Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why is the annual dues amount broken down into multiple parts on the bill?
A: The annual dues billing statement is broken down into multiple parts as the payment is distributed to three different vendors. The dues this year have not increased but have been broken out completely for full transparancy.
Dues are broken into the following payments:
- National Association of Realtors®(NAR) dues
- California Association of Realtors® (CAR) dues
- San Francisco Association of Realtors® (SFAR) dues, which includes:
** SFAR membership
** CAF (Community Action Fund, this is local initiative and is NOT a voluntary charge, this is not the same as CAR's HAF).
** LAF (Legal Action Fund, this is a local initiative and is NOT a voluntary charge).
There are also two voluntary charges on the bill:
Q: I want to change my billing PREFERENCES (mail vs. email). How can I do that?
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: When you are looking at your bill online, you can click on the voluntary charges to remove them. Watch this 3 minute video to see how it's done.
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?
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 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 Association dues and the other is for the quarterly MLS service.
Q: How do I change my address or office information? What should I do if I've changed offices?
Q: How do I resign from the Association and/or MLS (termination process)?