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.
Founded in 1968, the Bartow Area Board serves as a central source of information for our members and our main focus are real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in our industry and representing our REALTOR® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.
"The purpose of the Newport County Board of REALTORS® is to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and to promote the preservation of property values by defending the right to own, lease, use and transfer real property in a free enterprise system."
An association of REALTORS® is organized for the benefit of its members and the community. A strong source of education in real estate matters, it promotes a strong, conscientious and unified voice in local, state and national affairs.
The Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS, the Voice for Real Estate in the Rio Grande Valley, is comprised of REALTORS representing the Edinburg, McAllen, Mission, and Weslaco areas of the Rio Grande Valley. With more than 460 members, GMAR is the largest local REALTOR association in the Valley.