REALTORS® know they need to do more than just the minimum to succeed.

 

Taking the required continuing education is not nearly enough. You need to be the go-to expert on local information to properly assist your clients in Waterloo Region. Whether it is information about the airport expanding, zoning changes, official plan review, designated historical properties, flood zones, conservation authority reports and more.

 

Stay on top of it all with KWAR! We provide members with access to weekly complimentary seminars from local experts to keep them in the know.

Complimentary Education Sessions (In 2020, KWAR offered over 165 Complimentary sessions)

Access to a large library of training and help tools

MLS® System training and support from in-house trainers

Access to monthly local Real Estate Market updates and analysis

Frequent and timely communications (eNews, media releases, education notices)

Because We Support You

We don’t just provide the technology! KWAR offers constant and frequent training for free to all members of KWAR on all of the apps and technology tools included with your membership and MLS® System. Our in-house systems trainer is there to make sure KWAR members understand both the basics AND the more advanced features available to them in their REALTOR® toolbox.

 

Here are some ways we support you:

 

  • Custom training and custom content specific to members’ needs 

 

  •  Online store, and onsite supplies for pickup 

 

  • Advocacy on a local, provincial and federal level to promote homeownership and issues impacting Realtors 

 

  •  Social events and networking  

 

  •  Commitment to supporting diversity and promoting an inclusive community 

 

  • With the support of our members, we are also supporting the community through our boots on the ground philanthropy and giving a hand up to those in need

 

  • Affinity Program offering group rates on insurance and discounts at select local hotels 

 

  • Subscriptions to KWAR Newsletters, Event notices, Education Notices, Media Releases, Members Savings/Promotions, MLS® & Technology updates, Opinion Polls 

We Care and So Do You

KWAR recognizes the need to support and enhance the quality of life enjoyed by residents of Waterloo Region

 

  • KWAR REALTORS® are staunch supporters of those in need. In 2021 KWAR will donate $2 per member per month to the Ontario REALTORS® Care Foundation to ensure investments are made back into our community through local charities

 

  • Since 1993 KWAR has donated well more than a million dollars to support local charities on behalf of its members

 

  • Volunteer opportunities are a great way to meet fellow KWAR members and give back to our community

 

  • KWAR is proud to partake in Adopt-A-Road cleanups, Habitat for Humanity build days, the REALTOR® Toy Drive and so much more to show how much REALTORS® Care

 

  • In 2020 KWAR donated nearly $50,000 to local charities in Waterloo Region

 

Value for Services Provided

Value is defined by services divided by costs. To enhance value, we need to either increase services while keeping costs the same or maintain services while decreasing costs. Cost is simply one factor when it comes to determining value. While there may be associations with lower fees to join, we do not think you will find any offering greater value than KWAR.

Costs

At KWAR we provide you with one fee for all your monthly services. There are no hidden additions or breakdown of individual fees for specific services that are mandatory for you in any way!

 

We do not compare our fees with other boards, but if you are then we would suggest you calculate the total all-in yearly fees. For example, some associations may charge a lower monthly fee but then have a higher annual fee. Furthermore, some associations opt to charge separately for certain technology services which you must pay for such as Registry/Assessment,SentriLock, and Clariety.

 

At KWAR we do not charge extra for these services. We include all of your required technology in your monthly fee. See our most up to date fee schedule here.

JOIN NOW

As a founding member of ITSO, you can be assured of KWAR’s commitment to ensuring you have access to the best technology that supports your needs.

 

KWAR’s board of directors believe all REALTORS® in Ontario should have access to all Ontario MLS® information – full stop. We want to ensure that everyone has all the information they need for the areas in which they are qualified.

 

While we are not quite there yet, you can be assured the KWAR board is always working toward that vision, and we are constantly introducing new online tools, apps, integrations, and more support to our members!

 

 

Here are the technology tools that come today with your KWAR membership.  

Membership in Ontario’s Geographically largest Regional MLS® System (ITSORealEstate.ca) on CoreLogic’s Matrix X platform

MarketStats, InfoSparks, FastStats

ShowingTime and ShowingTime Front Desk

SentriLock Bluetooth Lockboxes

SentriKey Desktop

GeoWarehouse integration

Fintracker

The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI)

AnswerLink MLS® System Support 7 days a week

Prospects Mobile

INRIX™ DriveTime

Clareity Single Sign-On Dashboard

TransactionDESK®

AuthentiSIGN®

Google Street View and Google Earth

Lifestyle Match

Offer Registration by ShowingTime

Cloud Agent Suite: Cloud MLX, Cloud CMA, Cloud Streams

KWAR Store and Members Area