REALTOR® Membership Application
I hereby apply for REALTOR® Membership with the Mid-Coast Board of REALTORS®. Upon payment of the dues amount (calculated from the date of licensure) plus the one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $50.00, I agree to complete the New Member Code of Ethics within 30 days of membership. I also agree abide by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Mid-Coast Board of REALTORS®, the State Association and the National Association of REALTORS®. If required, I further agree to satisfactorily complete a reasonable and non-discriminatory written exam on such Code, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations. I consent that the Board may invite and receive information and comment about me from any member or other person, and I further agree that any information and/or comment furnished to the Board by any person in response to the invitation shall be conclusively deemed to be privileged and not form the bases of any action by me for slander, libel, or defamation of character. Membership is provisional and may be revoked should completion of requirements, such as Orientation, New Member Code of Ethics (30 days) not being completed within the timeframe set forth in the Bylaws. I understand that I will be required to complete periodic Code of Ethics as specified in the Board's Bylaws as a continued condition of membership.
NOTE: Applicant acknowledges that if accepted as a member and he/she subsequently resigns from the Board or otherwise causes membership to terminate with an ethics complaint pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon applicant’s certification that he/she will submit to the pending ethics proceeding and will abide by the decision of the hearing panel. If applicant resigns or otherwise causes membership to terminate, the duty to submit to arbitration continues in effect even after membership lapses or is terminated, provided the dispute arose while applicant was a REALTOR®.
* Dues are prorated to date of licensure * If you are rejoining the Board within a 12-month period, the full annual dues amount is due. If you are rejoining the Board outside of a 12-month period, then the pro-rated dues amount applies. Dues amount includes a voluntary $25 contribution to the Maine Association for REALTORS® Political Action Committee that maybe removed from your total. Seventy percent (70%) of the contribution stays in Maine, and thirty percent (30%) is transmitted to NAR for federal candidates and issues. There is no impact on membership by not making the contribution. The amount is not tax deductible and will count towards the federal limits. I hereby submit the following information for your consideration.
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, shall be grounds for revocation of my membership if granted. I further agree that, if accepted for membership in the Association, I shall pay the fees and dues as from time to time established. NOTE: Payments to the Mid-Coast Board of REALTORS® are not deductible as charitable contributions. Such payments may, however, be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. NO REFUNDS. In the event I fail to maintain eligibility for membership, or discontinue membership, I understand I will not be entitled to a refund of dues and fees for any reason.
By signing below I consent that the REALTOR® Associations (Local, State and National) and their subsidiaries, if any (e.g. MLS, the Foundation) may contact me at the specified address, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email address 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. This consent recognizes that certain state and federal laws may place limits on communications that I am waiving to receive all communications as part of my membership.
Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. A REALTOR® is a member of a local, state, and national REALTOR® Association and is a true professional in the real estate industry.
REALTORS® help sellers competitively price their home and help buyers make reasonable offers on properties. REALTORS® market your property to consumers and other agents and show homes to buyers. REALTORS® are involved in every step of the process, guiding clients through the complexities of a real estate transaction.
REALTORS® have access to advanced educational opportunities and training, keeping well-informed on industry issues and changes that impact real estate
ownership. Only REALTORS® follow a strong Code of Ethics and vow to protect their clients in every transaction. Your REALTOR® represents you every step of the way into your new home.
Real estate transactions are usually the largest financial investments most people ever make. Your REALTOR® can help you understand different financing options and find qualified mortgage lenders.
REALTORS® are advocates for fair housing and help create new housing opportunities. Most REALTORS® are active members of their communities and spend time volunteering. Being actively involved helps REALTORS® understand the market where they work.