MEMBER BENEFITS

Benefits Unique to RAFV:

NO-COST CONTINUING EDUCATION. Each member is qualified for 12 live hours of FREE continuing education per renewal period.

WE BILL MONTHLY. Commission checks are not equivalent to a scheduled paycheck. Membership isn’t your only business expense. RAFV’s local dues portion is the lowest in Northern Illinois.

WE COMP LOCKBOXES. The REALTORS® at RAFV take in the upfront cost and give the boxes to your Designated REALTOR® on an as-needed basis.

BUSINESS PARTNER NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES.  Join conversations for peer-to-peer learning opportunities, insights, and more. RAFV Business Partners are listed on our website

CENTRALLY LOCATED!  We are just blocks from Downtown Geneva and centrally located within the Fox Valley area, with easy access to IL-88, IL-47 and I-90.

EDUCATION:

  • A wide selection of CE CLASSES provided by RAFV each year at neighboring universities - at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!
  • AT HOME STUDY COURSES at your fingertips and on your time for a small fee.
  • At least 2 CERTIFICATION OR DESIGNATION COURSES offered each year.
  • DEDICATED STAFF MEMBER to assist members with education questions.
  • FREE MRED CLASSES
  • Ground-breaking 10-session professional development class – FOUNDATIONS IN LEADERSHIP
  • Monthly BREAKFAST/LUNCH – N- LEARNS with relevant speakers about industry topics
  • NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION – online course and ½ day class to introduce new members to RAFV.

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

  • 13-member BOARD OF DIRECTORS – voted into office by RAFV membership at-large
  • 9 -VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES & WORK GROUPS – appointed by RAFV Board of Directors
  1. Government Affairs
  2. Professionals Standards and Grievance
  3. RPAC
  4. Business Partners
  5. Community Outreach
  6. Education
  7. Marketing & Membership Development
  8. Technology & Communication
  9. YPN

 

ASSOCIATION RESOURCES:

  • CONTRACTS, FORMS & TUTORIALS, on our website for members to download. Also available on DocuSign, DotLoop, ZipLogix and MRED
  • AGENT EDU – FREE TO RAFV MEMBERS – Concise, relevant videos about common issues and questions that arise for REALTORS®.
  • FOREWARN – FREE TO RAFV MEMBERS – Background check app that looks up a potential, unknown client with only a cell number in seconds.
  • BUSINESS PARTNER DIRECTORY of all of our 75+ business partners

 

COMMUNICATION

  • RAFV DIGITAL NEWSLETTER – Delivered Monthly
  • RAFV UPDATE – Quarterly Video Updates
  • A MINUTE WITH MICHAEL – Monthly Presidential Updates
  • 1-1 COMMUNICATION – Emails, Social Media, Text Messages, Payment Reminders

 

ADVOCACY

  • GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR AT RAFV – Our Government Affairs Director has office space at RAFV so he is accessible and always available for questions about local advocacy and RAFV’s role.
  • RAFV STATE and US CAPITOL VISITS – There is no better way to see advocacy in action then to “storm the capitol”. RAFV sponsors a group of members each year to Springfield and Washington D.C. for state and national meetings and conferences.
  • LEGISLATIVE CALLS FOR ACTION – Several times a year, IL REALTORS® or the National Association of REALTORS® need the support of REALTORS® to contact members of congress to show our support of a pieces of legislation. Like voting, this is one of the easiest ways to show your support of the real estate industry.

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES/EVENTS:

RAFV MAJOR INVESTOR MEMBER EVENTS

  • RPAC REVERSE RAFFLE
  • RAFV HOLIDAY PARTY
  • RAFV INSTALLATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

RPAC MAJOR INVESTOR BENEFITS:

  • Pop Up Perks
  • MI Dinner
  • MI Ad in major area publications
  • RPAC Bags & Beer
  • Discounts/Special Treatment at RPAC Events

BUSINESS PARTNER EVENTS

  • RAFV POKER RUN
  • RAFV BUSINESS PARTNER TRADE SHOW
  • BREAKFAST/LUNCH-N-LEARNS
  • RPAC BAGS & BEER

OTHER RAFV EVENTS:

  • YPN EVENTS – 3-4 per year
  • Past President Luncheon

 

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS SERVICES

  • ETHICS Complaints
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

 

RAFV BENEFITS FLYER (Download HERE)