Membership

Join REIN

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of REIN! We offer the latest tools and technologies available to help local Hampton Roads real estate professionals propel their businesses to success. 

Membership Categories & Eligibility

Broker Membership

Broker Eligibility

Entities that are duly licensed in the state of Virginia (and contiguous states) and actively engaged in real estate brokerage activities as defined in Virginia Code Section 54.1-2100 are eligible to become REIN Broker Members. These include:

  • Licensed real estate brokerages
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Firms
  • Associations
  • Corporations 

Broker Membership Categories

REIN offers two types of membership:

Stockholder Membership

Brokers who would like to join REIN and to also establish an equity ownership in the organization are eligible for Stockholder Membership. Stockholder members must have their principal offices located in the state of Virginia.
 
The firm’s Principal Broker is eligible to serve on REIN’s Board of Directors. The Stockholder Membership:

  • Entitles the Principal Broker to participate in and to vote on matters at the annual stockholder meeting
  • Allows members to purchase stock (sold subject to Virginia's Limited Domestic Stock Offering policies)

Participant Membership

Brokers who would like to join REIN but who are not interested in equity ownership in the organization are eligible for Participant Membership. Participant Membership entitles the member to use all of REIN’s core services, which are included with all REIN memberships.

Core Services (Included with All REIN Broker memberships)

  • MLS Database Access
  • Online Tax Database
  • Listing Input Capabilities
  • Access to REIN's Monthly Stats and Standings Reports
  • Online Forms, Contracts, and Addenda
  • Technical Support for all REIN products
  • Training on MLS Products and Services
  • Online Accounting Management and Direct Billing to Agents
  • Listing Syndication Services (broker selects where to send broker's listings)
  • Leased Supra Keybox Services (optional; additional fees apply)

To join, applicants must submit a REIN Membership Application and related documents along with required fees. For assistance and for copies of all necessary forms, please email firm.membership@reininc.com.

All applications are subject to review by REIN's Board of Directors at its next scheduled meeting. Administrative processing may take up to 10 business days and will begin upon receipt of all applicable forms and fees.

New broker members are required to attend a New Broker Orientation.

Agent & Licensed Assistant Membership

Agent Eligibility

Real estate agents who are interested in joining REIN must be licensed with a current REIN Broker Member. Members have access to all REIN services, including but not limited to the MLS computer system, online forms, and the Supra keybox system.

Licensed real estate agents are required to attend REIN's Agent Orientation class within 60 days of their license certification date or join date with the REIN Broker Member. 

Core Services (Included with All REIN memberships)

  • MLS Database Access
  • Online Tax Database
  • Listing Input Capabilities
  • Access to REIN's Monthly Statistics Reports
  • Online Forms, Contracts, and Addenda
  • Technical Support for all REIN products
  • Training on MLS Products and Services
  • Online Accounting Management 
  • Leased Supra Keybox Services (optional; additional fees apply)

To apply for membership, please submit the following forms to REIN:
ID Assignment ACC-1A form signed by your broker |  A copy of your VREB Salesperson License Application or Salesperson Activate/Transfer Application submitted to DPOR (available on www.dpor.virginia.gov). Please fax these forms to (757) 531-7913, or send these documents by email to customerservice@reininc.com. Once the paperwork is received, a Customer Service Representative will contact you to schedule an orientation class.

Note: If you do not hear from a REIN Customer Service Representative within two business days, please contact REIN at (757) 531-7903 to ensure your paperwork was received.

Membership Requirements

  • All fees must be paid before you will be given access to REIN services.
  • Agents must attend a New Agent Orientation Class. If you cannot attend the orientation class for which you are registered, please contact us to reschedule as soon as possible. For cancellations with less than 24 hours notice and no-shows, a rescheduling fee will be assessed.

Licensee Discounts

You may be eligible for a reduced Quarterly License Fee if you are associated with a Broker Member who belongs to REIN and another MLS which overlaps REIN's service area. In this case, REIN would be your secondary MLS. Please call (757) 531-7903 for details.

Licensed Assistants

Membership for Licensed Assistants is handled the same as Agent Membership.

Administrative Personnel

Administrative personnel are non-licensed staff who work for the REIN Broker Member. Administrative personnel are required to attend an Administrative Orientation class prior to accessing our services or information on behalf of a broker and will be assigned their own REIN ID number.

To sign up, please submit an ID Assignment form (ACC-1A) completed and signed by your broker, and fax the document to (757) 531-7913 or email the form to customerservice@reininc.com

If the Administrative Personnel is to be authorized for listing input, a Broker Authorization for Administrative Personnel must also be completed, signed by the broker, and submitted to REIN for processing. Once the paperwork is received, a REIN Customer Service Representative will contact you to schedule a date and time for the Administrative Orientation class.

Unlicensed Assistants

An Unlicensed Assistant is an individual who works for an Agent, and who: 

  • is solely acting to assist a licensed real estate agent in conducting his/her bonafide real estate business under the ongoing active supervision and control of said licensed real estate agent;
  • is not accessing or using the REIN database on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of a third party (such as a real estate investor), other than as specifically directed and supervised by a licensed real estate agent; and
  • will not perform any actions that require a real estate license under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Unlicensed Assistants are required to attend an Agent Orientation class and to obtain their own REIN ID numbers. Limited key services are also available to Unlicensed Assistants.

To obtain a REIN ID, please:

  • Complete and submit the ID Assignment Form (ACC-1A) and an Unlicensed Assistant Application. A one-time $50 application fee and the quarterly fees for an Unlicensed Assistant will be invoiced to the agent.
  • Fax the required documents to (757) 531-7913 or email them to customerservice@reininc.com. Once the paperwork is received, a REIN Customer Service Representative will contact you with available dates and times for the Agent Orientation class. Note: If you do not hear from a Customer Service Representative within two business days, please contact REIN at (757) 531-7903 to ensure your paperwork was received.
Appraiser Membership

Licensed real estate appraisers in the state of Virginia and contiguous states are eligible for Appraiser Membership. This membership includes access to REIN's MLS computer system, training, and as an optional service, the assignment of a key per the Supra keybox rules. Use of REIN's data is restricted to providing background and comparable information for appraisals in connection with the purchase, sale, lease, ownership, financing and refinancing of real property, and for other similar uses.

Applicants must submit an Appraiser Membership Application and related documents along with required fees. For more information and for copies of the necessary forms, please email firm.membership@reininc.com.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership to REIN is available to individuals, partnerships, firms, associations, corporations, businesses, government entities, or legal entities engaged in a real estate related service, business, or profession.

Affiliate services include access to REIN's MLS computer system for Rental, Tax, and/or Sold information but does not include Active listing information. Such data is to be used only for internal analytical purposes to aid the real estate transaction process as determined and approved by REIN's Board of Directors. Affiliate members are restricted from using REIN information for any marketing or sales purposes aside from the preparation of appraisals or assessments.

Individuals or groups seeking access to REIN data for any sales or marketing purposes or to obtain and re-sell, rent, aggregate or license REIN data are not eligible for Affiliate Membership.

Applicants must submit an Affiliate Membership Application and related documents along with required fees. For more information and copies of the necessary forms, please email firm.membership@reininc.com. All applications are subject to review by REIN’s Board of Directors.

Vendor Data Feeds

For a fee, and provided they are sponsored by a REIN Broker Member, a vendor may request to receive REIN listings information through a RETS Internet Data Exchange (IDX) Data Feed, Virtual Office Website (VOW) Data Feed, or Analytic Data Feed for products and services offered to REIN's membership. For pricing information and the necessary application documents, please contact REIN's Product Support team at support@reininc.com.

Vendors may not use the REIN IDX data feed for services provided to others outside the REIN membership.

REIN's Core Services

As a REIN member, you get access to products and services designed to make your business better and your life easier.

MLS Products & Services

  • Matrix—REIN's MLS system
  • Matrix Mobile—Search on-the-go
  • Remine—Property intelligence platform
  • Realist Tax—Online tax & public record information
  • Data Co-op—Listing & foreclosure information optimized for tablets
  • Homesnap Pro—Real estate app for searching properties & connecting to clients
  • GoMLS—Mobile app that extends your MLS account to your smartphone or tablet
  • Instanet Solutions—Includes InstanetForms (online forms), Authentisign (e-signatures), and TransactionDesk (transaction management)
  • Domus Analytics—In-depth statistics that you can share with clients
  • Contracts & Forms—A library of listing and sales contracts and addendums for use by REIN members

Product Support and Training 

We offer monthly training and support classes as a part of your REIN membership — at no additional cost. From conquering your CMA presentation to Advanced Transaction Management and helpful Matrix tips, we offer learning tools that promote your continued development as a real estate professional.

Monthly Statistics and Standing Reports

REIN is the most accurate source of statistical real estate information in Hampton Roads. REIN members receive access to monthly statistics reports, as well as informative market insights.

Online Account Management & Billing Services

Access your REIN account 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through your online “My REIN Account.” Pay bills, manage bill payment options, and register for classes — right through your online account.

Keybox Services

REIN administers Supra eKEY® Basic, eKEY® Professional, iBox Keyboxes and the SupraNet Computer System as a benefit for our members. 

Keybox services are optional; additional fees apply.

Listing Syndication Services (broker controlled)

REIN’s listings are delivered to third-party websites using the RETS syndication standard. Brokers control where their firm’s listings will be displayed by opting-in or opting-out of the available services.