REALTOR® Membership

Realtor® Membership Starts with Us!

You want to become a BNAR REALTOR® member for too many reasons to list here but one big one is for support! The Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors® is 500 plus members strong, serving vibrant communities in Central Illinois. You will have access to all our fabulous products and services, so you can successfully list and sell real estate. When you join our association you also become part of the REALTOR® family. REALTOR® membership is three-tiered. Members also belong to the state REALTOR® Association and to the National Association of REALTORS®. As a member you have the privilege of using the trusted and well know REALTOR® name! Find out below which membership is right for you.

Types of BNAR REALTOR® Membership

REALTORS® (or Brokers) – PRIMARY MEMBERSHIP

A licensed Real Estate Broker who wants to join BNAR must be sponsored by a member of BNAR. A broker cannot join BNAR unless their managing broker belongs to BNAR. A broker wanting to join BNAR must complete a “REALTOR®” new member application signed by their managing broker along with a copy of their license (or 45-day permit sponsor card) and full payment of all applicable fees. You will pay local, state and national dues to BNAR as a primary member.

REALTORS® (or Brokers) – SECONDARY MEMBERSHIP

A licensed Real Estate Broker whose state and national dues are remitted through another Board join as secondary member of the BNAR. A broker wanting to join BNAR as a secondary member must complete a “REALTOR®” new member application signed by their managing broker along with a letter of good standing from their primary board, a copy of their license, and payment of all applicable fees.

MLS services will only be available if the Designated REALTOR® participates in the MLS.

MANAGING BROKERS – PRIMARY MEMBERSHIP

A licensed Real Estate Managing Broker who wants to join BNAR must complete a New Member application along with a copy of their license and full payment of all applicable fees. A managing broker may be self-sponsored, or they may be the managing broker of a licensed office. If their firm has a name different from their own, they must also submit a copy of their office’s license or DBA/articles of incorporation from the Secretary of State’s office. A new office application along with payment of applicable fees, will also need to be completed, if the office is currently not a member of BNAR.

If the managing broker wishes to participate in the MLS ONLY, they must submit an BNAR participation form and payment of all applicable fees.

A licensed Real Estate Managing Broker who is not the managing broker of their sponsoring office has the same membership conditions as a broker (see above) and is considered a broker for membership purposes.

APPRAISER MEMBERSHIP

A licensed Real Estate Appraiser who wants to join BNAR must submit a completed new member application along with a copy of their license and full payment of all applicable fees.

MLS services will only be available if the principal, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager acting on behalf of the principal participates in the MLS.

A new office application along with payment of applicable fees, will also need to be completed, if the office is currently not a member of BNAR.