Member Agreement

REALTOR®/DESIGNATED REALTOR® MEMBER AGREEMENT

I hereby apply for Realtor®/ Designated Realtor membership in the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, and as a basis for consideration of my application, agree to and certify the following:

  1. By submitting this application, I agree to abide by the Constitution, Bylaw and Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®, Ohio REALTORS®, the REALTOR®  Alliance of Greater Cincinnati(RAGC); and RAGC’s Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. I also affirm that the information provided herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I agree that failure to provide complete and accurate information as requested, or any misstatement of fact, can be grounds for revocation of my membership.
  2. I understand that this is a legal agreement between RAGC and me. This Agreement shall continue until terminated by RAGC, for my breach of the Agreement, including, for example, my failure to pay fees, attend required classes, or abide by the RAGC rules and regulations, as applicable. RAGC reserve the right to amend this Agreement without prior notice by posting updates or changes to cabr,org I understand that my continued use of or access to RAGC following the posting of any changes constitutes my acceptance of those changes.
  3. Furthermore, by submitting this application, I understand that the annual membership renewal for RAGC is due by July 1. Dues for OR and NAR are due by Jan.1. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to pay dues in a timely manner, whether or not a mailed bill or an e-bill was received; and that I will be asked to pay a $50 late fee if dues are late. REALTOR® local, state, and national dues are non-refundable.
  4. As an RAGC member, I understand I will automatically receive electronic invoices for dues and charges to my account. E-bills will be sent to the e-mail address I provide.
  5. I understand that I am required to attend New Member Orientation within 120 days of this application. If I do not attend within the allotted time, my membership will be terminated and it will be necessary to reapply for membership, paying all applicable fees.
  6. Designated REALTOR® Members. Each firm shall designate in writing one REALTOR® Member who shall be responsible for all duties and obligations of Membership including the obligation to arbitrate pursuant to Article 17 of the Code of Ethics and the payment of Board dues as established in Article X of the Constitution. The “Designated REALTOR®” must be a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer or branch office manager acting on behalf of the firm’s principal(s) and must meet all other qualifications for REALTOR® Membership established in Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution.
  7. The annual dues for a “designated” REALTOR® Member of a firm shall automatically increase during the year as additional licensed salespersons, brokers, and licensed or certified appraisers become associated with the firm, except when a licensed real estate salesperson, broker, or licensed or certified appraiser is or becomes a Member of the Board.
  8. I hereby relieve the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati or any of its members or staff of any legal liability or claims due to any action taken regarding my application for membership.
  9. I hereby authorize RAGC, at its expense, to make any necessary investigation of my background and general reputation. In connection with any such investigation, I further authorize any business organization or person to divulge such information concerning me.
  10. I understand that the Constitution and Code of Ethics require controversies with my fellow Realtors® to be submitted to a proper Committee of RAGC 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 RAGC’s arbitration procedures.
  11. My membership in RAGC 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®.
  12. 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 RAGC,  Ohio Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®. In addition, I will discontinue use of all Board contracts and forms.
  13. I have fully read and agree, if elected, to abide by the Constitution of the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, as well as any rules or regulations that may emanate from RAGC.

AFFILIATE MEMBER AGREEMENT

I hereby apply for Affiliate Membership in the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and as a basis for consideration of my application, agree to the following:

  1. I am not now actively engaged in brokerage, appraising, management, leasing, or renting of real estate for other persons.
  2. Should I become licensed as a real estate broker or salesman or appraiser, I will resign my Affiliate Membership status, and may apply for the appropriate membership status.
  3. My membership in the Board is non-transferable and is subject to my adherence to the Constitution of the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.
  4. This application is to be submitted to the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, and I agree to furnish evidence to the satisfaction of the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati of my ability and qualifications to be an Affiliate, as set forth in RAGC’s Constitution, if necessary. I hereby relieve the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati or any of its members or staff of any legal liability or claims due to any action taken regarding my application for membership.
  5. I hereby authorize RAGC to make any necessary investigation of my credit worthiness and general reputation at its expense. At the same time, I authorize the Credit Bureau of Cincinnati to investigate my credit worthiness and general reputation and to furnish any information so obtained to RAGC, to the extent that such information lawfully may be reported. In connection with any such investigation, I further authorize any business, organization, or person to divulge such information concerning me.
  6. I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the Constitution of the REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, now in effect or which may be changed hereafter by vote of the Active Membership.