Request SentriLock Reciprocity

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NVAR is your partner for establishing reciprocity so you can do your business from everywhere. 

As you know, Realtors® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and having respect for the properties they are representing is paramount in their professional journey.
Reciprocity is a mutual exchange of privileges. With SentriLock specifically, it means that when a Realtor® joins an association they not only have access to properties in the jurisdiction that they hold membership with, but access to properties in other jurisdictions, (as long as they have a real estate license in that state), without having to apply for membership at the local association in the area they are interested in touring.
In other words: If you are licensed in multiple jurisdictions - NVAR and SentriLock has made it easier for Realtors® to access the homes their clients are interested in viewing - without having to join that area's association. 

Members do not need to request reciprocity with GCAAR, FAAR, GPR, PWAR, DAAR and BRAR. Reciprocity is automatic for these associations' jurisdiction.

DC Reciprocity

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NVAR has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors® to allow full access to members' SentriLock lockboxes. GCAAR's footprint includes Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, MD. Reciprocity eliminates the extra step of members having to contact NVAR or GCAAR when showing a listing outside of the respective regions.

These SentriLock Rules and Regulations were updated in April of 2021. Learn more here.

VA Reciprocity

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After joining NVAR, (and if you have decided to sign up for SentriLock), you will have access to properties in Northern Virginia including...

- Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®
- Harrisonburg Rockingham Association of Realtors®
- Realtor® Association of Prince William
- Greater Piedmont Association of Realtors®
- Dulles Area Assocation of Realtors®
- Blue Ridge Association of Realtors®
- Massanutten Association of Realtors®
- Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors®
- Central Virginia Regional Area
- South Central Association of Realtors®

How to Request Maryland Reciprocity

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If you are an NVAR member, and you would like to REQUEST RECIPROCITY for Maryland counties, please complete the form below. We will reach out to all participating local Maryland Realtor® Associations on your behalf to provide you the access you need. Requests for Reciprocity may take up to 2-3 business days to add the relevant areas to your SentriLock account. 

NVAR members do not need to request reciprocity for Montgomery County, MD. NVAR has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors® to allow full access to members' SentriLock lockboxes. GCAAR's footprint includes Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, MD. 

The form below does not include the following Maryland associations. Individuals must contact these associations directly to establish reciprocity.

To request SentriLock reciprocity, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact

Below are the MD Counties with SentriLock Reciprocity:
  • Frederick County Association of Realtors®
  • Southern Maryland Association of Realtors®
  • Howard County Association of Realtors®
  • Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors®
  • Carroll County Association of Realtors®
  • Prince Georges County of Realtors®
  • Greater Baltimore Association of Realtors®
  • Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors®
Be sure to customize your lockboxes before placing them within these Maryland areas. SentriLock Customer Service has an excellent training program available by calling: 1-877-736-8745.
Please note, the following counties require a form submitted through them directly for Sentrilock Reciprocity: Mid-Shore Association of Realtors®, Coastal Association of Realtors®, Garrett County Association of Realtors®, Bay Area Association of Realtors®, Historic Highlands Board of Realtors®.

SentriLock Reciprocity FAQ

  • What is SentriLock reciprocity?

  • Why do I need to request reciprocity?

  • How do I request reciprocity for DC?

  • How do I request reciprocity for Maryland counties?

  • How do I request reciprocity for VA counties?

  • How long does it take for reciprocity to be established?

  • Who can I contact for more information?


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