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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. Your sponsored Broker needs to also be a member of our Association.

How much are dues?

The dues you pay are based on your level of membership with our Association (Designated REALTOR®, Non-Designated REALTOR,® or Affiliate). Please call the Association for a quote.

When are the annual dues due?

Yearly membership renewals are due in January and the MLS is due March of each year.

What is a 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 once a month. However, we encourage you to contact the Member Services Department to confirm for the specific month in question.

How do I get an ActiveKey/or Electronic Lock Box?

When you join our Association you have the opportunity to purchase an electronic lock box. Please note that your ActiveKey is a lease with our lock box provider (Supra) and is renewable in September of each year. In addition to the ActiveKey, you can also purchase electronic lock boxes in our REALTOR® Store. You can also have this service in your Iphone, Blackberry or Android.

How do I get ZipForms?

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

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