UPSTAR Membership Benefits

Delivering value to REALTOR® members by providing:

Government Affairs Monitoring

  • UPSTAR employs a full-time Governmental Affairs Director to monitor local, state and national issues and to keep members about legislative issues that impact the business of real estate as well as homeowner rights.

Education Opportunities:

  • Continuing Education Classes
  • Designation Classes
  • Free Brown Bag Lunch Presentations
  • Technology Training

Professionalism:

  • Use of the REALTOR® name and trademark
  • Local ads to promote REALTOR® image
  • Ethics and arbitration process

Technology Access

  • Access to ZipForm—an online resource to association-approved contracts and forms
  • Access to free technical support through the Technology Hotline

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Association Committees
  • MLS Committees
  • Event Committees
  • Participation in UPSTAR-Sponsored Activities
  • Habitat for Humanity Build
  • Board of Directors

Networking Opportunities

  • Quarterly General Membership Luncheons
  • Annual Golf Outing
  • Legislative Meet and Greet Events
  • Affiliate Committee Events

Communication and Publications

  • Weekly eBulletin for members
  • Bi-weekly eBulletin for brokers
  • REALsource Blog (Coming Soon)
  • UPSTAR website—member-only access
  • Membership roster available on the website
  • Real Estate & Homes guides placed in stores and businesses throughout Fort Wayne and the surrounding communities.

Peer Recognition Awards including:

  • REALTOR® of the Year
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Special Projects Award
  • President’s Award
  • Affiliate of the Year

REALTOR® Store:

  • Discounted movie theatre tickets
  • Mike Carwash Books
  • Brochure Boxes
  • REALTOR® Pins
  • Access to the NAR REALTOR Team Store

Association Office Amenities:

  • Classroom available for member use

More Benefits Through Your State and National Association

As an UPSTAR member, you are automatically enrolled as a member of both the Indiana Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Both of these organizations provide additional benefits. Click the links below to learn more.

Key Benefits of Joining the UPSTAR MLS

  • Access to a state-of-the-art, feature-rich MLS system housing an average typical inventory of more than 4,000 active listings, and over 75,000 listings in all _(including “solds” and other off-market statuses) _
  • Vast listing exposure with more than 1,300 MLS Subscribers using the UPSTAR MLS and more than 800 unique agent logins per day.
  • Faster sales
  • Free MLS training classes
  • Free technical support from the local MLS Staff
  • Free technical support from the MLS vendor’s Toll-free Help Desk
  • Free access to ZipForm electronic forms software
  • Opportunity to use the UPSTAR MLS electronic lockbox system (provided by SentriLock)
  • Opportunity for Principal Brokers (and their agents with broker permission) to participate, at no cost, in the UPSTAR MLS Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program.

For more information about any of the association or MLS benefits listed above, call the UPSTAR office at 260.426.4700.

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