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 arbitration.

Brokers are also assessed NAR & CAR dues times the number of non-member salespersons, if any, in their office.The Association will bill the agents directly as a courtesy, but ultimately the Broker is responsible for the payment of those dues.


C.A.R. Member Benefits 

N.A.R Membership Dues policy


Annual Association Dues (including State and National Dues): $619.00
Dues owed at the time of joining are prorated monthly and include an application and processing fee.



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.


Semi-Annual MLS Dues: $275
Dues owed at the time of joining are prorated weekly and include an application and office participation fee

*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.-This is a 'fillable' PDF. Please download the form before filling it out. All signatures must be handwritten, or signed digitally.


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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