How Do I Join MetroList?

Any California licensed real estate broker, agent, or appraiser may submit an application to become a participant or subscriber in MetroList Services, Inc. In addition to holding a valid California real estate license or a valid real estate appraiser’s certificate or license, an applicant must also meet the requirements as set forth in the MetroList MLS Rules.

If you meet the eligibility requirements based on the rules below, download and complete the participant, subscriber or clerical application form. Bring the form to the nearest MetroList Office or Administrative Center for processing. If you have additional questions, call MetroList at 916-922-2234 or if dialing outside the 916 area code, call 888-898-9788.

PARTICIPATION AND AUTHORIZED ACCESS IS LIMITED TO THE GROUPS LISTED BELOW.

PARTICIPANT

A Participant is any individual who applies and is accepted by MetroList, meets and who continues to meet all of the following requirements of either a Broker Participant or an Appraiser Participant as defined below.

- Broker Participant

Broker Participant is a Participant who meets all of the following requirements:

  1. The individual, or corporation for whom the individual acts as a broker/officer, holds a valid California real estate broker’s license
  2. The individual is a principal, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager acting on behalf of a principal
  3. The individual or corporation for which the individual acts as a broker/officer is capable of offering and accepting compensation in the capacity of a real estate broker
  4. The individual has signed a written agreement to abide by the Rules of the Service in force at that time and as from time to time amended
  5. The individual pays all applicable MLS fees
  6. The individual has completed the MetroList MLS Orientation Program

- Appraiser Participant

An Appraiser Participant is a Participant who meets all of the following requirements:

  1. The individual holds a valid California appraiser’s certification or license
  2. The individual is a principal, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager acting on behalf of a principal
  3. The individual has signed a written agreement to abide by the Rules of the Service in force at that time and as from time to time amended
  4. The individual pays all applicable fees
  5. The individual has completed the MetroList MLS Orientation Program

SUBSCRIBER

A Subscriber is an individual who applies and is accepted by the MLS, meets and continues to meet all of the following requirements of either a real estate subscriber or an Appraiser Subscriber:

- REAL ESTATE SUBSCRIBER

Real Estate Subscriber is a subscriber who meets all of the following requirements:

  1. The individual holds a valid California real estate salesperson’s or broker’s license
  2. The individual is employed by or affiliated as an independent contractor with a Broker Participant
  3. The individual has signed a written agreement to abide by the Rules of the Service in force at that time and as from time to time amended
  4. The individual pays all applicable MLS fees
  5. The individual has completed the MetroList Orientation Program

- APPRAISER SUBSCRIBER

An Appraiser Subscriber is a Subscriber who meets all of the following requirements:

  1. The individual holds a valid California real estate appraiser’s certification or license
  2. The individual is employed by or affiliated as an independent contractor with an Appraiser Participant
  3. The individual has signed a written agreement to abide by the Rules of the Service in force at that time and as from time to time amended
  4. The individual has completed the MetroList MLS Orientation Program

CLERICAL USER

Clerical Users are individuals (whether licensed or unlicensed) employed by an MLS Participant or Subscriber and registered with the MLS who perform only clerical tasks that do not require a real estate license or an appraiser’s certificate or license. Each Participant and/or his/her Subscriber(s) shall provide the MLS with a list of and a registration form for all Clerical Users employed by Participant and/or the Participant’s Subscriber(s) and shall immediately notify the MLS of any changes, additions or deletions from the list.