Your membership to the Hunterdon/Somerset Association of REALTORS® (H/SAR) gives you access to valuable tools and services that will make your career successful and enjoyable. H/SAR uses the combined power of our members to provide services and support that meets your needs and keeps your business productive.
Listed below are programs and benefits available to H/SAR members. Take advantage of everything we offer to make your career more profitable, productive and powerful.
Dental, Vision & More!
Options Plus Benefits Program
H/SAR has partnered with Options Plus to provide you with much need, value added, healthy living benefits including Dental, Vision, Pharmacy and more to help you and your immediate family members save money and maintain good health. This exclusive H/SAR benefit program is being offered to you as a valuable member of our association. With 3 plans to choose from, we are confident you will find something that fits your needs. With the help of our Benefit Liaison, Debra Tucker with Options Plus, we will launch this program over the next few months with emails, webinars, enrollment meetings and more.
These benefits are not insurance. These benefits can be used as a supplement to existing dental plans to help fill in coverage gaps or can be used as primary benefits for those currently without coverage.
Immediate family consists of spouse, domestic partner and children up to age 26. The HSAR Benefits website will detail your monthly contributions for the plan options. Please note, there will be no additional charge for your immediate family members.
Contact your Benefit Liaison, Debra Tucker to find out more, click on the YouTube videos or visit the HSAR Benefit website here(HSAR.optionsplusplan.com)
https://youtu.be/SyaC7QwHG8I Health Advocate
https://youtu.be/vrJ91bRWMoo Health Wealth
By providing information and education on the latest legal and professional practices, H/SAR offers a broad array of professional development opportunities through its courses, seminars and conferences that are both accessible and affordable. Whatever your specialty, you will find the industry's best educational opportunities offered by the REALTOR® Association. In addition, H/SAR offers NJREC continuing education courses.
General meetings, educational courses and special events provide you with several opportunities to network and develop relationships with others in real estate and affiliated fields.
H/SAR fights to protect private property rights and the right to conduct business without undue burdens. We oppose laws that would make it harder for homeowners to find decent and affordable places to live. REALTOR® lobbying efforts protect our members and their clients from harmful laws. We support laws that guard against any unnecessary hardships on the real estate transaction.
REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
RPAC assists in the election of candidates at the federal, state and local levels who are supportive of private property rights and the free enterprise system. Voluntary funds contributed to RPAC from H/SAR members are used to make campaign contributions to political candidates at all levels of government. One hundred percent of your RPAC contributions support REALTOR®-friendly candidates, with 70 percent of RPAC funds allocated to support candidates for state and local offices and 30 percent being sent to the National Association to support congressional candidates. H/SAR encourages volunteerism in campaigns and implements programs to educate voters on issues of importance to your industry.
Arbitration & Mediation
You can use H/SAR’s arbitration service to resolve commission disputes. To do so, you request a hearing by an impartial panel of the Professional Standards Committee. The panel reviews all pertinent evidence and testimony before rendering a decision. Arbitration is private. Mediation is used to resolve commission disputes and is offered prior to or in lieu of arbitration. Involved parties retain the right to arbitrate unless they execute a written settlement agreement. Mediation is private and costs nothing to file.
Code of Ethics
H/SAR provides enforcement of the Code of Ethics, basic principles that guide the professional responsibilities of REALTORS®. All members subscribe to the Code of Ethics when joining the association and are subject to disciplinary action and sanctions if they violate the duties imposed by the Code of Ethics.
Ombudsman Procedures adopted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are intended to provide enhanced communications and initial problem-solving capacity to the professional standards process. Associations are charged with the responsibility of receiving and resolving ethics complaints, and hearing arbitration disputes. The Ombudsman can respond to general questions regarding real estate practices, transaction details, ethical practices and enforcement issues. Members may request the services of an Ombudsman prior to initiating an Ethics and/or Arbitration request.
Members can now get the latest news and information through H/SAR's social media sites. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn as we provide timely updates on topics that affect REALTORS®.
Stay abreast of what’s happening in real estate. From governmental updates to upcoming events, H/SAR will keep the lines of communication open with the latest news and information. Once you become a member and provide us with your email address, you will begin receiving eREALTOR Happenings and the Educational Development newsletter weekly. If you don’t receive the email updates from H/SAR within a few weeks, email us at email@example.com and we’ll ensure you are added to our mailing list.
H/SAR Website (www.hsar.com)
HSAR’s website numerous resources you can use in your business. From news and events to registering for education courses, logos, safety information, research and press releases as well as forms you need in everyday business. www.hsar.com is dedicated to giving you information to make your job easier.
Marketing & Public Relations
H/SAR promotes the REALTOR® brand and the value of using a REALTOR® when buying or selling a home through numerous marketing and public relations campaigns.
Only REALTOR® association members can use the nationally recognized REALTOR® trademarks and logos. To protect your rights, H/SAR vigorously polices the misuse of REALTOR® trademarks by non-association members.
REALTOR® Benefits Program
The REALTOR Benefits® Program is your member benefits program. NAR has partnered with industry leaders to provide you with value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use on a daily basis.