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Distinguish yourself as an International Real Estate Professional with the C.I.P.S. Designation

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Attend the 5-Day 2017 C.I.P.S. Institute at the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® on March 27-31, 2017.
This course will help teach you all you need to know to pass the C.I.P.S. Designation EXAM and start your international real estate business. When you become a C.I.P.S. designee, you gain immediate access to business-enhancing products and services that are offered exclusively to C.I.P.S. designees
Set yourself apart as a Global real estate professional, get more listings & referrals, expand your business and your wallet with the ONLY International Designation recognized by NAR. 

Click here for more information on the benefits of becoming a C.I.P.S.
March 27 - Global Real Estate: Local Markets
March 28 - Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools
March 29 - Europe and International Real Estate
March 30 - Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate
March 31 - The Americas and International Real Estate

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch included daily

San Francisco Association of REALTORS®
301 Grove St., San Francisco, CA, USA

  • $149/day* (includes electronic copy of manual only)
  • $200/day (includes printed copy of manual)
  • $549/week* (includes electronic copy of manual only)
  • $599/week (includes printed copy of manual)
To avoid paying Eventbrite fees, please register by using the C.I.P.S. flyer.

*Only an electronic version of the manual will be provided for this rate. A link will be given to download and print your own C.I.P.S. Manual.

Where Do I Start?

There are two ways to start your day when you need to get into the MLS or access the critical tools of your business. Option 1 is to make a new bookmark for the MLS Dashboard: Option 2 is to stick with the Member Website as your main entry point, and keep using your bookmark for

Both options use the new Clareity Security components and each interface provides an easy way to cross over to the other product.

SFARMLS Site Map for Members


If you are in need of a way to change your password, the common Clareity Security login page has two important links on it:

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These links will help you recover a lost password or make a change if you are concerned that your password has been compromised.


Unified Clareity Login - FIXED

The issue being experienced between 3:45pm and 2:00pm today has been addressed. 

We did final testing with Rapattoni this afternoon around 3pm and have not seen the problems pop back up since that time. This means you can return to using whatever path best suits you. If you like the Member Website (IWS) to start and login there, that's fine. If you want to update to using the new MLS Dashboard that is also a great option. If you still see a problem, remember that you should CLOSE ALL BROWSER WINDOWS (or restart your computer, just to be safe) and then retry. You should see the problem is cleared up.


If you are still experiencing an issue, please be sure to clear your browser cache in order to log in to the site. For instructions on clearing your browser cache, please see:

Click *HERE* for details on clearing browser cache

As of January 18th, 2017 SFAR has fully unified the login system for both SFARMLS and the member website at The experience allows you to continue to use either the member website or the new MLS dashboard as your primary point of entry.

The new experience feels like this:




Note that there is a "Forgot Password" link here if your passwords have become unsynchronized for some reason, alternatively you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Please contact the MLS if you have any questions regarding this change.


Wednesday Broker Tour Is Live!


We have completely finalized the changes for moving listings in District 9 DFGH to the NEW Wednesday Broker Tour, using the Rapattoni MLS system and our two vendors: THEO and MyPropertyOffice.

Additionally, the MLS system names, links and reports have all been changed to reflect "BROKER TOUR" instead of "TUESDAY TOUR" for all listings on tour, no matter which day they are held

The data will autopopulate for Wednesday between Noon and 2:00 p.m. if your listing is in District 9 DFGH. It will no longer be possible to have listings from these sub-districts on both Tuesday and Wednesday. WEDNESDAY will be the sole dedicated time slot for these listings.

Please note: The Wednesday tour group from the RealTimeMLS solution has been removed.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact the SFAR MLS Department.

How May We Help You?

Please refer to this list of helpful links to assist with common year-end tasks. If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we may assist you.


I want to know how to review and pay my bill online

I want to view the billing inserts that come with my bill

I want to change my address or office information

I want to resign from the Association and/or MLS

I want to take a class or attend an event (must be signed in to see the full calendar)

I want to sign up for the deferred dues payment plan (only available until Dec 31)


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I want to change my billing PREFERENCES (mail vs. email). How can I do that?
A: Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a billing preference update.

Q: What if my Broker and/or office has changed, or will change soon?
A: You should use the "I want to change my address or office information" form above.

Q: When is my bill due?
A: Your dues/fees must be PAID or POSTMARKED by the due date specified on the bill. Please refer to this billing information chart for more information.

Q: When will I be assessed a late fee?
A: You will automatically be assessed a late fee if we have not yet received your payment by the due date specified on the bill.

Q: How can I remove the voluntary charges?
A: You can click the first link ("I want to know how to review and pay my bill online") to see a very short video that shows you how to set the voluntary charges to any amount you want (including $0).

Q: Am I signed up for automatic billing?
A: The only charges that can be set up for automatic billing are your QUARTERLY MLS Subscription Fees and your ANNUAL Supra Subscription Fees. Your Association Dues CANNOT be automatically billed. To sign up for automatic billing use this form.

Q: How can I have a late fee waived?
A: Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on having a late fee waived.

Q: I want to signup for the Deferred Payment Plan for the Association Dues (cannot include MLS fees). How do I do that?
A: Click the link above to obtain the form for the deferred payment plan and submit it to SFAR BEFORE Dec 31.


Q: What does Allocation mean on the bill?
A: The term allocation is used for the dues amounts paid for the next year. Depending on your membership type, members pay a separate allocation amount to NAR, CAR and SFAR. 


Q: Why is the annual dues amount broken down into three parts on the bill?
A: The annual dues billing statement is broken down into three parts because the payment is distributed to three different vendors. Dues bills are broken into the following payments – National Association of Realtors (NAR), California Association of Realtors (CAR) and San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR).

Q: Why did I receive two separate bills?
A: If you are a member of both SFAR and SFARMLS you received two bills. One of the bills is for your 2017 Association Dues and the other is for the 1st Quarter MLS service.


Last updated: 11/30/2016

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