Our Partner: Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS®
About OMCAR: Marion County is the horse capital of the world and boasts a unique mixture of rural and urban lifestyles within its boundaries. Many first time visitors find the rolling hills and majestic tree-lined scenery a surprise which explains why the county is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. You can learn more about Marion County and its Association at: www.omcar.com.
Diane McCombs, President of the Association, explained to REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, A Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union why they decided to become a Partner of the credit union, and the products and services they have been taking advantage of since they started their membership in June of 2010.
The Credit Union: How did you first learn about REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, A Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union?
McCombs: At NAR’s Annual Convention in San Diego (November of 2009).
The Credit Union: Why did OMCAR decide to join REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, A Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union?
McCombs: The interest rates were great!
The Credit Union: Why did your organization decide to become a Partner?
McCombs: We feel that we should support our National Association’s credit union.
The Credit Union: What products/services do you like best?
McCombs: Right now we have a Money Market account.
The Credit Union: What do you look for in a financial services provider?
McCombs: We look for a reputable provider, make sure that our funds will be insured, and that we have easy access to our funds.
The Credit Union: How can real estate organizations benefit from Partnership with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, A Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union?
McCombs: Real estate organizations can benefit by being able to utilize the numerous different services.
The Credit Union: What are the significant accomplishments of your organization this year?
McCombs: We’ve brought a wide variety of education to our members this year. We’ve also met our RPAC goal and are working on a new website that will benefit both members and the public.
The Credit Union: As an organization, what are your current challenges?
McCombs: It is challenging to add more member benefits, without a large dues increase. We’re also looking for more non-dues revenue.
The Credit Union: What would you say to someone who is reluctant to use a virtual credit union?
McCombs: It’s just as safe as your local bank!