Payment Policy

Payment & Refund Policies 

Payment Policy 

Dues for National Association of REALTORS® and Ohio REALTORS® are due thirty days after billing (approximately January 1). Annual membership renewal for REALTOR® Alliance of Greater Cincinnati is due July 5. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to pay membership fees by the due date, whether or not an e-bill was received. Payment received after the stated due date will be assessed a $50.00 late fee and non-payment will be reported to your Designated REALTOR® for collection.  Member will be suspended if full payment is not received by suspension deadline (15 days from due date). At time of suspension, an additional $100 late fee is assessed for each unpaid invoice.  The Designated REALTOR® and all licensees will be suspended if full payment and late fees are not received within 5 days after member suspension. Full payment of dues and late fees is necessary for reinstatement of the Designated REALTOR® membership. Reinstating members are not eligible for any proration or waiver of membership fees.” 

MLS subscription fees, as well as SentriLock fees, are due semi-annually on April 1 and October 1. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to pay subscription fees by the due date, whether or not an e-bill was received. On April 2 and October 2, a late fee of $20 will be applied. Respectively, access for all unpaid subscriptions will be suspended on April 16 and October 16 and offices with outstanding agents will be suspended May 2 and November 2.  An additional $20 reinstatement fee will also be assessed. Reinstating subscribers are not eligible for any proration or waiver of subscription fees. 

All credit card payments must be made online via the Member Portal. Split payments are not accepted. For security reasons, staff will not process credit card payments over the phone. Checks under $2,500 are not accepted in-house and must be processed online through our Member Portal e-check feature. 

Application Fees 

Association and MLS application fees will be assessed to any new or returning accounts that have had one full billing cycle lapse without membership or service. 

Refund Policy 

REALTOR® local, state, and national dues are nonrefundable. 

All MLS subscription fees are nonrefundable. 

All SentriLock services are nonrefundable. 

Tax and RPAC Disclosure 

Donations to the RAGC Foundation are 100% tax-deductible. 

The following amount of membership fees for certain lobbying and political expenditures are not deductible for income tax purposes: $35 for NAR, $53 for OR, $10 for local RAGC membership fees. Additionally, the $25 Voluntary Contribution is shown when remitting your dues invoice 

Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes.  You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount.  You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state or local associations will not favor or disfavor any members because of the amount contributed.  50% of each contribution stays with Cincinnati RPAC to support local political candidates and issues throughout Greater Cincinnati. 50% of each contribution is used by the OHIO REALTORS® RPAC to support state and local political candidates.  Until OHIO REALTORS® RPAC reaches its RPAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C.441a.  After OHIO REALTORS® RPAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates. Notwithstanding this general allocation formula, the allocation may change and all or a portion of your contribution may be allocated to other political accounts maintained by Ohio REALTORS® if a contribution exceeds limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116 and/or if a contribution falls outside time limits under 52 U.S.C. 30102. 

Last Updated: May 2022