Membership Benefits

  • Education & Training Open or Close

    Annual Membership Meeting & Housing Market Forecast

    OCAR’s Annual Membership Meeting updates members on industry developments and the state of the housing market.


    Classes & Professional Development

    OCAR offers over 300 classes each year, many of which are free or deeply discounted. Offerings include: Your Guide to the Residential Purchase Agreement, zipForm® Plus, Property Management, MLS training, and license renewal courses.


    Independent Broker Forum

    OCAR has special programs just for Brokers of Record and Office Managers who are not part of a large real estate franchise. For more information, contact us.


    Onsite MLS Support Staff

    OCAR has MLS support staff at each office to assist you, offering our members excellent service and support.


    Outreach Office Training

    OCAR offers a full-range of real estate-related training classes and presentations to REALTOR®-member offices at no cost (minimum of 15 agents). A trained OCAR Management Team Member will visit your office to provide the most up-to-date information on a number of topics, including zipForm® Plus, iPad/iPhone, CRMLS Matrix, Social Media Marketing, and more. Training is available Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Appointments may be made by contacting OCAR’s Member Services Training Manager, Sandra Lopez.


    Video Library

    Access quick tips and training on zipForm®, tablet devices, Supra, the MLS, and more. Plus, watch news and market updates from experts.

  • Market Data Open or Close

    Annual Membership Meeting & Housing Market Forecast

    OCAR’s Annual Membership Meeting updates members on industry developments and the state of the housing market.


    MLS Touch

    Get the Multiple Listing Service on your favorite mobile device. Search and share listings, find showing instructions, view comps and much more. MLS-touch is FREE for OCAR REALTORS® (an annual savings of $99.)


    Monthly Broker Update

    Monthly updates from OCAR on items and news that may affect your brokerage.


    OC FastStats

    Beautifully-designed, up-to-date housing market reports on Orange County.


    Orange County REALTOR® magazine

    The Orange County REALTOR® is the Association’s monthly magazine. A free member benefit, the publication offers timely real estate news and trends. It also goes beyond the biggest news headlines to feature the stories of our members, elected officials, and individuals shaping the real estate industry.


    Weekly Marketing Meetings

    OCAR sponsors seven weekly marketing meetings where REALTORS® can network and preview listings. Preview Sheets will be posted online the day before the Marketing Meeting.

  • Business Solutions Open or Close

    Constant Contact

    Stay in touch with current clients or reach a new audience with Constant Contact’s email marketing software.

    • Receive up to 10% off standard prepay discounts


    Finance Hotline

    C.A.R.’s finance hotline assists members with short sales, funding, REOs, and other financial questions or issues. Call 213-739-8383 Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:45 P.M.


    Free .REALTOR web address

    Get your .REALTOR® web address FREE for one year.


    Legal Hotline

    C.A.R.’s legal hotline provides free, one-on-one legal advice on a variety of real estate related topics. Call 213-739-8282 Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. and Saturdays 10 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.


    MLS Touch

    Get the Multiple Listing Service on your favorite mobile device. Search and share listings, find showing instructions, view comps and much more. MLS-touch is free for OCAR REALTORS® - an annual savings of $99.


    OC Tech Helpline

    Free technical support for all your electronic devices: computer, printer, smartphone, and tablet. Call 1-877-562-3156 Monday – Friday 6:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. and on Saturdays from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Analysts connect to your computer via remote software to diagnose and repair.


    OCAR Store

    Both offices stock a variety of open house and for sale/lease signs, sign posts and stakes, riders, forms, books, and more. Flags and a-frame signs are available at our Fountain Valley office.


    Office Depot/Office Max

    Purchase your day-to-day office essentials with this exclusive discount at one of the largest office products and services providers in the world.

    • FREE next day delivery on orders over $50 (excludes furniture)
    • Discounts of up to 80% off preferred products


    One Cool Thing Charts & Infographics

    Cool and easy-to-use charts, infographics, industry insights, and thoughtful stats delivered to you every week.


    Placester® Websites

    Exclusive discounts on beautiful, mobile-ready real estate websites. Includes everything you need to market online.


    REALTOR® Logos

    The trademark “R” Logo of the National Association of REALTORS® is one of the most identifiable brands—not just because of its longevity, but because NAR takes great steps to protect its integrity and proper use. REALTORS® may download the logo from NAR’s website.


    ShowingTime

    ShhowingTime for the MLS allows you to schedule showing appointments and receive showing requests online.


    Supra eKEY

    The eKey software allows your smartphone to act as an electronic key that gives you access to Supra’s keyboxes.


    TransUnion SmartMoveSM

    As C.A.R. members, you have access to screening rental applications and conducting tenant background checks at a 20% savings off the retail price.


    zipForm®

    A free tool from C.A.R. that automates the forms process and allows you to create, edit, and complete the forms required for any real estate transaction.

  • Risk Management Open or Close

    Legal Hotline

    C.A.R.’s legal hotline provides free, one-on-one legal advice on a variety of real estate related topics. Call 213-739-8282 Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. and Saturdays 10 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.


    REALTOR® Safety Classes & Resources

    OCAR offers safety awareness and self-defense classes taught by a Southern California lieutenant as well as a number of resources to help you stay safe in the field.


    IDShield

    Identity protection services for all OCAR members and their families. IDShield is the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of Kroll licensed private investigators on call to restore your identity.

  • Insurance Open or Close

    Auto, Home, & Renters Insurance

    Member-only discounts are available on auto, home, and renter’s insurance with CAR.


    E&O insurance

    NAR offers a first-class errors and omissions (E&O) insurance program to REALTOR® members.


    Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance

    Health, dental, and vision insurance is available through OCAR’s endorsed benefit administrator.

  • Member Relief Open or Close

    OCAR Cares Member Relief Program

    The OCAR Cares Foundation Member Relief Program was created to assist OCAR members suffering financial hardship due to the onset of major illness, accident, or other unforeseeable life-changing event. Your donations are tax deductible (ID 27-4357830).

  • Retail Discounts Open or Close

    Avis Car Rental

    As an OCAR member, you always save 25% on car rentals with Avis. Book via phone (1-800-331-1212) or online with OCAR Avis Discount number: #B155148.


    Budget Car Rental

    As an OCAR member, you always save 25% on car rentals with Budget. Book via phone (1-800-527-0700) or online with OCAR Budget Discount number: R584748.


    Constant Contact

    Stay in touch with current clients or reach a new audience with Constant Contact’s email marketing software.

    • Receive up to 10% off standard prepay discounts


    Movie Tickets

    Discounted passes for Regal / Edwards theaters are available at both OCAR offices. Our Fountain Valley location also sells Cinemark theater tickets.


    Office Depot/Office Max

    Purchase your day-to-day office essentials with this exclusive discount at one of the largest office products and services providers in the world.

    • FREE next day delivery on orders over $50 (excludes furniture)
    • Discounts of up to 80% off preferred products


    Wild at Work

    Exclusive discounts and special offers on theme park tickets, vacations, hotels, restaurants, attractions, gifts, cruises and more. To register:

    1. Go to www.WildAtWork.com
    2. Click on the "Register" button
    3. When prompted, enter your Association name: OCAR
    4. Click "Submit"
    5. Fill in the registration form
    6. After submitting the information, you'll receive a password via email
    7. Use your email address and new password to login to the site

    Wyndham Hotel Group

    Whether you are looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort or something more cost-effective, OCAR members save 20% off the best available rate at nearly 7,000 participating hotels worldwide. Book via phone (1-877-670-7088) or online using the OCAR Discount ID: 1000007487.

 

C.A.R. Benefits & Discounts

In addition to benefits and discounts provided by OCAR, California Association of REALTORS® offers several member benefits to OCAR members.


CRMLS Benefits

As a subscriber to the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), you are part of the largest MLS in the nation. To take advantage of these features, log into www.CRMLS.org. Most products can be accessed directly by clicking the “Links” menu tab. *Please note that some products/benefits may carry additional charges—for questions, call CRMLS at (800) 925-1525.

  • RealtyTrac Open or Close

    RealtyTrac provides exclusive access to over 1.5 million foreclosure properties nationwide as well as a wide range of member benefits to help you succeed in the real estate marketplace. CRMLS customers get full access to RealtyTrac at just $19.95 a month or $199.00 a year.

  • Short Sale Assistance Desk Open or Close

    Fannie Mae’s Short Sale Assistance Desk—an online escalation desk designed to help real estate professionals in handling post-offer short sale issues.

  • AnnounceMyNews Open or Close

    AnnounceMyNews is a social marketing tool for sharing news, events, and other important announcements.

  • AnnounceMyListing Open or Close

    Market your listings while connecting with your buyers’ and sellers’ social networks. With AnnounceMyListing, you can easily share listings on social media or via email; you can leverage your sellers’ social network and reconnect to past clients and prospects.

  • HomesConnect Open or Close

    Connect instantly to the 11 million consumers each month visiting Homes.com that plan to purchase a home in the next 12 months. Leverage the Homes Connect suite of tools to search the MLS, create awesome client reports and use your social networks to connect with more buyers, win more listings and close more business.

  • New Home Source Professional Open or Close

    New Home Source Professional, from Builders Digital Experience LLC, is the premier web site for real estate professionals to get all the information that they need about new homes for their clients. Featuring thousands of new homes, communities and builders, New Home Source professional is the most comprehensive resource available to agents.

  • Point2 Open or Close

    The Point2 Listing Syndication network allows Brokers to choose from a large network of high traffic real estate websites in which to send their office listings. After a Broker has signed up with Point2, they can also pass the decision of where listing will be advertised to the listing agent. Statistics and prospects are provided back to agents and brokers – free of charge. Point2 Listing Syndication is a free service for all CRMLS participants and subscribers. Click the Point2 link to the left to create an account and to learn more about Point2’s suite of tools for real estate professionals.

  • RatePlug Open or Close

    RatePlug is a program designed to help real estate agents and their home buyers by providing a real time mortgage program and payment information specific to the properties their home buyers are viewing through the Matrix platform. The mortgage information is provided by your selected lending partners.

  • Cloud CMA Open or Close

    Cloud CMA is a web-based report generator that uses MLS data and listing photos to help you easily create comparative market analysis reports in the office and on the go. Cloud CMA works with most smartphones and tablet so you can create and send reports from anywhere.

  • Listingbook Open or Close

    Listingbook allows you to setup client accounts. As a result your client can search for listing data which allows you to manage and keep updated on your clients every need.

  • ListHub Open or Close

    The ListHub Syndication service delivers a Broker controlled platform that provides Participants with the option to syndicate office listings, the choice of which sites to syndicate to, along with optional reporting and additional subscription services. ListHub Listing Syndication is a free service for all CRMLS participants. Register for ListHub by clicking the ListHub link to the left, then select the link that applies to you; ‘I am the head broker of record within the MLS’ or ‘I am a listing agent of a registered ListHub brokerage with an active listing’ to be placed on the correct registration page.

  • Smart Trac Open or Close

    Smart Trac’s Transaction Management system allows you to have a centralized virtual access point to handle all your paper work.

  • Smart IDX Open or Close

    Smart IDX is a public MLS search that you can add to your existing website to provide consumers with the start-of-the-art map search tools and the most accurate and up-to-date listing information.

  • Smart Fax Open or Close

    Use Smart Fax to receive and store documents electronically.

  • Smart Docs Open or Close

    Smart Docs is a simple, intuitive and cost-effective tool that allows real estate professionals to manage and organize their documents. Documents are stored on secure servers and accessible online 24/7 by agents and the clients and vendors they authorize with an internet connection.

  • Smart Desk Open or Close

    Smart Desk (formerly rDesk) is a contact management system that can be accessed directly or from the CRMLS Matrix Platform. Smart Desk integrates vital business tools into a single, personalized real estate portal where agents can manage their daily activities as well as access helpful marketing tools.

  • Realist Tax 2.0 Open or Close

    Realist Tax 2.0 gives you access to find property tax data in all 58 counties of California. Generate a Pre-foreclosure search and mailing labels. This new generation of Realist Tax is an entirely new Realist. Realist 2.0 requires Flash support on your browser.

  • Realist Tax Classic Open or Close

    Realist Tax “Classic” gives you access to property tax data in all 58 counties of California, as well as generating a Pre-foreclosure search and mailing labels.

  • ProxioPro Open or Close

    Proxio provides you with the professional tools needed to bridge borders, capture more listings, and connect with real estate agents internationally, in more than 20 languages. Visit www.proxiopro.com to see how Proxio’s global listing platform is designed to help you connect, communicate, and sell.

  • Matrix Statistics Open or Close

    This feature in Matrix allows you to create charts and graphs based upon the data you select. It’s a great listing presentation tool and can be used to create market updates for your clients.

  • Free MLS Training Open or Close

    CRMLS Instructors conduct live training at OCAR’s offices on a monthly basis, plus CRMLS hosts regular webinar-based training classes. For more information and to reserve your seat in an upcoming class, visit, http://www.crmls.org

  • Mobile MLS Access: www.CRMLSmobile.com Open or Close

    CRMLS Mobile, powered by Matrix, allows CRMLS members to search MLS data from their cellular phones. CRMLS Mobile runs on any wireless handheld device that supports HTML Internet browsing.

NAR Benefits & Discounts

In addition to benefits and discounts provided by OCAR, California Association of REALTORS® offers several member benefits to OCAR members.