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Looking for a Career in Real Estate?

Real estate agents must obtain a license from the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC). FREC requires all applicants be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or a GED and that they complete and pass a course approved by FREC. Once you complete the course and pass the end of course exam, you can take the state exam to receive your license. A minimum score of 75% is required to pass the state exam.

When you pass the state exam, you may activate your license at the exam site by turning in a completed form RE11. The broker of the firm where you will be placing your license must sign the RE11. When selecting a firm to place your license, we strongly encourage you to select a REALTOR® member firm. A REALTOR® is an agent who, in addition to meeting state requirements, has chosen to become a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. By joining this organization, REALTORS® agree to follow a strict code of ethics. Consumers who hire REALTORS® can be sure they will be treated fairly and professionally. REALTORS® are the only agents allowed to use the “R” logo. The logo serves as a seal of approval and helps the public identify professional REALTORS®.

The Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS® Inc. offers our members Ethics and Professional Standards instruction in order to maintain the exceptionally high standards of excellence in business required by the membership. Members are also offered numerous programs, products and service that enhance their professionalism. They also have access to a legal hotline through the Florida Realtors®. Free of charge to all members, this service ensures our members are getting the most current legal information available.

In addition to the Code of Ethics and the continuing education offered to Association members, we also have a regional multiple listing service (My Florida Regional MLS) that allows you to offer your clients the best possible exposure whether they want to buy or sell property.

With diligence, the proper education and thorough training, you can look forward to building a successful career as a REALTOR®.

If you would like information about taking the Real Estate licensing course, or if you are currently licensed and need help completing the membership process, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Sonya Addison, at saddison@pgpcnprealtors.com.

 


Different Types of Membership


REALTOR® Member - Primary Membership

The broker in your new office determines whether or not they wish to hold membership at the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc.  When he/she elects to hold membership, you are also required to have membership at Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc. If your broker has membership at another board in addition to membership at Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc., you have “board of choice” and can choose which board to join. 

REALTOR® membership is three-tiered. Members of Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc. also belong to Florida Realtors® (FR) and to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). A REALTOR® may be a licensed Real Estate Salesperson (or Agent), Broker, or Appraiser. REALTORS® belonging to Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc. must be licensed by the State of Florida.

Please complete the New REALTOR® Member application online here.  You will also need to fill out the MLS Application by clicking here to download the MLS application.  Complete and email this application to Sonya Addison, our Membership Coordinator, at saddison@pgpcnprealtors.com.   Please allow one to two business days for processing. You will then receive confirmation from Sonya Addison, our Membership Coordinator, to schedule an appointment to come in to pay and complete the new membership process.

 

Secondary Members - Secondary Membership

A licensed Real Estate Salesperson wishing to join Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc. as a secondary member must have their license hung with a broker who is a member here. The licensee must have primary membership at another board in Florida and be in good standing.

Please complete the New REALTOR® Member application online here.   You will also need to fill out the MLS Application by clicking here to download the MLS application.  Complete and email this application to Sonya Addison, our Membership Coordinator, at saddison@pgpcnprealtors.com.   Please allow one to two business days for processing. You will then receive confirmation from Sonya Addison to schedule an appointment to come in to pay and complete the new membership process.

 

MLS Participant/New MLS Office - MLS Only Membership 

MLS  Participant/New Office Membership is available to any Broker  who is currently a REALTOR® member of Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc. or another Association/Board of REALTORS®.

Click here to download application.  Complete and email this application to Sonya Addison, our Membership Coordinator, at saddison@pgpcnprealtors.com.  Sonya will contact you regarding payment.

 

MLS Subscriber- MLS Only

MLS  Subscriber Membership is available to any real estate agent who is currently a REALTOR® member of Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc. or another Association/Board of REALTORS®.

Click here to download application.  Complete and email this application to Sonya Addison, our Membership Coordinator, at saddison@pgpcnprealtors.com.  Sonya will contact you regarding payment.

 

Unlicensed Administrative Staff

Unlicensed Administrative Staff are administration support for a REALTOR® and will only have access to MLS services. Unlicensed administrative staff are not Members of Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc., as they are not licensed real estate professionals.

Click here to download application.  Complete and email this application to Sonya Addison, our Membership Coordinator, at saddison@pgpcnprealtors.com.  Sonya will contact you regarding payment.


Become a Business Partner Member

Membership Fees:

  • One Time Application Fee: $50.00
  • Prorated Annual Dues:$180.00 (If paying between January – June); $90.00 (If paying between July – December)

Please complete the Business Partner Application online here.


Please keep the following in mind in regards to your application:

  • Applicant will be notified of the upcoming orientation sessions at the time application is received in the Association office;
  • Applicant shall be expected to attend the first orientation offered after applying for membership;
  • All funds will be deposited immediately and are non-refundable;
  • Association staff will submit all applications to the Board of Directors for their approval;
  • Upon completion of the New Member Orientation, the applicant will be formally inducted into the Association;
  • Names of new members will not be forwarded to the State Association and National Association until membership qualifications are met in full;
  • Processing of Business Partner memberships shall be the same as for REALTOR® applicants with the exception of the orientation requirement, which shall be waived;