Based on resources and local association culture, real estate associations can be and are being operated using different management strategies and styles, which can result in varying degrees of services and offerings to members from one local association to another.

The NAR Association Models Document can be used as a guide to enhance the development of your association and the services it delivers to your members by presenting different models or management structures for administration and operation.

Often an association will lack the resources to offer certain valuable services to its membership. In cases like this, if the association leadership deems certain services to be in the best interest of the members, it would be in the best interest of the association to look to out sourcing or sharing of services through alliances or strategic partnering to bring those services to its members.