APPLICATION FOR REALTOR® MEMBERSHIP

For real estate professionals licensed as:
Brokers, Associate Brokers, Salesperson, Certified Appraisers, Licensed Appraisers, Limited Real Estate Appraiser

applying for membership in the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS®

The term REALTOR® is the exclusive designation of the members of the National Association of REALTORS®, its local boards and state Associations. It is listed in the U.S. Patent Office as a registered collective membership mark and may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics.

I hereby apply for REALTOR® membership in the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® (GRAR/Association) and agree to pay the non-refundable application fee in the amount of $400, together with pro-rated membership dues for the remaining calendar year.

I understand that membership brings certain privileges and obligations that require compliance, including the following:

I consent and authorize the Association to invite and receive information and comment about me from any person, and I agree that any information and comment furnished to the Association by any person in response to any such invitation shall be conclusively deemed to be privileged and shall not form the basis of any action by me for slander, libel, or defamation of character.

I acknowledge that if accepted as a member and I subsequently resign or am expelled from membership in the Association with an ethics complaint or arbitration request pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon verification that I will submit to the pending ethics or arbitration proceeding and will abide by the decision of the Hearing Panel; or if I resign or am expelled from membership without having complied with an award in arbitration, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon my payment of the award, plus any costs that have previously been established as due and payable in relation thereto, provided that the award and such costs have not, in the interim, been otherwise satisfied; or if I resign or otherwise cause membership to terminate, the duty to submit to arbitration continues in effect even after membership lapses or is terminated, provided the dispute arose while I was a REALTOR®.

I HEREBY SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERATION (PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT):

Applicant Information Name (as it appears on license):
Address: Date of Birth: Gender: Female Male
Phone Numbers:
Email Address and Web Site:


REAL ESTATE OR APPRAISAL COMPANY NAME


DATE LICENSE RECEIVED: DATE LICENSED WITH ABOVE COMPANY:

Check each type of your licenses that are active with the State of Michigan and attach a copy of each license to this application:

Salesperson License Number
Individual Broker License Number
Associate Broker License Number
Certified General Appraiser License Number
Certified Residential Appraiser License Number
State Licensed Appraiser License Number
Limited Appraiser License Number


  1. Please list the names of any real estate boards/associations that you currently hold membership in and the type of membership held:
  2. Please list the names of any real estate boards/associations that currently provide you with MLS access and/or materials:
  3. Please list the names of any real estate boards/associations that you were previously affiliated with either as a member and/or MLS user:
  4. Have you ever been refused membership in any other real estate board/association? YES NO
    If Yes, state the basis for each refusal and detail the circumstances related thereto:
  5. Are there now, or have there been within the past five years, any complaints against you or your firm with which you have been associated before any state real estate or appraisal regulatory agency, any other agency of government or any real estate board? YES NO
    If Yes, specify the substance of each complaint in such state, the agency or board before which the complaint was made, and the current status or resolution of such complaint:
  6. Are there now or have there been within the past five years any lawsuits brought against the company which you have been associated with which involve claims for damages or alleged breach of contract in a real estate transaction or due to an appraisal performed? YES NO
    If Yes, specify the substance of such lawsuit, the court in which it was filed and the current status or resolution of suit.
  7. Are you currently or have you in the past been a party to a lawsuit? YES NO
    If yes, please describe:
  8. Are you now employed or engaged in any other business or profession? YES NO
    If Yes, please specify:

  9. Is the firm address, as stated, your principal place of business? YES NO
    If No, or if you have any branch offices, please indicate and give addresses:
  10. If you are actively engaged in the appraisal business, is the firm name and address provided the only entity for which you perform appraisals? YES NO
    If No, please provide additional firm names and addresses:
  11. Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a felony? YES NO
    If Yes, please explain:

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. In addition, I understand that I must complete GRAR Orientation and Comprehension Test (which is a prerequisite for membership), provide a copy of my real estate and/or appraiser license(s), and submit the proper application fee(s), and any other required documentation requested by the Association, in order for my application to be processed and considered for approval. In the event I am a sole proprietor, principal, partner, LLC member, or corporate officer of the firm, I authorize the Association to obtain a credit report about me from any credit reporting agency. In addition to the provisions in the GRAR Bylaws pertaining to my credit history, if I have had a previous membership in GRAR or another REALTOR® organization, and I have documented history of financial delinquencies to GRAR or another REALTOR® organization, the GRAR Board of Directors may elect to approve my membership subject to the following terms: For a period of one year from the date of approval of membership, payment for all dues/fees must be made in the form of cash (no checks or credit cards permitted) at least one month in advance of the payment due date. I agree that, if accepted for membership in the Association, I shall pay the fees and dues as from time to time established by the Board of Directors, the MLS Rules and Regulations, and the Bylaws. I hereby authorize GRAR to forward any communications it deems appropriate to me via one or more of the following methods: direct mail, e-mail, facsimile, etc. I hereby authorize GRAR to perform a background check about me. Also, I understand that the term "REALTOR®" denotes a member of the Association (and does not denote a profession) and will not use the term to describe myself by any means until I have received notice of my approval as a REALTOR® member from the Association.

As an individual granted access to the MLS, I accept and agree to all of the following:

  1. To keep confidential the password granted to me. I will not post, share, disseminate, or record the password in any way.
  2. To accept responsibility for any action I take under my password.
  3. To issue the appropriate sign-off command when leaving a computer terminal unattended, thus, preventing unauthorized use of my password.
  4. To refrain from making the MLS information available to any person or entity except in connection with the regular conduct of my real estate or appraisal business, defined as a good faith effort to produce a sale, exchange, estimate of value, or lease of the property or properties involved. I will not sell or share copies of any MLS information, including connection software, to any nonparticipant of the MLS (including persons within my office). (Information and data compiled from the listings filed with the MLS shall be subject to the same rules and regulations as apply to copies of the listings themselves).
  5. To not advertise or promote a listing without the prior consent of the listing broker.
  6. To report to the CEO of GRAR any apparent breach of, threat to, or violation of MLS and/or computer system security, including breach of the user passwords.

I have read the above conditions, I understand these conditions, and agree to comply with them. Further, I understand that violation of this agreement may result in disciplinary action or prosecution, as defined by the MLS Exchange, Inc. policy that states: "ANY MLS USERS FOUND GUILTY OF SHARING THEIR MLS PASSWORD WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN $2,500.00 (WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES) AND SUSPENSION FROM THE MLS FOR NOT LESS THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS."