The Broker in your new office determines whether or not he/she wishes to hold membership in the REALTOR® Association. If the Broker elects to hold membership, you as affiliated Agent or Broker are also required to have REALTOR® membership. We do not mandate membership, however, should you elect NOT to join, your Broker will be assessed a fee for having a non-REALTOR® licensee in his/her office. We suggest you speak directly with your Broker about REALTOR® membership. REALTOR® Membership includes Membership in Siskiyou Association of Realtors®, as well as Membership in California Association of Realtors® and National Association of REALTORS®. A REALTOR® member may be a licensed Real Estate Salesperson (or Agent), Broker or Appraiser. REALTORS® who apply for Membership to the Siskiyou Association of Realtors® must be licensed by the State of California.
Real Estate Salesperson wishing to join S.A.R. must be sponsored by a Broker member of S.A..R. An agent cannot join S.A.R. unless their sponsoring broker belongs to S.A.R. An agent wishing to join S.A.R. must submit a completed new member application (specify ‘Realtor’) signed by their managing broker along with a copy of their license and full payment of all applicable fees. If their sponsoring broker participates in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), an agent is expected to participate unless a waiver is granted by S.A.R.. For an MLS waiver to be granted, the agent’s managing broker must submit an MLS ‘Certificate of Non-Use’ (MLS waiver request form) to S.A.R. An agent cannot participate in MLS unless their sponsoring broker is a participant of MLS. View and print Primary Member application.
A licensed Real Estate Broker wanting to join SAR must submit a completed new member application form (specify ‘Designated Realtor’), a copy of DRE license and full payment of all applicable fees. A Broker may work independently or he/she may be the managing Broker of a licensed office with affiliated agents. If the firm name has a name different from the Broker’s name, he/she must also submit a copy of their office’s license or any record showing the DBA name as approved on DRE record. If the Broker wants to participate in MLS, this should be indicated on the new member form. A licensed Real Estate Broker who is NOT the managing Broker of the office (in which he/she affiliates) has the same membership conditions as an agent (see above) and is considered an agent for membership purposes.
A licensee may join any REALTOR® Association they choose without their Broker (Designated Realtor) being a member at that association. This is called “secondary membership”. Exception: If the licensee wants MLS access, the Broker must also join the MLS. Secondary members are REALTORS® whose primary membership is held with a local REALTOR® association other than S.A.R. For these members, NAR and CAR membership dues are paid through their primary association and the only dues paid to S.A.R. are MLS membership application fee and MLS monthly dues (for both Broker and Agent). In addition, if the primary association is in a different state, he/she will also pay CAR dues to S.A.R., along with other Local Association fees and dues. View and print Secondary Member application.
Affiliate membership is comprised of people involved in a business related to real estate but who are not a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Broker or Appraiser. They may not join NAR and become a REALTOR® but they may join SAR as an affiliate member. View and print Affiliate Member application.
A licensed Real Estate Appraiser wishing to join S.A.R. must submit a completed new member application form( Specify “Appraiser” ) along with a copy of their license and full payment of all applicable fees. A licensed Real Estate Appraiser who wishes to join C.A.R., as a member of an existing member office rather than independently, must submit a completed agent’s new member application (see above) signed by the responsible member of their office along with a copy of their license and full payment of all applicable fees. View and print Appraiser Member application.
What do you get for your Association Membership?
- Keeping You Up-To-Date To Help Your Business Progress
Today’s Real Estate practices and technology are ever changing. New Real Estate business models emerge and new industry regulations impact your business life each day. At SAR, we keep you infomed of these trends and provide you with the tools, to better educate yourself and be responsive to this ever-changing Real Estate environment.
- Opportunities to get to know and learn from your peers
Every SAR event offers you the opportunity to interact with fellow Realtors and affiliates, to learn, network and share ideas and information.
- California Association of Realtors is known to be one of the most effective lobbying groups in the country for Real Estate affairs.
Many proposals / bills seek to adversely affect private property ownership and the real estate industry. They are submitted to local, state and national government agencies throughout California and the US. CAR membership supports a powerful government affairs program that has successfully defended your right to conduct business, year after year.
- More than one voice is more powerful than one…
Your REALTOR® membership supports a local, regional, state and national network that is working in the forefront and behind the scene to protect our REALTOR® everyday. We are committed to keeping you informed, so you can make informed decisions for yourself and with your clients.
- MLS Access and Contracts 24-7
Your SAR investment provides you with reliable MLS access whenever you most need it. The MLS is always changing to keep pace with changing models and your growing needs. Winforms are on-line for your convenience, any time, any day.
- Work Ethic as defined by the N.A.R. Code of Ethics
The REALTOR® Code of Ethics provides a higher standard of performance for its Members, based on respect, fairness, business ethics and the “Golden Rule”. Your SAR membership provides an effective environment that supports business standards within the industry through mediation, arbitration and peer review.