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Four Great Reasons to Affiliate with REALTORS®

  1. The Real Estate Industry accounted for $148,130 million, or 19.8%, of the Gross State Product in 2012.*
  2. When a Home is Sold in Florida, income generated from real estate related industries is: $12,996*
  3. Additional expenditure on consumer items such as on furniture, appliances, and remodeling is: $4,429*
  4. It generates economic multiplier impact. There is a greater spending at restaurants, sports games, and charity events. The size of this “multiplier” effect is estimated to be: $8,364*

*Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis; NAR; NAHB Macroeconomic Advisors, Census

And if those reasons weren’t enough! B.E.A.R. has Over 800 More Reasons to be an Affiliate Member, check out these:

  • Build Business Relationships
  • Quick way to meet other members and network
  • Participate in fund raising events for the community
  • Sponsorship opportunities to promote your business
  • Business card display in our office information center
  • Participation in our welcome package for new members
  • Ability to sponsor the Orientation breakfasts and/or lunches for our new members which gives you the opportunity to speak to the group and promote your business
  • One free set of REALTOR® and Affiliate member mailing labels at the time of membership approval
  • Discounted rates on updated member labels whenever you want them
  • Participation in Board Committees and Project Teams
  • Free listing of your company name and contact information in the Affiliate section on the B.E.A.R.’s website at
  • Attendance at monthly breakfast meetings that offers networking opportunities and allows you to meet other members (some restrictions may apply due to capacity of facility)
  • Invitations to attend and/or sponsor Board activities like the Golf Tournament, “After Hours” events and annual banquet at Member rates
  • Eligible to win an “…Of The Year” award given annually. Also, you may vote in the annual “…Of The Year” awards selection
  • Free distribution of your marketing materials to new REALTORS® at our monthly orientation and training meetings
  • Opportunity to be one of the elected Affiliate members to sit on the B.E.A.R. Board of Directors

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