Together with the Putnam County Association of REALTORS®, WCBR owns and operates the Westchester- Putnam Multiple Listing Service, Inc. a corporation that manages a large database of available properties listed by REALTORS® in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Information about these properties is available to the general public on a number of Internet real estate sites including www.realtor.com, (www.realtor.com/westchester) and www.LOHUD.com.
WCBR publishes extensive statistical information about and analysis of Westchester’s and Putnam’s housing markets based on data from the multiple listing service.
The Board operates the School of Real Estate, one of the largest real estate education centers in New York, providing continuing and general education to REALTORS®, and real estate licensing courses to the general public. Courses are available in classroom settings as well as on CD-ROM and on-line.
The Board maintains an arbitration and ethics hearing service for resolving disputes between REALTORS® and complaints by customers and clients against REALTORS®.
The Board aggressively advocates for legislation and regulation to facilitate home ownership opportunities, trouble-free real estate transactions, lower ownership costs, sensible development, and other real estate issues that are in the public interest.
WCBR maintains a Commercial Investment Division that provides programs in support of its members who are specialists in commercial real estate.
WCBR publishes Real Estate In-Depth, a real estate newspaper that is available to non-members on a subscription basis. The Board also runs general seminars for its members and the public, and sponsors real estate trade shows.
Whether buying or selling real estate in the Reading Pa. area, there are many things you should know before getting started. The Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS® strives to make your real estate buying and selling experience pleasant and rewarding, and not overwhelming.