I hereby apply for Non-Designated REALTOR® Membership in the MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, Inc., (“MetroTex”). I certify that I hold a current, valid Texas real estate license and that I am actively engaged in the real estate business. I agree as a condition of my membership to complete the indoctrination courses(s) as prescribed by MetroTex. On my own initiative I will thoroughly familiarize myself with the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®, Bylaws and Rules and Regulations, from time to time in effect, of MetroTex, Texas REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®; and will also familiarize myself with my mandatory duty to arbitrate business disputes with other REALTORS® in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the National Association of REALTORS®. I agree that my act of paying dues shall evidence 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, revised, supplemented or altered. I acknowledge and confirm that the Bylaws of MetroTex provides that I am required to arbitrate and I do hereby irrevocably agree to arbitrate, any dispute or controversy hereafter arising between me and one or more members of MetroTex in accordance with the rules and regulations governing such arbitration, from time to time in effect as adopted by MetroTex or its Board of Directors. I consent and authorize MetroTex 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 MetroTex by any member or 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 agree that my membership in MetroTex and/or the MLS will authorize me unlimited access to the
MLS database and to personal information of other members of MetroTex. Accordingly, I especially promise to use such access and
information only in pursuit of my real estate activities within the scope of my license and not to utilize such access or information for commercial ventures or endeavors that are not within the scope of my license.
I agree, if my membership is approved as a (Non-Designated) REALTOR® of MetroTex, I will pay the prescribed dues and fees in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association, from time to time in effect. By signing this application, the undersigned sponsoring broker or other authorized signatory acknowledges responsibility for all financial obligations incurred by the Applicant, so long as the Applicant is affiliated with my firm for dues, fees, keybox lease access fees, MLS fees, and other expenses regularly billed by MetroTex
to a sponsoring broker for Association services.
I acknowledge that if accepted as a member and I subsequently resign and/or am expelled from membership in MetroTex with an
unpaid financial obligation, an ethics complaint or arbitration request pending, the Board of Directors of MetroTex may condition renewal
of membership upon payment of the financial obligation owed, my verification that I will submit to the pending ethics or arbitration proceeding 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 said Board of Directors may condition renewal of my membership upon my 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.
All REALTOR® member applicants are required to attend Orientation within 60 days. By signing below, I acknowledge that if I fail to attend orientation within 60 days of my join date my membership will be inactivated and my services discontinued until I complete the
new member orientation course. In order to obtain active membership again, I agree to register and attend the next Orientation being