WHY JOIN US
Sumner REALTORS®, your hometown family of professional REALTORS® is where you belong. We’re right here, where we’ve always been since 1963. We know this community, we are your neighbors, we know the issues you face, and we share the values you hold dear. Together, we truly are home.
WHY JOIN US?
With a legacy spanning six decades, Sumner REALTORS® has earned a reputation for serving our members with professional development, legislative affairs, community involvement and dispute resolution. With more than 850 members and affiliates, we are the authority and the establishment for REALTORS® in Sumner and Macon Counties.
The term REALTOR® is a registered service mark distinguishing the real estate professional and may only be used by its members.
It’s vitally important to the strength of our profession and the environment in which we operate to have close relationships with city, county, state and national government officials to help keep the interests of our members and property owners supported and protected. We also have a local PAC, which invests in candidates and issues that are pro-industry and pro-homeowners’ rights.
To keep you at the top of your game, we offer a wide variety of courses so you can equip yourself and strengthen your business. We offer courses leading to REALTOR® designations including ABR, CRS and SRES. You can also attend a variety of classes to help you expand the skills you need to list and sell more while earning your education credits. Our classes are taught by experienced members as well as leading real estate experts on a variety of topics like sales, technology, organizational development, negotiation and much more.
Sumner REALTORS®, as an affiliate of Tennessee REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®, prides itself on its ability to uphold professional standards of the highest integrity, abiding by a Code of Ethics that was first adopted in 1913. This means we hold ourselves accountable to this high standard, but through the arbitration services of the Association, members can quickly resolve transaction disputes with members in a fair and cost-effective manner.
We believe in the power of relationships and we invest heavily in creating opportunities to nurture relationships amongst fellow members as well as with our power partners and affiliate members. A multitude of events, meetings and social gatherings take place throughout the year, giving you plenty of time and opportunity to create meaningful and fruitful relationships.
We do our very best to keep our members up to date on the latest happenings, legislative action and industry news so you can be most informed in working with your clients. We are constantly seeking new outlets for communicating more effectively and we actively seek input from our members to strengthen the relevancy and immediacy of the information we share.
We also consistently remind the public of the extraordinary value of using a real estate professional through advertising and media relations.
We have always played an active role in cultivating community here and leading service initiatives to make our communities stronger, more vibrant and fulfilling need where we see an opportunity to serve. Our members are encouraged to become involved by volunteering and giving back through time and resources.
Your Sumner Realtors® President wants you to know that you are needed. As a committee member you are invited to share new ideas leading to the success of Sumner Realtors® programs offered throughout the year. You can make a difference through serving on committees of your association.
APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP
As an agent you would join as a PRIMARY member where your broker is a member. After you join as a PRIMARY member, then you can choose another association to join as a SECONDARY member if you wish. (For example: if your broker is a member of Sumner REALTORS® then you would join as a Primary Member. If your broker is a member of another association, then you would join that association as a primary member and join Sumner REALTORS® as a secondary member.)
Depending on when you join, the first year is prorated quarterly for local dues and monthly for state and national dues.
After your first year, dues are paid in advance for the upcoming year.
You can apply easily online or download a printed application and mail or stop by our office and complete a printed application.
As a member of Sumner REALTORS® and a Real Estate licensee:
- You must obey a strict code of ethics
- You must be able to legally say you are a REALTOR®
- You will have access to educational opportunities
- You will be able to participate in committees and activities affiliated with the Local, State and National Association of REALTORS®
Sumner REALTORS® follows guidelines established by the National Association of REALTORS® for governing its activities. Elected by members, the Officers and Directors serve as the decision-making body, providing leadership and guidance for this association.
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Interested in becoming a Power Partner? As a Power Partner with Sumner REALTORS®, you will be able to participate in local committees and activities. The membership application to become a Power Partner is easy. Simply complete the application form, along with submitting the appropriate application fee and dues.
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CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
You should become familiar with these standards so that you can always hold true to the reputation of a REALTOR®.
Additional information you should know: