Applications

The California Desert Association of REALTORS® (CDAR) offers many different classes of membership: Designated REALTOR®, REALTOR®, Appraiser and MLS only. In addition, we have Affiliate and Commercial accounts.

Members of the Association pay dues to the Association for access to a multitude of highly sophisticated and valuable products and services, which are either free or fee-based.

Please choose one of the following categories below to join CDAR.

CDAR Applications

REALTOR® / Agent

A licensee shall qualify for REALTOR® membership if the person is:

  • Actively engaged in the real estate profession other than as a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager;
  • Associated either as an employee or an independent contractor with a Designated REALTOR® member of the Association or a Designated REALTOR® member of another association (if the Designated REALTOR® is a secondary member of the Association); and
  • Maintains a current, valid real estate broker’s or salesperson’s license or is licensed or certified by an appropriate State regulatory agency to engage in the appraisal of real property.

A REALTOR® or Designated REALTOR® is a primary member of the Association if State and National Association dues are paid through the Association. A REALTOR® or Designated REALTOR® is a secondary member of the Association if State and National Association dues are paid through another association. One of the principals in the firm must be a Designated REALTOR® member of the Association in order for licensees associated with the firm to select the Association as their primary association.

A licensee also shall qualify for REALTOR® membership in the Association if the person is:

  • A sole practitioner, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager;
  • Actively engaged in the real estate profession, including buying, selling, exchanging, renting or leasing, managing, appraising for others for compensation, counseling, or financing, building, developing or subdividing real estate; and
  • Maintains or is associated with a real estate firm in the State of California or in a contiguous state.

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 in a contiguous state shall qualify for REALTOR® membership only, and each is required to hold REALTOR® membership in an association of REALTOR® within the State or in a contiguous state. In the case of a firm, partnership or corporation whose business activity is substantially commercial, only those principals actively engaged in the real estate profession within the jurisdiction of the Association shall be required to hold REALTOR® membership in the Association.

To join, fill out the online application or print application below.

For a breakdown on the fees and how to pay for your membership, please click here.

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Designated REALTOR® / Broker

Each firm must designate in writing a Designated REALTOR® who will be responsible for all of the duties and obligations of licensees associated with the Designated REALTOR®, including the obligation to arbitrate disputes pursuant to Article 17 of the Code of Ethics and to pay Association dues as established in the Bylaws. The Designated REALTOR® must be a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer or branch office manager of the firm capable of acting on behalf of the firm’s principal(s) and must meet the other qualifications for REALTOR® membership established in the Bylaws.

The Designated REALTOR® must be actively engaged in the real estate profession, and maintain a current, valid real estate broker’s license or be licensed or certified by an appropriate State regulatory agency to engage in the appraisal of real property.

To join, fill out the online application or print application.

For a breakdown on the fees and how to pay for your membership, please click here.

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Appraiser

Individuals with valid California Real Estate Appraiser types may apply for MLS Membership.

  • AL – Residential License
  • AR – Certified Residential License
  • AG – Certified General License

Appraiser members may obtain the Supra service however they do not receive REALTOR® membership benefits.

To join, fill out the online application or print application.

For a breakdown on the fees and how to pay for your membership, please click here.

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MLS Only Member – Agent

Individuals with a valid California Real Estate Salesperson license may apply for MLS Membership, providing their employing broker is a current active member of the MLS. If the employing broker is not a current member, that employing broker must join the MLS prior to the agents applying for MLS only status. MLS Only Agents may obtain the Supra service. However, they do not receive REALTOR® membership benefits.

To join, fill out the online application or print application.

For a breakdown on the fees and how to pay for your membership, please click here.

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MLS Only Member – Broker

Individuals with a valid California Real Estate Broker license may apply for MLS Membership. MLS Only Brokers may obtain the Supra service. However, they do not receive REALTOR® membership benefits.

To join, fill out the online application or print application.

For a breakdown on the fees and how to pay for your membership, please click here.

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Affiliate

Affiliate members are individuals and business who have an interest in networking and marketing with others while supporting the activities of the association. By joining as an Affiliate member you will have the opportunity to network with the local real estate community to grow your business.

To join, fill out the online application or print application.

For a breakdown on the fees and how to pay for your membership, please click here.

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Commercial/DACIE

Individuals with a valid California Real Estate License may join DACIE, the Desert Area Commercial Information Exchange and enjoy access to the local commercial information exchange at www.DesertAreaCIE.com while networking with local commercial real estate practitioners. Those with California Real Estate Salesperson licenses must have an employing broker who is a current, active DACIE member.

To join, fill out the online application or print application.

For a breakdown on the fees and how to pay for your membership, please click here.

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