The National Association of REALTORS® board of directors today voted to give all NAR members free access to electronic forms and transaction management tools from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner zipLogix.
“The association is committed to making sure REALTORS® have the latest technology tools to succeed in today’s dynamic real estate environment,” said NAR President Chris Polychron, a broker from Hot Springs, Arkansas. “I hope our members take advantage of this new benefit to help them save time and money and better succeed in their business.”
Members will get zipLogix Plus, which includes various forms libraries, as well as zipTMS, the company’s transaction management system with unlimited document storage. In areas where local and state associations license their forms to zipLogix, REALTORS® will also have free access to local and state forms libraries.
Already, more than 600,000 REALTORS® use zipLogix applications, according to the company, which is operated as a joint venture between NAR and Real Estate Business Services (REBS), a subsidiary of the California Association of REALTORS®. The company offers other products, including mobile touch signatures and broker and team editions that assist with transaction oversight and risk management.
“As a REALTOR® association-owned company, zipLogix is committed to REALTORS®’ success,” said zipLogix Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with NAR and helping facilitate transactions for even more REALTORS® and their clients.”
“In Texas, we have had this as a member benefit for years,” said Ryan Bokros with Realty Associates – The Woodlands, in The Woodlands, Texas. “Obviously, the financial benefit is great as it’s a vital tool to our business. So those who don’t have it as a member benefit now will enjoy this decision.”
The zipLogix member benefit will be available to REALTORS® in early 2016. Members of an association that is currently a zipLogix customer may begin accessing the NAR Member Benefit Program as of 1/01/2016.