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What is a REALTOR® Association?

The REALTOR® organization is a "federation" or a "union" of organizations held together by the Three-Way Agreement, which provides a framework for effective communication, delivery of goods and services, and enforcement of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. With this agreement, which forms the basis of the structure of the REALTOR® organization, the National Association grants each state and local association the right to control the terms "REALTOR®" and "REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®" within its territorial jurisdiction. It also permits associations to allow individuals who are qualified for membership to use the terms REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®. In turn, the state associations and local boards and associations agree to:

  • accept the charge of properly granting and regulating the use of the terms "REALTOR®" and "REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®"

  • subscribe to and enforce the Code of Ethics of the National Association

This federated structure allows the REALTOR® organization to use its combined resources (both human and financial) and influence to have a unified, powerful voice in shaping public policy, set recognized standards for ethical real estate practice, and contribute to the betterment of the real estate industry.

The value of National Association of REALTORS membership.

As REALTORS® we believe that fairness is worth fighting for, and we won’t stop until the fight is won. Because #ThatsWhoWeR

Window to the Law: New Membership Marks Manual for the REALTOR® Trademark

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Membership Marks Manual here!

Membership Pays!

Membership in all three levels of the REALTOR® organization brings a myriad of benefits to today's real estate licensees and licensed appraisers.


Each level has it's own benefit:

  • Professional standards, continuing education, peer networking, and access to the Multiple Listing Service are among the top reasons that it pays to be a member of the local REALTOR® Family.

  • At the state level standard forms, meetings, networking, and the legal hotline are sure bets.

  • At the national level political advocacy, industry news, and business support top the list.

More information on joining the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® click here!

Member Services

Code of Ethics

NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.

As REALTORS®, our success isn’t measured by the bottom line. It’s measured by the trust of our clients and customers and the esteem in which we’re held by our colleagues and competitors. The National Association was founded with the goal of uniting the real estate profession through high standards to protect buyers and sellers. Over 100 years after its adoption, the Code of Ethics continues to be what sets us apart as REALTORS®.

Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® has adopted the Code of Ethics of the National Association as a part of its governing regulations for violation of which disciplinary action may be taken.

Professional Standards

REALTORS® are different from non-member licensees in that they voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics. If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) through the local association of REALTORS® where the REALTOR® holds membership, or participates in a REALTOR® association-owned/operated MLS.

Boards and associations of REALTORS® are responsible for enforcing the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and in addition to those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS®.

  • Grievance Process

  • Hearing Panel

  • Mediation

  • Ombuds

  • Arbitration


The Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® contracts with the New Mexico Association of REALTORS® to provide these services to our members.

Learn more here!

SCRAR Scholarship

Our annual application process opens in February with applications due in April. Applicants can be enrolled in a college, vocational or trade school program.

The Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® shall award a scholarship to a student who fulfills the following requirements:

  1. An immediate family member of a REALTOR® or of an Affiliate (siblings, nieces, nephews, children, grandchildren)

  2. You must be enrolled as a full-time student

  3. At least a 3.0 GPA

  4. You must be a Senior in high school, or currently enrolled in a university,
    vocational or trade school

  5. You must be an American citizen and a resident of New Mexico

  6. You must submit two recommendations and an essay


*Please keep in mind that this is a competitive scholarship application process.  Your application will be reviewed by a committee consisting of local REALTOR® and/or Affiliate Members. 

Leadership Program Scholarship

SCRAR provides one annual reimbursement for a REALTOR® member who completes the NMAR Growth and Involvement program. Learn more about the program by contacting the New Mexico Association of REALTORS®. Contact SCRAR to obtain a reimbursement application with qualifications.


Pre-licensing courses: SCRAR sponsored online courses through the CE Shop!

Local courses: We generally hold a live two-day session in the Spring and in the Fall.  However, we do schedule other dates as needed. Online continuing education courses are sponsored by SCRAR through the CE Shop!


New member orientation: Scheduled every 30-days as needed.

Real Estate Licensees: Download the CE Tracking sheet from NMREC!  

NAR Ethics requirement: Beginning 2022 (per NAR policy) the ONLY approved Ethics course(s) for REALTOR® membership will be a class sponsored by the Association. Therefore, a course held/sponsored by SCRAR will count, as well as ETHICAL EXCELLENCE: RAISING THE BAR (through our affiliation with the CE Shop) will count.

NAR Fair Housing requirement: Beginning January 2025 NAR members must take a 2-hour fair housing course. NAR offers three options: At Home with Diversity course, Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing course or Fairhaven simulator (free). You can also take a continuing education course approved by the real estate commission.

Video replay of the NMREC Commission Meetings: All acting Qualifying Brokers must attend either a NMREC Commission Meeting or a NMREC Disciplinary Hearing once in their 3-year cycle. SCRAR video replays via Zoom will fulfill that requirement. Replays are held, upon request, one week after a Commission meeting. Cost is $20 for SCRAR members and $45 for non-members. CE credits are granted based on the public portion of the meeting time.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Association is always looking for volunteers. From Board members to special projects... we need your help! Our election process gets under way each September and we are always looking for new Directors to serve. We have several special projects that we do each year that range from manning a booth at the Home & Garden Expo, to painting a newly constructed Habitat home, to putting together a float for the 4th of July Parade to setting up a fundraiser for charity. We welcome your time and input. Give our President or Association Executive a call today and volunteer!


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Rebound, Recover, Rebuild

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation immediately helps people through the devastating effects of a hurricane, tornado, flood, or fire. We encourage members to invest in the Foundation campaign to ensure that anyone who needs help rebuilding from a disaster — you, your neighbor, or your fellow citizen — has resources to start recovering right away.

REALTOR® Benefits Program

NAR REALTOR Benefits® is where NAR’s mission to empower REALTORS® meets the marketplace. We partner with the most relevant businesses to spark new solutions that support member success in every aspect of your business. NAR REALTOR® Benefits® saves you time, money, and stress. Whether for your professional, client, or personal needs...


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Center for REALTOR® Development

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Learning & Development – On Your Schedule

Designation Courses | Certification Courses | New Member Orientation | Microcourses | Code of Ethics | And more...

Your hub for microcourses, expert videos, and other on-the-go resources to build your skills and enhance your business.

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