Affiliate Membership: Working together to build your business.
Affiliates enjoy many of the membership benefits C.A.R. has to offer. In addition, Affiliate Members also receive specific benefits designed just for them:
Communications and Publications
Chicago REALTOR® magazine
A subscription to the Chicago REALTOR® magazine is included in your Affiliate Membership. Not only is this magazine a great resource on the latest real estate related news, updates on Association events, meetings and seminars, but it’s also an opportunity for Affiliates to share industry related information with other real estate professionals. Interested in sharing your expertise? To be considered as a guest writer for the "Affiliate Corner", contact Mary Beth Durkin, Sponsorship Sales Coordinator. Note: Articles cannot be self-promoting. Custom advertising packages are also available to our affiliates; contact Mary Beth Durkin for more information.
Business Affiliates Directory
The Business Affiliates Directory is an online listing of information which details many businesses that offer products, services and solutions to your everyday needs. Visitors can search for a particular company under categories such as advertising, financial services, home improvement, transportation, and more! Listings also include convenient company Web sites! Click Here
Chicago Association of REALTORS® Member Roster
Affiliates may take advantage of unlimited, member-only access to the Chicago Association of REALTORS online Membership Directory. Easily search for individual C.A.R. Members or Offices through your online C.A.R. account. Click Here to login with your C.A.R. member ID & password and then click "Members/Offices" at the bottom of the page; search by member name, office name or zip code. In addition, Affiliate Members may also access a full roster of C.A.R. Members in Excel format. Click here to access the list.
Take advantage of a wide variety of free and discounted programs sponsored by the Association. The REALTORS® Real Estate School offers Real Estate Licensing Courses, Designation Courses, Continuing Education Courses and much more! Whether you are looking to Begin Your Career in Real Estate, Complete Your Mandatory Continuing Education, or Advance Your Career as a Real Estate Agent we have the course for you! For more information, visit www.ChicagoREALTOR.com/Education.
Sponsorship and Brand Awareness Opportunities
Networking Events & Meetings
Our new event sponsorship packages offer extensive promotional and marketing benefits, e.g., print ads, branding through Web presence, and exhibit displays. These packages are designed to connect you with your fellow real estate professionals before, during, and after events that are held throughout the year. Opportunities include the Economic Forecast, the Good Neighbor Awards, the Annual Golf Classic, the International Real Estate Expo, the CommercialForum Honors Awards Dinner, the Inaugural Gala, and Member Outreach Meetings. Click here for an example of this year’s Golf Outing sponsorship opportunities.
Or, for a once-a-year fee, the new Business Partner Program offers year-long sponsorship and networking event packages that include the Economic Forecast, Good Neighbor Awards, Golf Classic, the Inaugural Gala. Marketing benefits include, but are not limited to, print ads and Web site presence that will increase your visibility and boost your company’s brand awareness while showcasing your continual support of the Association throughout the year.
For more information on C.A.R. Event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Beth Durkin.
Quarterly after-hours Affiliate Mixers
From time to time we offer Affiliate to REALTOR® networking receptions where our Affiliates can meet and greet our membership in a more casual setting. These programs are well-attended and are available for sponsorship.
REALTORS® Real Estate School Education Sponsorship Opportunities
Promote your product or services directly to new and seasoned members by taking advantage of our Education Sponsorship opportunities:
- a. For the cost of providing a continental breakfast or boxed lunch, we will provide each program attendee with a tent card bearing your logo and distribute your marketing/promotional materials to each attendee.
- b. Distribute your promotional materials in our School Reception/Registration areas. Do you have “give-a-ways” you’d like to share? I.e., flyers, brochures, pens, rulers, mugs, etc. Just drop off your “goodies” to our Central Michigan Avenue office and we’ll distribute them at each of our 3 office locations.
- c. Larger scale REALTOR(r) Real Estate School sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Mary Beth Durkin for more information.