As a member of the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS®, the largest local real estate association in Kentucky, you have access to numerous benefits, business tools, and resources that will assist you in creating and maintaining a successful real estate career. We hope you will take full advantage of these important keys to maximize your success!
State and National Resources
By becoming a member of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors®, you automatically become a member of the Kentucky Realtors® (KYR) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). At each level, your associations are working to increase the standards of real estate and provide benefits and services to better your business.
Click here to access NAR’s Member Benefits.
Only Realtor® members are allowed to use the term “Realtor®” and the trademarked Realtor® “R.” The logo is most often used on letterhead, business cards and advertising. The Realtor® logo signifies your membership in the largest trade association and that you abide by a strict Code of Ethics.
To download this logo and for logo usage guidelines, please click here.
Multiple Listing Service
One of the most important services offered by the Association is the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS. The Association provides a state-of-the-art internet-based system for our members. This program, called Flexmls, is a user-friendly system that requires minimum training. Free hands-on training sessions are held frequently in our computer lab. For training class information on Flexmls, go to IMS. Flexmls also has a robust video tutorial library and help feature.
Market Statistics are also produced each month and provided to our members to enhance your knowledge of local market information. These monthly reports can be found on this website.
How to Access the MLS System:
MLS website address – www.flexmls.com
There are currently two levels of Flexmls training available.
The Flexmls Introductory training provides a hands-on overview of the Flexmls system. Topics covered include: the member dashboard, creating searches, auto-emailing prospects, the Hotsheet, and changing your profile.
The Advanced Flexmls training is designed for more experienced users, and includes information on CMA’s, customizing Flex, statistics, tax searches, and reverse prospecting.
You can also increase your Flexmls skill level with this free library of on-demand recorded trainings available to you as a member. Topics include CMAs, mapping, searching, reports and more.
We have two options for Transaction Desk Training, both in-person and online. The forms class will teach you the ins and outs of using the Transaction Desk system. You’ll learn how to use the full features of this system such as auto-filling from the MLS, editing, emailing, creating transaction files, electronic signatures and more. Click here for more information on Transaction Desk Training.
Along with technical training and support for Flexmls, we monitor the system to verify that all of the rules and regulations are being followed. We welcome any suggestions to improve the MLS system. All recommendations are presented to our MLS Improvement Committee for consideration.
Our MLS Support Team is available Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm by calling (502 )894-9860 or by emailing Help@LouisvilleRealtors.com.
NON-MLS TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Tech Helpline is a member benefit that offers you support for hardware, software, networking and digital devices. The helpline troubleshoots non-MLS tech problems and offers solutions, often by connecting remotely to your computer. This benefit is free with your member dues, at no additional charge.
Support is available to members Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time via call, chat or email.
Tech Tools & Resources
REALTORS PROPERTY RESOURCE (RPR):
RPR offers Realtors® access to an unparalleled platform of property and market information, and client-friendly reports. All included in your NAR membership and offered at no additional cost. Take a deep dive into listings, sales, valuations, tax and mortgage history, neighborhood and school information, maps, and more. Find out more.
HOMESNAP: Free leads from qualified prospects
Millions of consumers use Homesnap to search for homes every month, and each time they have a question about your listing, you get the lead instantly from Homesnap, for free. Homesnap was conceived to serve the industry and offer brokers, agents and consumers an experience driven by Fair Display Guidelines – your listing, your lead – with no competing agent ads, pop-ups or banners. Find out more.
ShowingTime for the MLS assists you with conveniently scheduling your showings. It has been integrated into the Flexmls system and can save time by generating showings, delivering feedback, and helping you sell listings more efficiently. To access ShowingTime, log into Flexmls, select “Menu” then “Daily Functions” then “ShowingTime.” This directs you to the ShowingTime for the MLS Home Page Dashboard. Help and training are available by visiting: https://showingtimemls.uservoice.com/.
Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Alliance
KCREA is a state-wide, web-based Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) owned and maintained by the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR), for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the commercial real estate market through a comprehensive listings database of commercial and industrial properties. Members meet quarterly for general business, industry-related speakers and the opportunity to network with peers. For more information, contact the KCREA Administrator at (502) 894-9860 or email Joan@LouisvilleRealtors.com.
Forms & Contracts
Forms, such as Listing Agreements, Sales Contracts, Seller’s Disclosure, Leases, and Lead Paint Disclosures are available to members in the REALTOR® Store and can also be found online.
Our online forms service, Transaction Desk, gives you the ability to:
- Negotiate online
- Email forms in a read-only or editable format
- Create, modify and save contracts and forms
- Store information on commonly used clauses and stipulations
- Use digital signatures
- Track each form’s history
If you’re logged into the MLS you can find Transaction Desk under the “Daily Functions” tab. Find out more on Transaction Desk training here.
Shop With Us
The REALTOR® Store is conveniently located on the 1st floor of the GLAR offices and houses everything a REALTOR® needs. Products include forms, real estate calculators, display items, books, maps, real estate signs, closing gifts and much more.
Visit IMS and you can also shop the Realtor® Store online and have your purchases shipped to you or picked up at your convenience. Store hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. Contact our Store Manager at Store@LouisvilleRealtors.com with any questions.
Supra Lock Boxes & Keys
Supra is a state-of-the-art electronic lockbox system that provides excellent protection to you and your seller. Supra keys are available for lease in the Membership Department, while Supra lockboxes may be purchased in the REALTOR® Store.
The Association offers two types of Supra keys. The eKEY enables you to utilize your smartphone as a lockbox key. The XpressKEY is a dedicated electronic key that allows you to access key boxes without a smartphone. For more information on Supra service and pricing, please contact the Membership Department at 502-894-9860 or email Membership@LouisvilleRealtors.com.
GLAR Committees & Task Forces
Being a part of GLAR’s various committees, task force and advisory groups is a way to get involved with the Association and ensure that your voice is heard. Current committees, task forces, and advisory groups include:
- Community Outreach– Determine community involvement projects and initiatives.
- Forms – Discuss changes and format of all forms.
- Government Affairs – Monitor and address legislative concerns.
- Candidate Interview Committees – Interview candidates running for elected office at the local and state level.
- MLS Improvement – Suggest improvements to the MLS System
- KCREA Committee- Suggest improvements to the CIE System
- Your Professionals Network – This group schedules programs to encourage involvement and networking.
Committee sign up forms go out to members via email in August of each year.
Professional Development: Classroom & Online
The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) is dedicated to providing quality educational programs that keep our members current on the latest industry trends and laws. Most courses have been approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission to meet Kentucky’s requirements for license renewal.
GLAR also offers mandatory courses, such as the KREC Core Class and the National Association of REALTORS® Ethics Class. Special classes are also available for agents who want to work toward obtaining a national designation such as Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and NAR’s Green Designation.
Members can view a current schedule and register for courses through GLAR’s Member Portal (IMS). All courses are offered at a discounted rate to members. GLAR offers online education classes as well as classroom CE. Check out our education page for more information here.
If you have any questions regarding your education requirements for the year, please contact the Kentucky Real Estate Commission at 502-564-7760.
Each year the Association presents awards to distinguished members at our Annual Membership Meeting. Awards presented include the REALTOR® of the Year, John R. Carpenter Award for Community Service, the Wall of Honor, the Rookie of the Year, and the President’s Award.
Business Events & Networking
Members have the opportunity to participate in many special events throughout the year. These events provide networking and learning opportunities to grow your business. Some of our events include Boost Your Business Summit, REALTOR Day at the Races, Annual Meeting and Installation, Charity Bowling Event, and Member Holiday Party.
GLAR also holds numerous free events throughout the year that cover industry topics and trends including YPN events, Real Estate Accelerate, and updates on legal topics of interest. These programs are advertised in the REALTOR® Direct weekly eNews, the front page of the MLS, and listed online for you to view and register on the Member Portal (IMS).
Take a look at our event photos!
(*TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC)
The Member Lounge is located on the first floor of the Association office and is a great space for you to work, to meet with your clients and to meet with your fellow REALTORS. It offers comfortable seating, a small conference room, free wi-fi, two computer workstations, and a wi-fi printer with Airplay. Members may use this space seven days a week from 8am – 10pm each day. After 5pm on weekdays and from 8am – 10pm on the weekend, the entrance to the building will be locked. Members will be assigned a unique passcode that will allow them entry during these hours.