Applications, Forms and Orientation

Application Steps

Membership Applications/Forms


Dues and Fees

Supra Key

Lockbox Requirements

Cooperating Keys

Application Steps

  1. Download the appropriate application form(s) using the links below.

  2. Complete required paperwork and return it to the association office by mail, fax (704-940-3101), email or in person (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., M-F; no appointment necessary).

  3. For those seeking Realtor® Membership, please submit with your application(s) a copy of your valid N.C. or S.C. real estate license or “pocket card.”  To avoid delays in processing your application, please include a copy of the NCREC Broker Activation Form.

  4. Following receipt of your application, a staff member will contact you to discuss fees and schedule your mandatory orientation(s).

Membership Applications/Forms 

Membership category explanations can be found here.

  • Realtor® Membership Application: You must be an active, licensed real estate agent, or a licensed or certified appraiser, to apply for Realtor® membership with the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association.

  • Affiliate Membership Application: Affiliate membership is for individuals who are not licensed agents but have a professional interest in the real estate industry, e.g., mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, etc. (Home inspectors may lease an Affiliate Supra Key.) Affiliate members may not access CarolinaMLS.

  • Unlicensed Assistant Form: Use this form for the administrative assistants/office administrators working for a member firm who do not hold an active real estate and/or appraisal license.

  • Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS) Subscriber Application: For individuals working for a member firm under the direction of a Designated Realtor®/broker-in-charge (BIC).

  • CarolinaMLS Member Participant Application: For individuals opening their own firm and who have been designated by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) as a broker-in-charge (BIC).

  • CarolinaMLS Waiver Request: For Realtors® who meet at least one of the seven criteria to be eligible for a waiver of the service. The form must be signed by the agent’s Member Participant.

  • Transfer Request Form: For existing members transferring between firms.

  • Team Request Form: For Member Participants to request a new team ID, and add or remove teammates. Please refer to the Teams and Assistants policy for further information.

Orientation Process

New member applicants are required to attend orientation classes within 90 days of application. Only after completing these classes will a new applicant receive full Realtor® membership approval and Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS) activation. 

Application and payment must be received before you will be scheduled for orientation (you may not bring applications/payment to class). Once received, you will be scheduled for the next available class. Classes fill up quickly; to ensure your spot, please submit your paperwork in a timely manner.

New CarolinaMLS users will receive their MLS Login ID, password and Supra DisplayKEY or eKEY when they attend CarolinaMLS orientation.

Orientation Schedule

View the most current schedule and locations here.

CarolinaMLS Orientation classes require the completion of two additional approved technology classes within 30 days after orientation.  Read more about CarolinaMLS orientation requirements here.

Classes begin promptly on time. If you arrive after the start of class, you will not be allowed in and will be rescheduled for another date.

Please read the National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics, the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association Bylaws, and CarolinaMLS Bylaws and Rules and Regulations before coming to class.

Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association Dues

Dues schedules for new Realtor® and Designated Realtor® members are shown below.  

For a detailed breakdown of the dues, or for dues schedules for secondary membership, affiliates or non-members, please see the complete Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association Dues Schedule

For more information, please contact Membership & Accounting at 704-940-3110.

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CarolinaMLS Fees

New Member Participants (MP) pay a one-time firm initiation fee of $600 and $75 per month ($225 quarterly).

New Subscribers (SUB) pay a one-time initiation fee of $250 and $55 per month ($165 quarterly).

New MLS Assistants (AST) pay a one-time initiation fee of $25 and $10 per month ($30 quarterly).

MLS Fees are billed on a quarterly basis and upfront costs are based on the orientation class date.  View the prorated fee schedule here.

For more information, please contact Membership & Accounting at 704-940-3110.

Supra Key

The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association provides access to Supra’s electronic lockbox system to members and to cooperating Realtor® association members. Complete the Supra Key Lease Agreement to lease an electronic Supra key or use a compatible eKEY device to access Supra's electronic lockbox system. The Current Devices Flier lists all compatible devices with the eKEY software.

The Supra KEY service fee is $30 per quarter ($120 annually) for eKEY and DisplayKEY users. You will be charged a prorated fee based on your scheduled orientation class date.  View the fee schedule here.

Lockbox Requirements

If you’re a CarolinaMLS Supra Keyholder, or you have a cooperating key with CarolinaMLS and you have a listing in the CarolinaMLS system with an electronic lockbox, you must install a CarolinaMLS Supra iBox or combination lockbox on that listing. More than one lockbox may be used. Learn more.

For Keyholders from Cooperating Realtor® Associations

Keyholders from one of the following Realtor® associations or MLSs wishing to cooperate with CarolinaMLS should use the following forms: