Application for REALTOR Membership

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  • I hereby apply for REALTOR® membership in the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS®, and as a basis for consideration of my application, agree to and certify the following:

    1. This application is to be submitted to the Cincinnati Board of REALTORS®, and I agree to furnish evidence to the satisfaction of the Cincinnati Board of REALTORS® of my ability and qualifications to be a Realtor®, as set forth in the Board’s Constitution, if necessary. I hereby relieve the Cincinnati Board of REALTORS®, Inc. or any of its members or staff of any legal liability or claims due to any action taken regarding my application for membership.

    2. I hereby authorize the Board, at its expense, to make any necessary investigation of my credit worthiness and general reputation. At the same time, I authorize the credit bureau to investigate my credit worthiness and to furnish any information so obtained to the Board, to the extent that such information may lawfully be reported. In connection with any such investigation, I further authorize any business organization or person to divulge such information concerning me.

    3. I understand that the Constitution and Code of Ethics require controversies with my fellow REALTORS® to be submitted to a proper Committee of the Board for ethics and/or arbitration hearings and I will abide by the decision of the appropriate Committee. I further understand that I am obligated to arbitrate any existing or future disputes with another member in accordance with the Board’s arbitration procedures.

    4. My membership in the Board is non-transferable; it is my personal, individual matter, and not a corporate or partnership matter. I understand that I am eligible to use the trademark term Realtor® as a designation, and as regulated by the National Association of REALTORS®.

    5. Upon termination of said membership for any cause, I will immediately discontinue use of the trademark term Realtor® on all certificates, signs, seals, or other emblems of membership in the Board, the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition, I will discontinue use of all Board contracts and forms.

    6. I have fully read and agree, if elected, to abide by the Constitution of the Cincinnati Board of REALTORS®, as well as any rules or regulations that may emanate from the Board.