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How to Join BTVAR

Applicants for REALTOR® membership shall be granted provisional membership immediately upon submission of a completed application form and remittance of applicable association dues and any application fee. Provisional members shall be considered REALTORS®  and shall be subject to all of the same privileges and obligations of membership. Provisional membership is granted subject to subsequent review of the application by the Board of Directors. If the Board of Directors determines that the individual does not meet all of the qualifications for membership as established in the Association’s Bylaws, or, if the individual does not satisfy all of the requirements of membership (for example, completion of a mandatory orientation program) within 365 days from the association’s receipt of their application, membership may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, be terminated. For questions or more information, contact our Association Executive, Hagan Horn at 423-968-1192 or email at


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Non-Designated REALTOR®

A Non-Designated REALTOR® is a licensed Salesperson who is sponsored by a Designated REALTOR®. A Non-Designated REALTOR® Member is a licensed real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and adheres to a strict Code of Ethics.

Designated REALTOR®

A Designated REALTOR® is a licensed Principal Broker who is the responsible member for at least one office. They may also be a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer or branch  manager acting on behalf of the firms' Principal(s). A Designated REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and adheres to a strict Code of Ethics.

Industry Partner

Industry Partners are individuals of firms who, while not engaged in the real estate profession, have interests concerning the real estate industry. Common Industry Partner members include mortgage, title, and home warranty companies, as well as inspectors, insurance agencies, and foundation repair companies.

Tennessee/ Virginia Regional MLS

The TN/VA Regional MLS is jointly owned by the Northeast TN Association of REALTORS and the Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS. You must first be a REALTOR member in good standing to join the regional MLS. For questions, you may contact our MLS directly at 423-477-0041, or visit their website