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New REALTOR® Membership Application

Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® Membership Application

Welcome to FCBR!

Thank you for considering membership in the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®  (FCBR). We are truly pleased to have the opportunity to serve you. So that your transition from applicant to member can be made as quickly as possible, please read the following information carefully.

Dues and Fees
When you join FCBR, you also become a member of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). A portion of your dues is remitted to those Associations. Once remitted, all dues are non-refundable. FCBR’s fiscal year is October 1st through September 30th. Annual dues are prorated on a monthly basis for new members. By submitting this application you are agreeing to pay your membership dues upfront. After you join, you will begin receiving annual dues invoices each August  for the following fiscal year (October 1 through September 30). Please contact Member Services if you have any questions about dues or fees.

1. Application Fee: is a one-time fee of $185.00

2. Dues: The dues amounts listed in the link below apply to applicants who have never been a member of a REALTOR® Association, or who have not paid dues to another Association during the past year. If you are transferring from another Association, please ask a staff member to calculate your dues. Once remitted, all dues are non-refundable.

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Important Note for Designated REALTOR® Applicants: The National Association of REALTORS® dues formula requires that Designated Brokers pay dues for themselves as well as an assessment that equals dues times the number of ALL licensees in their offices who are not REALTOR® members of an Association. Brokers can reduce their dues obligation by requiring their agents to join an association (preferably FCBR).

REQUIRED COURSES: As a condition of membership, all REALTOR® applicants are required to take the FREE FCBR New Member Ethics (online) and Orientation class within 60 days of application to the Association. This course explains your responsibilities as a REALTOR® and the class will give you an overview of the benefits you receive as a member.

NEW MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE CODE OF ETHICS PRIOR TO ORIENTATION. There is no charge for the online New Member Code of Ethics and Orientation courses. An Online Ethics link is sent in your welcome email, this goes directly to National Association of REALTORS® website.

FCBR will send most communications, including dues billing, by email. We send weekly course offerings and updates, and our website www.fcbr.org also offers a wealth of information. Please make sure your email address is current to ensure timely notice and information.

Transferring and Secondary applicants must include a Letter of Good Standing with their application.

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® (FCBR), the “Voice for Real Estate” in Fort Collins since 1922, represents over 1150 members from all real estate specialties including commercial sales, property management, appraisal, and residential sales. FCBR membership also includes over 180 industry partners that provide supporting services including title companies, photographers, and mortgage lenders - Welcome Aboard!
1. Are you joining as a (please check one):
 
2. Primary Field of Business *This question is required.
4. Please fill out all information below:

License Information
*This question is required.
5. Office Information *This question is required.
6. Personal Information *This question is required.
7. Phone Preference: *This question is required.
8. Skills & Service: *This question is required.
9. Previous Realtor® Association History
Have you ever been a member of another Association?
*This question is required.
10. Have you paid dues to another Realtor® Association this year? *This question is required.
11. Have you ever served on a Board of Directors? *This question is required.
12. Do you currently owe dues to another Realtor® Association? *This question is required.
15. I hereby apply for membership to the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® and agree to pay dues upon the date of submitting this application, which I understand will be returned to me in the event that I am not accepted for membership. In the event my application is approved, I agree as a condition of membership to complete the NAR® Code of Ethics Training. I agree to attend Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® Orientation within 60 days of my application for membership. 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, By‐laws, Rules and Regulations and accept the duty to arbitrate business disputes in accordance with the CODE OF ETHICS AND ARBITRATION MANUAL of the Colorado State Association and the National Association. I also consent and authorize Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®, through its Membership Committee or otherwise, to invite and receive information and comments about me from any member or other person, and I agree that any information and comments furnished to Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® by any member or other person in response to any invitation, shall be conclusively deemed to be privileged and not form the basis of any action against Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® by me for slander, libel and/or defamation of character. No application fees or dues are returnable except if the application is withdrawn prior to approval of the Board of Directors. Applicant acknowledges that if accepted as a member, and he/she resigns from the Board or otherwise causes membership to terminate with an ethics complaint pending, that Board of Directors may condition the right of the resigning member to reapply for membership upon the applicant’s certification that he/she will submit to the pending ethics proceeding and will abide by the decision of the hearing panel. If a member resigns or otherwise causes membership to terminate, the duty to submit to arbitration continues in effect even after membership lapses or is terminated, provided that the dispute arises while the former membership member was a Realtor®. I agree to pay the established fees as long as I remain a member of Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®. As an applicant for membership in the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®, I certify that the answers given in this application are 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. I hereby consent to receive fax, e‐mail transmissions and/or texts from Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® to my fax, email addresses and/or cell phone number (texts) as set forth on this application. I understand that Realtor® dues for the following year are payable in full to Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® annually by midnight, October 1st of the current year. Any payments after the October 1st deadline will incur a late fee and/or reinstatement penalty. I further understand, that as a condition of membership, it is my responsibility to maintain my current email, cell phone and US mail contact information with the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® membership, within 30 days of any changes, so they can communicate with me in a timely manner.

Payment for Membership 
Please allow 24-48 business hours for Membership Manager to contact you for on-boarding and payment. 

Dues 
Please be prepared to pay dues in full 24-48 business hours from when you submit your application (You will receive a call from membership once your application has been reviewed). Your individual dues amount may vary depending on date of application and previous REALTOR® membership. Please refer to the Dues Chart at the top of the application. New members are required to complete Code of Ethics and Orientation class. Annual Dues: Once remitted, all dues are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Carrie Bethurum
Membership Manager
(970) 223-2900
Carrie@fcbr.org

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18. Applicants for Designated Realtor® (this portion is only for managing broker/owner, appraiser, corporate officer): NAR and FCBR requires every firm to designate in writing one principal REALTOR® member who shall be responsible for all duties and obligations of membership including payment of association dues. Under NAR and FCBR policies, a “principal” includes sole proprietors, partners in partnerships, officers and majority shareholders in corporations, and office and branch managers acting on behalf of a principal(s). NAR and FCBR policies also requires that all principals in a firm hold membership if any one principal does. This policy recognizes that all of the leaders of the firm must be committed to the Code of Ethics, to professionalism, and the objectives of the REALTOR® organization generally, and acknowledges their responsibility and accountability to how their firm is operated. The local association’s dues obligation to NAR is calculated using the Designated REALTOR® (“DR”) dues formula. The DR dues formula computes dues based on the size of a REALTORS® firm, i.e., the number of individuals licensed with the DR, to ensure dues are proportional to the benefits and services received by a firm for the DR’s REALTOR® membership. Under the dues formula, the DR pays a total dues obligation based on number of licensees in the firm, but gets a credit against the amount due for each individual licensee who chooses to individually hold REALTOR® membership. The licensees that choose to hold REALTOR® membership pay their dues individually to the association.

I understand and agree that as Designated Realtor® of the above-named real estate office or appraisal office named herein, I am fully responsible for all dues and fees for services that I request and receive prior to completing the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS required membership application process. I also understand and agree that if accepted for membership, I will pay all dues and fees as are from time to time established and that the total amount of dues for which I will be personally and individually liable and responsible, as Designated Realtor® of the firm or office named herein, shall be in such amount as established annually by the Board of Directors. I further understand that if I apply for participation in the Multiple Listing Service that I, as Designated Realtor®, am an individual member of the Multiple Listing Service and as the participant am responsible for all dues and fees for MLS service.
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