By submitting this application, I hereby apply for membership in the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®, (WCREALTORS). In the event my application is approved, I agree as a condition to membership to complete the indoctrination course, 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 Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulation of the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®, the Texas REALTORS®, and the National Association. I further agree that my act of paying dues shall evidence my initial and continuing commitment to abide by the aforementioned Code of Ethics, Constitutions, Bylaws, Policies, Rules and Regulations, and duty to arbitrate, all as from time-to-time amended.
I do hereby request and authorize, any person or persons to furnish any information and to answer all questions asked concerning my credit worthiness or moral character in connection with this application, 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. The forgoing facts and statements are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I further authorize WCREALTORS to maintain a record of my information for the purposes of membership, membership services, and membership benefits. I authorize WCREALTORS to share such information with external entities including, but not limited to, the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas Association of REALTORS®, CTXMLS, Supra, GrowthZone, other local REALTOR® associations, state and federal agencies, venders, suppliers, contractors or other parties which WCREALTORS deems necessary and release WCREALTORS from any and all claims and/or liabilities from arising from such distribution. I acknowledge that WCREALTORS shares limited information with other members and maintains a public directory including, but not limited to, name, business or firm, broker affiliation, telephone number, email, and business address. I agree that WCREALTORS may share this information.
I acknowledge that if accepted as a Member and I subsequently resign or am expelled from membership in the Association with an ethics or arbitration request pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon my verification that I will submit to the pending ethics or arbitration proceedings and will abide by the decision of the Hearing Panel; or if I resign or am expelled from membership without having complied with an award in arbitration, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon my payment of the award, plus any costs that have been established previously as due and payable in relation thereto, provided that the award and such costs have not, in the interim, been otherwise satisfied.
I acknowledge that dues payments to the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS® or the National Association of REALTORS® are not deductible as charitable contributions. Portions of such payments may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Further, I acknowledge that a portion of my dues that is spent for lobbying the state or federal government is not deductible for income taxes. I acknowledge that investments and/or payments in/to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee and/or the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee are not deemed as charitable contributions and may not be allowable business expenses. It is my obligation to verify all payment classifications with the Internal Revenue Service.
I understand that payments for dues, subscriptions, services or PAC investments are not refundable.
I agree, if my membership in WCREALTORS is approved, I will pay the prescribed dues and fees in accordance with the Policy and Bylaws of the Association, in effect. Policy and Bylaws are subject change. If joining as a Designated REALTOR® or classified as a Broker with sponsored agents, I agree to assume responsibility of ensuring any sponsored agents I may have will join a board that I am affiliated, within thirty days of sponsorship.
This application is a contract. “This contract is subject to arbitration under the Texas General Arbitration Act”.
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, may be grounds for revocation of my membership if granted.