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SAR Membership

To apply for SAR membership, please submit the following documentation:

  • Completed SAR Membership Application, including responsible broker's signature
  • Copy of your California Department of Real Estate salesperson's or broker's license
  • Copy of your picture ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Payment for the appropriate dues amount.

Completed, signed applications can be faxed (916-922.1221), mailed, or hand-delivered to SAR at 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825.

Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

REALTOR® membership does not include access to the MLS. SAR participates in an independent regional MLS known as MetroList Services Inc. For subscription details, see subscribing to MetroList®.

Lockboxes and Lockbox Keys

To obtain a lockbox and/or key, please call SAR Member Services at (916) 922-7711 For the best service please call to make an appointment to pick up your MetroList lockbox key.

New Member Orientation

When you join SAR, you will sign up for a new member orientation. The National Association of REALTORS® requires that you complete this new member orientation within 60 days of joining the Association. SAR offers members several time slots for completing the mandatory orientation:

  • Live class held the first Wednesday of the month, 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Live class held the second Wednesday of the month, 1:00pm - 4:30 pm
  • Live class held the third Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Note: In order for the staff to prepare your course materials, we need you to deliver your membership application and payment to SAR at least 24 hours before your orientation time. Please arrive on time for the class and plan to stay the entire three and one-hour (4) hours. Please do not bring children with you, as this is a classroom environment.

Orientation Topics

SAR's new member orientation covers:

  • Presentation of new member packet and REALTOR® pin
  • Overview of SAR benefits
  • Powerpoint presentation explaining the Code of Ethics
  • REALTOR® Safety Video
  • An introduction to SAR Public Affairs, Education and Retail Store