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Q: What is CARW?
A: Commercial Association of REALTORS®Wisconsin (CARW) is the VOICE of Commercial Real Estate in WI. The ONLY commercial board in Wisconsin works to advance the interests of individual practitioners and the industry through education, professional development, public affairs & advocacy, professional standards & ethics, and business networking. CARW supports more than 850 commercial real estate professionals in 500 companies in Wisconsin and the region.
Q: How do I join CARW?
A: The first step is to submit an online membership application – HERE. The application will then be processed within 24-48 business hours. We will reach out to you with any questions regarding your membership status.
Q: What are the benefits of CARW?
A: CARW is a network of more than 850 commercial real estate practitioners and affiliates that you can trust. We provide programming, advocacy, education, professional development, and networking opportunities. Find out more – HERE
Q: How do I get in contact with CARW staff?
A: You can find CARW’s staff information – https://carw.com/contact-us/
Q: How do I become a real estate salesperson?
A: Please refer to our post – “Become a Broker”
Q: If I am not a licensed real estate salesperson, can I still join CARW?
A: Yes! CARW welcomes non-licensee members. Non-licensee (affiliates) are members that do not hold a real estate license and do not need access to benefits. For the different types of membership, we offer please refer to this page – CARW Membership
Q: How are dues prorated?
A: CARW dues vary depending on the member type. Please see the following breakdowns for licensee and non-licensee membership.
Realtor pricing – HERE
Affiliate pricing – HERE
Contact [email protected] with any additional questions!
Q: What if more than one member from a firm joins?
A: Non-licensee (Affiliate) members may be eligible for corporate affiliate membership. The more members you have, the more you save! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Q: Do I have to donate to RPAC?
A: No, but it is encouraged. RPAC stands for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. A PAC is a legal means by which interested individuals with common goals, like a trade association, ban together for the purposes of political action. The best way to positively impact issues such as property taxes, health care, and protecting the rights of property owners is through RPAC, a real estate professional’s vehicle for political action.
Find out more about RPAC – https://carw.com/advocacy/rpac/
Q: Do you offer student memberships?
A: Yes, we do! Submit an application here. Contact [email protected] with your questions!
Q: What is the CARW Foundation?
A: The purpose of the CARW Foundation is to provide scholarships for commercial real estate students, and to support research that benefits the Wisconsin commercial real estate community.
Learn more – HERE
Q: Do members receive free tickets to events?
A: Yes, all event tickets are free or discounted to CARW members.
Q: Are non-members allowed to attend events?
A: Yes, non-members may attend most CARW events at the non-member rate EXCEPT member-only events.
Q: If we are unable to meet with clients, are we able to transact electronically?
A: Yes, CARW members have access to zipFormsPlus and electronic document signing. HERE
Q: I’m looking to have a legal or contract question answered, do you have a recommendation?
A: Most members work with one of our many fantastic real estate attorneys in Milwaukee. With REALTOR membership, you also have a FREE Member resource in the Legal Hotline that will answer questions within about 24 hours – HERE
Q: I’m looking to access a NAR or WRA resource but need my login and password, can you help me?
A: YES – email [email protected]
Q: Are Out-of-State Brokers allowed to operate in Wisconsin?
A: In January 2015, a new voluntary option became available in Wisconsin that permitted a Wisconsin firm, or an in-state licensee (ISL), to allow an out-of-state broker (OSL) to provide limited brokerage services in Wisconsin. Wis. Stat. § 452.137 allowed Wisconsin listing firms to either enter into a referral arrangement with an OSL or enter into a cooperative agreement with an OSL. Therefore, the ISL remains at the helm of the transaction while offering flexibility, if desired, to an ISL that is okay with an OSL participating in a transaction.
Read more – HERE