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REALTOR® Membership

Qualifications for REALTOR® Members:
REALTOR® members, whether primary or secondary, who are principals (“principals” are defined, herein and throughout these bylaws when this terminology is used, as sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers or branch office managers of real estate firms) shall:

(a) Maintain a current, valid California real estate broker or salesperson license or California real estate appraisal certification or license; and

(b) Act as a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer of a real estate firm or office manager of a real estate firm acting on behalf of the firm’s principal(s); and

(c) Remain actively engaged in the real estate profession, (“engaged in the real estate profession” is defined, herein and throughout these bylaws when this terminology is used, as buying, selling, exchanging, renting or leasing, managing, counseling,
appraising for others for compensation, building, developing or subdividing real estate); and

(d) Maintain or be associated with a real estate office located within the state of California or a state contiguous thereto; and

(e) Have no record of official sanctions rendered by the courts or other lawful authorities for (i) violations of civil rights laws or real estate license laws within the past three years or (ii) criminal convictions within the past ten years where the crime was punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of one year under the law under which the applicant was convicted(ten years is measured from the date of the conviction or the release of the applicant from the confinement imposed for that conviction, whichever is the later date.

By Laws - Section 5.2 Qualifications for REALTOR® Membership pg. 7
*Membership is non-transferrable
All Dues, assessments voluntary contributions and fees are non-refundable

How to Join the Association

1. Fill out an Application for membership.
2. Email your completed application (signed by your broker) to Info@northbayREALTORS.org.
3. Once we have your application we will contact you for payment.

Designated REALTOR® Membership

If you are a DR REALTOR® i.e. Broker of your firm, please Click Here for more information about responsibilities for all duties and obligations of membership including payment of association dues.

REALTOR® Secondary Membership

What is it? A secondary membership means that you already belong to another association.

What are the benefits of being a Secondary Member?
You will have the same access as our Primary Members; access to our Marketing Meetings, Professional Development Courses we host, & access to disclosures that we currently own. (This will not affect your MLS access in any way, since our MLS is separate from our association, please contact BAREIS MLS 707-575-8000 for any MLS related questions)


How much is it? 
Since you have already paid your Primary Associations' Local, State & National dues, you will only have to pay for the North Bay Local Dues.  2021 Local dues for Secondary Memberships are $100 for the year at a prorated amount. 

How do I become a Secondary Member? All you have to do is fill out and email a completed Application for membership & retain a Letter of Good standing from your current association (this will allow us to adjust your dues). Your Broker must also be a member of the North Bay Association as well. 

 

Limited Function Referral Office certification

In accordance with Article IX, Section 2(b) of the association's bylaws, this will certify that the undersigned Designated REALTOR® (or his firm) has a direct or indirect ownership interest in an entity engaged exclusively in soliciting and/or referring clients and customers to the REALTOR® for consideration on a substantially exclusive basis and are not participants or subscribers in any Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”).

This will also certify that all of the licensees affiliated with that entity are solely engaged in referring clients and customers and are not engaged in listing, selling, leasing, renting, managing, counseling, appraising, or arranging financing for real property and are not participants or subscribers in any MLS.

By Laws - Section 9.2(d) Dues pg. 19


LFRO Certification Form

AFFILIATE Membership

Affiliate members shall be real estate owners, and other individuals or firms engaged in activities related to the real estate profession, who do not qualify for REALTOR® membership. Affiliate members have interests requiring information concerning real estate and sympathy with the objectives of the A.O.R. 

By Laws - Section 5.4 Qualifications for Affiliate Members pg. 10

Affiliate dues are $175/year and are prorated monthly.  There is a $50 one-time new member application fee. *Membership is non-transferrable All Dues, assessments voluntary contributions and fees are non-refundable

Questions?


Feel free to contact us by Phone: 707-542-1579 or Email: info@northbayrealtors.org
Our Offices are open to the public, however we prefer that you email your application to us to allow time to input it into our system. 
Office hours (excluding Holidays): M - F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.