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.
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.
There are two parts to your new member orientation that must be completed:
- Online Courses: Paragon Academy, 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® – Takes place the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month. Covers core topics such as anti-trust, contracts/forms, finance, MLS rules and policies, and MLS rules and policy training. Orientation enables new members to discover member benefits and learn how membership works! Our goal is to help your business grow.
Orientation Registration Links –
If you are instructed to register for orientation, you must register for each link below. To complete New Member Orientation, you must attend each Zoom meeting live with a web camera turned on. A staff member will be in attendance to confirm you are attending courses.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
- Welcome and Contracts | 8:30 am – 11:30 am
- Safety | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- MLS Policy | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
- Finance | 8:30 am – 11:30 am
- Free or Low Cost Marketing Ideas to Kick Off Your Business | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | $15 – Proceeds go to RPAC