I hereby apply for REALTOR (primary, secondary, Designated) membership in the above named Board/Association, and enclose my payment in the amount of $150.00, which I understand will be returned to me in the event I am not accepted to membership. In the event my application is approved, I agree as a condition to membership to complete the Orientation course of the above named Board, if any, and otherwise on my own initiative to thoroughly familiarize myself with the Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, including the duty to arbitrate contractual and specific non-contractual disputes in accordance with Article 17 of the Code of Ethics and the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the Board, and the Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of the above named Board, the State Association and the National Association, and I further agree to complete satisfactorily a reasonable and nondiscriminatory written examination covering such Code, Constitutions, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and duty to arbitrate. I further agree that my act of paying dues shall evidence my initial and continuing commitment to abide by the aforementioned Code of Ethics, Constitutions, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and duty to arbitrate, all as from time to time amended. Finally, I consent and authorize the Board, through its Membership Committee or otherwise, to invite and receive information and comment about me from any Member or other person, and I agree that any information and comment furnished to the Board by any Member or other person in response to any such invitation shall be conclusively deemed to be privileged and not form the basis of any action by me for slander, libel or defamation of character.
NOTE: Applicant acknowledges that the board will maintain a membership file of information, which may be shared with other boards/associations where applicant subsequently seeks membership. This file shall include: previous applications for membership; all final findings of Code of Ethics violations and violations of other membership duties within the past three (3) years; pending complaints alleging violations of the Code of Ethics or alleging violations of other membership duties; incomplete or pending disciplinary measures; pending arbitration requests; and information related to unpaid arbitration awards or unpaid financial obligations to the Board or its MLS.
NOTE: Applicant acknowledges that if accepted as a Member and he/she subsequently resigns or is expelled from membership in the Board with an ethics complaint or arbitration request pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon applicant’s verification that he/she will submit to the pending ethics or arbitration proceeding and will abide by the decision of the Hearing Panel; or if applicant resigns or is expelled from membership without having complied with an award in arbitration, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon his/her payment of the award, plus any costs that have been established previously s due and payable in relation thereto, provided that the award and such costs have not, in the interim, been otherwise satisfied.
NOTE: Dues payments to the Board are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Portions of such payments may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
I hereby certify that the foregoing information furnished by me is true and correct, and I agree that failure to provide complete and accurate information as requested, or any misstatement of fact, may be grounds for revocation of my membership, if granted.
I agree that, if accepted for membership in the Board, I shall pay the fees and dues as from time to time established.