As a member of NIRA you have access to services and benefits at the local, state and national level. These are discounts chosen for REALTORS® by REALTORS®.

Educational Tools

  • Free CE Opportunities – On special occasions, NIRA offers free continuing education class events
  • MLS Software Trainings – NIRA MLS offers Basic and Advanced Rapattoni trainings to dive deeper into learning the ins and outs of our MLS.
  • Community Development Workshops – Gain a better understanding of Northwest Indiana Communities at regularly scheduled community development workshops throughout the year such as the Annual Hammond REALTORS® Breakfast and Economic Development Updates.


  • Tech Helpline – Need tech support? Tech Helpline is a free member benefit with services ranging from spyware removal and virus protection, to software repair and help desk support.


  • Vistaprint Proshop – Members save on branded marketing materials through exclusive access to everyday low pricing.

Government Affairs

  • Meet & Greet Nights with Elected Officials – Get to know your local elected officials better at our exclusive member only socials.
  • Local Networking Events – Take time to socialize with real estate industry peers.
  • Government Affairs Committee – Advocates for local, state & national policy initiatives that protect the interests of NIRA members and the Northwest Indiana real estate industry. 
  • REALTOR® Political Action Committee – Develops & implements creative strategies specific to raising funds from voluntary investments in RPAC from NIRA REALTOR® and Affiliate members for use in supporting national, state & local candidates who have been identified as being pro-REALTOR®. 
  • Local Issue Advocacy – A pulse kept on local issues & addressed on behalf of what’s best for the REALTOR® party as a whole to keep your business running smoothly.

Young Professionals

  • Young Professionals Network Committee – Helps young professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas: REALTOR® Associations, real estate industry, peers and community.
  • Trainings – Unique trainings geared towards real estate industry professionals.
  • Networking Events – Eat, drink & be social with industry friends!
  • YPN Scholarship to IAR’s Leadership Academy – YPN offers a scholarship to a new industry professional looking to dive deeper into your leadership development & enhance your skills.

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Opportinities – Committees, Leadership Roles, Task Force Teams, etc.
  • Real Estate Related News Updates – Stay connected with updates on important industry related news.

Office Solutions

  • ODP Business Solutions – (Formerly known as Office Depot.) Save on office supplies, printing, technology items & more.
  • Vistaprint – Discounted branded marketing materials.


  • Affiliate Members – NIRA is host to more than 75 real estate related professionals, who play a vital role in every real estate transaction.
  • Annual Trade Expo
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • Annual Golf Outing
  • NIRA Support Team – A staff dedicated to meeting your business needs.
  • Member only Facebook Group – A member only exclusive page to connect with other members, provide feedback & stat up to date on association and MLS happenings.


  • Forewarn– The FOREWARN application gives an agent the ability to gain instant insight (within seconds) on a prospective client using only a phone number!  Don’t have a phone number… you can also search by name.