I, the undersigned, hereby apply for REALTOR® (primary, secondary, or designated) membership in the South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association (SMDRA) and enclose my payment to cover the application fee and dues (see below). I understand this will be returned to me in the event I am not accepted for membership. In the event my application is approved, I agree as a condition of membership to complete the orientation courses of SMDRA within 90 days of application, including the GRI 106: Ethical and Professional Practices course, which I understand may be worth credit towards the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation. I also agree to thoroughly familiarize myself with and abide by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®, including the duty to arbitrate or mediate business disputes in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the Association and the Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of SMDRA, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and I further agree to satisfactorily complete a written examination covering such Code, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and duty to arbitrate or mediate as and when provided by SMDRA. I agree as a condition of continuing membership to complete Code of Ethics courses as required by NAR and SMDRA. I further agree that my act of paying dues shall evidence my initial and continuing commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and duty to arbitrate or mediate, all as from time to time amended. Finally, I consent and authorize the Association, through its membership committee 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 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 agree that, if accepted for membership in the Association, I shall pay the fees and dues as from time to time established.
I grant SMDRA, CAR, and NAR my express written consent to contact me at their discretion by U.S. mail, fax, telephone, or e-mail. I understand that by providing my street address, e-mail address(es), telephone numbers(s), and fax number(s), I consent to receive communications sent from SMDRA, CAR, and NAR via regular U.S. mail, e-mail, telephone, or facsimile at those numbers/locations. All attempts will be made to use the preferred methods of contact as indicated in this application.
Additionally, I acknowledge that SMDRA may photograph or take video at classes and events held at SMDRA or other locations that I may attend. I hereby release SMDRA from all claims which I may have now or in the future for compensation of any kind arising out of my participation in the said video(s) and/or photograph(s) and acknowledge that SMDRA may use the video(s) and/or photograph(s) in such fashion and distribute to such person as they may in their sole discretion decide.
NOTE: Applicant acknowledges that if accepted as a member and he/she subsequently resigns from the Association 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®.