commercial professionals by increasing market exposure of commercial listings to brokers and the public.  Learn more about Commercial Information Exchange.

To become active on this forum contact us at (216) 901-0130 or e-mail Therese Covell.

Multiple Listing Service

Members of ACAR have full access to YES-MLS with hands-on MLS training to get the most out of the service.

Electronic Lockbox Corporation

ACAR members can purchase or exchange electronic lockbox equipment or change their PIN or shackle numbers at the centrally-located Board office.

Government Affairs/RPAC

Staff professionals, through the REALTORS®Political Action Committee (RPAC), represent the interests of Ohio’s private property owners and REALTORS® before the legislature and regulatory bodies of local and county government. Learn more about RPAC.

Dispute Resolution

All ACAR members agree to act under and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. Through its Professional Standards Committee, ACAR investigates allegations of unethical conduct, and mediates and resolves disputes in a timely fashion. Learn more about our professional standards.

Award Opportunities

ACAR members are eligible to receive prestigious awards for their dedication and service to ACAR and the real estate industry. View our awards page.

Special Events

ACAR’s annual special events and community service projects provide the opportunity for REALTORS® and Affiliate members to work together to display industry excellence and involvement in the community. View our upcoming events.

Affinity Programs

Affinity programs for members of ACAR include group health, dental, vision and disability insurance, errors & omissions insurance, discounts on workers’ compensation, discounts on cellular phone service, MasterCard and Visa programs and retirement and financial planning.

REALTOR® Essentials Gifts & Supplies

REALTOR® Essentials provides one-stop shopping for the busy real estate professional. You will find a host of items important to your business including real estate forms, books, brochure boxes, promotional items, rider signs, jewelry, clothing and housewarming gifts-all at very reasonable rates. These items are available in the store, located in the ACAR headquarters, or in our online store COMING SOON.

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ACAR’s Mission

The mission of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) is to be the leading resource and advocate for the real estate community, to enhance the ability, conduct and image of its members and to protect and promote real property rights.

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