Walker County, Alabama Area Board of REALTORS

Membership in the Walker Area Board of REALTORS®

To join the Board of REALTORS® you must have a current, active real estate license and you must be affiliated with a member broker. Board staff will walk you through the procedures below and attend to the process of providing computer access, logins and passwords.

  1. Fill out a membership application
  2. Fill out an MLS participation agreement
  3. Participate in a short MLS training presentation
  4. Attend New Member Orientation
  5. Take Code of Ethics Training

 

Benefits of Membership Include

Multiple Listing Service:
The Multiple Listing Service of the Walker County Board of REALTORS® is managed by our MLS Administrator with software provided by FBS Data Systems. The service provides immediate computer access to all current listing and sold information. A public web site is available for customers, while the primary site, for REALTORS® only, provides more detailed information. REALTOR® members can access property histories, daily hot sheets, bulletins, prospecting tools, email capabilities, and statistical information.

Forms Generation System (FGS):
The FGS is a service provided to the Realtor members of the Walker County Board of REALTORS® as a benefit of membership. The system simplifies the process of creating and sending professional forms such as contracts, addendums, consumer information brochures, etc. Since the system is Web-based, the REALTOR® has access to it from home as well as on the go.

Education: Educational programs are offered by the Board year round. Continuing Education classes are offered semi-annually, New Member Orientation is offered quarterly, and Code of Ethics Training is offered semi-annually.

REALTOR® Awards: Each year, the Board recognizes REALTORS® who are outstanding in their dedication to the profession. Presentations are made at the year-end Christmas Banquet in December.

Membership Meetings: Quarterly the Board hosts a Members Luncheon to conduct business and to host special events including Special Presentations, and Installation of Officers.

Board Web Site: The Board web site directs visitors to Walker Area Board agents, offices, affiliate members, and listings as well as a wealth of other information of value to home buyers and sellers.

Grievances and Arbitration: Members of the Board have recourse in Code of Ethics and other disputes through the grievance and arbitration process. Volunteers serve on the Grievance and Professional Standards Committees to help bring disputes to resolution.

AAR and NAR: REALTOR® members of Walker Board of REALTORS® are also members of the Alabama and National Associations of REALTORS®. This gives them access to the AAR and NAR web sites, and many online resources. Members may also attend the state and national REALTOR® conventions and other conferences and activities sponsored by the AAR and NAR.

Membership Types

Realtor Member Primary Secondary Primary Member - Pays state and national dues thru our board. Secondary Member - Pays state and national dues thru another board.

Institute Affiliate Member

An individual who holds a profession designation awarded by an Institute, Society, or Council affiliated with the National Association of Realtors that addresses a specialty area other than residential brokerage.
Affiliate Members Individual and firms with an interest in information concerning real estate and are in sympathy with the objectives of the board.
Public Service Members Individuals who are interested in the real estate profession as employees of or affiliated with educational, pubic utility, governmental or other similar organizations, but are not engaged in the real estate profession on their own account or in association with an established real estate business.
Honorary Members Individuals not engaged in the real estate profession who have performed notable service for the real estate profession, for the Board, or for the public.
Student Member Individuals who are seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree with a specialization or major in real estate institutions of higher learning, and who have competed at least two years of college and at least on college level course in real estate, but are not engaged in the real estate profession on their own account or not associate with an established real estate office.

WALKER BOARD OF REALTORS Policies and Procedures 

2015 Fee Schedule

Walker Board of Realtors ByLaws (PDF)

Walker Area MLS Rules & Regulations (PDF)

Member Acknowledgement of MLS Rules & Regulations - Required for ALL MEMBERS (PDF)

Join - Membership Applications

Alabama Association of Realtors

Membership Application

 MLS Company App

 MLS Individual App

Appraiser App

New Member Letter Pro-rated

 Alabama Assoc
of Realtors
 Membership App
& Transfer
 MLS Company App
 MLS Individual App
Appraiser App
New Member Letter
Pro-rated Fees