Do I need a key when I join?
Agents are not required to purchase a key at the time of joining. The key can be added at any time. The key fees are pro-rated quarterly and will be adjusted depending on the month agents join. The agent can come in at any time with a signed Key Lease Agreement to add the key. Member Services cannot determine whether an agent will need a key at the time of joining. Member Services will only advise the agent they have the option to add the key later and to consult with their broker/office to determine the need for a key. New and/or reinstating agents will be assigned an eKey (we suggest purchasing a FOB if you plan to use it outside Alameda or Contra Costa counties). For more information on the eKEY.