This section of the website is geared to giving our members the tools they need to conduct their business real estate business ethically, professionally, successfully and competently.
News You Can Use
The SCRAR New Member Application is now online (SCRAR)
If you will be joining the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® you can now fill out an online application - click here - and pay your yearly REALTOR® dues online with a credit card. Any questions please call the Association office at 575-538-2665.
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Get access to listings from your smartphone - download a mobile app today. Also, you can sign up for the new "Search Assist" and get new listings when they hit the market. Go to www.realtor.com now.
Member Quick Clicks
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Class Schedule - We generally hold a two day session in the Spring and in the Fall. However, we do schedule other dates as needed. A new member orientation is scheduled every quarter.
Other real estate course information
At this time we only offer continuing education classes for license renewal. We do not hold the broker basics or the broker administration courses.
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The association works hard on our members behalf to monitor the local, state and national politics for any issues that may impact homeowners and our members business.
- Learn more about your national and state elected officials.
- Learn more about the Silver City Town Council.
- Learn more about the Grant County Commissioners.
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Industry Meetings and Conferences
RANM Annual Conference
NAR Annual Meetings
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If you feel a member of our association has violated the REALTOR® Code of Ethics you might consider filing a complaint. Learn more. We are part of the Southwest Regional Professional Standards Tribunal who's members also include the Las Cruces Association of REALTORS and the Deming/Luna County Board of REALTORS.
If you believe the individual with whom you are working has violated the License Law, contact the New Mexico Real Estate Commission. Learn more.
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How do I get my real estate license and work as a REALTOR?
Real Estate Licensing in New Mexico
The New Mexico Real Estate Commission is the state real estate licensing entity. Learn more about licensing requirement, fees and education requirements.
Entities that provide education for licensing
Dearborn Real Estate Institute - offers pre licensing courses. They offer both classroom or self study courses. Call toll free 1-800-777-1171 - click here
Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of REALTORS® - holds pre licensing classes several times a year - click here for their website or call 505-724-3469.
Las Cruces Association of REALTORS® - schedules pre licensing classes once or twice a year depending on the need - click here and click on "education" or call 505-524-0658.
The Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® does not hold any pre licensing classes. However, we do offer continuing education courses to enable our members and others to complete their license renewal requirements.
The Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® is one of more than 1,800 local real estate boards and associations which together constitute the National Association of REALTORS®. The purpose of the Association is to unite the real estate industry and to provide services for its members that they cannot provide for themselves. The Association has been in operation and providing benefits for its members since 1951.
If you have a valid NM Real Estate License or NM Appraisal License and are interested in joining SCRAR® and the MLS please contact the Association Executive at (505) 538-2665 or e-mail for an application and fee schedule.
Requirements for Joining Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS®
You must "hang" your license in a member real estate office or real estate appraiser's office. A member Broker/Appraiser is billed yearly dues according to the number of licensees in their office. Most brokers pass the dues requirement costs on to their associates.
Complete and return a membership application.
Call the local association office for breakdown of yearly REALTOR® Dues as they are prorated by the local, state and national association on a monthly basis.
Additional fees are: A local application fee of $200 (one-time fee). The RANM® new member application fee of $40 (one-time fee). The NAR® PR Campaign Assessment of $30 and any additional fees as designated by the associations from time to time.
Take the online new member ethics course from NAR® and attend the mandatory local association orientation course. If these requirements are not fulfilled your membership will be suspended until completion.
Take the required continuing education hours as stated by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission.
If you drop your membership in the Association or MLS or have your memberships suspended for any reason, upon renewal, application fees will be charged.
Steps for Joining the Silver City Regional Multiple Listing Service
If your broker or appraiser participant belongs to an MLS, you must also join an MLS. You may join any MLS to which your broker belongs.
Complete the SCRAR® membership application.
There is not an application fee for a "subscriber" (associate) joining the MLS. However, the one time application fee for a "participant" (broker/appraiser office) is $400.
Once the Association Executive receives the application and fees you will have access to the MLS. Your monthly MLS dues will then be billed on your broker's next MLS Invoice. Currently the subscriber and participant fees are $48 + tax a month.
Are you in the industry? We would like to invite you to join us as an affiliate member of the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS®. As an affiliate, you would be joining a local trade association consisting of REALTORS®, appraisers, lenders, title companies, and other real estate related professionals.
BENEFITS OF BELONGING
- Expand your industry clients.
- Be supported in business by SCRAR® members.
- Market products and services using the membership roster.
- Highlight your company in the association website and newsletter.
- You may participate in association and MLS committee activities.
- Attend SCRAR®'s business meetings and Year-End functions.
- Affiliate membership is based on company size and number of employees. Call for more information.
REALTORS® Political Action Committee
What RPAC is all about?
Laws affecting the real estate business are passed every year, and many of these laws determine how we as real estate professionals do business and impact the profitability of our business. Each year RPAC supports political candidates who understand REALTOR® concerns and who support issues important to the real estate profession. RPAC is neither a Republican nor a Democratic organization. In fact, RPAC is the most bipartisan PAC in New Mexico and in the country today, supporting REALTOR® friends regardless of political party. Think of RPAC contribution as the best investment you can make in your business, community, future, and your family.
In other words…. RPAC is about REALTORS®
When considering whether to give to RPAC, please ask yourself these questions:
Is retaining the Mortgage Interest Deduction, which prevented real estate commissions from declining an estimated 13% or $7,350 for the average REALTOR® important to me?
Will the capital gains exclusion on the sale of a principal residence help my clients?
Is a 30 to 40 percent reduction in my NM Personal Income taxes important to me?
Will requiring lenders to commit good funds at time of closing be of benefit to my clients?
Is preventing a new added Transfer tax of up to 5% to the purchase price of a home a win for my client?
Is keeping the big banks out of real estate important to my business?
Is improving federal mortgage programs, allowing more families to join the ranks of homeownership important to this community?
These are all the things that RPAC has funded over the past few years at the state and national level.
Bottom Line.... Is any of this legislation worth $20 to me?
If you would like to make your contribution to RPAC contact
Your local RPAC Chair, the AE or your RANM RPAC Trustee.
“Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. The amount suggested is merely a guideline and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state PAC reaches its RPAC goal 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.”
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