Membership Types

WCAR offers several types of membership depending on the type of business you want to do.

REALTOR® Member

REALTOR® Members, whether primary or secondary shall be: Individuals who, as sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers, or branch office managers, are engaged actively in the real estate profession, including buying, selling, exchanging, renting, or leasing, managing, appraising for others for compensation, counseling, building, developing, or subdividing real estate, and who maintain or are associated with an established real estate office in the state of OHIO or a state contiguous thereto. All persons who are partners in a partnership, or all officers in a corporation who are actively engaged in the real estate profession within the state or a state contiguous thereto shall qualify for REALTOR® Membership only, and each is required to hold REALTOR® Membership (except as provided in the following paragraph) in an Association of REALTORS® within the state or a state contiguous thereto unless otherwise qualified for Institute Affiliate Membership.

In the case of a real estate firm, partnership, or corporation, whose business activity is substantially all commercial, only those principals actively engaged in the real estate business in connection with the same office, or any other offices within the jurisdiction of the association in which one of the firm’s principals holds REALTOR® membership, shall be required to hold REALTOR® membership unless otherwise qualified for Institute Affiliate
Membership.

Individuals who are engaged in the real estate profession other than as sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers, or branch office managers and are associated with a REALTOR member and meet the qualifications.

Secondary REALTOR® Member

Secondary members are REALTORS® who hold primary membership with another association and want to have access to the services offered by WCAR

Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

MLS membership is available to any real estate agent who is currently a REALTOR® member of WCAR or another board of REALTORS®.

Affiliate Members

Any businesses that provides goods or services that homebuyers want and need are invited to become affiliate members. Affiliate Members shall be Advertisers, Architects, Community Association, Computer Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Furniture Companies, Graphic Designers, Home Inspection Companies, Home Warranty, Hotel/Hospitality, Insurance Companies, Interior Designers, Land Use Planners, Landscapers, Media, Mortgage Broker, Moving Companies, Pest Control Companies, Photographers, Printing Companies, Publishers, Suppliers, Surveyors, Security, Title Companies, and others who, have interests requiring information concerning real estate and are in sympathy with the objectives of WCAR. An Affiliate shall not vote, hold elective office in WCAR, nor use the term “REALTOR®”. Affiliate Members are not members of the Ohio Association of REALTORS® or of the National Association of REALTORS®.

Unlicensed Clerical Staff

Unlicensed Clerical Staff are administration support for a REALTOR® and will only have access to MLS services. Unlicensed clerical staff are not Members of WCAR, as they are not licensed real estate professionals.