|How to Join the MLS|
1. General Information
The MLS of Roanoke Valley (MLS) serves approximately 190 firms and 1,300 brokers and agents. The online MLS system, known as flexMLS, is supported by FBS. FBS's website provides an overview of FlexMLS. There are no special computer requirements – any modern personal computer or Mac should work with FlexMLS.
The MLS’ lockbox system is provided by Supra, a division of GE Security.
In general, the MLS’s territorial jurisdiction is as follows:
2. Membership Applications
An individual’s membership with Roanoke’s MLS has as prerequisites that the individual must be a member of a REALTOR Association, and the broker obtain membership with the MLS.
Membership applications are now available online.
3. Membership Fees as of 1/1/13
Firm Initiation One time Fee $250.00
Branch Office Initiation One time Fee $125.00
Monthly Office fee $ 55.00
Monthly broker and agent fees $ 36.00
4. Letter in Good Standing as a REALTOR
Applicants not members of RVAR must provide the MLS with a letter in good standing from their primary Association of REALTORS stating their current year membership dues have been paid.
5. MLS Password Confidentiality Agreement (click here)
MLS users must agree to keep their passwords confidential. Failure to abide could lead to revocation of MLS access privileges.
Once the MLS has received the completed application, letter in good standing, MLS password confidentiality agreement, and first month’s payment the processing time to establish a new account is approximately 3 business days.