The Hawai'i Association of REALTORS® provides its members with a number of tools, services and products to help REALTORS® with their professional growth.
As a member of HAR, REALTORS® enjoy a positive professional reputation, locally and throughout the nation, legislative representation, access to standard forms, receive the Hawai'i REALTOR® Journal, and more.
The REALTOR® Difference
Professional Code of Ethics
Among fellow REALTORS®, the Code of Ethics serves as the “golden rule” for conduct and the basis for the organization’s valuable dispute resolution system. To customers, clients, and the public, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics provides important assurance of a REALTORS®’ integrity and professionalism.
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark. Members are licensed to use the Association’s logo and federally registered marks — REALTOR®, REALTORS®, and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®. Use of these marks indicates to the public that you are a member of the National Association.
Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
HAR represents and protects the business interests of each member through legislative representation in local, state, and federal government, real estate-issues lobbying, and one-on-one meetings with elected officials.
REALTORS® Political Action Committee
The REALTOR®'s Political Action Committee encourages individual participation in the political process to ensure the REALTOR®'s viewpoint on industry issues is heard at all levels of government.
Political Communications Network (PCN)
The PCN program is designed to assist HAR and State Legislature by providing an interchange of information and services for the benefit of both parties. PCN contacts are responsible for communicating REALTORS® views to legislators and legislators’ views to HAR.
Member Products and Services
HAR has 37 forms available to assist REALTORS® with their real estate transactions. Members can download and use ZipForm contract management software, and access and print blank HAR forms.
Legal Action Fund
The Legal Action Fund provides financial and/or legal assistance in court or administrative actions brought against members or non members, if the action may result in the determination or promotion of legal issues, which are of significance to a substantial portion of HAR members, private property owners, or the Hawai'i real estate industry in general.
Encouragement for members to consistently update their knowledge relating to real estate through programs that offer prestigious designations in the Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
HAR offers REALTORS® an opportunity to learn and network for personal development and business growth. The meetings are designed to provide REALTORS® and those active in related industries with information and education on timely topics, trade expositions that showcase and demonstrate the most innovative products and services, forums for sharing ideas and business development opportunities.
List of Upcoming Courses and Events
The HAR website is the source for real estate and association information for members, as well as the general public. The public site contains general information about HAR and links to other sites, including HAR’s six local boards. The Members Only section provides REALTORS® with access to government affairs updates, information about the latest educational opportunities, association events, downloadable standard forms, and committee information.
HAR News Bulletin
The association’s email-based newsletter is distributed weekly. It includes announcement about HAR’s products and services, events, new website features, local and national real estate news.
REALTORS® have an opportunity to work voluntarily on a number of committees, forums and task forces encompassing virtually every aspect of interest to members. These are just a few committees REALTORS® can join: Education, Legislative, Political Affairs and Strategic Planning.