FAQs

Membership Questions

I want to join DMAR. How do I apply for membership?

You can apply for membership at dmarealtors.com/apply. You simply fill out the online application, sign electronically, and remit your dues payment. Your dues will be prorated to the end of our fiscal year, September 30. As a new member, you will also be charged a one-time application fee of $125 and a $50 fee for the New Member Ethics and Orientation class.

I am a current DMAR member. How do I renew and pay my membership dues?

We offer three convenient payment options.

  1. To pay online simply Log-In Here using the last six digits of your real estate license and DMAR Password.  
  2. To pay by check, please make your check payable to DMAR and mail to: 4601 DTC Blvd. Suite 100, Denver, CO 80237.
  3. If you prefer to pay in person with check, money orders, credit card or cash you can do so at any of our office locations during regular business hours.

Why should I renew my DMAR membership?

DMAR members have access to a wide array of benefits, business tools, real estate market data, educational opportunities and discounted programs designed to help them success in the today’s market. In addition, your dues dollars go towards public policy initiatives that protect homeownership and your business. You also gain access to the Legal Hotline through the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and many member-only services and programs through the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). To learn more visit dmarealtors.com/membership-benefits.

When I renew, do I have an option to make payments on my membership dues?

Yes, for your convenience we offer a four-part payment plan that is available during the membership renewal process, which is paid by an automatic charge on your credit card with a $32 processing fee included in the plan. There is a limited time to sign-up for the renewal payment plan. Please note that the deadline to sign-up for the payment plan is October 30. Click here to fill out the required form.

Is it mandatory to join a REALTOR® Association?

Yes, if you are affiliated with a REALTOR® firm. All licensees in a REALTOR® firm are required to join as REALTOR® members. In accordance with the dues formula of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the dues obligation of the designated REALTOR® (managing broker) of the firm is based on the number of licensees in the firm, less those who join as REALTOR® members.

Does my managing broker have to be a member of DMAR for me to join?

Yes, the managing broker of your office must hold primary or secondary membership in DMAR in order for you to be eligible for membership in DMAR. If your managing broker holds primary membership in another REALTOR® association in the metro Denver area, he or she may join DMAR as a secondary member. DMAR currently has reciprocal agreements with the other metro Denver associations and will waive the secondary dues for any managing broker who brings a new primary REALTOR® member to DMAR.

If your managing broker is a primary member of a REALTOR® association outside the metro Denver area, he or she may join DMAR as a secondary member by paying an application fee and local dues. Secondary REALTOR® applicants from an out-of-state primary association would also be required to pay state dues to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.

I need a good standing member letter in order to join another Association as a secondary member. How do I get that letter?

Please email us at membership@dmarealtors.com to request a good standing member letter and the letter will be sent to you by email.

I’m a licensed assistant but do not actively sell real estate. Should I still join?

DMAR offers a support staff licensee certification to agents who are licensed with a REALTOR® firm but are not engaged in the sale of real estate and are not receiving compensation from incentives, bonuses or referrals.  The annual fee for a support staff licensee membership is $350. Please note that the responsible broker of your office must sign off on your certification form and remit payment to DMAR. 

How can I get signed up with the MLS system and does it cover areas outside of Denver?

REcolorado is the MLS listing service in Denver and they serve the five REALTOR® Associations in the Denver metro area.  To become a member with REcolorado, visit RE.colorado.com, click on "For Pros" and then click on "Join REcolorado."  There you will find membership categories, products, market tools, and fees. You can also click "search" to view a map.

How can I get my login ID and password?

Your login is the last six (6) digits of your real estate license. If you do not know your password try "welcome," which is the default password if you did not create a custom one. If you are still unable to login, go to dmarealtors.com and click on MEMBER LOGIN in the top right corner. Click on "Forgot your password?" and it will be emailed to the address on file.

How can I change my member information, change my email address and company information?

Under the “Membership” tab on the dmarealtors.com menu bar, select "Update Your Contact Information." This is where you can update your company information, change your email and/or home address, change your phone number(s) and choose your mailing preferences.  All changes are sent to the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. If you are a REALTOR® member, click here to update your contact information. If you are an Industry Partner member, click here to update your contact information. 

How do I inactivate my real estate license?

Contact the real estate commission at www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/node/90686 and click on "Licensing  & Registration, Real Estate Broker" and then on "Applications, Documents and Fees." Look for the “Inactive License Online Application”

 

Industry Partner Questions

What is an Industry Partner membership and what are the benefits of joining DMAR as an Industry Partner?

Industry Partner (Affiliater) members are individuals representing a firm or an individual business related to the real estate profession such as, but not limited to, title insurance, lending institutions, and individuals who offer products & services that are valuable resources for REALTORS® and their clients. Being a DMAR Industry Partner member gives you access to all of DMAR's exclusive benefits including sponsorship opportunities that increase visibility and allow members to promote their brand. Learn more about Industry Partner membership benefits here.

 

RPAC Questions

How do I change the RPAC investment contribution amount on my annual dues bill and/or request a refund on my RPAC donation?

Once logged into the member services menu on our website, click on "Pay Your Membership Dues." Then click the button, “Check All” and next click “Choose Payment Options.” On the next page, there will be a modify button which you will click on. Simply type the dollar amount you choose to donate into the box and proceed with payment. If you choose not to donate, simply type $0.00. To request a refund on your RPAC investment, contact the Colorado Association of REALTORS® at 303-790-7099 and have your dues receipt ready to submit to CAR’s financial department.

 

Education Questions

How do I register for a class?

You can view all upcoming DMAR classes at dmarealtors.com/education. View all classes or sort by location by clicking on HQ, West, North or Douglas Elbert. You do not need to login in order to register for a class.

How many credits do I need to maintain my license?

Colorado has education requirements for real estate broker license renewal as follows:

  • Complete a minimum of 24 hours of CE (continuing education) during your three-year license cycle.
  • The 24 hours must include a minimum of 12 credit hours of Colorado Real Estate Commission (CREC) ACU Courses, which is three different Annual Update courses, 4 credits each, one per year during the license cycle. There is no makeup of missed courses. The other 12 credit hours may be made up of electives.  If you do not take one course every year for three years BEFORE your license renewal date, your license will be considered INACTIVE

For further information please follow THIS link to DORA.

How many credits do I have?

The Association only tracks CE credit received through on-site DMAR classes. This does not include online education classes found through the DMAR website. The Certificate of Completion sent to you after completing a class is also valid proof of credit for the class. The responsibility of managing CE credits falls to the REALTOR®. 

Do I have to take the Ethics & Orientation class and how do I sign-up for the class?

As a condition of membership, all REALTOR® applicants are required to take a new member National Association of REALTORS® Ethics course & Orientation seminar within 90 days of application.  Registration links will be included in a welcome email message sent to you confirming receipt of your application.  The Ethics & Orientation course is not currently available online. The pre-licensing Ethics course completed with the real estate commission and/or the REcolorado non-Board member Orientation required course does not qualify for meeting the REALTORS® Ethics requirement.

Are the ethics requirements changing?

NAR’s current Code of Ethics education requirement states that you take one Code of Ethics class once in a four-year period. The four-year period is defined by NAR and runs from 2013-2016. If you have taken a class during this period, you have met the current license requirement. Beginning in January of 2017 the requirement has been changed by NAR to every two years; the first period would range from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019. The CE you receive for Code of Ethics class can be used toward your CE requirements. 

Who must take continuing education?

  • Brokers renewing an active three-year license. 
  • Brokers applying to activate a license. (Brokers initially licensed as inactive who apply to activate their license during the initial year or the first three-year license period are not required to complete continuing education).
  • Expired licensees applying within three years to reinstate their license on active status.

Who is not required to complete continuing education?

  • Licensees renewing an initial license that expires December 31 of the year in which it was issued. (C.R.S. 12-61-110.5(4))
  • Licensees renewing an inactive license or converting to inactive status upon renewal.

How does a licensee meet the continuing education requirements?

Annual Commission Update courses are mandatory but once the course’s year passes, that version cannot be taken. In these cases, licensees will need to investigate alternative ways to meet the continuing education requirements. These options include:

  • Complete the 24 hour Broker Reactivation Course** (permitted once every other license cycle)
  • Complete and pass the State portion of the Colorado Broker’s Exam
  • Complete 48 Hours in Colorado Contracts & Requirements and 24 hours in Real Estate Closings for a total of 72 hours

 **If a licensee has been inactive for longer than three years/36 months, the licensee MUST complete either the State portion of the Colorado Broker’s Exam or 48 Hours in Colorado Contracts & Requirements and 24 hours in Real Estate Closings for a total of 72 hours.

What if I currently hold a real estate license in another jurisdiction?

Persons licensed in both Colorado and a jurisdiction with which Colorado has entered a License Recognition agreement may choose either to meet Colorado’s continuing education requirement or to meet the continuing education requirement for the other jurisdiction. Courses must be taken during the Colorado renewal period to apply toward renewal of the Colorado license. Licensees who hold a current license in a jurisdiction with whom Colorado does not have a License Recognition agreement may use hours from the other jurisdiction towards Colorado elective hours but they must also take an “Annual Commission Update” course during their current renewal cycle.

When must continuing education be completed?

  • Before renewing any active three year license
  • Before applying to re-activate a second or subsequent inactive three year license
  • Before applying to reinstate an expired license to active status

How does a licensee prove completion of continuing education?

  • By retaining their own file of course completion certificates for at least four years and providing them to the Commission upon request
  • Licensees do not send certificates to the Division of Real Estate unless requested
  • The acts of renewing, reactivating or reinstating an active licensee attests to the student having complied with the continuing education requirements
  • Continuing education course providers must provide course completion certification to students showing:
    • Provider Information: name, address and authorized signature.
    • Course Information: title, total hours, course subject/content.
    • Student Information: name, address, SSN, real estate license number and date(s) of attendance.

What happens if I fail to complete continuing education (e.g. the Annual Commission Update Course)?

The Annual Commission Update Course is an annual requirement for all active licensees. If you fail to complete this course between January 1 and December 31 each year, and/or you fail to complete the additional 12 hours of elective continuing education during a three-year period, you may be found delinquent on a continuing education random audit and assessed a fine under the license law. Continuing education delinquencies are enforced by random audit, and are generally disciplined by fines ranging from $250 to $600 depending on the severity of the delinquency and when the delinquent hours are made up.