Become a Member

Minnesota Realtors® is Dedicated to Supporting Your Career

Thinking about a career in real estate? The first step is obtaining a real estate or appraisal license in the state of Minnesota. Once you obtain your license, you can apply for Realtor® membership by submitting an application to a local association of your choosing. The Minnesota Realtors® is one of the three levels of the Realtor® organization and is a non-profit trade organization representing more than 22,000 Realtor® members across the state.

From classes and courses to risk management and networking events, Minnesota Realtors® helps you grow as a professional and prosper in your business. Our suite of services includes:

  • Professional development
  • Access to forms and contracts
  • Informative publications
  • Political advocacy for Realtors® and homeowners
  • Education & networking opportunities

5 Steps to Becoming a Minnesota Realtor®

  1. Complete 90 hours of pre-licensing education
  2. Pass the Minnesota real estate exam
  3. Select a sponsoring broker or open your own brokerage
  4. Apply to the Department of Commerce for your Minnesota real estate license
  5. Apply for membership to the Realtor® organization

Learn more about the process and requirements for becoming a licensee at the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

Types of Membership

Primary Membership

To become a Realtor® member, you are required to join all three levels of the Organization. To apply for Realtor® membership in an Association, you must be affiliated with a broker who also holds Realtor® membership. An agent can join the local association in which their broker (or office manager, for multiple offices) is a member, either primarily or secondarily. For example, if a broker holds primary membership with the Minneapolis Association, and secondary membership with the St. Paul association, then the agent can join either of those two local associations.

As a broker, you can choose membership of any local association, regardless of where your office is located. Primary membership is handled by the local association.

View list of local associations

Local dues vary, but Minnesota dues are $209/year, and more information about National dues is available here. Dues at all levels are prorated monthly for new members*.

Secondary Membership

If you are already a Realtor® member in another state, and want to join Minnesota Realtors®, you can join as a Secondary Member. Secondary Members receive the same benefits as Primary Members, such as access to Forms. Dues are $209/year—prorated monthly for new members*. To join Minnesota Realtors® as a Secondary Member, please complete this form.

NOTE: You must hold a Minnesota Real Estate License to join as a Secondary Member.

PLEASE NOTE: The Minnesota Realtors® does not provide MLS access. All MLS access in Minnesota is granted by the local associations. If you are looking to access MLS, please contact one of the local associations.

Affiliate Membership

If you are not a real estate licensee, you can join Minnesota Realtors® as an Affiliate Member. As an Affiliate Member, you will receive our monthly newsletter and our weekly e-newsletter, participate in select member benefits programs, and receive a discounted vendor rate to our various events. Dues are $209/year—prorated monthly for new members*. To join Minnesota Realtors® as an Affiliate Member, please complete this form.

NOTE: Affiliate Members do not have access to Forms or the Legal Hotline.

Institute Affiliate Membership

Institute Affiliates are individuals who hold a professional designation awarded by an Institute, Society, or Council affiliate with the National Association of Realtors® that addresses a specialty area other than residential brokerage or individuals who otherwise hold a class of membership in such Institute, Society, or Council that confers the right to hold office. Any such individual, if otherwise eligible, may elect to hold Realtors® membership, subject to payment of applicable dues for such membership.

No Institute Affiliate Member may be granted the rights to use the term Realtor®, or the Realtor® logo, or to serve as President of the State Association; and shall agree to abide by the Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of the Member Board/Association, the State Association, and the National Association; and further, is encouraged to abide by the principles established by the NAR Code of Ethics, but is not subject to disciplinary authority of the State Association with regard to conduct inconsistent with the Code of Ethics. Institute Affiliate members receive our newsletter and e-newsletter, and can participate in select member benefits programs.

NOTE: Institute Affiliates do not have access to Forms or the Legal Hotline.