New Member FAQ

New to the business or thinking about becoming a real estate agent? Then you most likely have a few questions. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don't find the answers you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to contact our Membership Department at 734-761-7340. 

How do I get a real estate license? 

The first step in getting a real estate license is to contact the State Department of Real Estate.

If I just passed the real estate test, can I join the Association?

 Yes, you can join our Association if you are currently sponsored by a Broker.

How much are dues?

The dues you pay are based on your level of membership with our Association (Designated REALTOR®, Non-Designated REALTOR,® or Affiliate). The current fees are posted on our site.

When are the annual dues due?

Yearly membership renewals are due in November of each year.

When is new member orientation?

New member orientation is usually offered once each quarter. Visit our calendar to varify orentation dates.

How do I get a SentriLock key and lock box?

When you join our Association you have the opportunity to purchase a lock box. Please note that your key card lease with our lock box provider is renewable each quarter. In addition to the key card, you can also purchase electronic lock boxes at the AAABoR office.

 

Membership Forms

Thank you for your interest in joining Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS. Whether you're a REALTOR® or an Affiliate, we're glad to welcome you to our Association. Below are definitions of our various member types, as well as links to our membership applications. Should you have questions or need assistance completing your application, please don't hesitate to contact the Board office at (734) 761-7340.  

Agent Application (2 pages) - For New REALTOR® membership

Affiliate Application (1 page) - For New Affiliate membership

Broker Application (4 pages) - For New Broker membership

Lifetime Member Application (1 page)

MLS Only Application (2 pages) - For MLS Access only

MLS User Fee Exemption Request (1 page)

Non-Member Salesperson Application(1 page)

Reinstatement Form (1 page)

Senior Member Application (1 page)

SentriLock Opt-Out Form (1page)

Termination Form (1 page)

Transfer Form (1 page)


As a convenience to AAABoR members, links to some of the more common State of Michigan forms are provided in our Real Estate License Information section of our website.


Agent-Direct Billing

Auto-Pay Enrollment form


Reinstatement Charges: 

For REALTORS® who reinstate with a different firm.

  • REALTORS® with a lapse of AAABoR membership that is between 31 and 90 days must pay a $200 reinstatement fee (see exception).
  • REALTORS® with a lapse of AAABoR membership that is between 91 days and 1-year must pay a $220 or $230 reinstatement fee (see exception).
  • REALTORS® with a lapse of AAABoR membership that is more than 1-year must re-apply as new members and pay the current application fee.

For REALTORS® who reinstate with the same firm.

  • REALTORS® with a lapse of AAABoR membership that is between 1 and 6 days must pay a $25 reinstatement fee (see exception).
  • REALTORS® with a lapse of AAABoR membership that is between 7 and 90 days must pay a $200 reinstatement fee (see exception).
  • REALTORS® with a lapse of AAABoR membership that is between 91 days and 1-year must pay a $220 reinstatement fee (see exception).
  • REALTORS® with a lapse of AAABoR membership that is more than 1-year must re-apply as new members and pay the current application fee.

Exception: REALTORS® who were terminated because their Broker/Designated REALTOR® was terminated for non-payment.
Firm is defined as: All offices under the same ownership.
Lapse is defined as: The time between the termination effective date and the reinstatement/transfer date.


CBOR/CPIX Agreement

The Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® has entered into an agreement with the Commercial Board of REALTOR® (CBOR) to offer commercial benefits to AAABoR members, including guest listings, at no additional cost. Members of AAABoR can search listings on CPIX.net, the commercial information exchange by selecting "Partner MLS Systems" in the lower right corner on the MLXchange homepage, or by going directly to www.CPIX.net and selecting "Search Listings" in the upper left corner. AAABoR members can also take advantage of commercial education and commercial forms provided by CBOR.

For an additional cost, AAABoR members may also choose to join CBOR as a secondary member to enjoy full participation in CPIX, receive the member newsletter, and receive member pricing for events. AAABoR members will receive a discount on CBOR and CPIX fees by joining through the Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® (see CBOR/CPIX fees for more information).

Additional CBOR/CPIX Information

CPIX Fees

Commercial Agreement Form

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