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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

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GCAAR SentriLock Rules & Regulations

As REALTORS®, we subscribe to a strict code of ethics and hold respect for property as one of our most valued tenets. GCAAR has adopted the  SentriLock Rules and Regulations, revised April 2024, to guide members' operations of and interaction with each other around lockboxes. The Board has also adopted the  SentriLock Citation Policy and Schedule to allow for efficient and streamlined enforcement of the Rules and Regulations.

 

 

IMPORTANT: All GCAAR members, whether subscribers of SentriLock (or subsequent lockbox provider) or not, agree to abide by GCAAR's SentriLock Rules and Regulations. They also agree that potential violations shall be adjudicated through the SentriLock Violations Process and subject to the citation schedule, if applicable.



SentriLock updates 

Renew your SentriLock services! Deadline was Saturday, Feb. 24

If you obtain SentriLock services through GCAAR, please remember to submit your 2024 SentriLock service fee by Saturday, February 24, 2024.

  • 2024 SentriLock services fee is $145.00.
  • Payment must be submitted directly to SentriLock either by logging into sentrilock.com or calling 877-327-9606.
  • SentriLock does not have an auto-pay option.
  • If payment is not received by Saturday, February 24, 2024, your SentriLock account will be suspended, and a $50 reactivation fee will be assessed to your SentriLock account.
  • If you are suspended for non-payment of SentriLock fees, full payment must be received by SentriLock to reactivate your SentriLock services.*

* GCAAR REALTORS® or affiliates (home inspector, appraiser, etc.) must be a member in good standing in order to have access to SentriLock services.


Give your lockbox an upgrade! GCAAR and SentriLock announce trade-in program

If you’re interested in upgrading your old SentriLock lockboxes to the new SentriGuard lockboxes, take advantage of this limited-time offer. Here’s how it works:

  • For the special price of $99 + plus sales tax, you can upgrade your SentriLock lockbox by trading it in for a new SentriGuard lockbox.
  • GCAAR will recycle your old lockbox!
  • There is no cash credit offered.
  • This offer is only valid while supplies last.
  • New SentriGuard lockbox purchases are $129.48 + tax. (Includes SentriLock surcharge)

Please call GCAAR's Member Services team at (301) 590-8769 to check inventory status before visiting the REALTOR® Store in Rockville or Washington, D.C.

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GCAAR offers reciprocal SentriLock access with Prince William, Greater Piedmont REALTORS®

GCAAR is making it easier than ever for youto show listings in new areas of Virginia. We have entered into a reciprocal agreement with both the REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) and Greater Piedmont REALTORS® to allow full, shared access to our agents’ SentriLock lockboxes

What does this mean?

  • The SentriLock lockboxes associated with PWAR and Greater Piedmont REALTORS® are now set up to allow seamless access – enabling you and your agents to show listings in Prince William County, Virginia as well as in Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper and Madison counties more quickly. At the same time, your SentriLock lockbox from GCAAR allows PWAR and Greater Piedmont members to enjoy that same privilege when showing listings in our area. 
  • This reciprocal access streamlines the showing process. All GCAAR REALTORS® licensed in Virginia now have full access to PWAR and Greater Piedmont REALTORS®' lockboxes. 
  • Additionally, lockboxes will now work in all three jurisdictions and will not need customization to move between GCAAR and PWAR or GCAAR and Greater Piedmont REALTORS®. (As a reminder, we already offer reciprocal SentriLock access to Northern Virginia REALTORS® and Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® as well.)

Remember: you can only use lockboxes, the SentriLock mobile app and Smart Cards in states where you maintain an active real estate license.  

Don’t forget to review GCAAR’s newly revised SentriLock Rules & Regulations and our Code of Ethics & SentriLock Citation Policy & Schedule to make sure you’re up to date.


GCAAR offers SentriLock reciprocity with DAAR

GCAAR continues to seek out new ways to make our members’ jobs as REALTORS® easier. Last month, we announced a reciprocal agreement with Northern Virginia REALTORS® (NVAR) to allow full, shared access to our agents’ SentriLock lockboxes. And now, we’ve signed the same agreement with the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR)! 

What does this mean?

  • DAAR’s SentriLock lockboxes are now set up to allow seamless access – enabling you to show your clients listings in the Dulles region more quickly, and allowing DAAR members to enjoy that same privilege in our area. 

  • This reciprocal access streamlines the showing process. All GCAAR REALTORS® licensed in Virginia now have full access to NVAR and DAAR lockboxes.   

  • Lockboxes now work in NVAR, DAAR and GCAAR areas and will not need customization to move between areas/jurisdictions.  

Agents may only use lockboxes, the SentriLock mobile app and Smart Cards in states where they maintain a current license. Be sure to review GCAAR’s newly revised SentriLock Rules & Regulations to make sure you’re up to date. 

 

GCAAR offers reciprocal SentriLock access with NVAR

GCAAR is making it easier than ever for you to show listings in northern Virginia. We have entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) to allow full, shared access to our agents’ SentriLock lockboxes

What does this mean?

  • The SentriLock lockboxes associated with NVAR are now set up to allow seamless access – enabling you to show listings in northern Virginia more quickly. At the same time, your SentriLock lockbox from GCAAR allows NVAR members to enjoy that same privilege when showing listings in our area. 
  • This reciprocal access eliminates the extra step of REALTORS® having to contact GCAAR when showing a listing outside of Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, which streamlines the showing process.  
  • All licensed members will now have full access to NVAR lockboxes in the region.
  • Additionally, lockboxes will now work in both jurisdictions and will not need customization to move between GCAAR and NVAR.  

Remember: you can only use lockboxes, the SentriLock mobile app and SmartCards in states where you maintain a current license.