Become a NWAR REALTOR or Affiliate Member

GNMLS-Only Membership:  If you are already a REALTOR Member of another local association and just wish to join Greater Northwoods Multiple Listing Service, please CLICK HERE to read about GNMLS membership.

NWAR REALTOR Membership:

Before proceeding with the steps to join the Northwoods Association of REALTORS®, you must have a valid real estate or appraisal license; we cannot process any applications without proof of your active license.   For details about how to complete the required training and testing to become a licensed salesperson or broker, please visit and go to Education -> Careers.   Deeply discounted online pre-license education courses are available through NWAR - contact us at 715-356-3400 for more information.

Once you receive your real estate license in the mail, you may proceed with the following steps:

  • If you are working for a broker/firm, confirm that your broker has sent in your Notice of Real Estate Employment Form (#812) to the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Standards.
  • Download the NWAR Membership Application (PDF).
  • Complete the NWAR application and view the REALTOR Membership dues table below to determine your dues total according to the month your license was registered with your firm/broker, which you can see by looking up your license on the DSPS website (start date shown under "Relationships" tab).
    • NOTE:  Annual membership renewal statements are mailed in September each year.  If you are joining NWAR in September or later, you will be sent a renewal statement for the following year soon after joining.  The annual dues renewal amount (if unchanged by NAR/WRA/NWAR) are the January total below minus the NWAR & WRA initiation fees which only apply when joining (or late renewals after the 12/31 annual deadline).
  • Attach check or money order (payable to "NWAR") to the application. Please be aware that there are no refunds for dues once you have been accepted as a Member.
  • Mail, fax, or bring in the completed NWAR Membership Application with payment, a copy of your real estate license (license search here), and copy of the 
    Notice of Real Estate Employment Form (#812) signed by your broker to:

Northwoods Association of REALTORS® (or "NWAR")
PO Box 377
Woodruff, WI 54568
Fax: 888-399-2118

  • NWAR staff  will contact you with your National Association of REALTORS® ID (aka NRDS ID) number, MLS ID, and instructions to register with NAR, WRA, ZipForms and (if applicable) SentriLock.
  • All new REALTOR Members are required to complete the following within 90 days of joining (or as noted):
    • Complete REALTOR Orientation half-day class (3rd Monday monthly 8:30a-1p) Note: In lieu of classroom training, currently offering as video playlist+quiz and 2.5hr live webinar (9:30a-noon).
    • Complete GNMLS training half-day class within 60 days (2nd Monday monthly 1-5pm or offline materials/exam) 
    • Complete NAR Code of Ethics course - choose "Code of Ethics Course for New Members (Free)" after we process your application and provide your REALTOR (aka NRDS) ID.
    • Attend one of the next two NWAR general membership meetings - our Election Dinner in May/Jun, Installation Dinner in September, or Christmas Party in December - to be formally inducted as a REALTOR and enjoy a free dinner.  You may instead be inducted by phone during a monthly board meeting if you don't mind missing the free dinner.

2022 NWAR REALTOR (Broker/Salesperson/Appraiser) Dues Table

Month JoiningNWARNWAR InitiationWRAWRA InitiationNARTotal

NWAR Affiliate Membership:

With your paid Affiliate Membership to NWAR, you will receive our monthly newsletter and can sponsor/attend all Member events and meetings, vote in elections, serve on committees and even run for the NWAR Board of Directors. Affiliate Membership is available to licensed professionals in real estate partner businesses such as title companies, banks and mortgage lenders, insurance providers and home builders.

NWAR Affiliates are also Affiliate Members of the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA), which allows you the benefits of education, legal services, products, networking/marketing, representation, publications, and access to the WRA website with links to various resources relating to the real estate industry. WRA Affiliate Membership Benefits

Please complete and return our Affiliate Membership Application to apply for NWAR Affiliate Membership.

If you are not interested in a NWAR Affiliate Membership but would like to advertise with our Members, visit the NWAR Sponsors page to learn more about becoming a NWAR Sponsor.

2022 NWAR Affiliate Member Dues Table

Month JoiningNWARNWAR InitiationWRAWRA InitiationNARTotal