I do hereby request and authorize any person or persons, each former employer, or any firm or corporation referred to in this application, to give any information and answer all questions asked concerning my ability, work, or moral character in connection with this application. I also agree to explain to the Board of Directors or staff, any information relating to this application. The foregoing facts and statements are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I, hereby apply for Non-Designated REALTOR® Membership in the Collin County Association of REALTORS®, Inc., and enclose my payment of fees, which I understand will be returned to me in the event I am not accepted to membership. In the event my application is approved, I agree as a condition to membership to complete the orientation course of the Collin County Association, if any, and otherwise on my own initiative to thoroughly familiarize myself with the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®, including the duty to arbitrate business disputes in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the Association and the Constitutions, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of the Collin County Association of REALTORS®, the Texas Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®. I further agree that my act of paying dues shall be evidence of my initial and continuing commitment to abide by the aforementioned Code of Ethics, Constitutions, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and duty to arbitrate, all as from time to time amended. Finally, I consent that and authorize the Association, through its Staff and/or Board of Directors or otherwise, to invite and receive information and comment about me from any member or other person, and I agree that any information and comment furnished to the Association by any member or other person in response to any such 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. I further understand that dues payments are deductible by members as ordinary and necessary business expenses and a portion of my dues pay for annual subscriptions to Texas REALTOR® and Today’s REALTOR® Magazines. I understand dues payments are not refundable.
NOTE: Applicant acknowledges that if accepted as a member and he/she subsequently resigns or is expelled from membership in the Association with an ethics complaint or arbitration request pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon the applicant’s verification that he/she will submit to the pending ethics or arbitration proceeding and will abide by the decision of the Hearing Panel; or if applicant resigns or is expelled from membership without having complied with an award in arbitration, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon his/her payment of the award, plus any costs that have previously been established as due and payable, in relation thereto, provided that the award and such costs have not, in the interim, been otherwise satisfied.
If applying for ATS (MLS) Membership, I agree to safeguard, and promote the purposes, standards, interests and welfare of the MLS. I agree to utilize all the services of MLS in accordance with the MLS Rules and Regulations and abide by the fee schedules determined by the MLS Committee.
“This contract is subject to arbitration under the Texas General Arbitration Act”