What is REALTOR® Membership?
As a member, you are the voice for NAR ( The National Association of Realtors— it is your association and it exists to help you increase your business opportunities.
Membership in a local association of REALTORS® automatically extends your membership to the state association and national association. If you're not a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, but you'd like to become one, you must first join a local real estate association. PCAR ( the portag County Association of REALTORS® is one of 1,400+ local associations (also called boards) and 54 state and territorial associations of REALTORS®.
Becoming a REALTOR® Member
The principals of a real estate firm must first join a REALTOR® association before any non-principal can join. Principals are defined as: sole proprietors; partners in a partnership; corporate officers or majority shareholders of a corporation; or branch office managers acting on behalf of the principal. Once the principal(s) decide to join the REALTOR® association, then all agents, brokers and appraisers that are licensed or affiliated with him or her have the option of also joining as members of the association.
Each REALTOR® firm appoints one of its principals as a "designated REALTOR®" for the firm. If any agents, brokers, or appraisers affiliated with the firm choose not to be REALTORS®, then the "designated REALTOR®" would be assessed a non-member assessment by the association for each non-member.
If any principal who otherwise qualifies for REALTOR® membership decides not to join the REALTOR® association, then none of the individuals affiliated with the firm can be REALTOR® members of the association.
The principal(s) have what is called "board of choice," which means he or she can decide which REALTOR® association(s) in the state where the office is located (or contiguous to that state) to join.
Licensees affiliated with a REALTOR® firm may choose as their primary association any association in the state (or a state contiguous to that state) where the firm maintains a "designated REALTOR®."
New Member Fees
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Included in the above totals:
PCAR Application Fee: $150
OAR Application Fee: $25
NAR Assesment Fee: $35.00
Dues Breakdown, How New Member Dues are Calculated: