SECTION 2. Dues. The annual dues of Members shall be as follows:
(a) REALTOR® Members. The annual dues of each Designated REALTOR® Member shall be established annually by the PAR Board of Directors plus an amount equal to that fee times the number of real estate salespersons and licensed or certified appraisers who (1) are employed by or affiliated as independent contractors, or who are otherwise directly or indirectly licensed with such REALTOR® Member, and (2) are not REALTOR® Members of any Association in the state or a state contiguous thereto or Institute Affilate Members of the Association. In calculating the dues payable to the Association by a Designated REALTOR® member, non-member licensees shall not be included in the computation of dues if the Designated REALTOR® has paid dues based on said non-member licensees in another Association in Arizona or a state contiguous thereto, provided the Designated REALTOR® notifies the Association in writing of the identity of the Association to which dues have been remitted. In the case of a Designated REALTOR® Member in a firm, partnership or corporation whose business activity is substantially all commercial, any assessments for non-member licensees shall be limited to licensees affiliated with the Designated REALTOR® [as defined in (1) and (2) of this paragraph], in the office where the Designated REALTOR® holds membership, and any other offices of the firm located within the jurisdiction of this Association.
(1) For the purpose of this Section, a REALTOR® Member of a Member Association shall be held to be any Member who has a place or places of business within the state or a state contiguous thereto and who, as a principal, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager of a real estate firm, partnership, or corporation, is actively engaged in the real estate profession as defined in Article III, Section l, of the Constitution of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® . An individual shall be deemed to be licensed with a REALTOR® if the license of the individual is held by the REALTOR® , or by any broker who is licensed with the REALTOR® , or by any entity in which the REALTOR® has a direct or indirect ownership interest which is engaged in other aspects of the real estate business (except as provided for in Section 2 (a) (1) hereof) provided that such licensee is not otherwise included in the computation of dues payable by the principal, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager of the entity.
A REALTOR® with a direct or indirect ownership interest in an entity engaged exclusively in soliciting and/or referring clients and customers to the REALTOR® for consideration on a substantially exclusive basis shall annually file with the Association on a form approved by the Association a list of the licensees affiliated with that entity and shall certify that all of the licensees affiliated with the entity are solely engaged in referring clients and customers and are not engaged in listing, selling, leasing, renting, managing, counseling or appraising real property. The individuals disclosed on such form shall not be deemed to be licensed with the REALTOR® filing the form for purposes of this section and shall not be included in calculating the annual dues of the Designated REALTOR®. Designated REALTORS® shall notify the association within three (3) days of any change of status of licensees in a referral firm.
The exemption for any licensee included on the certification form shall automatically be revoked upon the individual being engaged in real estate licensed activities (listing, selling, leasing, renting, managing, counseling or appraising real property) other than referrals, and dues for the current fiscal year shall be payable.
Membership dues shall be prorated for any licensee included on a certification form submitted to the Association who during the same calendar year applies for REALTOR® membership in the Association. However, membership dues shall not be prorated of the licensee held REALTOR® membership during the preceding calendar year.
(b) The dues of REALTOR® Members other than Designated REALTORS® shall be an amount determined annually by the PAR Board of Directors.
(c) Institute Affiliate Members. The annual dues of each Institute Affiliate Member shall be as established in Article II of the Bylaws of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
(d) Affiliate Members. The dues of each Affiliate Member shall be determined annually by the PAR Board of Directors.
(e) Public Service Members. The dues of each Public Service Member shall be determined annually by the PAR Board of Directors.
(f) Honorary Members. Dues payable, if any, shall be at the discretion of the PAR Board of Directors.
(g) Student Members. Dues payable, if any, shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
SECTION 3. Dues Payable. Dues for all Members shall be payable annually in advance on the first day of January. Dues for new members shall be computed from the from the date of application and granting of provisional membership.
(a) In the event a sales licensee who holds REALTOR® membership is dropped for non-payment of Association dues, and the licensee remains with the Designated REALTOR®‘s firm, the dues obligation of the “Designated” REALTOR® (as set forth in Article X, Section 2(a) will be increased to reflect the addition of a non-member licensee. Dues shall be calculated from the first day of the current fiscal year and are payable within 30 (thirty) days of the notice of termination. Designated REALTORS® that do not want to pay or are unable to pay for non-member licensees are offered MLS Only access.
SECTION 4. Non-payment of Financial Obligations. If dues or other financial obligations are not paid to the Association, or the Association’s Multiple Listing Service, are not paid within the time frame prescribed in the Association’s written policy manual, services and/or membership may be terminated as outlined in the Policy Manual and amended from time to time. A former Member who has had membership terminated, for non-payment of dues, fees, fines, or other assessments duly levied in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or the provisions of other Rules and Regulations of the Board or any of its services, departments, divisions or subsidiaries may apply for reinstatement in a manner prescribed for new applicants for membership, after making payment in full of all accounts due as of the date of termination. (Note: Designated REALTORS® are offered MLS Only access prior to their office services being terminated for non-payment.)
SECTION 5. Deposits and Expenditures. Deposits and expenditures of funds shall be in accordance with policies established by the Board of Directors.
SECTION 6. Notice of Dues, Fees, Fines, Assessments and Other Financial Obligations of Members. All dues, fees, fines, assessments, or other financial obligations to PAR or the Association’s Multiple Listing Service shall be noticed to the delinquent Member in writing setting forth the amount owed and due date.
SECTION 7. Dues of REALTOR® Members who are REALTOR® Emeriti (as recognized by the National Association). Past Presidents and past treasurers of the National Association or recipients of the Distinguished Service Award shall be as determined by the NAR Board of Directors.
NOTE: A Member Board’s dues obligation to the National Association is reduced by an amount equal to the amount which the association is assessed for a REALTOR® member, times the number of REALTOR® Emeriti (as recognized by the National Association), past presidents and past treasurers of the National Association, and recipients of the Distinguished Service Award of the National Association who are REALTOR® members of the association. The dues obligation of such individuals to the local association should be reduced to reflect the reduction in the association’s dues obligation to the National Association. The association may, at its option, choose to have no dues requirement for such individuals except as may be required to meet the association’s obligation to the State Association with respect to such individuals. Member Boards should determine whether the dues payable by the association to the State Association are reduced with respect to such individuals. It should be noted that this does not affect a “designated” REALTOR®‘s dues obligation to the association with respect to those licensees employed by or affiliated with the “designated” REALTOR® who are not members of the local association.