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Join SFARMLS

You Can Join the SFARMLS as One of the following:

MLS Paticipant or MLS Subscriber 

Agent Assistant or Clerical User

How do I get a Supra Key?

Once your SFARMLS membership application has been processed, you have the opportunity to lease a Supra Key to open lockboxes. You have your choice of either the Supra ActiveKey or eKey for iPhones or Android. In order to attain a Supra Key, you must have your broker's signature on the Key Lease Agreement. You can also click here to download an information sheet about Supra, click here to see the SFARMLS Supra Key & Cooperation area map, or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MLS Participant/MLS Subscriber

SFAR offers two different options for licensed real estate professionals who wish to have SFARMLS-only access.

 

MLS Participants

A Participant is any individual who applies and is accepted by the MLS, meets and continues to
meet all of the following requirements of either a broker Participant or an appraiser Participant as
defined below in sections 4.1.1 and 4.1.2.

4.1.1 Broker Participant

A broker Participant is a Participant who meets all of the following requirements:

a. The individual or corporation, for which the individual acts as a broker/officer,
holds a valid California real estate broker's license;
b. The individual is a principal, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager
acting on behalf of a principal;
c. The individual or corporation for which the individual acts as a broker/officer offers
and/or accepts compensation in the capacity of a real estate broker*;
d. The individual has signed a written agreement to abide by the rules and regulations
of the service in force at that time and as from time to time amended;
e. The individual pays all applicable MLS fees.

By joining as MLS only you would have full access to enter and search listings in the SFAR MLS which covers San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Counties; BAREIS MLS in the North Bay; METROLIST in the Sacramento/Central Valley Area; MLSListings in the Peninsula and the South Bay; PARAGON in the East Bay, and Sutter/Yuba in Northern California.

Access to our Display keys and lockboxes would also be included *separate costs apply*. Our keys and lockboxes cover the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties. The purchase or lease of all equipment; such as a lock box or key; is not included with the membership. Please contact the MLS department for pricing and more information at 415.431.8500 Option 3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As an MLS Participant, you will also receive features of the MLS such as: Prospects, Contacts, Tax Records, Statistics, Exporting, Financial tools, IDX feed and Hot sheets

To join as MLS only the cost would be a one-time fee of $350 and 4 months of the MLS User fee upfront $216
Total: $566

To apply as an MLS Participant (broker) please submit:

1)The application for MLS Participation

2)A copy of your DRE license with your application.

3)A one-time participation fee of $350 and $216 MLS User Fee. Total: $566.00

If you choose to pay by credit card you may fax or scan and email everything to me when completed.

 

 
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MLS Participant Application      Credit Card Authorization          MLS Rules and Regulations      

 

You will be billed $162 on a quarterly basis after your application has been processed.

We have a standard policy of a minimum three (3) business day processing period from the time we receive the complete application.

Please avoid calling to check on the status of your application, as you will receive a confirmation by email as soon as your application is processed.

If we require any additional information we will inform you by email.

 

MLS Subscribers 

A Subscriber is an individual who applies and is accepted by the MLS, meets and continues to meet all of the following requirements of either a real estate Subscriber or appraiser Subscriber as defined below in sections 4.2.1 and 4.2.2:

4.2.1 Real Estate Subscriber

A real estate Subscriber is a Subscriber who meets all of the following requirements:

a. The individual holds a valid California real estate salesperson's or broker's license;
b. The individual is employed by or affiliated as an independent contractor with a
broker Participant;
c. The individual has signed a written agreement to abide by the rules and regulations
of the service in force at that time and as from time to time amended;
d. The individual pays all applicable MLS fees.

By joining as MLS only you would have full access to place and search listings in the SFAR MLS which covers San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Counties; BAREIS MLS in the North Bay; METROLIST in the Sacramento/Central Valley Area; MLSListings in the Peninsula and the South Bay; PARAGON in the East Bay, and Sutter/Yuba in Northern California.

You would also have access to our Display keys and lockboxes *separate costs apply*. Our keys and lockboxes cover the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties. The purchase or lease of all equipment; such as a lock box or key; is not included with the membership. Please contact the MLS department for pricing and details at 415.431.8500 Option 3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As an MLS Subscriber, you will also receive features of the MLS such as: Prospects, Contacts, Tax Records, Statistics, Exporting, Financial tools, and Hot sheets.

To join as MLS only the cost would be a one-time fee of $100 and 4 months of MLS Services of $216
Total: $316

To apply as an MLS Subscriber, please submit:

1) MLS Subscriber (agent) Application

2) Copy of DRE license

3) Payment of $316. A one-time participation fee of $100 and four months of the MLS User fee upfront $216.

If you chose to pay by credit card you may fax or scan email everything to us when completed.

You will be billed $162 on a quarterly basis after your application has been processed.

Once completed, you may fax the paperwork to: (415) 553-3968 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Application for MLS Suscribers                 Credit Card Authorization                          MLS Rules and Regulations             

 

We have a standard policy of a minimum three business day processing period from the time we receive the complete application.

Please avoid calling to check on the status of your application, as you will receive a confirmation by email as soon as your application is processed.
If we require any additional information we will inform you by email.

The purchase or lease of all equipment; such as a lock box or key; is not included with the membership. Please contact the MLS department for pricing and more information at 415.431.8500 Option 3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Agent Assistant/Clerical User

SFAR offers two different options for Agent Assistants and Clerical Users who need access to the MLS to perform their work. Please read below about the different options and find links to the paperwork to apply for each option.

Agent Assistants 

Access to SFARMLS is available to agent assistants, in addition to participants and subscribers. Such users are described in the rules and regulations of the service as "individuals (whether licensed or unlicensed) under the direct supervision of a MLS participant or subscriber who perform only administrative and clerical tasks that do not require a real estate license or an appraiser's certificate or license." If a person is employed by you as an independent contractor or employee who qualifies as an agent assistant, you can arrange for that person to receive access to the multiple listing service by agreeing to and signing the statement below. The participant or subscriber the assistant works for will be billed for his/her MLS user fees.)

Please have the agent being assisted sign the second box where it says "Responsible Participant/Subscriber" and the broker of record sign at the very bottom.

If you have a DRE license, then your license will need to be disaffiliated from the Broker in order to be set up as an Agent Assistant.

Once completed, you may fax the paperwork to: (415) 553-3968 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Application for Agent Assistant                 Credit Card Authorization

Check List:

1) Agent Assistant Application with all necessary signature

2) Certification of Non Use (Assistant's name goes at the top of the form, and the Broker signs where it indicates 'Participant Signature'.

3) Credit card authorization form for amount of $92.00

Once we have received the completed forms there is a minimum three business day processing period. When we have processed your application you will receive an email confirmation with your logon ID, office ID, and password.

Clerical Users

Access to the San Francisco Association of REALTORS'® multiple listing service is available to "clerical users", in addition to participants and subscribers. Clerical users are described in the rules and regulations of the service as "individuals (whether licensed or unlicensed) under the direct supervision of a MLS participant or subscriber who perform only administrative and clerical tasks that do not require a real estate license or an appraiser's certificate or license." If a person is employed by you as an independent contractor or employee who qualifies as a clerical user, you can arrange for that person to receive access to the multiple listing service by agreeing to and signing the statement below, along with the clerical user.

A Clerical User will be able to assist everyone in the office; four months of the MLS User fee is required at the time the application is submitted.

Total: $48 (the amount which should be included on the below credit card authorization form. A fee of $36 will be billed to the broker on a quarterly basis.

The applicant should not hold a DRE license. If they do then it must be disaffiliated from the Broker in order to be processed. The license should reflect NBA (No Broker Affiliation) on the DRE webpage. Also, please have the broker sign the certification of nonuse below--the Agent's name goes at the top of the form, and the Broker signs where it indicates 'Participant Signature'.

Please note that it is a violation of the MLS Rules and Regulations for anyone to access the MLS using another person's MLS ID, and is punishable by a $500 fine.

In order to comply with the rules and Regulations of the MLS, all agents who have their license affiliated with the broker must have their own MLS access, and all persons using the MLS to assist an agent or the broker must have their own MLS access as well.

We have a standard policy of a minimum three business day processing period from the time we receive the complete application.

 
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Clerical User Application                Credit Card Authorization                         

 

Once completed, you should email electronically completed scans to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or you may fax the paperwork to: (415) 553-3968 - but please allow additional time if you fax hard copies in).

Please avoid calling to check on the status of your application, as you will receive a confirmation by email as soon as your application is processed. If we require any additional information we will inform you by email.

 

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