REALTORS and MLS

Information

The easiest way to get all of your questions answered is by calling us at (559) 490-6400 and asking for help. That being said, the information provided below has been added in order to help with most questions. Joining, and the fees that are due is dependent on a number of factors and not every scenario can be listed here.

Fees for Joining

Because every individual’s scenario is different, it’s best to call us at (559) 490-6400. Additionally you can click on the Membership Application link and check out page 4 which will list all of the prorated fees for joining. This will get you the best idea of what to expect when calling.

We look forward to speaking with you and going over your options!

Renewing

All Fees are subject to change. Last updated 06/12/2017

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. This list is to assist members in determining what reoccurring fees are due and when. To learn more about the associated costs in joining, please call Membership at (559) 490-6400. The best place to check to see if you have any dues outstanding is Online Services. Here you will be able to pay your bills online and print out previous years’ payments for your records (comes in handy when preparing for filing your tax returns!).

REALTOR® Dues
Billed Date Due Date Total
January 1st February 15th $449.00

 

MLS Dues
Billed Date Due Dates Total
November 1st December 15th $210.00
May 1st June 15th $210.00

 

Express Key Access
Billed Date Due Date Total
March 1st April 15th $193.71

 

EKEY Professional-Paid to Supra
Billed Date Due Date Total
Monthly Monthly $30.63

 

EKEY Basic-Paid to Supra
Billed Date Due Date Total
Monthly Monthly $15.21

 

Member Benefits

Membership has it’s benefits! Premier educational offerings at deep discounts, discounts on travel, business forms and insurance. Plus an association with over 3,000 members working to protect property rights and our quality of life in Fresno, California. It pays to belong. Our combined buying power affords you great discounts on goods and services you need right now in your business.

Top 5 REALTOR® Member Benefits:

1. CAR Legal Hotline: (213) 739-8282 – Free legal advice from attorneys

2. Zipform Plus and Digital Ink – Free with REALTOR® Membership.

3. Health Insurance: (800) 446-2663 – For information and/or quote Download Flyer. E&O Insurance.

4. Financial Hotline: (213) 739-8383 – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Finance Helpline is a FREE C.A.R. member benefit, providing both answers and assistance in moving your stalled transactions forward. The Finance Helpline provides you with invaluable one-on-one assistance with short sales, funding, REOs, deeds in lieu, and other financing questions or issues.

5. Government Affairs Program – This program fights for your rights at the local, state and national levels to preserve your ability to do business and to protect Private Property Rights, Affiliated Business Issues, and Point of Sale Issues.

For a detailed list of benefits check out these links:

Local (FAR) Benefits
State (CAR) Benefits
State (CAR) Member Discounts
National (NAR) Benefits

Have a question regarding any of these great member benefits? Call Membership at (559) 490-6400.

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Education

FREE Monthly Classes

The Rapattoni MLS Class goes over the basics of the Fresno MLS and lasts approximately 2 ½ hours.

The Zipform6 Class shows you how to navigate this CAR software program, which provides you with all of the CAR standard transactional forms. This class lasts approximately 1 hour. Zipform is a program that is only available to members of CAR.

The Digital Ink & ZipVault Class shows you how to use the electronic signature and file storage features available to you through the zipForm6 Program. This class lasts approximately 1 hour.

The Realist Tax Records Class explains features of the county tax records that can be accessed through the MLS. This class lasts approximately 1 hour.

The REALTORS Property Resource Class (RPR) provides REALTORS® with data on over 147 million parcels of property in the United States. This class lasts approximately 1½ hours.

Check out the Grapevine to see when the next scheduled class is or call us at (559) 490-6400 and we’ll be happy to register you for the next up-and-coming class!

New Member Orientation: Twice a month we offer an Orientation class to our new Members. In order to be considered a REALTOR® Member in Good Standing, Board Members are required to attend Orientation. In addition, in order to be eligible for Health Insurance through CAR, Board Members are required to attend Orientation. MLS Only Members are also required to attend.

New members who attend Orientation within the first three months of joining will receive a refund of $100.

During the Orientation Class new members will meet some of the Directors, go over the FAR Bylaws, the MLS Rules & Regulations, watch a short video on Anti-Trust Compliance, as well as an Ethics Video Mandated by NAR. Lunch is provided. Orientation takes place from 8am-12:30pm on the scheduled weekdays, unless otherwise notified. Please contact the FAR office to register as seating is limited. (559) 490-6400.

To receive 3 DRE credits for watching the Ethics video, new members can return to the FAR office on any Tuesday afternoon at 2pm and take the Ethics test. The cost is $18.00. (The 3 credits goes toward your 4 year license renewal)

Designations

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

ABR® education provides REALTORS® with what they need to stay competitive in today’s market. Member benefits such as marketing tools, a referral network and other resources, help to promote their business. Courses for the designation are available both in person and online.

Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council) Contact REBAC at www.rebac.net



Accredited Land Consultant/ALC

The REALTORS® Land Institute confers its prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation to only the best land professionals in the business. To qualify for the ALC designation, a land specialist must complete the organization’s rigorous LANDU education program and demonstrate a proven track record in experience and success.

The REALTORS® Land Institute is the leading membership organization for land specialists involved in brokerage, sales, consulting, appraisal, development, site selection, marketing, and management of a large range of land property, such as agricultural land; ranches; recreational land; hunting property; timberland; underdeveloped tracts of land; and special purpose properties.

Presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)
Contact RLI via E-mail:, Phone: (800) 441-5263, or by visiting http://www.rliland.com.



Certified Commercial Investment Member/CCIM.

CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis. The CCIM business network includes more than 9,000 designees and 5,000 candidates principally in North America, but also in Asia and Europe. CCIMs are backed by a respected education program, as well as superior technology products and business resources.

Presented by the CCIM Institute
Contact CCIM at (800) 621-7027, or visit www.ccim.com.




Certified International Property Specialist/CIPS®

The Certified International Property Specialist Network (CIPS Network) comprises 2,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of REALTORS®. The CIPS® designation prepares REALTORS® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues.

Presented by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Contact Information Central at NAR Global, (800) 874-6500, ext. 8369, or visit CIPS Education



Certified Property Manager/CPM®

Acquire valuable real estate management skills through educational offerings leading to the CPM® designation. CPM® Members have the competitive edge in every area of real estate management from residential to commercial to industrial.

Presented by Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
Contact IREM® Customer Relations at (800) 837-0706, ext. 4650, or visit www.irem.org.



Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager/CRB

The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager/CRB® is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management. The CRB® designation is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB® Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity. CRB® Courses are offered in a classroom setting or online in the Council’s e-Learning Center.

Presented by Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers
For more information, e-mail info@crb.com, call (800) 621-8738, or visit www.CRB.com.



Certified Residential Specialist®/CRS®

The Council of Residential Specialists has over a thirty-year legacy of giving residential real estate professionals the tools they need to be successful in any market. CRS® delivers the education, resources and connections agents need to achieve their goals. Beyond the referral network, the high-caliber online and classroom courses and the benefits of membership, earning the CRS® Designation is really about learning proven methods for making more money. Find out how you can get on the proven path to success today.

Presented by Council of Residential Specialists
Contact Customer Service by e-mail at CRS Help, call (800) 462-8841, or visit www.crs.com.



Counselor of Real Estate/CRE®

The Counselor of Real Estate – or CRE® – is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Only 1,100 practitioners throughout the world carry the CRE® designation. Membership is by invitation only.

Presented by The Counselors of Real Estate
Contact CRE® at (312) 329-8427, or visit www.cre.org.



General Accredited Appraiser, GAA®

Certified general appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the GAA® designation. The GAA® designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Call (800) 874-6500 ext. 8268, e-mail appraisal@realtors.org or visit Appraisal Designation Programs.



NAR’s Green Designation/GREEN

The National Association of REALTORS® created NAR’s Green Designation to provide ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features. The course curriculum requires completion of a 12hr Core Course and a 6hr Elective Course in either residential, commercial, or property management. All courses are available in live lecture and online formats. NAR’s Green Designation gives designees the tools to become a community leader and resource in sustainable issues.

Presented by The Green REsource Council
Established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Green REsource Council serves real estate professionals by providing comprehensive training and access to cutting-edge resources and tools as well as promoting green excellence, leadership, and consumer awareness within and across multiple real estate disciplines. Practitioners who complete the 3-day program are awarded NAR’s Green Designation, the only green training program recognized by NAR. For information on NAR’s Green Designation, e-mail , call (800) 498-9422, or visit www.GreenREsourceCouncil.org.



Graduate REALTOR® Institute/GRI

Members involved in residential real estate who want a solid base of information for their practice will want to participate in the REALTOR® Institute program and earn the GRI® designation.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Contact your State REALTOR® Association for course dates and locations.
NAR maintains a clearinghouse of information for individuals interested in the GRI® program. For more information call (800) 874-6500 ext. 8215.



Performance Management Network/PMN®

The Performance Management Network (PMN®) is a REALTOR® designation that’s built from the ground up to bring you the real-world skills, the know-how and the tools that will keep your business out front and on top of a lighting-fast market. This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, focusing on the idea that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. The curriculum is driven by the following topics: negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and cultural differences in buying and selling.

Presented by Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Contact the WCR at Education Department, (800) 245-8512, or visit the WCR Web site.



REALTOR® Association Certified Executive/RCE

Association executives interested in demonstrating commitment to the field of REALTOR® association management should pursue the RCE® designation. AEs are recognized for their specialized industry knowledge and their association achievements and experience.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Contact Renee Holland, (312) 329-8545. More information can be found at the Association Executives Homepage.



Residential Accredited Appraiser/RAA

Certified residential appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the RAA® designation. The RAA® designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Call (800) 874-6500, ext. 8268, e-mail appraisal@realtors.org or visit the Appraisal Designation Programs Web site.



Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, SRES®

The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.

Presented by SRES® Council
Call (800) 500-4564, e-mail sres@realtors.org or visit www.seniorsrealestate.com.



NAR Family Certifications
At Home With Diversity/AHWD®

A ground-breaking professional education initiative designed to provide America’s real estate professionals with training and tools to expand their business as well as home ownership opportunities for more Americans. AHWD certification relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues inviting a wider volume of business from a greater variety of cultures.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information on this course and its business principles, please contact Diversity, (800) 874-6500 ext. 8393, or visit At Home With Diversity.



e-PRO® e-PRO® is a revolutionary training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is the first major trade group to offer certification for online professionalism. e-PRO® is not just about technology – it’s about how you can leverage your most powerful asset, your people-skills, into doing more business on the Internet.
e-PRO® gives you:
Exhaustive Internet Training
Unique Competitive Advantage
Professional Distinction
CE credit is now available in several states
Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information on the e-PRO® certification, call (800) 874-6500 ext. 8543 or visit www.eProNAR.com.


Resort Second-Home Property Specialist/RSPS

RSPS certification is offered by NAR Resort for resort and second-home professionals around the world. REALTORS® specializing in resort and second-home markets and interested in demonstrating their knowledge and expertise should pursue the RSPS certification. The RSPS core certification requirement includes the NAR Resort & Second-Home Market Course. RSPS applicants will also choose from twenty three different elective choices including courses from the NAR Education Matrix and the NAR Resort Symposium held every 18 months.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information, call NAR Resort (312) 329-8393 or visit the NAR Resort Website.



Short Sales & Foreclosures Resource/SFR

For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market — they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term. REALTORS® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures. Your ability to close short sales and foreclosures depends in part on your confidence in seeing these transactions through. Begin building your confidence today with SFR!

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information e-mail SFR@realtors.org, call (877) 510-7855, or visit www.realtorsfr.org.



Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®/SIOR®

Individuals certified with the SIOR® designation are top producers in industrial and office real estate brokerage. SIOR’s network includes more than 3,000 members in 580 cities in 20 countries. SIOR® represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

Presented by Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
Contact Membership at (202) 449-8200 or visit www.sior.com.



Transnational Referral Certification

The goal of this certification offered by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) is to prepare real estate professionals to make and receive compensated referrals using the Transnational Referral system developed by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). Students will learn how to integrate international referrals, resulting in increased income, into their business plans. When you are involved in an international referral, as a referring or receiving agent, the Transnational Referral Certification demonstrates to other real estate professionals that you are well versed in the procedures of the Transnational Referral system, have pledged to follow a code of conduct in business dealings, and expect that compensation, paid in a timely manner, will be an integral part of the transaction.

Presented by International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA)
For more information, e-mail or visit www.worldproperties.com.



Broker Price Opinion Resource / BPOR

The BPOR certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to perform accurate and professional broker price opinions (BPOs) and comparative market analyses (CMAs), while reducing risk and increasing opportunities.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS® Contact us at bpor@realtors.org.


Military Relocation Professional / MRP

NAR’s Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.

Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council) Contact us at MRP@realtors.org or 888-648-8321.


Seller Representative Specialist / SRS

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.

Presented by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers / CRB
Contact SRS at
customerservice@srscouncil.com or 800-621-8738, or visit www.SRSCouncil.com.

Useful Documents

Common Questions

Any questions regarding renewing, class credits, education or obtaining your California Real Estate License, please contact the California Bureau of Real Estate at (916) 263-8943.
The Fresno Association of REALTORS® does not have any reciprocal agreements with other Associations. In order to obtain MLS Access, your broker of records must be a Member as well. Please call us at (559) 490-6400 and we’ll be happy to help!
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