mls fee schedule

In addition to paying membership dues upon joining MAAR, you will also be required to pay the current MLS fees if your broker is a member of the NorthstarMLS. | HOW TO PAY MLS FEE VIDEO

2018 First Quarter Billing Schedule

December 1
Agents are directly ebilled for first quarter (January, February, March) MLS services. Payment is due December 31. Brokers should notify MAAR of any roster changes using a REALTOR® Change Form.

January 2
Unpaid agents are assessed a $25 late fee and MLS service is suspended. This means your membership with MAAR will remain active, but you will not have MLS access. Brokers have until Jan 31 to complete one of the following to avoid office-wide suspension:

• Ensure the agent pays.
• Pay on behalf of the agent.
• Terminate the agent’s affiliation with their company, inactivate their license with the Department of Commerce and notify MAAR using the REALTOR® Change Form.

February 1
MLS service for offices with agents who still have outstanding MLS fees will be suspended. This means your membership with MAAR will remain active, but no agents in your office will have MLS access.

March 1
Remaining suspended offices with unpaid agents are terminated. This means membership with MAAR and all services will be terminated for all agents in your office. A $100 Broker MLS reinstatement fee and all past due amounts will be required to reactivate office MLS access. A $100 reinstatement fee may be applied to all agents in your office to reinstate membership.

 Dec 1 – MLS fees billed for Jan-Mar
 Dec 31 – Unpaid agents suspended and late fee assessed
 Feb 1 – Offices with unpaid MLS fees suspended
 Mar 1 – Offices terminated

2018 Second Quarter Billing Schedule

March 1
Agents are directly ebilled for second quarter (April, May, June) MLS services. Payment is due March 31. Brokers should notify MAAR of any roster changes using a REALTOR® Change Form.

March 31
MLS fees are due.

April 1
Unpaid agents are assessed a $25 late fee and MLS service is suspended. This means your membership with MAAR will remain active, but you will not have MLS access. Brokers have until May 31 to complete one of the following to avoid office-wide suspension:

• Ensure the agent pays.
• Pay on behalf of the agent.
• Terminate the agent’s affiliation with their company, inactivate their license with the Department of Commerce and notify MAAR using the REALTOR® Change Form.

May 1
MLS service for offices with agents who still have outstanding MLS fees will be suspended. This means your membership with MAAR will remain active, but no agents in your office will have MLS access.

June 1
Remaining suspended offices with unpaid agents are terminated. This means membership with MAAR and all services will be terminated for all agents in your office. A $100 Broker MLS reinstatement fee and all past due amounts will be required to reactivate office MLS access. A $100 reinstatement fee may be applied to all agents in your office to reinstate membership.

Mar 1 – MLS fees billed for Qtr 2 (Apr-Jun)
Mar 31 – MLS fees are due
Apr 1 Unpaid agents suspended and late fee assessed
May 1 – Offices with unpaid MLS fees suspended
Jun 1 – Offices terminated

2018 Third Quarter Billing Schedule

June 1
Agents are directly ebilled for third quarter (July, August, September) MLS services. Payment is due June 30. Brokers should notify MAAR of any roster changes using a REALTOR® Change Form.

June 30
MLS fees are due.

July 1
Unpaid agents are assessed a $25 late fee and MLS service is suspended. This means your membership with MAAR will remain active, but you will not have MLS access. Brokers have until August 31 to complete one of the following to avoid office-wide suspension:

• Ensure the agent pays.
• Pay on behalf of the agent.
• Terminate the agent’s affiliation with their company, inactivate their license with the Department of Commerce and notify MAAR using the REALTOR® Change Form.

August 1
MLS service for offices with agents who still have outstanding MLS fees will be suspended. This means your membership with MAAR will remain active, but no agents in your office will have MLS access.

September 1
Remaining suspended offices with unpaid agents are terminated. This means membership with MAAR and all services will be terminated for all agents in your office. A $100 Broker MLS reinstatement fee and all past due amounts will be required to reactivate office MLS access. A $100 reinstatement fee may be applied to all agents in your office to reinstate membership.

Jun 1 – MLS fees billed for Qtr 3 (Jul-Sep)
Jun 30 – MLS fees are due 
Jul 1 Unpaid agents suspended and late fee assessed
Aug 1 – Offices with unpaid MLS fees suspended
Sep 1 – Offices terminated

2018 Fourth Quarter Billing Schedule

September 1
Agents are directly ebilled for third quarter (October, November, December) MLS services. Payment is due September 30. Brokers should notify MAAR of any roster changes using a REALTOR® Change Form.

September 30
MLS fees are due.

October 1
Unpaid agents are assessed a $25 late fee and MLS service is suspended. This means your membership with MAAR will remain active, but you will not have MLS access. Brokers have until October 31 to complete one of the following to avoid office-wide suspension:

• Ensure the agent pays.
• Pay on behalf of the agent.
• Terminate the agent’s affiliation with their company, inactivate their license with the Department of Commerce and notify MAAR using the REALTOR® Change Form.

November 1
MLS service for offices with agents who still have outstanding MLS fees will be suspended. This means your membership with MAAR will remain active, but no agents in your office will have MLS access.

December 1
Remaining suspended offices with unpaid agents are terminated. This means membership with MAAR and all services will be terminated for all agents in your office. A $100 Broker MLS reinstatement fee and all past due amounts will be required to reactivate office MLS access. A $100 reinstatement fee may be applied to all agents in your office to reinstate membership.

Sep 1 – MLS fees billed for Qtr 4 (Oct-Dec)
Sep 30  MLS fees are due
Oct 1 – Unpaid agents suspended and late fee assessed
Nov 1 – Offices with unpaid MLS fees suspended
Dec 1 – Offices terminated

MLS fees are nonrefundable once they are paid. For questions, please email accounting@mplsrealtor.com or call 952.933.9020.

How MLS Fees are Billed 

New Agents
Your first MLS fee will be collected with your membership dues at the time of application.

Transferring In
 If you are transferring to MAAR from another local association, MAAR will verify with your previous association if MLS fees have already been paid. If you have already paid your previous association for the current quarter, MAAR will not collect MLS fees for that quarter. MLS billing will start at the next calendar quarter. If you have not yet paid your previous association for billed MLS fees, MAAR will collect those amounts at the time of application.

Transferring Out
 If you are transferring to another local association from MAAR, and you have already paid for the current quarter’s MLS fees, you will not be required to pay your new association for the current quarter. If you have outstanding MLS fees at the time of transfer, your new association will collect the current quarter’s MLS fee at the time of application. There will be no refunds when transferring to another association.

We Need Your Correct Email Address.

MLS billing notices are emailed. To ensure that you receive your notice, please verify the email address we have on file is correct:

1. Go to mplsrealtor.com
2. Click the “My Account” Tab (at the top of the home page).
3. Log in with your 9-digit NRDS number (the same number you use to access NorthstarMLS) for BOTH username and password.
4. Select “Update Your Member Profile” in the box on the left.