3 Tech Benefits Helping New NAR Members Get Started
By NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® team
You have many choices to make as a real estate professional—especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your new business. NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is designed with you in mind, offering savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®. With more than 30 carefully selected partners, we have several specializing in technology with tools to help new agents launch their business. Here are a few to get your technology buzz going.
Back At You Media
Social media marketing is a significant part of many new agents’ business plan. But getting all your ideas organized and planned accordingly can be a daunting task, especially when you need to spend time networking for new clients and driving from showing to showing. This is where Back At You Media comes in. Their Social Media Center provides you with a simple, customizable way to integrate the important element of social marketing into your overall marketing strategy. Choose your level of automation, and Back At You Media does the rest: promoting you and your listings on popular social networks including Facebook, LinkedIn, and more.
Back At You Media has a simple and affordable starter plan that also allows you to schedule and boost listings and content, and receive performance reports on your marketing efforts. Users can also enjoy unlimited access to mobile-friendly single property websites and capture leads using a “What Is Your Home Worth” landing page. You can choose from an annual or monthly subscription. A monthly plan is $15 per month and an annual plan is $10 per month ($120 per year).
The NAR Starter Plan is exclusively available to REALTORS®. As an additional NAR member benefit, you’ll receive a discount off the one-time activation fee for this plan. Visit NAR.realtor/RealtorBenefits/BackAtYouMedia.
DocuSign is the National Association of REALTORS®’ official and exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Did you know that they have exclusive pricing for NAR members on the Real Estate Starter plan? The plan is available for single users and is great for agents new to the industry. In this plan, you can take advantage of benefits such as:
- Five document sends per month – Save time by sending documents to others for their signature. One “envelope” send can include any number of recipients and any number of documents. Your clients and customers sign for free.
- Select appropriate document fields – Collect name, date, signature, initial, company, title, and email from your signer, or add text and checkboxes to allow your signer to fill in information themselves.
- Work on the go – Download the free Android or iOS app to create, send, and sign documents anywhere.
NAR members received preferred pricing at only $13 per month for monthly plans or $96 for prepaid annual plans. For additional information, visit NAR.realtor/RealtorBenefits/DocuSign.
Intuit® (QuickBooks® Self-Employed and TurboTax®)
Get ahead of the tax season and maximize your deductions. Intuit®, a leader in financial management software, can help. They are proud to offer NAR members special savings on their signature products QuickBooks Self-Employed and TurboTax.
With QuickBooks Self-Employed you will get automatic mileage tracking, receipt capture (no more stashing receipts in a shoebox, wink-wink), and expense categorization – all in a single app. Take the busy work out of organizing your finances, so you can focus on your business. QuickBooks Self-Employed helps you claim every deduction – so you keep more of what you earn. Users find an average of $4,340 in potential savings per year. Try it risk free for 30 days. After the first 30 days, get 50 percent off retail price for 12 months ($5 per month for NAR members).
When you’re ready to do your taxes, get them done easily with TurboTax, America’s best-selling tax preparation software. Choose the version that best fits your needs with special NAR member pricing offered on TurboTax Deluxe, Premier, and Self-Employed editions. TurboTax Deluxe: annual discount is $10 off. TurboTax Premier: annual discount is $15 off or TurboTax Self-Employed: annual discount is $20 off.
There is also a QuickBooks Self-Employed + TurboTax Bundle to maximize your savings. You can enjoy the best of both worlds with TurboTax and QuickBooks Self-Employed with 29 percent off retail price for the first 12 months ($12 per month for NAR members). To get started visit: NAR.realtor/RealtorBenefits/Intuit.
To learn more about NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program and its partners visit NAR.realtor/RealtorBenefits.