A. Use of the term REALTOR® OR REAL TOR-ASSOCIATE®. I understand that the professional designations REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® are federally registered trademarks of the National Association of REALTORS®("N.A.R.") and use of these designations are subject to N.A.R. rules and regulation. I agree that I cannot use these professional designations until this application is approved, all my membership requirements are completed, and I am notified of membership approval in one of these designations. I further agree that should I cease to be a REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, I will discontinue use of the term REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® in all certificates, signs, seals or any other medium.
B. Bylaws, policies and rules. I agree to abide by the bylaws, policies and rules of the EDCAR, the bylaws, policies and rules of the California Association of Realtors®, and the constitution, bylaws, policies and rules of the National Association of REALTORS®, all as may from time to time be amended.
C. I understand that the National Association of REAL TORS® requires an orientation and mandatory training on the Code of Ethics. The Association will track and ensure that all members complete required ethics training, failure could result in suspension.
D. Authorization to release and use information waiver: I authorize the EDCAR or its representatives to verify any information provided by me in this application by any method including contacting the California Department of Real Estate., my current or past responsible broker or designated REAL TOR®, or EDCAR where I held, or continue to hold, any type of membership. I further authorize EDCAR where I held, continue to hold, any type of membership to release all my membership or disciplinary records to EDCAR, including information regarding (i) all final findings of Code of Ethics violations or other membership duties within the past three (3) years; (ii) pending ethics complaints (or hearings); (iii) unsatisfied discipline pending; (iv) pending arbitration requests (or hearings); and (v) unpaid arbitration awards or unpaid financial obligations. I understand that any information gathered under this authorization may be used in evaluating my application for membership and future disciplinary sanctions. I waive any legal claim or cause of action against EDCAR, its agents, employees or members including, but not limited to, slander, libel or defamation of character, that may arise from any action taken to verify, evaluate or process this application or other use of the information authorized and released hereunder.
E. REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®; Arbitration Agreement. A condition of membership in the EDCAR as a
REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® is that you agree to binding arbitration of disputes. As a REALTOR® (including Designated REALTOR®) or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® member, you agree for yourself and the corporation or firm for which you act as a partner, officer, principal or branch office manager to binding arbitration of disputes with (i) other REAL TOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® members of this EDCAR; (ii) with any member of the California or National Association of REALTORS®; and (iii) any client provided the client agrees to binding arbitration at the EDCAR Any arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted using the EDCAR facilities and in accordance with the EDCAR rules and procedures for arbitration.
F. No refund. I understand that my EDCAR membership dues and MLS fees are non-refundable. In the event I fail to maintain eligibility for membership or for MLS Services for any reason, I understand I will not be entitled to a refund of my dues or fees.
G. By signing below, I expressly authorize the EDCAR, including the local, state and national, or their subsidiaries or representatives to fax, e-mail, telephone or send by U.S. mail to me, at the fax numbers, e-mail, telephones and addresses above, material advertising the availability of or quality of any property, goods or services offered, endorsed or promoted by the EDCAR.