Welcome to Central Panhandle Association of REALTORS®!
We are glad you are here. Whether you have begun a new career in real estate or are a seasoned veteran, we welcome you to your new home. As a member of CPAR, we want to help you take advantage of the tools, services and programs we offer. You can develop your career or grow your business through participating in CPAR training, forums, programs and services. Find the many benefits of CPAR membership below.
Our consumer-facing website is drawing an ever-increasing audience of homebuyers in the Central Panhandle of Florida. Consumers visit every month, seeking to find information about you and your listings. These free leads are generated through CentralPanhandleMLS.com and sent directly to you or your broker as a member benefit.
CPAR engages in an extensive public relations, marketing and advertising campaign to educate consumers about the value of using the services of a REALTOR®. We promote the Central Panhandle area and drive homebuyers and sellers to our consumer facing website, CentralPanhandleMLS.com, on your behalf.
CPAR provides its members with numerous exclusive educational opportunities through various classes and events at no cost to the members*. Educational opportunities include designation and certification courses; seminars on real estate related subjects, with some offering Continuing Education Credits; and Lunch and Learn Seminars, which offer up-to-date topics taught during the lunch hour. The topics include residential, commercial, marketing, technology, and other areas related to real estate. Check out the Education Calender HERE.
*Some classes have registration fees if they're part of a designation.
The CPAR REALTOR® Store is stocked with all the products and services you need for your business - from office supplies to a variety of signs (View a basic list of products we carry). Visit the CPAR REALTOR® Store to take advantage of one of your many member benefits and use one of our two computers and conveniently print, scan or copy.
You will receive the monthly Market Report to learn about the CPAR area real estate market statistics and trends based on FlexMLS statistics. This important and accurate information, which includes charts and graphs, can be shared with your customers as part of your communications program. Check out the latest market report HERE.
CPAR develops and oversees the implementation of a long-term media strategy that promotes CPAR as the voice of the Central Panhandle real estate market to the public and media. Its spokespersons are the go-to sources for local, regional and national media regarding all matters real estate, providing information about the industry on your behalf.
Involved CPAR members advocate on your behalf to support an environment that is friendly to buying and selling real estate. Advocacy focuses on: 1) taking an active role in public policy, 2) building relationships with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels and 3) fundraising to help elect candidates who will listen to our point of view and support or oppose key issue campaigns. For more information on RPAC, click the RPAC dropdown HERE.
In addition to local member benefits from CPAR, members are entitled to benefits from both the state and national associations of REALTORS®:
If you have any questions or feel you need some help, talk to us. A large staff of professionals is on hand, eager to assist you. We will be happy to address your concerns and issues regarding CPAR services, initiatives and events. We are just a phone call or email away. Or come in and visit us, we are always happy to see you. Meet our Staff HERE.
FlexMLS is CPAR's web-based and mobile friendly MLS system that was crafted to meet your needs. This tool enables you to access listings from the entire Central Panhandle of Florida. It also provides access to current public records information for all of our counties.
The Supra electronic lockbox system creates sales opportunities for real estate agents. You can sell more homes faster by using the showing alerts, mobile productivity tools, and listing activity reports on the Supra System. Load the eKEY® app on your smartphone to open lockboxes and transmit information to the SupraWEB data system. Only authorized keyholders can open a lockbox, and every opening is documented both in the lockbox and in the secure SupraWEB database. eKEY’s issued by CPAR will be able to access Supra keyboxes in all of District 9, including Bay, Washington, Jackson, Calhoun, Holmes, Gulf, Franklin, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. Explore the product information HERE and customer support resources HERE and see how you can use the Supra System to increase your sales.
CPAR provides ample opportunities for its members to come together, meet people with similar business interests, and reconnect with longtime friends. Some of our many events include our REALTOR Round-Ups, a monthly networking event hosted at various locations each month at no cost to members. We also host a large number of charity fundraisers each year, including our Annual Roy Crecelius Golf Tournament that benefits the Friends of Sims Veterans Home. Check out the Events Calendar HERE.
If you wish to help shape the activities of the Central Panhandle Association of REALTORS®, you can serve on one or several of its committees. A list of our current committees is available here. If you’re accepted into the prestigious CPAR Leadership Academy, you will receive the knowledge, skills and confidence that will maximize your leadership capabilities and prepare you to lead the Board into the future. Both opportunities will enhance your professional skills as well as your personal growth. Click HERE if you are interested in learning more about our committees!
CPAR News helps keep you informed about all the latest Association and industry news through the monthly CPAR News e-newsletter. The newsletter alerts our members of time-sensitive or late-breaking material about what is going on at the Association and in the industry. Check out our newsletters HERE.
CPAR history is preserved with a record of people and events that shaped CPAR so you can draw strength and purpose from the association's rich history and be inspired to succeed in the future. You can read about the History of CPAR HERE.
Membership provides you with the ability to be part of a collaborative effort to make a significant and positive contribution to the local community through many community outreach projects CPAR either supports or hosts.
Enjoy discounted Golf at BayPoint Golf Club and reduced rates at the Bay Point Sheraton!
Save up to 40% off vacations! 7 day vacations for $399! Contact the Association Office for more details.