Membership Disclosure Agreement
I agree to abide by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®, which includes the duty to arbitrate, and the Constitution, Bylaws, Policies, and Rules and Regulations of the Pinellas Suncoast Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I further agree to satisfactorily complete a reasonable and non-discriminatory written examination on such Code, Constitutions, Bylaws, Policies, and Rules and Regulations.
I understand membership brings certain privileges and obligations that require compliance. Membership is final only upon completion of all requirements and may be revoked should completion of requirements, such as New Member Welcome, Code of Ethics, and MLS Certification, not be completed within time frame established in the association’s bylaws. I understand that I will be required to complete periodic Code of Ethics training as specified in the association’s bylaws as a continued condition of membership. I agree to complete the initial Code of Ethics course and the MLS Certification course within sixty days of application, and I understand failure to comply with these requirements will result in suspension of services.
I further acknowledge that if accepted as a member and I subsequently resign from the Board or otherwise cause membership to terminate with an ethics complaint pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon my certification that I will submit to the pending ethics proceeding and will abide by the decision of the hearing panel. If I resign or otherwise cause membership to terminate, the duty to submit to arbitration continues in effect even after membership lapses or is terminated, provided the dispute arose while I was a REALTOR® member..
By clicking “I accept” I consent that the REALTOR® Associations (local, state, national) and all their subsidiaries, (MLS, Foundation, and others) may contact me at the specified address, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email address, SMS (Short Message Service), or other means of communication available. This consent applies to changes in contact information that may be provided by me to the Association(s) in the future. While this agreement recognizes that certain state and federal laws may place limits on communication; consent to this agreement authorizes communications to be sent to me as part of my membership. I further acknowledge and agree that invoices and statements for dues and fees are sent to me electronically and that the primary means of communication from the association and its subsidiaries is electronic.
I hereby certify that the information furnished by me in this application is true and correct, and I agree that failure to provide complete and accurate information as requested, or any misstatement of fact, shall be grounds for revocation of my membership if granted. I further agree that I shall pay the fees and dues as from time to time established. I further acknowledge that once paid, all dues and fees are not refundable.
NOTE: Payments to the Pinellas Suncoast Association of REALTORS®, Inc. are not deductible as charitable contributions. Such payments may, however, be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.