How to Join

How to Join

Welcome! Joining our Association is a straightforward process that opens doors to a wealth of benefits and opportunities in the real estate industry. Whether you’re a seasoned real estate professional, embarking on your career journey, or representing a real estate-related company, joining our Association offers you invaluable resources, networking prospects, educational avenues, and supportive frameworks to pave your path to success. Joining our Association is a strategic investment in your real estate career. Connect with us today to begin your journey towards greater success and excellence in the real estate industry!


To qualify as a REALTOR® member, you need to hold a valid license as a real estate agent, broker, or appraiser in Virginia. Additionally, agents must be associated with a REALTOR® firm that is a member of PWAR. New agents must attend a New Member Orientation within 90 days of submitting their application.

Processing Time

Processing may take up to 72 hours depending on the number of applications in the queue. New agents are required to submit their applications prior to scheduling an appointment with PWAR’s Membership Director. Once the application is received, the Membership Director will reach out to new agents to arrange their appointments.


Compliance with the Tax Reform Act of 1993 requires that the portion of dues attributable to lobbying and political activities at the State and Federal levels of government be considered nondeductible for income tax purposes. This nondeductible portion must be disclosed to members on their dues invoice each year.

National Association of REALTORS®: Dues of $156 per member, NAR computes 35% or $55.00 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. Please note that the entire $45 Consumer Advertising Campaign* special assessment qualifies as fully deductible. In addition, contributions (including member dues) to NAR are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, click here to view the latest information.

*NAR’s Consumer Advertising Campaign Assessment is a mandatory fee for all members when joining or renewing. These funds are used to promote the REALTOR® brand through NAR’s national ad campaign: That’s Who We R. The value of the campaign is an investment in your business and is grounded in three main objectives: Demonstrating the value of a REALTOR® to consumers, distinguishing REALTORS® from the rest, and delivering pride to members. For more information, click here.

Virginia REALTORS®: Dues of $191 per member, Virginia REALTORS® computes 10.9% or $20.82 to be nondeductible for the member’s income taxes due to Virginia REALTORS® lobbying efforts, and political activities. Membership dues are not deductible as charitable contributions, but may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. Note that the entire $191 new member fee qualifies as a deductible expense.


RPAC: Contributions to Virginia REALTORS® RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes; they are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Members may contribute more or less than the suggested amount and may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. NAR has established state Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocations based on anticipated National RPAC needs. Thirty percent of all Major Investor contributions are sent to NAR to be applied to the Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocation and are charged against the limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a with the remaining seventy percent maintained for state and local usage. Decisions regarding Virginia REALTORS® RPAC contributions to meet the Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocation will be made throughout the fundraising year. The contributor certifies that they are at least 18 years old and are making this contribution with their own personal funds- not those of another person or entity, nor are they a foreign national or federal contractor.


As an Affiliate member, you play a crucial role in supporting and collaborating with real estate professionals in our community. Whether you’re a lender, home inspector, title company, or in another related industry, joining our association as an affiliate member opens doors to networking opportunities, professional development, and valuable connections with real estate experts.

Processing Time

Processing may take up to 72 hours depending on the number of applications in the queue.