The Richmond Association of REALTORS® | About RAR
About RAR

Welcome to the Richmond Association of REALTORS®.

Since 1874, our members have come to expect the highest quality of support, service, and commitment. We are central Virginia’s largest trade association, serving over 4,000 REALTORS® who live and work in the Richmond metropolitan area. Our focus is the success of our members. Our vision is to be the preeminent provider of innovative services to real estate professionals, setting the standard by which other associations are measured. We constantly promote the image of REALTORS® as valuable professionals essential to the real estate transaction. Our highly qualified and dedicated staff serves as the foundation, which our members rely upon to meet the ever-changing needs of the real estate industry. Our comprehensive educational efforts, governmental affairs initiatives, MLS innovations, benefits for “members only,” networking events, and a year round marketing and public relations campaign are all designed to help ensure members’ success.
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Our Mission



The mission of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® is to provide our members with the resources, services and community engagement to conduct ethical, professional, and profitable businesses.

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How to Join

In order to become a REALTOR® member, you must be a licensed real estate agent, broker or appraiser in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Agents must also be affiliated with a REALTOR® member firm. Successful completion of New Member Orientation (NEMO) within 90 days of the date of your application is a prerequisite for REALTOR® membership.

Please download and complete the appropriate application from the list below. Your application package contains the instructions, forms and fee schedule applicable to the membership category you have selected.

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RAR Applications

  1. RAR New REALTOR Appraiser Member Application
  2. RAR New Firm/Branch Office Member Application
  3. Non-Member Salesperson Certification Form

Credit Card/Auto Debit Authorization Forms

  1. RAR Auto Debit Form

Other Forms

  1. Transfer or Terminate RAR Membership/Services Form
  2. Branch Office Transfer Form
  3. 2016 RAR New Member Dues Summary
  4. W-9 Form

Please email the completed application to fax to (804) 422-5051.
Applications received after 3:00 PM will be processed the following business day.
Once your application has been processed, an RAR staff member will contact you to confirm your New Member Orientation and MLS training class.

The term “REALTOR®” is a registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and who subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

CVR MLS Applications

CVR MLS + CoOpCentral Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service (CVR MLS), is affiliated with the Commonwealth MLS CoOp, providing the listing data and prospective buyer reach of multiple MLSs.

CVR MLS Applications

  1. CVR MLS New Subscriber Application
  2. CVR MLS New Firm/Branch Office Subscription Application
  3. CVR MLS New Broker REALTOR® Appraiser Application

Administrative Access Applications

  1. CVR MLS Administrative Access Application
  2. CVR MLS Appraiser Admin Access Application

If CVR MLS Only Subscriber (not RAR member)

  1. Termination of CVR MLS Services
  2. Transfer of CVR MLS Subscription

Credit Card/Auto Debit Authorization Forms

  1. CVR MLS Broker/Agent Auto Debit Form
  2. CVR MLS Admin Auto Debit Form

Other Forms

  1. Supra Key Cooperation Application
  2. 2016 CVR MLS Fee Schedule
  3. W-9 Form

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