Below you will find a list of applications for joining the Orange County Association of REALTORS® (OCAR), subscribing to the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) through OCAR, or updating your existing membership information with us.
Applications are processed up until 30 minutes before closing. Please arrive early so we can set-up your membership, explain your benefits, and answer any questions.
REALTOR® Membership Choices
1. Designated REALTOR®
Licensed Broker joining OCAR as the Broker of Record for an office.
Salesperson (and Broker Associate) joining OCAR and the CRMLS under a REALTOR® office that is active with OCAR.
3. Transferring REALTOR® or Designated REALTOR®
Salesperson or Broker transferring a membership from another REALTOR® Association. Please make sure to transfer your Supra key and all Lockboxes.
Please provide from your former association:
- Letter of Good Standing
- CRMLS Transfer Form (if applicable) – contact OCAR for this form
4. Secondary REALTOR®
REALTOR® Broker or Salesperson joining OCAR for benefits or MLS access (holds REALTOR® membership concurrently at another REALTOR® Association).
CRMLS Access without REALTOR® Benefits
5. MLS-Only Broker
Licensed Broker subscribing to the CRMLS.
6. MLS-Only Subscriber
Salesperson or broker associate joining an MLS-only office.
7. Licensed Appraiser
Licensed Appraiser subscribing to the MLS (search access only).
8. Appraiser Trainee
Appraiser Trainee subscribing to the MLS (search access only). The supervising Appraiser must currently be an Appraiser subscriber with OCAR before a trainee can join.
Application for unlicensed individual or licensee with an inactive BRE license and acting as an assistant to a Salesperson, Broker, or Appraiser.
Marketing and Networking (no access to CRMLS)
Individual who works in a real estate “affiliated” business such as Title, Escrow, Financing, Lending, Inspection, and Staging.
Individuals who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary education institution or a California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE)-approved real estate licensing school.
Updating Membership Information
1. Member Transfer Form
This form is required for salespersons transferring offices and must be signed by the new Broker or Authorized Office. REALTORS® transferring from other Associations should not use this form—instead, please use a new REALTOR® application.
2. Member Update Form
Use this form to notify OCAR of your updated personal contact information.
3. Membership Cancellation Form
This form must be turned in to OCAR if you are cancelling your membership. Please refer to form for transferring or Supra key information.
4. Letter of Good Standing Request
If you need to join another Association of REALTORS® or complete a reciprocal key or listing agreement. (Letters of Good Standing are sent directly to the other Association only.)
5. Termination of Salesperson
Brokers: please submit this form to notify OCAR when a Salesperson is no longer working under your office. This form is not a substitute for BRE Form 214.
6. Open an Additional Office*
Brokers of Record: use this form to create an additional office location with OCAR. *This form is not a substitute for submitting CalBRE's Branch Office Application (RE 203).
Other Important Forms
7. Credit Card Authorization Form
Use this form when submitting your credit card number for payments.
8. Lockbox Purchase Transfer
If you purchase a lockbox from another OCAR member, you’ll need to have the seller complete this form.
9. Non-Member Purchase Authorization
This form may be submitted to OCAR to allow a non-member to purchase certain items on your behalf (see form for purchase exceptions).
10. Local Area Disclosure Form
The OCAR Risk Management Committee has created a new and updated Orange County Local Area Disclosure. The purpose in developing this updated version is to enable our members to have at hand a disclosure document that focuses on items that might prove to be of concern to their clients and that are especially, and in some cases, uniquely, associated with Orange County. (Example: The Banning Ranch Project)
Designated REALTOR® Compliance Forms
11. Limited Function Referral Office Certification (LFRO)
Licensees working for a separate entity owned by the Designated REALTOR® (Broker), which is exclusively engaged in referring clients, can be excluded from your dues calculation. Any licensees identified on the Limited Function Referral Office (LFRO) Certification Form are excluded from paying REALTOR® Dues and the Designated REALTOR® (Broker) is not responsible for paying the $454 non-member assessment.
12. Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) Certification
Affiliated MLO licensees in your firm may be excluded from your dues calculation. You must provide a list of the affiliated MLO licensees and certify that all of the listed licensees: (1) have an MLO license or endorsement; (2) are not engaged in real estate licensed activities except those for which an MLO is required; and (3) are not participants or subscribers in any Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”).
13. Commercial Certification
In the case of a Designated REALTOR® member in a firm, partnership, or corporation whose business activity is substantially all commercial, any assessments for non-member licensees shall be limited to licensees affiliated with the Designated REALTOR® in the office where the Designated REALTOR® holds membership, and any other offices of the firm located within the jurisdiction of this Association.