Licensing and Membership Information

When is a real estate Broker a REALTOR®?

When they are a member of the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS®, the New Mexico Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, the world's largest professional trade association.

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.


NAR is composed of 1.3 million REALTORS®, who are brokers, sales associates, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,400 local associations and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®.

Members can join one of the many REALTOR® institutes, societies and councils. Additionally, NAR offers members the opportunity to be active in our appraisal and international real estate specialty sections. REALTORS® are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.


Working for America's property owners, the REALTOR® Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.

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:

  • Brightwood Real Estate Education (Kaplan) - offers pre-licensing courses. Online, self study and classroom courses. Call 888-450-4690 - click here.

  • The CE Shop - We currently offer 60 of the 90 required hours to get your New Mexico real estate license online, and we expect to have the full offering soon. - click here.

  • Greater Albuquerque Association 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.

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Continuing Education

SCRAR holds an education session every Spring and every other Fall. These courses are typically CORE, Ethics or Forms courses. Call for details.

We also sponsor 20-hours of online continuing education courses through The CE Shop, as well as 60 of the 90 hrs needed for pre-licensing.

REALTOR® Membership

A REALTOR® is more than just a real estate "agent/salesperson," or in New Mexico a licensed "Broker." When you are looking for a Broker, it is wise to work with a REALTOR® who is committed to maintaining the professionalism of the real estate business. A REALTOR® is held to a higher standard!


Membership in a local association of REALTORS® automatically extends your membership to the state association and national association. Your membership process begins at the local REALTOR® association

If you have a valid NM Real Estate Brokers License or NM Appraisal License and are interested in joining the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® and/or 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®

  • Your principal or Qualifying Broker- broker in change as per the NMREC must join.

  • You will "hang" your license in a member real estate office or real estate appraiser's office. A member Qualifying Broker/Appraiser is billed yearly dues according to the number of licensees in their office. Most brokers pass the dues costs on to their licensees.

  • Complete and return a membership application.

  • Call the local association office for breakdown of annual 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 state new member application fee of $50 (one-time fee). The National PR Campaign Assessment of $35. Any additional fees as designated by the associations from time to time.

  • Take the online new member ethics course at, attend the mandatory local association and SCRMLS orientation course. If these requirements are not fulfilled your membership will be suspended until completion.

  • Take the required continued Ethics education hours every 3 yrs as stated by NAR.

  • If you drop your membership in the Association or SCRMLS 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

  • Membership in SCRMLS is granted to the Participant ( NM Qualifying Broker-broker in charge as per the NMREC or NM Appraiser) and any Subscriber (NM Qualifying/Associate Broker or Appraiser) in the office that wishes to join. 

  • All affiliated brokers in the joining office that - do not - want to access/subscribe to SCRMLS must sign a SCRMLS waiver form. Brokers are only waived from access fees provided the Brokers are primary members in another MLS.

  • The Participant submits the SCRMLS membership application and one-time office application fee of $400 to the Association Executive.

  • All joining participants and subscribers must complete an online MLS orientation. Only upon completion of the orientation will members will have access to SCRMLS.

  • Quarterly SCRMLS access fees are billed January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Currently the Subscriber and Participant access fees are $180 + tax, per quarter. Any additional fees as designated by the MLS from time to time.


Affiliate Membership

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 575-538-2665 for more information.

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