why join

Take advantage of the numerous, valuable resrouces available to you through NYSCAR: 

Membership Benefis Brochure 

Statewide Marketing Sessions

Take advantage of the networking and business opportunities at NYSCAR’s marketing sessions held in various locations throughout the state. At these moderated sessions, commercial real estate practitioners are invited to come together to make formal property presentations in an effort to market their clients’ properties and find potential properties for buyer clients.

Continuing Education

Get discounts on continuing education courses and credit towards your NYS license. NYSCAR sponsors CE courses at the Annual NYS Commercial Real Estate Conference, and in locations throughout the state. Courses are designed specifically for the commercial real estate professional and cover topics such as: commercial basics; analysis and creative transaction formulas; real estate client counseling and representation; valuation and marketing of business opportunity property; legal issues and more.

Annual New York State Commercial Real Estate Conference

The Annual New York State Commercial Real Estate Conference, held annually in June, is the premier commercial real estate event attended by practitioners from across the country. Earn continuing education credit, market client properties at the 1-day marketing session, network with leading professionals at a welcome reception, attend a keynote receptions and visit with exhibitors providing the latest products and services.

Advocacy at the State Capitol

NYSCAR, together with the New York State Association of REALTORS®, is representing you at the State Capitol and fighting to protect commercial real estate interests. Make an impact, protect your business interests and communicate REALTOR® views to your legislators by participating in NYSAR’s Calls for Action via e-mail.

Standard Forms

Access standard forms designed specifically for use by commercial practitioners. The standard forms include: Exclusive Right to Sell, Exclusive Right to Lease, Exclusive Right to Sell or Lease, Tenant/Buyer Representation, Exclusive Right to Exchange Property, Letter of Intent, Purchase and Sale Contract, Escrow Addendum, and Amendment to Professional Servies Agreement. 

Committee and Leadership Involvement

Help steer the future of the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS®. All members are eligible to serve on any of the 12 committees. Committees meet via teleconference and do not require travel. NYSCAR’s committees include: Business Opportunities, Bylaws, Education, Finance, Grievance, Legislative, Member Services/Organizational Plan, National Affairs, Professional Standards, RPAC Fundraising, Standard Forms and Technology.

NYSCAR President's Message

NYSCAR’s President's Message is your source for legislative and industry updates, the latest member news, event information and education and marketing news from the president of the organization. 

Local Chapters

Get involved in NYSCAR on a local level. NYSCAR has seven local chapters providing you with regional opportunities to participate, network and create business contacts in your area. Those local chapters include: Greater Capital Chapter; Hudson Valley Chapter; Metro Long Island Chapter; Rochester Area Chapter; Southern Tier Chapter; Syracuse Chapter; and Western New York Chapter. Contact the chapter in your area to join.

Co-op Advertising Program

Once a month, an article by NYSCAR’s President is printed in the weekly edition of the New York Real Estate Journal. NYSCAR reserves a two-page ad surrounding this article and provides members with the opportunity to advertise in this space.

REALTOR® Family Benefits

As a member of NYSCAR, you belong to the three-tiered REALTOR® organization that also includes the New York State Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Take advantage of the many valuable benefits available at the state and national levels.

NYSAR Member Benefits

NYSAR member benefits include: access to NYSAR’s Legal Hotline, discounts on national designation courses, legislative advocacy, information resources via nysar.com, e-newsletters and free webinars on hot topics and more. NYSAR also offers members discounts ranging from financial and insurance products to transaction management software and travel discounts. For a full list of NYSAR discount programs, visit the Member Benefits Section at www.nysar.com.

NAR Member Benefits

NAR member benefits include: legislative representation, professional designations and online CE courses, annual meetings, REALTOR.com and more. NAR’s REALTOR® Benefits Program offers members access to discounts on products and services ranging from insurance and technology products to marketing and office solutions. For a full list of discount programs, visit the REALTOR® Benefits Section at www.realtor.org.