National Association of Realtors Reviews
73% would recommend to a friend
(78 total reviews)
72% approve of CEO
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6 hours ago
I am 2 months into my new position at Rose Associates as a leasing agent and I hate it. I worked at my last property management company as a leasing agent and did considerably well. At Rose Associates, I haven’t received any formal training on their CRM and procedures. My property has tons of vacancies due to it being very outdated and unorganized. I feel like I made the biggest mistake in my career, what do I do next?
4 hours ago
Real Estate Agent
I am a new agent meeting with my brokers today and wanting to bring up doing property management as well in 2024. I would like to help people manage their short term rentals since I live in a college town. How should I bring this up to my brokers? Also what should I ask or find out?
a day ago
I recently received a Job offer. I accepted it verbally in order for them to send me the official offer letter.It does match everything they described to me (based on salary, sign on bonus, & relocation assistance.) However the question I have is should i attempt to negotiate for a higher base salary? When speaking to my parents about it they told me that the time for negotiation is over as I accepted the offer as it stands and they sent it to me.
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "Great benefits for long term staff" (in 15 reviews)
- "The company is great and the people are great." (in 8 reviews)
- "Got to work with some amazing coworkers" (in 4 reviews)
- "Competitive pay, good benefits, tuition reimbursement." (in 4 reviews)
- "Focus on work/life balance and employee mental health" (in 3 reviews)
- "Senior Management is completely out of touch with reality, but they don't want to learn how their employees do their jobs, or how they can make challenges better." (in 5 reviews)
- "Extremely difficult to gain upward mobility and there is absolutely NO CAREER PATHING!!!" (in 3 reviews)
- "Management is completely out of touch with their workforce." (in 3 reviews)
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Found 78 of over 104 reviews
Updated Aug 30, 2023
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- 5.0Aug 30, 2023Government Affairs DirectorCurrent EmployeeWashington, DC
Really enjoyed working here. Great sense of purpose and mission.
Long hours sometimes, but that is the nature of the job.
- 1.0Feb 14, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeChicago, IL
Good benefits for a not-for-profit. Decent pay. There are some wonderful, well-meaning, talented staff you'd be delighted to have as co-workers and friends (most of which are looking for jobs elsewhere).
Since the current CEO took office years ago, this organization's management has been inconsistent, at best. Constant reorgs, high turnover (despite emphasis on having Best Place to Work status), controlled by volunteer leadership, ever changing priorities. Not an easy place to work, but NAR was always flexible in schedules and accommodating to employees' needs, as long as the work got done (which it did). But recently, management flipped from "We trust staff" to micromanaging and surveillance of staff's every move. Tracking devices on phones and laptops. Multiple calendars and spreadsheets requiring entry of your whereabouts each day. Charging staff $15 every time they forget their fob, which, for an organization that wastes millions of members' money, would be hilarious if not true. Total focus on insignificant minutiae while the important goes unaddressed. Pandering to the incapable and the unwilling, while the competent carry the load and become disenfranchised. Up is down, bad is good. Schizophrenia run amuck. Do yourself a favor - look elsewhere.10
- 4.0Dec 2, 2022Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)Former Employee, more than 5 years
The benefits are great and the location can't be beat. The staff themselves are great as well.
Senior Management has to be managed up to. Very out of touch with staff attitudes, employment trends, and they bite off more than they can chew. Not much upward mobility2
- 5.0Jan 19, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsChicago, IL
Company is listening to employees as it creates a new remote work policy
tightening up the flexibity that existed in 2022 where employees were able use banked remote days in chunks. Now, tied to a weekly requirement of only three remote days, one being Wednesday.
- 2.0Jan 23, 2023ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
The benefits really can't be beat. Tuition reimbursement, pension (yes, a pension), good health insurance, etc. Some of the Directors are really great, so if you have a good boss, you can be fairly protected from a lot of the bs happening at the company. Leadership says they support Black Lives Matter and liberal viewpoints, although these are definitely not shared by the membership.
They've pivoted post-pandemic to three days a week in the office, on a set schedule (you can't change your days week to week). Theoretically, they're tracking our key fobs, and will fire us if we fail to comply three times. We worked perfectly fine during the pandemic remotely, and many teams are completely distributed anyway, since there are two offices (one in Chicago, and one in DC), so when I come into the office, I can go weeks without talking to anyone in person. It's a waste of time and money. But, they want to protect their $40 million building investment, so they're subscribing to the 'sunk cost' fallacy. Projects move sloooooowly, unless the elected leadership demands something overnight. Then it's a fire drill and you better get it done, or else. There's no upward mobility. I've been here for years with overwhelmingly positive reviews, and there's nowhere for me to go. They've mentioned something like 'horizontal movement', to give me more responsibility, but there's no Director level positions that make sense for me (which would be the step up), and there are almost never those positions open, anyway. This is the case for almost everyone...it's a pretty flat organization. C-Suite->VP->Director->Manager. There's occasionally some specialists under the manager, but almost everyone has the manager title.6
- 5.0Dec 19, 2022Bilingual Customer Service RepresentativeCurrent Employee
Professional and fast responsive, good education and trainings.
Since we are business' owners, the commissions are not constant.
- 5.0Dec 13, 2022Legal ExternFormer Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
Friendly environment Daily interaction/meetings Professional
Including interns in more staff projects would definitely be beneficial!
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National Association of Realtors has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 104 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at National Association of Realtors to a friend and 53% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 9% over the last 12 months.
73% of National Association of Realtors employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated National Association of Realtors 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.