How to Become a REALTOR®

Interested in joining DCAR, or any other REALTOR® association? There are a few basic steps you must complete before you can become a member. You must first be a licensed real estate broker or property manager, which you can learn about via the DC Real Estate Commission. Once you have that license, you can take the next step by joining more than 1.2 million REALTORS® across the country. Learn More

REALTOR® Benefits and Services

There are many perks that come with being a REALTOR®, and DCAR, along with local partner the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR), aims to provide the necessary tools and resources our members need to succeed. Members can contact our Forms Hotline via email for information on GCAAR’s Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. contacts and forms. GCAAR also offers room rentals at their Rockville location.

Capital Area REALTOR®

Capital Area REALTOR® is the official publication of GCAAR, but DCAR has its own public policy section each issue. The magazine, which is published five times annually, is your link to everything happening in DC and Montgomery County real estate. Members receive a complimentary subscription to the magazine, which offers a wide variety of information about market updates, housing statistics, legislative developments, event information, member spotlights and much more.

Historic Districts Information

The District of Columbia is brimming with historical significance, and historic homes, monuments and buildings are scattered across the city’s eight wards. View the DC Historic District Maps

NAR’s Home Improvement Resource

Need to renovate? Buy some new furniture? Redecorate? No matter what home improvement needs you have, this handy resource by the National Association of REALTORS® has you covered.

Home-Buying Guides

The Mortgage Reports has put together a series of helpful guides that provide guidance for a variety of potential homebuyers. From single parents to veterans, there is a wealth of information available. Links below.

Single Parent Homebuying Guide

Young Families Homebuying Guide

Veterans’ Financial Assistance Guide

Buying with Student Loans

How to Help Your Child Buy a Home

Buying Your First Home with a New Job

Options for Down Payments