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For the new real estate licensee, joining RVAR includes joining the Virginia REALTORS® (VAR) and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR).  It is membership with the National Association of REALTORS that designates a licensee as a REALTOR.  You may contact the RVAR office to schedule a new member appointment.

Becoming a real estate salesperson licensee: 

Enroll in a Principles of Real Estate school.  As a student, you will be trained for the purpose of taking the state licensing exam for a real estate salesperson.  For those who pass the final exam at the school, additional guidance will be provided by the school for taking the state real estate salesperson exam.  Once you pass the state exam, the state of Virginia will hold your license.

Once the state of Virginia has your license, what next?

Your license will be held by the state awaiting its transfer to the broker of your choice.  If you have not already been interviewed by a broker or brokers, now is the time to begin the interviews.

Once there is an agreement between you and a specific broker, then the broker will have your license transferred to that real estate firm, and you will become an agent licensed with that broker.  Now it is time to schedule a new member appointment with RVAR.

Your new member appointment with RVAR:

In addition to receiving your payment for RVAR, VAR, and NAR dues, RVAR will add you to the National Realtor Database System, open your account with the MLS system (if applicable), and provide you with a new member packet.

Schedule of RVAR New Member Fees / Dues:

 VAR Dues
NAR Dues
RVAR App Fee 
VAR New Member Fee
Total to RVAR
 $300.00$191.00 $998.75
 $202.50 $143.25   $149.00
 $300.00$191.00 $985.75
June $202.50 $143.25 $136.00 $300.00
July $135.00 $ 95.50 $123.00 $300.00$191.00 $844.50
 $135.00 $ 95.50 $110.00
 $300.00$191.00 $831.50
 $135.00 $ 95.50 $97.00 $300.00$191.00 $818.50
 $ 67.50 $ 47.75 $84.00 $300.00$191.00 $690.25
November $ 67.50 $ 47.75 $71.00 $300.00$191.00 $677.25
 $ 67.50 $ 47.75 $58.00 $300.00$191.00

 MLS Fees are $36 per month.

Supra Key fee is $50 activation and $14.08 (+tax) for Basic or $23.41 (+tax) for Professional charged on the 13th of every month.


  1. Payment of RVAR Fees/Dues is a prerequisite to MLS and Supra services.
  2. New members may pay the next month's lower dues only on the last business day of any given month.

Our Membership Coordinator is Melissa Elder.  You may This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.