Designated Broker Membership

Congratulations on becoming the Designated Broker of your brokerage!

When you join the national, state, and local REALTOR® associations, you also become a Designated REALTOR®. If you were a REALTOR® member previously, please let us know of your title change and your new office information by submitting a Designated REALTOR® Membership Application so we may update our records. We'll also need your new broker license number.

Regardless of whether you're a new broker or transferring to WeMAR, we'd love to meet with you and share the benefits of membership. You can come in Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM to meet with one of our Membership Experience Team Members. To speed up our data entry process, complete the application and email it to membership or fax it to (623) 931-1008 before coming to WeMAR. If you'd like to set an appointment, call us at (623) 931-9294. If you already have one and know your NRDS ID and/or MLS ID, it's helpful if you include them on your application.

Dues amounts may vary for new and returning REALTORS® based on the time of year you join and proration terms for NAR, AAR, and WeMAR. For the most current dues amounts, contact our service team. Dues are nonrefundable and nontransferable. REALTOR® association dues collect is based annually January 1-December 31 and are due every January 1.

If you don't already have MLS, we can sign you up. ARMLS® dues are prorated monthly and are paid online at www.armls.com. Contact us to get the current dues amount. Once you've joined WeMAR and ARMLS®, you can visit the ARMLS® Support Center next door to our office to get your lockbox key.

Would you like a tour of the office? Let your member experience team know so they can arrange for a team member to show you around. This is your association. Let us introduce it to you.

Thank you for choosing WeMAR!
As the Designated REALTOR®, there are some additional things we ask that you keep track of and follow up with your licensees in relation to their membership.

Dues Formula

While we don't require licensees to join the associations, the National Association of REALTORS®, the Arizona Association of REALTORS®, and we collect dues from you, as a primary member of WeMAR, for all licensees that haven't joined the three associations. This is most commonly called the REALTOR®'S Dues Formula.

If you elect to pay their dues, they're not considered REALTORS® or members of the association. Some brokers may decide to pay non-member dues for licensed office personal who aren't actively selling real estate and don't utilize the benefits of membership. As a reminder, you're not responsible for dues of licensees who do join the associations. Members in good standing are eligible to participate in member benefits as determined by each benefit provider.

How do you know if you have licensees that haven't joined? As a primary Designated REALTOR®, you'll receive a reminder email from us in November just before we begin collecting dues for the next year. At the end of February, we compare your licensees in ADRE to NAR members. If the lists match, terrific! All your licensees have joined. If there are any discrepancies, we'll send the lists with a request to follow up with your licensees regarding their intent to join the REALTOR® associations. We'll include a due date in March for licensee to join or non-member dues to be paid.

Learn more about the Dues Formula

Code of Ethics

Abiding by the code isn't just a way of life, it's the REALTOR® way. In 1913, REALTORS® established a Code of Ethics that has held true for over 100 years. Taking a NAR approved Code of Ethics class every two years is a requirement of membership. To help us keep track, remember the Code is due on even years, i.e. 2018, 2020, 2022... As a primary Designated REALTOR® of WeMAR, we ask that you help us make sure REALTORS® have completed a class timely and submitted their certificate to us to be recorded.

New members are a little different. We ask that new REALTORS® attend our New Member Orientation & NAR Code of Ethics class within 90 days of joining WeMAR. We'll assist them in getting signed up for a New Member Orientation and NAR Code of Ethics class when they join. If they prefer to take the class online, they can also take the New Member Code of Ethics on NAR's website. If they don't attend either of the classes, you'll probably hear from us, asking you to remind the member to complete the requirement.

We'll do our best to work with all of them; however, since it's a requirement of membership, if they don't take it, we may be in position to terminate their membership until they take the class. Our goal is to help members succeed and want to help them stay active. Please know we'll look to you for assistance if needed.

Learn more about the Code

We're here to help!

For more information about joining WeMAR as a designated broker, please contact us using the information below. Someone from our Member Experience Team will contact you during business hours to answer your questions.

Contact information

Office: (623) 931-9294
Fax: (623) 931-1008

WeMAR hours

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
REALTOR® Store: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New Member Registration: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
(WeMAR is closed for state and federal holidays)

Walk-ins and appointments welcome!

West Maricopa Association of REALTORS®
9001 West Union Hills Drive #8
Peoria, Arizona 85382

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