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 your state 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.
Dues and Fees
There will be no refund of dues or fees paid by the applicant unless applicant is denied membership. Notice: Payments to the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Also, federal law states that the percentage of your association dues used for state and federal lobbying activities is nondeductible as a business expense for federal tax purposes.
REALTOR Membership Acknowledgement
I hereby apply for REALTOR® Membership in the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR). I understand that I shall produce a check for local, state & national dues (+ $150 application fee) to WCAR to finalize my application. I understand my payment will only be refunded in the event I am not accepted for membership. In the event my application is approved, I agree as a condition of membership to attend the orientation seminar, familiarize myself, comply with and be subject to 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 with the Bylaws of WCAR, the Tennessee Association and the National Association and the policies of the various programs and services. Finally, I consent to and authorize WCAR 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 WCAR 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. Applicant acknowledges that if accepted as a member and he/she subsequently resigns or is expelled from membership in WCAR with an ethics complaint or arbitration request pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon 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. 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®. To the full extent permitted by applicable law, I irrevocably waive all claims against WCAR or any of its officers, employees, directors or members, for any act in connection with the business of WCAR, and particularly as to their acts in electing or failing to elect, advancing, suspending, expelling or otherwise disciplining me as an applicant, or as a member. Upon the expiration of said membership for any cause, I will discontinue the use of the term REALTOR®. Applicant acknowledges that the board/association will maintain a membership file of information which may be shared with other boards/associations where applicant subsequently seeks membership. This file shall include previous applications for membership; all final findings of Code of Ethics violations within the time limit specified in the decision letter and violations of other membership duties within the past three (3) years; pending complaints alleging violations of the Code of Ethics or alleging violations of other membership duties; incomplete or pending disciplinary measures; pending arbitration requests; and information related to unpaid arbitration awards or unpaid financial obligations to the board/association or its Multiple Listing Service. I give authorization to the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® to contact the references and/or verify any point of information included in this application. Designated REALTOR must also fill out and sign a “Salesperson Certification form” if applicable. 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 required, 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.