New York State Association of REALTORS® , Inc.
New York State Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
Inducted into REBAC's Hall of Fame in 2007
Shortly after founding its Hall of Fame, REBAC expanded annual inductions to include at least one organization related to the real estate profession. This year’s honoree, the New York State Association of REALTOR®, assists and directs its membership of more than 66,000 in conducting business successfully and ethically. The Association has undertaken such a mission since its founding in 1905. In the late 1990s, shortly after the National Association of REALTOR® acquired REBAC, the New York Association began offering courses leading to the ABR® designation. Since 2000, it has provided its members with 70 ABR® certification courses and enrolled more than 2100 of its members. Ninety-eight percent of those attending have consistently evaluated the courses and the instructors as “excellent” or “above average.” In order to accommodate potential enrollees from throughout the state, the Association schedules them in the office facilities of local Associations of REALTOR®, or close nearby, thereby eliminating the need for enrollees to travel outside their immediate areas. The state organization also shares registration revenue with the primary local REALTOR® Boards of participating members, thereby enhancing non-dues revenue of the local Associations. Now that REBAC has expanded its elective course offerings to include some that may also be applied to the acquisition of CIPS, SRES®, WCR, IREM and RSPS designations, the New York Association has increased its presentations substantially.