Frequently Asked Questions

Select one of the frequently asked questions below to learn more about membership.

Questions about REALTOR® Membership

How can I become a Realtor® member of SCIAR?

First, your broker must sign up or already be a member of the association. Second, you will need to contact the association at 239-472-9353 for the proper application and provide a copy of your license, a letter of good standing (if already a member of another association), and the DBPR change form or paperwork showing in which office your license is hung.

What is the difference between a Primary and Secondary Realtor® Membership?

A Primary Realtor® Member is a Realtor® member that pays their State and National dues through our Association, along with paying Local Dues.

A Secondary Realtor® Member holds Primary Membership in another local Association (meaning they simply pay their State and National Dues through their Primary Board), but also is a Local Dues Paying Member of our Association.

How long does the sign up process take?

Most new members can be signed up and processed within 24 hours.

Who should I contact if I have any more questions on membership?

You can contact our Membership Coordinator Sharon Jones at [email protected] or 239-472-9353

Questions about Affiliate Membership

How can I become an Affiliate Business Partner?

All businesses operating or doing work on Sanibel & Captiva wishing to become an Affiliate member can apply for membership. The Application for Affiliate Membership can be found HERE. Affiliates can attend our meetings and network with Realtor members and other Affiliates. Affiliates can sponsor meetings, sit on certain committees, and attend Association events.

To be eligible to be an Affiliate member you can not hold an Active Florida Real Estate license.

Questions about Sanibel & Captiva

Where is Sanibel & Captiva?

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are located in Southwest Florida. They are 2 barrier islands in Lee County, Florida just west of Fort Myers. The two islands are only separated by a short bridge and a small passage way of water, Blind Pass.

Why should I choose to live on Sanibel & Captiva?

Escape to our enchanting islands! Sanibel & Captiva await you.

Miles of pristine beaches, gentle lapping surf, sunsets, seclusion and a place to rediscover yourself and your loved ones make our islands perfect for your island home!

More than one half of our islands are dedicated to conservation lands. Marvel at dolphins, manatees, playful otters, ospreys, pelicans, roseate spoonbills, alligators and endangered species of wildlife that make Sanibel & Captiva their home.

Our island philosophy is to live in harmony with nature. Miles of peaceful bike paths, unique bayous for kayaking, beaches for shelling and swimming, sunsets, Florida’s finest backwaters & deep-water recreational fishing grounds provide endless fun.

Escape to our island paradise, shed life’s burdens, come share!

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