RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

NOV 2014

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44 November 2014 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE The Credit Union was selected as the provider based on their com- petitive and creative product offer- ing and their unique ability to meet the needs of NAR Members. In this case, the new credit card carries multiple benefts for REALTORS®. "Through our partnership with the Credit Union, we're able to offer an extremely attractive option for meet- ing your personal or business credit needs," says Bob Goldberg, NAR senior vice president, Marketing and Member Benefts. "In addition to instantly identifying cardholders as REALTORS® and supporters of homeownership, this new credit card carries competitive features, includ- ing specialized designs and branding options, no annual fees and a com- prehensive rewards program. This new offering fts well within the goal of the REALTOR Benefts® Program: to provide valuable services that help our members better manage their business and personal lives, while also saving them money and offering rewards to enhance their purchasing power." "Our work with the Credit Union to offer this offcial REALTOR® Credit Card underscores NAR's commit- ment to providing all members and association staff with the tools and resources to help them succeed in the real estate marketplace," says NAR Former President Martin Ed- wards, Jr., CCIM, who serves as a director and member representa- tive on the Board of Directors for REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union. "We are pleased to be able to offer NAR members specializing in residential and commercial real es- tate, association staff and their fam- ily members a new choice in credit." Application Starts with Membership Applications are available for estab- lishing both business and personal credit cards to all new and current Credit Union members. Credit Union membership is open to NAR mem- bers as well as national, state and local REALTOR® association staff and their immediate family members who also hold a savings account with the Credit Union. The new, personal consumer and business credit cards will make their offcial debut at the REALTORS® Con- ference & Expo in New Orleans—but brokers and agents are encouraged to apply any time. If you are not yet a member of the Credit Union and would like to apply for a credit card, it's easy to open a savings account to become eligible—and, as of No- vember 1, the minimum balance to open an account is $1. However, the Credit Union will deposit the $1 into your account to start your Credit Union membership. There will be no cost to you. by NAR's REALTOR Benefts® Team Charge It! with the New REALTOR ® Credit Card I n November, NAR members, association staff and their family members have a new choice for their credit needs: the official REALTOR® Credit Card. Through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® partnership with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, NAR members can now apply for the card program that includes exclusive REALTOR®-branded designs and specialized branding options.

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