Become a Member

REALTOR®

The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® is committed to providing beneficial services to help you succeed in your real estate career. As members you become a part of the Voice of Real Estate in the Greater Calhoun County Area. 

Here are some of the benefits of membership in the Association as an REALTOR® Member:

  • Access to the MichRIC MLS (Multiple Listing Service) which covers almost all of Southwest Michigan. 
  • Invited to attend BCAAR General Membership Meetings (Held 4 times a year).
  • Use of electronic document signature services Dotloop or Zipforms. 
  • Committee Participation.
  • Participate with members in planning and hosting numerous Charitable Events in the community.
  • Participate with members in planning and hosting Community Education programs.
  • Use of the SentriLock Lockbox System. 
  • Access to exclusive discounts offered by the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS®, Michigan REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.
  • Sponsor Association events by contributing to the Sponsorship Fund.
  • Use of the term REALTOR® and REALTORS®.

These, and many, many more great opportunities await you when you become a REALTOR® member of the Association. Please contact the office with any questions you may have about becoming a member. 

Affiliate

Did you know that if you are a business owner or member of a business that works in the real estate industry that you can join the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS®? You can indeed! We offer an Affiliate membership status that allows you to become an active member of the organization.

Here are some of the benefits of membership in the Association as an Affiliate Member:

  • Invited to attend BCAAR General Membership Meetings (Held 4 times a year).
  • Promote your business at REALTOR® events.
  • Committee Participation.
  • Participate with members in planning and hosting numerous Charitable Events in the community.
  • Participate with members in planning and hosting Community Education programs.
  • Promotion of you and your business on the BCAAR Facebook page.
  • Listed as an Affiliate Member on the BCAAR website.
  • Included in General Membership email campaigns for news and events.
  • Become a resource for the REALTOR® members 
  • Opportunities to teach continuing education classes to REALTOR® members.
  • Sponsor Association events by contributing to the Sponsorship Fund.
  • Become eligible to receive the prestigious Affiliate of the Year Award.

These, and many, many more great opportunities await you when you become an Affiliate member of the Association. Please contact the office with any questions you may have about becoming a member. 

Member Benefits Card

The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® has fostered relationships with local businesses to provide our members with discounts to assist REALTORS® in their business. We would like to thank all of these businesses for the services they provide to our members and the community. 

If you are a member and have not yet received your Member Benefits Card please contact the office to obtain your card. 

Education

Continuing Education

The State of Michigan requires that every Real Estate Agent receive a minimum of 2 hours legal continuing education per year. Within the licensing cycle a Real Estate Agent must also complete at least 12 hours of elective continuing education credit. A Realtor can certainly take more Con-ed than is required, and it is recommended they do to stay on top of the constantly changing industry.

The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® is committed to providing a lot of online education opportunities. These are classes you can do on your time, at your pace and fit lessons into your busy schedule.  They fulfill both the elective and legal requirements for the State, and are reported to CE Marketplace.

The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® has partnered with four different schools for online continuing education.  You can see all of these below.  They all offer different and unique classes that are CE Marketplace certified.  Take your time to browse the topics to find the classes that will best suit you and your current needs in your business.  They offer both legal and elective credits.

This year the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® will be providing four Continuing Education days at the Association office. Each of these days will contain 6 hours of Continuing Education. Continuing Education is FREE for members and $45 for non members. If you are interested in attending one of the following  live Continuing Education course please see our calendar of events or contact the office. 

Code of Ethics Requirement

NAR’s Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients’ best interests.

All REALTORS® have a Code of Ethics education requirements. REALTORS® are required to take 2 hours and 30 minutes of Code of Ethics training every 3 years. The Code of Ethics requirement can be completed through the Association, when offered, or FREE through the National Association of REALTORS®.  

Online Continuing Education

The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® has partnered with Career WebSchool to offer online real estate courses.  This is a fully online training academy for CE Marketplace courses.   Click on the image to the left to enroll and start your training today!

The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® is also partnering with RealEstateCE.com to offer other online continuing education classes to further your real estate career.  It is another collection of great continuing education classes.  Click on the image to the right to get started.

The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® in 2018 has partnered with Hondros College of Business to provide online continuing education classes.  All of these classes are CE Marketplace approved.  Offering classes from a business perspective, Hondros allows us to offer a new collection of real estate education programs to further your career! Click on the image to the left to get started.

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