Association Membership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®. Some key member benefits include:

  • Automatic membership in the California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Use of the “REALTOR®” designation
  • Access to zipForms, legal advice, health insurance, education courses and seminars
  • The opportunity to serve on committees, attend Association-sponsored events, and network with your peers

A Broker joins the Association as a “Designated REALTOR®” and must be the company’s sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager acting on behalf of a principal. The Designated REALTOR® is accountable to the Association for all duties and obligations of Association membership and must have the authority to bind the company in arbitrations.

C.A.R. Member Benefits 


2017 Annual Association Dues (including State and National Dues): $689.00
Dues owed at the time of joining are prorated monthly and include an application and processing fee. The total to join in December is: $291.09. See the Fee Sheet.



MLS Membership

The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® and the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service, Inc. are two separate organizations. The MLS is the organization that provides information regarding property sales in the Santa Barbara service area.


2017 Semi-Annual MLS Dues: $275
Dues owed at the time of joining are prorated weekly and include an application and office participation fee. The total to join during the week of December 9th is: $711.66. See the Fee Sheet.

*If joining during the billing period, continuing membership fees for the next 6 months will be applied.



 To become a member, submit the Membership Application by fax or email.

You will receive a call from the Membership Department to review your application, typically within 1-2 business days. Dues/Fees can be paid at this time over the phone with a credit or debit card. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.

If you would like to review your application and make payment in-person, schedule an appointment with the Membership Department by calling 805-884-8613.


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