Sentrilock fees are due on March 1 every year and paid to AACAR. If invoices are not paid by March 15, a $25 late fee is assessed.
Invoices are emailed to members in early February. You can find your invoice, and make payment, on the AACAR web portal.
Yes! The site below will allow you to complete all of your pre-licensing on line. The pass rate for taking the exam is almost twice that of in person classes.
Yes! Click the link below, based on the type of license you have:
The Maryland Real Estate Commission tracks your CE credits. The following link will take you to their site. (Make sure you enter the type of license you have before entering your license number).
The Maryland Real Estate Commission from time to time makes changes in requirements, here is a link to their site for the latest information:
Yes, but in order to obtain a list of all active AACAR members, you must be an active AACAR member. This list will include the member’s name, home address, company name, and company address. This list does not include email addresses. If you are looking for specific information, we can, for example, sort the list to show only brokers, only new members, or only certain zip codes. The list will be emailed to you and will be an excel spreadsheet. The cost is $85 plus tax. If you are interested in purchasing an AACAR membership list, contact Kerry Chisholm: email@example.com or call 410-544-4554.
A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years may be eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status. REALTOR® Emeritus members receive a dues waiver from national and local dues.
At the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, the Delegate Body approved an amendment to Article III, Section 9 of the NAR Constitution, which outlines REALTOR® Emeritus eligibility. Beginning with applications filed in 2015, in addition to the forty (40) years of membership, a REALTOR® Emeritus candidate member must also have completed at least one (1) year of service at the National Association level. However, for applications filed through 2019, the one (1) year service requirement may also be met through service at the state or local level. This provision will sunset at the end of 2019.
If you are eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus, AACAR will submit all necessary paperwork to the National Association of REALTORS®. Once your application has been approved, NAR will send AACAR a letter, certificate, and a REALTOR® Emeritus pin for you. Then you will be invited to our next event to receive your award in front of your peers.
If you are an active primary member with AACAR and are joining another association as a secondary member, you will need a dues waiver letter provided by AACAR. If you are an active primary member with another association and want to join AACAR as a secondary member, please submit a dues waiver letter provided by your primary association and attach it to your AACAR application for membership.
Phone number, email, or address:
You can login to our website to change your phone number and email address.
You cannot change your office information online. This is done by AACAR only. If you have transferred to another brokerage, please complete the membership transfer form (under membership) and submit it to Kerry Chisholm: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 410-647-5102.
Inactivating your membership:
Because you are changing your license status to inactive or referral, please submit the inactivation form (under membership) and submit it to Kerry Chisholm: email@example.com or fax it to 410-647-5102.
Changing your name
Before AACAR can update this, you will need to update it with the Real Estate Commission first. Our records need to match theirs. Once you have updated your name change with the Real Estate Commission, you can submit the change to Kerry Chisholm: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 410-647-5102.
If you are joining as a REALTOR® member:
Please complete the REALTOR® membership application in its entirety and submit it to Kerry Chisholm: email@example.com or fax it to 410-647-5102. Note: Make sure your broker signs your application, provide us with an up to date email address, list your real estate license number, and include your payment.
If you are joining as an Affiliate member:
Please complete the AACAR Affiliate membership application and submit to Kerry Chisholm: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 410-647-5102. Once your application has been approved and processed, you will receive a welcoming email with a list of membership benefits. Please make sure you complete the membership application in its entirety.
Most websites that ask for your ID number have a look up option for you to get it. Your NRDS number, NAR ID, and National Association of REALTORS® member number all mean the same thing. It is a nine digit number you are assigned when you join AACAR. This number will be listed in your confirmation email you receive after your membership application has been processed and on the label of the NAR magazine also.
You can obtain free support from SentriLock in one of the following ways:
The best way to reach SentriLock support is via the Internet. Click the Support button on the toolbar in the REALTOR® Lockbox Web Site or the SentriLock Card Utility/SentriCard® Utility. Click Add Ticket to send a message to SentriLock Support.
You can send email to SentriLock Support email@example.com
Contact Technical Support from Sales Website
A Technical Support request form is available on the SentriLock Sales Web site: http://www.sentrilock.com/contactSupport/
SentriLock Support via the telephone, call: 513-618-5800.
Yes. Their first step is to download and fill out an Unlicensed Assistant Agreement and it needs to be signed by the REALTOR® they are assisting. There are certain guidelines they need to follow as an unlicensed assistant. They can only access the lockbox of the agent they are assisting and they can’t represent themselves as REALTORS®.
Anne Arundel County Members can get Coastal Association (Ocean City and the Wicomico Co.) and Garrett County Association added to their SentriLock key cards by going to the Coastal and Garrett County websites for the paperwork.
Coastal Association members can get Anne Arundel County added to their SentriLock key cards by downloading and filling out the Coastal SentriLock Reciprocal Card Access Agreement and send to our Association with a copy of your license.
Garrett County Association members can get Anne Arundel County added to their SentriLock key cards by downloading and filling out the Garrett Reciprocal Card Access Agreement and send to our Association with a copy of your license.
Anne Arundel County members can have various Virginia areas added to their SentriLock key cards if they have a Virginia license. You will need to provide a copy of your Virginia license, download and complete this form, and send to our office for processing.
Members of York and Adams County in PA can have Anne Arundel County added to their Sentrilock key cards if they have a PA and MD license. Please download and fill out the SentriLock Reciprocal Card Access Agreement Reciprocity form and send to our Association with a copy of your PA license.
Eastern Panhandle members can get Anne Arundel County added to their SentriLock key cards by downloading and filling out the Eastern Panhandle SentriLock Reciprocal Card Access Agreement and send to our Association with a copy of your license.
AACAR does not have reciprocity with Delaware.
When you paid for your Sentrilock service you also received the ability to download an app to your Smartphone with your SentriLock ID and Password.
(The instructions for downloading the app are provided once your service is activated)
The GENI or GENII (silver) REALTOR® lockbox has an internal lithium battery, lithium type 2CR5 battery. The batteries for the silver boxes are $5.99 each at AACAR, and comes with a tool to unscrew the back to change the battery.
Note: Do not remove old batteries from a lockbox until you have a replacement in hand. Also, do not carry unpackaged batteries in your pocket or purse as metal objects could cause a short circuit and thereby cause bodily harm or property damage.
The NXT or NXT Wireless REALTOR® lockbox has internal lithium batteries. To replace the batteries in a NXT or NXT Wireless (blue) lockbox, you’ll need: 2 lithium type CR123A batteries. Contact your Association in regards to obtaining batteries for your lockbox. A Phillips head screwdriver is needed to remove the battery covers screws.
Note: If the lockbox shows no signs of activity and you cannot access the key compartment, the battery is dead. You can use a power paddle to provide a temporary charge to the lockbox and access the battery compartment. Contact your Association to obtain a power paddle.
The Bluetooth ® lockbox with external Power Port has internal lithium batteries. To replace the batteries in a The Bluetooth ® lockbox with external Power Port, you’ll need: 2 lithium type CR123A batteries and a battery replacement kit. The kit and batteries are $16.00 at AACAR, and comes with a tool to unscrew the cover.
You can use the following instructions to access the key compartment of a lockbox:
1. Insert your SentriCard® into a lockbox. Wait until the CODE light displays, then press your PIN + ENT.
2. After you press PIN + ENT, the lockbox will display the READY light. You can either remove your card from the box or press FUNC + 3 + ENT to open the box.
(If the lockbox displays the steady CARD and ERROR lights, your SentriCard ® might be expired. You need to renew your SentriCard® if it is expired. If the lockbox displays the steady CARD light and your SentriCard® is valid, the lockbox’s internal clock needs to be updated.)
Also, here are some helpful How To Videos from Sentrilock on opening the key compartment via the SentriKey Real Estate App
New Members: You need to first join the Anne Arundel County Association of REALTORS®. Once your membership application has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation on how to obtain your SentriLock service. You can download and fill out the SentriLock Agreement and email it to Tamekia Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you are approved, SentriLock will send an email to create a PIN and PASSWORD to use in the Sentrikey app.
Existing Members: If you need a replacement card, email Tamekia Martin, email@example.com.
We have a wide variety of items in our REALTOR Store, they are not available online at this time. Please contact us at 410-544-4554 – Monday through Friday to inquire on product assortment or availability.
Please visit Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation to learn about the steps for filing an ethics complaint. Before you file, you can should visit the National Association of REALTORS® for information on Ethics Complaints, Arbitration Requests, and Related Information.
Notice is sent in our newsletters. If you are not receiving our newsletters, please call the AACAR office to be sure we have your correct email address on file. (If you “opt out” of our newsletter you will not receive notice, please let us know so we can email you separately).