Understanding your Realtor® membership will help you understand how to get answers to the questions you have. The Realtor® organization consists of the National Association of Realtors® (national level), Idaho Realtors® (state level), and Upper Valley Association of Realtors® (local level). They are respectively referred to as NAR, IR, and UVAR. There are hundreds of local associations throughout the United States. In addition to these three levels of associations, there are also regional organizations call Multiple Listing Services or MLS. These MLS organizations are owned by one or more local associations. The purpose of an MLS is to provide valuable services to Realtors® . We'll discuss those services below.
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is a prominent professional organization in the real estate industry in the United States. It offers a range of services to its members, who are primarily real estate agents and professionals. Some of the primary services provided by NAR include:
In essence, the National Association of Realtors® plays a pivotal role in advancing the interests of real estate professionals, promoting ethical practices, providing education and training, and fostering a supportive community within the industry.
Idaho Realtors® Association is a state level organization that promotes the values and objectives of the National Association of Realtors® from a state level. Two primary areas of note are:
The Upper Valley Association of Realtors® is a local association that furthers the cause of NAR and IR. It is governed by a local board of directors and CEO. The local association is where a real estate agent can become a Realtor® . On a local level the association promotes the goals of NAR and IR through:
The Snake River Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a regional real estate database and platform serving real estate professionals in the Snake River region, which includes parts of Idaho and Oregon, USA. It is owned by the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors, the Upper Valley Association of Realtors, and the Greater Blackfoot Association of Realtors. Primary services provided by the Snake River MLS include:
Keep in mind that the services provided by a regional MLS can vary based on the specific organization's offerings and the needs of the local real estate market. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about the services provided by the Snake River MLS, I recommend visiting their official website or contacting them directly.