Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS® (WSCAR) is a professional trade association dedicated to serving the interests of commercial and investment real estate professionals throughout the state and to enhance the profitability and professionalism of its members by offering pertinent real estate information, education, legislative advocacy, networking opportunities, a code of ethics and discounts on useful business tools and services.
Your membership in WSCAR also gives you membership in Washington REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), with 1.3 million members the largest trade organization in the world. Members also have access to an array of dynamic programs and comprehensive services designed to enhance your real estate career.
WSCAR serves the commercial real estate industry by lobbying and advocating for:
Owners’ Property Rights
Favorable Tax Policies
Reasonable Real Estate Laws
Fair Real Estate Regulations
By joining WSCAR, you have access to the following benefits through Washington REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR):
Advocacy on the state and national levels
Research and reports on business, lending, and marketing trends
Free legal advice through the Washington REALTOR® legal hotline
Online and classroom courses, with and without continuing education credit
Regular local and national publications and emails
Local, national, and international networking events
Deep discounts on office products, tax software, and prescriptions
Commercial Data & Listing Resources Guide
Access to REALTOR® Benefits Program, including medical, dental, and vision plans
Education such as the Master’s Degree in Real Estate from REALTOR® University, as well as Official REALTOR® designations and certifications
Access to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), which works for our members on a national level
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MEMBERSHIP
If you are a current member of NAR or Washington REALTORS, you may apply for Primary or *Secondary | Realtor® or Designated Realtor® Membership.
To join as a Primary Member, the Designated Realtor® of your office must be a WSCAR member.
You may join as a Secondary Member if you are already a primary member of a local REALTOR organization in the state of Washington
You may also join WSCAR as an Institute Affiliate if you are a current member of SIOR, CCIM, or IREM. Contact your national chapter or visit the NAR site to join.
Subject to NAR membership rules.
Affilate membership is ideal for those affiliated industries who want to stay up to speed on issues that impact the commercial real estate industry.
Attend WSCAR networking events, join us at our annual Legislative Day, and make sure your voice is heard.
CODE OF ETHICS
The National Association of REALTORS® adopted the Code of Ethics in 1913, following the professions of medicine, law, and engineering. REALTORS® are real estate professionals who have chosen to join the National Association and abide by its strict Code of Ethics. What does this mean? It means that any REALTOR® has voluntarily agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics, based on professionalism and protection of the public. REALTORS® are subject to disciplinary action and sanctions if they violate the duties imposed by the Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics is a detailed document that spells out the professional responsibilities of every REALTOR®.