New Member FAQ

New to the business or thinking about becoming a real estate agent? Then you most likely have a few questions. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don't find the answers you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to contact our Member Services Department. 

How do I get a real estate license? 

The first step in getting a real estate license is to contact the California Bureau of Real Estate.

If I just passed the real estate test, can I join the Association?

 Yes, you can join our Association if you are currently sponsored by a Broker.

How much are dues?

The dues you pay are based on your level of membership with our Association (Designated REALTOR®/Broker, REALTOR®, MLS Participant/Subscriber, or Affiliate). The current Dues Overview is posted on our site.

When are the annual Membership Dues and MLS Access Fees due?

Yearly membership renewals are payable the first business day of December and delinquent January 15th.

Yearly MLS Access Fees are due in May of each year.

What is an LFRO office?

A Limited Function Referral Office (LFRO) is a separate entity that sponsors real estate licensees or appraisers whose sole function is to refer prospective clients to a particular broker.

When is new member orientation?

New member orientation is usually offered on the first Tuesday of every month.  We encourage you to contact the Member Services Department to confirm for the specific month in question.

How do I get a Supra Active Key or lockbox?

When you join our Association you have the opportunity to lease an Active Key.  You can also have this service on your Iphone, Blackberry or Android.  Please note that your Active Key lease with our provider is renewable on July of each year.  In addition to the Active Key, you can also purchase electronic lock boxes in our REALTOR® Store.

How do I get ZipForms?

To have access to ZipForms, you must be a member of California Association of REALTORS®