Membership FAQs

What are the annual membership fees?

The membership fees are paid on an annual basis. Membership fees are due each year on July 1st. For members joining during the year, fees are prorated monthly. To view the membership fees, click here.

I see that the dues are pro-rated monthly, but there is only a week or so left in the month. Do I still have to pay dues for that month or may I simply submit the pro-rated payment for the next month's dues?

We do not pro-rate daily or weekly. Therefore, you MUST submit the pro-rated dues for the month in which you join. We are unable to "hold" onto applications until the next month.

How Do I Renew My Membership?

The fiscal membership year for the Northwest Metro Association runs from July 1st to June 30th. All members renew July 1st for the upcoming calendar year. Renewal information is distributed to all Brokers via email one month prior to the due date and reminder notices are sent to each member via email. Membership may be renewed by mailing payment to the Association office or paying online at under the "My Account" link. If you have any question about your membership with the Association, please contact the Association office at 404-845-4066 or email

What is Orientation?

Click here to learn more about Orientation.

If my broker is not a member of the Northwest Metro Association of REALTORS® (NWMAR), may I still join?

Agents must hold their primary membership in a REALTOR® association where the company's principal or managing broker holds membership. Once an agent holds primary membership in a REALTOR® association, they may then join any other REALTOR® association as a secondary member regardless of whether their principal or managing broker is a member or not.

If my broker is not a member of any Association of REALTORS®, may I still join?

The company's principal broker must hold membership in the Association prior to any other agent joining.

If I hold my primary membership in another local REALTOR® association, may I join NWMAR even though my broker is not a member of NWMAR?

Yes, as long as you hold primary membership with an association of REALTORS® where your principal or managing broker is a member, then you may also join any other local Association as a secondary member without your broker also having to join that secondary association.

What does primary membership mean?

Primary membership is an accounting term indicating that you are paying your National and State dues through that particular REALTOR® association.

What does secondary membership mean?

Secondary membership means that you are already paying your national and state dues with another local REALTOR® association. Therefore, you only have to pay the local dues with your secondary association.

Does a secondary member receive fewer benefits than a primary member?

No, secondary members receive the same benefits as a primary member.

What is a REALTOR Emeritus?

A REALTOR® Emeritus is any person who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR® for a cumulative period of forty (40) years and has completed at least one (1) year of service* at the NAR level. Upon approval by the Board of Directors of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, no further payment of dues is necessary to the Northwest Metro Association, Georgia Association or the National Association. REALTOR® Emeritus members are also exempt from the Code of Ethics training requirement.  For more information, please visit the Membership Types & Fees webpage.

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