7801 Deercreek Club Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256
Ethics . Diversity . Goals . Excellence
To be a successful REALTOR® in Northeast Florida, it is important for real estate professionals to adhere to high ethical standards and understand how to do business in a progressive multicultural environment. Joining Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® new professional society, EDGE, is the way to demonstrate to your clients that you have reached this pinnacle of professionalism.
Designed to educate REALTOR® members in a way that enhances their professionalism, EDGE represents an acronym that stands for Ethics, Diversity, Goals, Excellence. The new society is open to all NEFAR REALTOR® members who complete six specific certifications, including several sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®, and have obtained a minimum of 30 points by completing several approved courses during each three-year renewal period. Also, it is imperative that EDGE members are not found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics during the previous five years.
“Continual work to maintain and improve professionalism within our membership is vital to our industry, but it is also an investment of time and money on the involved member’s behalf. We believe it is important for those members to be recognized for their efforts and provide them the opportunity to distinguish themselves as achieving this professionalism award and status to their customers and to the public.” — Missi Howell, president of Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS®
EDGE members must also continue to maintain and renew their commitment to professionalism by obtaining a minimum of 30 points from completing the following approved courses every three years.
Examples of courses that may be used for renewal:
To apply candidates should submit an email to designations@NEFAR.com with the following documentation:
Once your application email has been submitted a member of the EDGE task force will review your information and send you an invoice for the $25 background check fee.
All applications are subject to approval by the EDGE task force within 30 days of receipt of the application.