- I want to join the PMAR Board of REALTORS – What do I do next?
LINK to our Primary* Membership Application- CLICK HERE
LINK to our MLS Only** Membership Application- CLICK HERE
*Primary Membership is for those Individuals that do not belong to another Association of REALTORS and would like to be a REALTOR member (new REALTOR) with the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS.
**To Apply for MLS Only Membership, you must belong to another Association of REALTORS and pay your Local, State & National Dues through that Association. If you do not belong to another Association of REALTORS, please fill out the Primary Membership Forms.
In addition to filling out the Membership Application, All Prospective members will need to upload a letter from their broker. The Broker letter form can be found below.
If you have questions and are not ready to fill out the Membership Application, please fill out the Form: PMAR Membership Inquiry Form
And someone from membership will get to you soon!!
- What is the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®?
Anyone who earns a real estate license can be called a real estate agent, whether that license is as a sales professional, an associate broker, or a broker. A real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, which means that he or she must uphold the standards of the association and its code of ethics, is called a REALTOR® and is entitled to all of the benefits of membership associated with the trademark.
A real estate broker is a person who has taken education beyond the agent level as required by state laws and has passed a broker’s license exam. Brokers can work alone or they can hire agents to work for them.
- What is the difference between membership and subscription?
When you join the Board as a REALTOR® you are a MEMBER, this means you have voting rights within the REALTOR® Association, access to hundreds of free or discounted resources through both the National Association of REALTORS® and the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® . It also means that you pay yearly dues. If you are a PRIMARY Member of PMAR®, that means that you pay your National, State, and Local Dues through PMAR® You also pay a Quarterly MLS Fees to access the Pocono Mountains Multiple Listing Service.
If you are a subscriber to the MLS, that means that you are a REALTOR®, but you pay your National, State, and Local dues through another Association.
Many new real estate agents walk through our door asking to join the MLS They are really joining the REALTORS® Association, which has many other perks then just access to the MLS.
- Do I need to come into the office to apply?
No, we have subscribers all over the country. The forms are available here: Membership Forms, and you can e-sign and email everything back to us. We love seeing your smiling faces, however, we also understand that it is not often feasible for you to travel to make application. However, if you are becoming a PRIMARY MEMBER of our Association you will be required to attend a New Member Orientation session.
* As part of new member orientation you are required to complete the mandated NAR® Code of Ethics (COE) requirement.
You have 60 days from the day you joined the PMAR® to meet this requirement. You can complete your COE requirement at: https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/governing-documents/code-of-ethics/code-of-ethics-training/code-of-ethics-training-for-new-members. Upon completion, please send your certificate to PMAR®.
PMAR Bylaws: Article V
Section 4. New Member Code of Ethics Orientation
(a) Applicants for REALTOR® Membership shall complete an orientation program on the Code of Ethics of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional time. This requirement does not apply to applicants for REALTOR® Membership who have completed comparable orientation in another association, provided that REALTOR® Membership has been continuous, or that any break in Membership is for one year or less. Requirement waived if applicant completed a Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® orientation course during the four (4) years preceding the date of application. (Revised November 2008.)
(b) Failure to satisfy this requirement within 60 days of the date of application (or when next Orientation Course is scheduled), will result in denial of the Membership application.
- How do I get a Supra Key?
First, you must be a Member of the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS, and then you must download the Supra e-Key app on your phone. There are two contracts you will need to sign with PMAR®. You will need to also complete a credit card authorization form, as we are a facilitator for Supra and they do their own billing. Once your paperwork is processed, and the one-time activation fee and first monthly fee are paid, your activation code and personal identification number will be generated. As a key holder, you are allowed to lease, for free, Electronic Lock Boxes (ELBs) from our office. You are allowed to lease as many ELBs as active listings that you have plus one.