REALTOR® Membership Application


To the Kennebec Valley Board of REALTORS®, I hereby apply for REALTOR Membership in the above named Board.  Upon payment of dues amount (calculated from the date of licensure) plus the one time application fee of $150, I agree to abide by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the above named Board, the State Association and the National Association.  If required, I further agree to satisfactorily  complete a reasonable and non-discriminatory written examination on such Code, Constitution, Bylaws and 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 basis of any action by me for slander, libel, or defamation of character.  Membership is provisional and my be revoked should completion of requirements, such as Orientation, New Member Code of Ethics (180 days) and New Member Induction(one year), not be completed within times indicated in the 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.  *Application fee not applicable to members in good standing of another Maine REALTOR® Board who is transferring to KVBR.

    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 within a 12 month period, the full annual dues amount is due. If you are rejoining outside of a 12 month period then the pro-rated dues amount applies. Amount also includes a voluntary $25 contribution to the  Maine Association for REALTORS® Political Action Committee that maybe reduced from your total.  Seventy percent of the contribution stays in Maine, and 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 Kennebec Valley 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, national) and their subsidiaries, if any (e.g., MLS, 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.

Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.  Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes.  The amounts indicated are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts.  The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute.  You may refuse to contribute without reprisal.  70% of each contribution is used by the Maine Association of REALTORS® PAC to support state and local political candidates; 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116.  After reaching its NAR RPAC goal, MAR may retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.
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