New Member Information

1. Application and Initial Fees

To join or rejoin the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS®, begin the process by completing the Membership Application form. You may email, mail, fax, or drop off the completed application at the OABR office. Initial fees and dues must accompany this application.

The OABR membership year is September 1 through August 31. Membership dues are prorated monthly for REALTOR® members joining during the year. New and reinstated REALTOR® members are assessed a one-time $150 application fee and a $50 initial eKey fee (if requesting an eKey). NOTE: MLS monthly subscriber fees and monthly eKey fees are not included in initial membership dues and are charged separately.

Contact our Membership Manager with questions.

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2. Processing and Welcome Email

Processing may take up to 3 business days depending on the number of applications in the queue. A member record will be created based on the information provided in the member application. When payment is verified, the applicant’s information is submitted to NAR and a member number (NRDS #) is generated. In the meantime, your application is also being processed with Great Plains Regional MLS, where an MLS ID # is also being generated.

Once OABR has processed your application and initial dues and fees, you will receive a welcome email which includes your NRDS # and MLS ID #. From here, you’ll need to register your MLS monthly subscriber payment.

3. Lockboxes and Keys

Within 2 days of registering your MLS billing account, you will receive an email from our Business Support Manager which includes a video tutorial for using your eKey and links to set up your Supra account.From here, you’ll need to register to pay your Supra eKey fee.

Lockboxes are available for purchase and pickup at the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® office. A lockbox attaches to the door and is opened by the eKey app.

Contact our Business Support Manager with questions.

4. Orientation

There are two parts to your new member orientation that must be completed:

  • Online Courses: REALTORS® Code of Ethics and Fair Housing – Check your email for access instructions and discount codes. These are mandated requirements from the National Association of REALTORS® and must be completed within the first 60 days of membership. Paragon Academy must be completed within the first 30 days of membership.


  • In-House Program at the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® Education Center, 11830 Nicholas Street – Program normally takes place the first Tuesday of every month. View Calendar Covers core topics such as REALTOR® Safety, professionalism, policy and benefits of OABR Membership.

5. 2024 Courses

Good Contracts/Bad Contracts, Do You Know the Difference?

Learn vital aspects of the latest purchase agreement. Six months to complete free of charge for new members.

Morning Courses (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    • August 9

Financing the Sale, Show Me the Money!

Discover essential details of real estate financing.

Morning Courses (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    • April 12
    • November 8

Night Courses (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

    • June 4
    • September 10

Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® has established an agreement with The CE Shop to promote online course information to consumers and real estate licensees. Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® is not the developer of these courses and is simply providing a referral. Any questions regarding course content or technology should be directed to The CE Shop.

OABR New REALTOR® Orientation

OABR Ed Center, 8:30 am. to 12:00 pm.

2024 Orientation Dates:

April 2nd

May 14th

June 4th

July 9th

August 6th

September 10th

October 1st

November 5th

December 3rd

Looking for information on Affiliate Membership? View here.