What am I joining exactly?
By joining the Greater Denton/Wise County Association of REALTORS® you will be joining 3 associations. Our local Association (GDWCAR), the Texas Association of REALTORS® (Texas REALTORS®) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
These three member associations provide local, state and national benefits and services that you will use throughout your career. (NAR Benefits and Texas REALTORS® Benefits) In addition, you will be a member of the world's largest trade association. There is power in numbers and the voice of the REALTOR® community is heard loud and clear.
Along with the aforementioned, you will additionally be permitted use of the "REALTOR" logo and trademark. This logo is only used by members and literally means “member”. It is copyright protected and held in the highest esteem by the consumer.
Membership dues to these 3 associations are paid to GDWCAR, by all members, and are always due January 1st annually. Non-payment of REALTOR® dues will result in deactivation of your REALTOR® status and benefits, including access to the REALTOR® Legal Hotline and ZipForms.
In addition, Brokers must return any licenses to TREC for unpaid licensee upon notification from GDWCAR.
As an Affiliate Member can I gain access to MLS Services?
NO, you must have an Active Real Estate License to become a REALTOR® Member to gain access to NTREIS, MLS Services.
As an Affiliate Member can I obtain a SUPRA Key?
YES, if you hold an Inspector's License.
Do Affiliates have to attend the Mandatory Orientation Class?
NO, only REALTOR® Members.
When / Where would an Affiliate use the Username and Password?
Membership dues are due every year and you may log on to the GDWCAR Association Management Service (AMS) software a http://ams.navicamls.net/ to make a payment by check or credit using your username (NRDS # - 9 digits) and password (last name with the first letter capitalized).
Can I join GDWCAR Online if my Real Estate License is Inactive?
NO, you must have an Active Real Estate License or Broker's License to become a member of GDWCAR. Please check the Texas Real Estate Commissions website at www.trec.state.tx.us.
I joined GDWCAR online but why can't I schedule my mandatory Orientation class?
Once your application is processed you will receive an email with your new NRDS Number (National REALTOR® Database System - this number identifies you at the National Association of REALTORS® level and will be used throughout your career). You will sign on to the GDWCAR Association Management Service (AMS) software at www.navicamls.net and sign up for an orientation date using your username (NRDS # - 9 digits) and password (last name with the first letter capitalized).
When / Where would a REALTOR® use the Username and Password?
Membership dues are due every year and you may log on to the GDWCAR Navica Association Management Service (AMS) software a http://ams.navicamls.net/ to make a payment by check or credit using your username (NRDS # - 9 digits) and password (last name with first letter capitalized). Also, you may log on to the Events and Education at that web location as well.
What is MLS?
The acronym stands for Multiple Listing Service.
Why do I need MLS services?
This is the platform in which you will enter data for the listings your clients want you to sell. It provides information to other MLS users as to the specifics of the property being sold. It is where you will look for listings that your buyers want to purchase. It is a venue for offering compensation to others for their representation of a buyer in the sale of real property.
How often do I pay MLS fees?
MLS Fees are always due before the first day of each calendar quarter.
How do I join MLS?
To provide services to your clients you will need to purchase user rights to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Our service provider is NTREIS (North Texas Real Estate Information Systems). Service fees are paid quarterly for MLS privileges.
The GDWCAR application includes the required information for MLS services and part of your membership requires that you participate in the MLS services through your Broker.
Service fees for NTREIS MLS are paid on a quarterly basis through our GDWCAR Association Management Service (AMS) software at http://ams.navicamls.net/, using your username (NRDS # - 9 digits) and password. (Last Name with First letter Capitalized). You will receive an email reminder, but it is your sole responsibility to remember this payment quarterly.
How can I make payments on outstanding invoices?
Our Navica AMS (Association Management Software) allows you to access your account 24/7. Simply sign in here (http://ams.navicamls.net) and enter the required information. You can find your outstanding invoices and pay online or print an invoice and send or bring in a check.
How do I get a SUPRA Key?
Only the members who are individuals with licenses held through TREC are eligible to lease a SUPRA key.
There are various options for key service and after joining GDWCAR you will need to come to our office to complete a lease agreement and pay those additional fees. Supra is a separate company and all billing is done through them after your initial application is done through GDWCAR.
I changed phones and I need a new authorization code. Where do I get this code?
Please contact GDWCAR at 940-387-8212 and one of our empowering staff members will obtain an authorization code for you.
If our office is closed you can provide the email address or phone number along with your PIN number and Supra will send the authorization code directly to you.
I upgraded my smartphone and my key fob won’t work on the new phone. What do I need to do?
The key fobs are an actual purchase and not leased. Supra's Fob instructions can be found here.
What Committees are available?
(Click here for the committee descriptions)
Why should I get involved?
Many members do not realize that the association in governed completely by its member volunteers. By serving others you will gain knowledge from those who have been the decision makers and creators of policy years before you. This is invaluable to your business and can prepare you to succeed where others cannot.