EAH Class Resources for Sponsors

EAH Class Resources for Sponsors

Here are all of the materials you will need to manage and promote the EAH class. You will need to download the student manual files and make copies for each student. After the class you are required to send a copy of the class roster and evaluation forms to NAR.

Student Materials

Print out a copy of each file and make a copy for each student attending the EAH class. There are four module files in addition to the Overview, Glossary and Tools & Resources files. You may want to bind the materials or organize the files in a three-ring binder. The pages are designed to be printed on two sides.

Optional Materials

In addition, there are optional materials you may want to print.

  • PowerPoint Slides – student hand-out of slides with area to take notes. Some students have requested larger icons than the ones in the Manual.
  • Role Plays – students may have time to conduct a role play in the class or in a follow-up session. Ask the instructor if they plan on conducting additional role plays.

Class Management

Sponsors need to send a copy of the class roster and evaluation forms to NAR.

  • Class Roster** – You can use our form or your form.  However, if the student is a member, we need to NRDs number to add them as attending the class.
  • Evaluation Form** – These forms need to be distributed to those attending the class so NAR can evaluate the class and make changes. These forms need to be sent to NAR after the class.
  • Sponsor’s Guide – this guide contains all the information on sponsoring and holding an EAH class.
  • Student Certificate – enter the student’s name and print out for each student.

** Note: These forms need to be sent to NAR for processing.

CE Credit Materials:  You may want to submit the EAH Class for CE credit in your state. Most states require a copy of the class outline and some require a test.  If you need any other materials, please email

Class Promotion

You can use these materials to promote and market the EAH class.

  • Ad – customize this one-page pdf document with your contact information and/or EAH class date. You can publish the ad, a high resolution file, in a print publication. To edit the file, you need Adobe Acrobat (Standard, Pro, or Pro Extended), or a third-party application such as
  • Flyer – customize this one-page pdf document with your contact information and/or EAH Class date. You can email the flyer, post it on your website, or distribute it at events and meetings. To edit the file, you need Adobe Acrobat (Standard, Pro, or Pro Extended), or a third-party application such as
  • Press Release – a “fill-in-the-blanks” press release designed to gain publicity for the EAH class.

For more information, e-mail or call 202-383-1157.

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Candidate & Issue Campaign Training Previous Webinars

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Candidate & Issue Campaign Training

Through the Candidate and Issue Training course, REALTOR® Association staff will have access to a variety of campaign services that can take an association’s campaign involvement to the next level, while providing members with long term and bottom-line benefits for their dues dollars.

Association Executives (AEs, EOs) and and those staff who specialize in REALTOR® Party efforts (including GADs, REALTOR® Party Coordinators, Communication/Public Affairs Directors, or any staff person who implements (or has an interest in) issues and/or candidate campaigns at the state and local associations) will participate in a series of seven, 45-minute webinars which lead to a final, in-person, two-day course. Through this hybrid training, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to create multi-phased advocacy plans for their association’s involvement in issues and candidate campaigns.

Particular focus will be given to how to access and utilize the tools and resources available for use with the Issues Mobilization Program and Independent Expenditure campaigns. Resources include data, campaign services, member mobilization and more. Attendees will also discover how to achieve association minimum Core Standards requirements through initiating campaign efforts.

This training is focused on:

  • Building long-term political strategy across your association to include REALTOR® Champion selection, issue campaigns, and advocacy outreach
  • Drafting budgets and plans to practice campaign execution
  • Learning what REALTOR® Party tools and resources are available

Web Training

Starting in 2018, monthly webinars from January through June will be open to any association staff person interested in attending free of charge. However, for those wishing to participate in and complete the comprehensive Issues and Candidate Campaign Training course, including the in-person training, completion of the webinar series (in real time either or in replay) is mandatory.

In-Person Training

This live two-day, hands-on, campaign-building workshop is held in NAR’s Washington, DC office. This offering is currently scheduled for June 14-15, 2018. Please plan to arrive the evening before to meet your fellow attendees at an opening reception.

Advanced registration and participation in each webinar is required to attend the in-person training. The hybrid webinar/in-person training will cap at 40 registrants.

Sample Agenda and Learning Outcomes for In-Person Training


Webinars and in-person training will be facilitated or co-facilitated by

  • NAR staff experts
  • State and local Government Affairs Directors possessing expert use of the tools and services
  • Professional political consultants in the areas of polling, data analysis, online advertising, phone outreach, direct mail and emails, TV and radio communications, field campaigns and political pundits


Session materials will be provided to course participants as necessary for each webinar and for the in-person training.

Registration Fee:

$99 (includes session materials, breakfast and lunch on both days, and dinner and/or reception).

This course is currently full. Thank you for your interest.

Hotel and Travel Costs:

Hotel and travel costs are reserved and paid for by the individual. Please contact NAR for nearby hotels with negotiated room rates for 2018.

NAR will provide breakfasts and lunches on site at the in-person training.

Questions?  Contact Kyle Lambert London at 202-383-1203 or John Winston at 202-383-1235.

Upcoming Webinars

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    Community Outreach Webinars

    Housing Opportunity Webinars

    In partnership with National Housing Conference (NHC), Housing Opportunity webinars are designed to educate the REALTORS®  about affordable housing issues, policies and programs, and to help REALTORS® be better able to engage in the affordable housing issues in their communities.

    Questions? Contact Wendy Penn at 202-383-7504.

    Paycheck to Paycheck 2015
    This free webinar demonstration of the National Housing Conference’s online, interactive Paycheck to Paycheck database. Paycheck to Paycheck uses data from the first quarter of 2015 to examine the gap between wages and the housing costs, both rental and ownership, in 208 U.S. metro areas. The webinar will also include a discussion of key findings from the 2015 Paycheck to Paycheck report, which focused on the housing affordability challenges of workers in occupations commonly filled by millennials. 

    Back to School: Making the Link Between Housing and Education
    This webinar described the key links between housing and education and highlighted ways people are working to improve educational outcomes for children through housing and community development policies and programs.

    Housing Counseling and Returning Home Buyers
    Navigating the housing market and preparing financially for homeownership can be a daunting process, not only for those new to the housing market, but especially for previous homeowners who have experienced a foreclosure or were negatively affected in the housing market downtown.  Housing counseling is an effective tool to help people financially prepare to buy a home or re-enter the housing market after a foreclosure, providing advice to potential homebuyers on repairing or protecting their credit and assisting them in preparing for mortgage application, budget planning, and foreclosure prevention.

    Local Affordable Housing Policymaking and Advocacy
    Key affordable housing resources available from the National Housing Conference (NHC) and the Center for Housing Policy were discussed using real-world examples. Panelists discussed how these resources can be used to document and describe local affordable housing challenges, to communicate persuasively about housing needs, to identify promising local affordable housing solutions and to present affordable housing strategies to local stakeholders.

    Housing and Older Adults
    Experts in the area of housing and older adults presented on housing needs of the growing older adult population, livable communities policies that address the safety and quality of neighborhoods, and programs that combine housing and services to enable aging in place. 


    Placemaking Webinars

    The Placemaking Webinar Series provides more in depth information on the various types of Placemaking and how REALTORS® are involved in Placemaking activities in their communities.

    Questions? Contact Holly Moskerintz at 202-383-1157.

    REALTORS® Engage in Placemaking
    Looking to become engaged in a placemaking project in your neighborhood but just don’t know what to do or where to begin?  Wondering what placemaking is all about and why it matters to REALTORS®? Learn how four local REALTOR® Associations used Placemaking Grants to build projects in their community. Association staff and REALTORS® will tell us about their projects; how they and their partners were engaged in the projects; and the outcomes and benefits not only to the community and REALTOR® brand. Please note that at about 49 minutes in there is an audio pause of about 1 minute.  The webinar is not over.

    Make your Community a More Walkable Place
    Walkable communities—a community in which residents can get to grocery stores, shops, schools, work, cafes, and parks by walking, biking or taking public transit—are becoming the latest trend in real estate. REALTORS® need to be aware of how walkable communities may affect their business and the future of real estate. Get the details on what makes a great walkable community; walkability’s impact on real estate; the demand for walkable communities; Walk Scores and MLS; and one community’s strategy to become more walkable. 

    REALTORS® in Action
    The Placemaking Grant has been up and running for almost two years and we have approved over $300,000 in projects in over 30 states. Many of these projects have been completed and the communities, as well as the REALTOR® Associations who have worked on these placemaking projects, are seeing outcomes. Join us to hear about the placemaking projects four local REALTOR® Associations participated in including a description of their project; involvement of the association, members and partners; and outcomes and community responses. You just may get an idea for a placemaking project in your community.

    Reactivating Vacant Properties into Community Spaces
    Is your community faced with blighted and vacant properties that are disrupting the neighborhood’s sense of community and lowering property values?  This webinar focuses on how to address vacant properties, specifically vacant lots.  After a brief overview of vacant properties and the negative impact on a community, you will hear from several organizations on how they are transforming vacant and abandoned lots into community open spaces and vibrant gathering places.  

    Streets as Places
    Streets make up more than 80 percent of the public space in our downtowns and no public space works harder than our streets.  But, streets and sidewalks need to do more than just move cars. They need to be designed to meet the needs of people and create great places where people meet, sit, socialize, relax, wander about, play and more. Find out how to transform the streets and sidewalks in your community into great places with a variety of tools including street painting, parklets, plazas, block parties, seating and other activities. 

    Community Outreach Leads to Commercial Revitalization
    Discover how engaging communities in downtown revitalization can lead to leasing/sales of vacant buildings and other positive impacts on commercial real estate development. Targeted efforts involving REALTOR® Associations, REALTORS® and community organizations, including how a Better Block event, a Main Street® planning approach and a tour of vacant properties have resulted in positive economic changes and are strengthening communities. 

    Revitalizing with Main Street®
    Main Street® is a unique economic development tool that enables communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets. This approach focuses on traditional commercial districts in a community and can help address vacant properties and other revitalization challenges. Get an overview of Main Street® and hear from REALTORS® who have initiated a Main Street® program in their communities to help revitalize their downtowns.  

    How to Build a Better Block
    Learn the ins and outs of a Build a Better Block project which involves a group of community stakeholders and volunteers organizing and making visible changes to a place over a day or two such as cleaning up litter, planting flowers, installing benches, and maybe launching temporary businesses called pop-ups in vacant storefronts. 

    Lighter, Quicker Cheaper
    Find out how to take small, incremental, low cost steps to quickly turn your community’s vision into reality and build momentum for further improvements.” Lighter Quicker Cheaper is an approach involving several small projects in a neighborhood where, taken together, will make the neighborhood a better place to live, work and play. These hands-on projects can be proposed and finished in months or weeks.

    Smart Growth Webinars

    Public/Private Partnerships: Complete Streets & Large-Scale Development Webinar
    Private development projects and large-scale land use programs can play an important role in creating new, healthy, and equitable Complete Streets. How can developers use healthy and Complete Streets design principles and public/private partnerships to achieve community goals? And what are the opportunities and challenges public and private partners face? The Public/Private Partnerships: Complete Streets & Large-Scale Development webinar hosted by National Complete Streets Coalition and co-hosted by the National Association of REALTORS®. 

    Download the PDF of the presentation

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    Best Practices for Choosing REALTOR® Champions Course

    Best Practices for Choosing REALTOR® Champions is a three-hour training session provides best practices for association staff and volunteers, including RPAC Trustees, Government Affairs Committee members or other member-leaders, that disburse money to candidates at their state or local associations. This training provides hands-on assistance and time-tested templates to state and local associations that want to screen, identify and ultimately help elect political candidates who will represent the issues important to REALTORS® and real estate.

    Following this class, attendees will be able to:

    1. Relay the policy issues and articulate the candidate selection committee’s goals for the coming year for the association they are serving;
    2. Outline their committee’s process and criteria for candidate support;
    3. Assess a candidate’s chances for winning; and
    4. Identify the best practice methods when selecting and supporting REALTOR® Champions for office.

    Classes are sponsored by state and local REALTOR® Associations, under their association name and at their chosen facility. NAR recommends maximizing your offering by inviting volunteer leaders to be trained at a statewide meeting.

    NAR will provide training material and facilitators free of charge (including their travel and lodging) a limited number of qualifying associations on an annual basis. However, the association must have a designated point person who is qualified to help facilitate this course and has gone through NAR’s Train the Trainer program for this class. NAR does not charge a fee for use of the course materials.  


    Questions? Contact Kyle Lambert London at 202-383-1203.

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    Candidate Training Academy

    The Candidate Training Academy gives REALTORS®, REALTOR®-friendly candidates and potential candidates an introduction to and expectation of how run for public office. It is a valuable head start in their political journey and information on how to run successful campaigns. 

    This day-long program is typically run by the state or local association, either with an NAR provided facilitator or one provided by the association. NAR has conveniently established a “core” curriculum, which consists of seven chapters with each chapter taking approximately 45 to 60 minutes to facilitate. There are two additional chapters, which are available for associations to use, if necessary. Associations may use the outlined core curriculum, or choose the curriculum which best suits their candidates’ needs. Materials are available from NAR at no cost to associations.

    Goals and Learning Outcomes

    • Upon completion of this training session, participants will be able to:
    • Assess whether they possess the basic traits necessary to run for office.
    • State (in 30 seconds) why they are running for office.
    • Describe the elements necessary for developing a campaign plan and begin the planning process.
    • Discuss their research needs based on their target audience and their budget estimates.
    • Based on their individual campaign’s strengths, plan for the fundraising methods that can prove most effective and lucrative.
    • Determine the best methods for contacting their constituents, based on voter demographics and budget.
    • Analyze the electronic campaign options available and determine which, if any, will prove most effective for their outreach.
    •  Assess the multiple avenues to approach a get-out-the-vote plan and determine which elements would be useful to their campaign planning.


    To request NAR’s professional campaign consultants facilitate the training, however, an association must meet the following criteria:

    • At least 25 guaranteed participants, of which, at least 10 must be candidates.
    • Only one training per state. Partnering with state and/or local associations is encouraged. If partnering is impossible, please contact NAR.
    • While allied organizations and coalition partners are welcome to take part, this is NAR’s Candidate Training Academy and must be billed as such.

    Program Fees

    NAR does not charge state and local association sponsors for using the training materials or offering the training.  Associations are encouraged to charge nominal fees to members to cover out-of-pocket expenses, such as printing and food/snacks provided during the training. NAR will not mandate what associations should charge for attendee registration fees.

    Training Materials 

    All training materials will be available from NAR by request and upon registering your training session.  Training materials include:

    • Your Competitive Edge, a 115-page participant guide
      • Chapter 1: Why Run for Office?
      • Chapter 2: Campaign Planning and Budgeting
      • Chapter 3: Research and Targeting
      • Chapter 4: Fundraising
      • Chapter 5: Voter Contact
      • Chapter 6: Winning Online
      • Chapter 7: Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
      • Appendix
      • Chapter 8: Volunteers (elective/optional chapter, contact NAR for details)
      • Chapter 9: Grassroots (elective/optional chapter, contact NAR for details)
    • PowerPoint slide deck (for each chapter)
    • Attendee evaluation form
    • Sponsor Guide

    Training Offering Options

    Association as Sole Host: This option makes sense for a state association or a rather large, local association with a large pool of members to choose from. These associations generally have several meetings during the year in which to offer this training.

    Two or More Associations Host: Local associations may choose to pool their resources and memberships to offer a co-hosted training. This maximizes their resources, often enabling both associations to make their training dollars go further.

    Association and Other Like-Minded Organizations Host: Some associations like to partner with a local chamber of commerce and other like-minded organizations to stretch training budgets, build partnerships and help craft a consistent message across memberships.

    Register Your Session with NAR

    In addition to being required to obtain authorization to provide the training and use the training materials, registering your session helps NAR identify opportunities to highlight success stories and allows us to measure the program’s use. You should register the session at least one month before it occurs to obtain and reproduce materials as necessary. When you register you will be agreeing to present the training consistent with the guidelines contained in the Candidate Training Academy’s Sponsor Guide, so read it carefully.


    Questions? Contact Kyle Lambert London at 202-383-1203.

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    RPAC Fundraising & Training Webinars

    Throughout the year, NAR hosts a series of RPAC fundraising and training webinars designed to help state and local association staff and volunteer leaders acquire practical RPAC fundraising skills and/or use the PAC Management System to implement a successful online fundraising campaign—all without leaving the office. The webinars are often hosted by RPAC staff and consultants and are designed for a large audience.

    Fundraising Webinars

    Click below to view recording of past webinars, and stay tuned to the Events Calendar for a list of upcoming webinars.

    Questions? Contact Liz Demorest at 202-383-1030.


    Training Webinars

    NAR offers weekly training sessions to state and local association staff to learn how to use the PAC Management System fundraising tools throughout the year. Webinars are generally held on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM ET/ 11:00 AM PT on the following topics: Training (Credit Card Processing)

    We also offer training for state association staff (and for local associations with their own PAC bank accounts) to manage voids, refunds and payment plans set up in the PAC Management System. Make sure you know how to update expired credit cards, cancel a payment plan or process a refund. View a recorded training, or  access the slides here.

    Questions? Contact Peter Kelly at 202-383-7599.

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    Employer-Assisted Housing Class

    Note: The Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) and Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) onsite classes will be discontinued in 2019. EHO will continue to be available as an online course through REALTOR® University.For 2018, class sponsors need to submit an EAH or EHO class notification form to NAR by October 1. Classes can be held through December 31, 2018.

    The Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) class is a unique opportunity to expand your business by working with local employers to help their employees become homeowners or afford a home close to work. The four-hour EAH class presents an overview of employer-assisted housing, including the three EAH benefit options employers can implement with your assistance:

    • Homebuyer & Homeownership Education
      REALTORS® conduct homebuyer and homeownership workshops at the workplace in partnership with a non-profit organization and/or lender. When employees learn about the homebuying process and that they may be able to purchase a new home, new markets of opportunity open for you.
    • One-on-One Counseling
      REALTORS® create relationships with local housing non-profit organizations who can offer counseling to employees either at the workplace or off-site.
    • Financial Assistance 
      REALTORS® and their partners review the variety of financial assistance options to purchase a home with the employer that they can offer their employees

    The EAH Class also teaches participants how to form an action plan to implement an EAH program locally. The action plan includes conducting research on a community; creating a team with lenders and non-profit housing organizations; identifying and contacting employers; and meeting with the employer. Tools and resources are presented for each step and include letter templates to the employer, lender and non-profit, a homebuyer workshop template and a customizable brochure for employers.

    Employer-Assisted Housing Resources

    Earn RCE Points

    By taking the EAH Class, you may be able to expand your client base; gain referrals; increase your name recognition; and strengthen & revitalize your community. You can also earn 3 RCE points toward your RCE designation by attending the EAH Class.

    *Please note that the video was produced when the EAH class was called Home From Work™, which is now licensed by Fannie Mae.


    Questions? Contact Holly Moskerintz at 202-383-1157.

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    Expanding Housing Opportunity Class

    Note: The Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) and Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) onsite classes will be discontinued in 2019. EHO will continue to be available as an online course through REALTOR® University. For 2018, class sponsors need to submit an EAH or EHO class notification form to NAR by October 1. Classes can be held through December 31, 2018.

    Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) is a three-hour online course designed to educate real estate professionals on the range of affordable housing opportunities and clients seeking them. EHO is available in two formats; online and in the classroom. The content and learning objectives are the same for both formats.Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) is a three-hour online course designed to educate real estate professionals on the range of affordable housing opportunities and clients seeking them. EHO is available in two formats; online and in the classroom.

    The content and learning objectives are the same for both formats.Course participants will learn how to:

    • Identify and explain the range of affordable housing opportunities and their benefits to clients.
    • Describe how affordability affects the housing market, their clients, their business, and their community.
    • Better analyze affordable financing options, including local, state, federal, and nonprofit assistance programs for buyers and renters.
    • Build partnerships to expand housing opportunities through advocacy, workforce housing initiatives, and green building concepts.

    Download the full course description.

    Course Options

    Sign up for Expanding Housing Opportunity Class through Realtor® University today. Once you register, you will have six months to complete the course.

    Expanding Housing Opportunity is available as a 4-hour classroom course. Check the schedule of classes to see if EHO is being offered in your area. View a schedule of EHO classes.

    Sponsor the Course

    To offer an EHO class, you need to become a Community & Political Affairs (CPA) Training Sponsor. Any REALTOR® Association; NAR Institute, Society or Council; multicultural real estate organization; real estate training school/company; or brokerage can become a sponsor. Sponsors are also eligible to offer the Employer-Assisted Housing Class and Smart Growth for the 21st Century.

    Become an EHO Instructor

    Only NAR-authorized instructors may teach EHO. Instructors are authorized on an individual basis in coordination with a class sponsor.

    Individuals interested in teaching the class should:

    • Identify a class sponsor that intends to utilize them to teach the class.
    • Email to request an application, reference form and authorization instructions.

    Authorized instructors may teach EHO for a two-year term. The term is renewable every two years if the instructor teaches at least one EHO class during the preceding term, receives favorable class evaluations and completes the Instructor Renewal Agreement. Authorized instructors may teach EHO anywhere an authorized sponsor offers the class. Instructors are eligible to receive compensation for the training they provide. Compensation is negotiated between the instructor and the sponsor.


    Questions? Contact Wendy Penn at 202-383-7504.

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    Leading with Diversity Workshop

    The Leading with Diversity Workshop is a three-hour program that addresses the rationale and business case and sets up the framework for incorporating diversity initiatives into an association’s business model to association executives (AEs), association staff and association volunteer leaders. The subsequent one-hour course modules, which are available to AEs who take the initial core course, will focus on specific topics, including:The Leading with Diversity Workshop is a two-hour core course curriculum that explains the rationale and business case and sets up the framework for incorporating diversity initiatives into an association’s business model to association executives (AEs), association staff and association volunteer leaders.

    By incorporating diversity initiatives in to various aspects of the association, whether they focus on your office administrative staff, marketing and communications department or committees, you will be providing the best possible service to your members and are assuring your association will flourish and grow with the changing times.

    Course Objectives

    • Access and analyze local and member demographics
    • Understand and explain benefits of a membership, leadership and staff that reflect the community
    • Build the case that diversity brings strength to an organization and promotes growth
    • Better identify the needs of the diverse member/leader
    • Identify the multicultural real estate associations
    • Develop one or two key diversity initiatives
    • Diversity Toolkit for REALTOR® Associations

    Questions? Contact Fred Underwood at 202-383-1132.

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