New Member FAQ

New to the business or thinking about becoming a real estate agent? Then you most likely have a few questions. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don't find the answers you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to contact Barbara Amick in Member Services Department  at 805-981-2100 x102. 

How do I get a real estate license?

The first step in getting a real estate license is to contact the Bureau of Real Estate http://dre.ca.gov. 

If I just passed the real estate test, can I join the Association?

Yes, you can join Ventura County Coastal Association if you are currently sponsored by a Broker.

How much are dues?

The dues you pay are based on your level of membership with our Association (Designated REALTOR®, Non-Designated REALTOR®, or Affiliate). The current fees are posted on our site. 

When are the annual dues due?

Yearly membership renewals are due in January and June of each year. 

What is a LFRO office? 

A Limited Function Referral Office (LFRO) is a separate entity that sponsors real estate licensees or appraisers whose sole function is to refer prospective clients to a particular broker.

When is new member orientation?

New member orientation is usually the 4th Tuesday of the month. However, we encourage you to contact the Member Services Department at (805)981-2100 x102  to confirm for the specific month in question.

How do I get a keycard/or keybox?

When you join Ventura County Multiple Listing Service you have the opportunity to lease a Supra ActiveKEY. Please note that your keycard lease with Supra is renewable on June of each year. In addition to the keycard, you can also purchase Supra iboxes in the Ventura County Coastal REALTOR® Store. You can also have this service in your Iphone, Blackberry or Android.

How do I get ZipForm?

To have access to ZipForm, you must be a member of Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS®.