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Membership

A real estate licensee is designated as a REALTOR® when he or she becomes a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR), The Voice for Real Estate®, which is the world's largest trade association.  

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional as a member of NAR who subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.  Not all real estate licensees are Realtors®.

  • KAAR Is Time-Honored. Founded in 1912, KAAR has served the real estate interests of our members and the public for over 100 years.  More than 5,500 REALTORS® hold active membership in KAAR, specializing in every aspect of the real estate industry, including residential, commercial, property management, and appraisal services. Our membership is also comprised of more than 150 individuals associated with affiliated area industries, including mortgage banking, property inspection, title and closing services, and insurance.  
  • KAAR Is Expansive. KAAR's jurisdiction covers a wide area of 12 counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union Counties.
  • KAAR Offers Benefits Galore. As a KAAR member, you will receive access to networking events, FlexMLS, the Professional Standards Program, the Tennessee REALTORS® legal hotline, NAR REALTOR® benefits, free continuing education and so much more.  

KAAR membership also opens the door to opportunities to be involved in your community, to form and foster life-long partnerships, and to help others realize the American dream of home ownership.

To join KAAR after obtaining your real estate license, please download or print the appropriate application form located below.  You will find details regarding how to join, association dues and MLS fees, and orientation.  Once the form has been completed, you may e-mail your application to Membership Director Teresa Tillery, teresa@kaarmls.com, mail it, or turn it in at our office. 

If you were previously a member of the KAAR association, please give us a call at (865) 584-8647 ext. 1 to discuss reinstating your membership.  

If you do not currently have an active real estate license and are interested in becoming licensed, you can find a list of area real estate schools here.

Membership Applications

Select your membership classification and complete the appropriate application:

A licensed broker, salesperson or appraiser who is associated with a Principal Broker.

Principal Broker/Designated REALTOR® – A licensed broker or appraiser who is sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer or branch office manager acting on behalf of the firm's principals.

An individual associated with a related field, such as a title or a mortgage company, or any company that provides products or services to the industry.

An UNLICENSED administrative assistant for an agent or firm that requires access to the MLS.

and

This is for a member who already subscribes to the Residential MLS and would also like access to the Commercial MLS.  Note: The Principal Broker must already subscribe or be willing to subscribe to the Commercial MLS in order for the member to apply for access.

Membership Dues & Orientation Schedule

If you are interested in joining KAAR, please consult the Membership Dues & Fees Schedule below.  New members are required to pay an application fee of $400 in addition to dues and fees.  Members’ dues and MLS fees are prorated based on the month of their join date.

If you were previously a member of KAAR and are interested in rejoining, please contact the association for further assistance at (865) 584-8647.  

For existing KAAR members, annual fees and dues are due twice a year.  Annual membership dues are $485 and are due every December 31.  Annual MLS fees are $336 and due every June 30 and Commercial MLS fees are $456 and due every June 30.  Members are billed approximately three months before actual due date.  Annual dues & fees are subject to change.

NOTE: Reciprocal members are not required to attend orientation, but they must still complete the online MLS portion of orientation.

Payment of Application Fee and Annual dues is required when the application is submitted.  The Total Column represents the amount due the time the application is turned in, and the columns to the right (local, state, national, application fee, & MLS) show the breakdown of the total cost. Blue text includes next year

Membership Dues & Fees Schedule

This price table grid is organized with the various fees as columns and the months as rows. Please contact us to request this information in another format if desired.
2022 New Member Orientation TOTAL
(Dues, App, RMLS)
Local State National Application Fee** RMLS*** Commercial MLS
January $1,053.00 $180.00 $120.00 $185.00 $400.00 $168.00 $228.00
February $988.75 $165.00 $111.25 $172.50 $400.00 $140.00 $190.00
March $924.50 $150.00 $102.50 $160.00 $400.00 $112.00 $152.00
April $1,196.25 $135.00 $93.75 $147.50 $400.00 $420.00 $570.00
May $1,132.00 $120.00 $85.00 $135.00 $400.00 $392.00 $532.00
June $1,067.75 $105.00 $76.25 $122.50 $400.00 $364.00 $494.00
July $1,003.50 $90.00 $67.50 $110.00 $400.00 $336.00 $456.00
August $939.25 $75.00 $58.75 $97.50 $400.00 $308.00 $418.00
September $875.00 $60.00 $50.00 $85.00 $400.00 $280.00 $380.00
October $1,295.75 $45.00 $41.25 $72.50 $400.00 $252.00 $342.00
November $1,231.50 $30.00 $32.50 $60.00 $400.00 $224.00 $304.00
December $1,167.25 $15.00 $23.75 $47.50 $400.00 $196.00 $266.00

Membership FAQs

Membership dues are $485 and include all local, state, and national dues, due annually on December 31.   New members’ dues will be prorated, based on the month an individual joins KAAR.