Why do I have to join WeMAR?
Individuals are not required by the association to belong. Association membership is voluntary. However, your broker may require you to be a member of a local REALTOR® association as a condition of joining their brokerage. When Designated Brokers join a local association, dues are owed for each licensee of the brokerage. For any non-REALTOR® licensee, the broker becomes responsible for dues owed, and their obligation under the NAR Code of Ethics increases. For instance, if a broker employs a non-REALTOR® licensee and an ethics complaint is filed against the licensee, the complaint goes against the broker as if the broker committed the act. REALTOR® associations have processes in place to aid in finding resolution for these instances.
As a REALTOR® member of WeMAR, do I have to join Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)?
Yes. WeMAR is considered a local association under the state and national associations. When you join one, you join all three. You also receive member benefits from all three associations. Affiliate members join only at the local level.
If my REALTOR® membership is inactive can I still sell real estate?
You do not need to be a member of a REALTOR® association to sell real estate. You do need to have an active real estate license with the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) to sell or perform real estate related functions in Arizona. If your REALTOR® membership is inactive, you will not have access to MLS, ActiveKEY, zipForm®, or any other REALTOR® benefits.
What is a NRDS number?
NRDS stands for National REALTOR® Database System. It is a unique 9-digit number assigned to members to identify you when you join a REALTOR® association. This number remains your REALTOR® identification number even if you change associations. You will need this number to set up your www.nar.realtor
account with NAR, to set up your www.aaronline.com
account with AAR, to log into your www.wemar.realtor
account, and to use related sites and resources like zipForm® and eSign®. You can print your Member ID Card online at membercenter.nar.realtor
. You can look up your NRDS# at reg.realtor.org/roreg.nsf/retrieveID?OpenForm