TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
Joining as a JTGAR REALTOR® member, you will become a member of the Joshua Tree Gateway Association of REALTORS® as well as the California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Membership includes access to zipForm® transactional software, the C.A.R. legal department, discounted real estate supplies and attendance of member only educational programs and special events.
To sign up for REALTOR® membership, you'll need a current California Real Estate license. Salespersons must be employed by a member Broker before being able to join for primary REALTOR® membership. We will require a completed application, including your Broker's signature, as well as valid identification, a copy or proof of your California Real Estate license, and a method of payment. Please allow at least 45 minutes for this process when coming into the office. If you are applying for secondary membership or transferring from another association, we will also require a letter of good standing from your primary or previous association.
Because fees are prorated for new members by month, but there are applicable signup fees that may or may not be included (depending on previous membership status), please call for accurate fee information, (760) 365-1145.
Joining as an MLS Participant, you will have the ability to access the MLS, including the ability to search and enter listings. MLS Participants are not entitled to the same member benefits as REALTOR® members. MLS Broker Participants and MLS Salesperson Participants may upgrade to a full REALTOR® membership. The same application for REALTOR membership (above) is used, please indicate the type of membership you are signing up for on the application. As with REALTOR membership, if you transferring from another association or MLS, we will require a letter of good standing from your previous association/MLS.
The MLS is a separate service, and if a member chooses to discontinue their MLS service, they do not lose REALTOR membership or membership benefits. Similarly, one does not need to be a REALTOR member in order to subscribe to the MLS.
Note: Holding a current MLS subscription enables a member to sign up and maintain a Supra key subscription via JTGAR--the application process for which must be carried out in the office.
Joining as an Appraiser Member, you will have the ability to access the MLS in a search capacity only. Applicants must hold a valid Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) license. Appraiser MLS subscribers are eligible for a Supra key subscription. The same application is used as for REALTOR and MLS membership (above). Note: your MLS account must be active and in good standing to maintain a Supra key account.
Joining as a clerical user, you will have access to the MLS under strict guidelines. Your membership is required to be affiliated with a full MLS Participant. Clerical Users may not use or have access to a Supra keys or lockboxes. We follow the California Department of Real Estate Guidelines for unlicensed assistants. California Real Estate licensees with an active, hanging license are not eligible for a clerical account.
Professionals who are not real estate agents but are engaged in services that are related to real estate activity or transactions are welcomed to join as affiliate members of the association for a price of $100 annually (plus application fees). Affiliate membership includes:
Access to members-only events
Addition to the association's e-mailing list, including the quarterly newsletter
Contact-information listing on both the newsletter and public-facing website
Promotion of your business as a preferred vendor
The opportunity to sponsor events and promote your business to our members
The opportunity to network with people who can positively impact your business