If my application is accepted I agree to complete the association’s mandatory Code of Ethics Orientation course
within 90 days of this application, abide by the association’s Bylaws and Policies, and the Code of Ethics of the National
Association of Realtors® and the NC Association of Realtors®. I understand that, after the initial requirement, I will be
required to complete a Code of Ethics course within specific 2-year periods.
I authorize the association through its directors, committees and/or staff members to make such investigation of my
character and credit as it may deem advisable. I acknowledge, consent and fully understand that information obtained as a
result of investigation may be reported to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. I shall not use any information
obtained or furnished in connection with such investigation as the basis of any legal action for slander, libel or defamation of
For adequate value received and in consideration of being granted membership in the association, I irrevocably waive and
release any claim or right of action that I may have or acquire against the association or any of its officers, directors or
members, for any act performed in connection with the business of the association and, particularly, as to the acts of the
association or any of its officers, directors, or members taken in approving or not approving, advancing, suspending,
expelling or otherwise disciplining me as an applicant or member of the association. Further, as an express condition of
being granted membership in the Association, I irrevocably waive and release any possible right that I may have to bring
any cause of action or claim for libel, slander or defamation that may possibly arise from the filing or consideration of any
arbitration request or any ethics complaint that may be brought against me by any Member or by the Grievance Committee
of the Association.
I also acknowledge that if accepted as a member and I subsequently resign from the board or otherwise cause membership
to terminate with an ethics complaint pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon my
certification that I will submit to the pending ethics procedure and will abide by the decision of the hearing panel. If I resign
or otherwise cause membership to terminate, the duty to submit to arbitration continues in effect even after my membership
lapses or is terminated, provided the dispute arose while I was a Realtor®. Upon the termination of my membership for any
cause, I will discontinue the use of the designation "Realtor®." I will also discontinue the use of any designations I have
earned through the Realtor® organization.
The association reserves the right to object to any company name or Web site name proposed by a current or potential
member, which in the association/MLS’s sole discretion, is confusingly similar to any name used in commerce by the
association/MLS that may leave the public confused.