Apply for Membership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Laredo Association of REALTORS®!  When you become a member of our board, you are also joining the Texas Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.  Be sure you have an active real estate or appraiser’s license with the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) before beginning the application process. You will also be required to attend a New Member Orientation and complete the NAR Code of Ethics Course.  Use the forms below to begin your application process. Be sure to fill them out in their entirety. Please be sure to use the name that appears on your TREC license. Once your forms are complete, email them to us at staff@laredorealtors.org and CC mls_lar@laredorealtors.org. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at 956-712-4400.

Applications

Dues / Fees

Please reference the charts below to see the membership dues and MLS fees for the LAR. Membership dues shall not be prorated if the licensee held REALTOR® or REALTOR®-ASSOCIATE membership during the preceding calendar year.

Licensees that have never held REALTOR® or REALTOR®- Associate membership, or Past REALTOR® or REALTOR® –Associate members that have not held membership for over one calendar year, shall be considered New Members.  Membership dues shall be prorated for new members as stated in the dues chart and application/office fee shall be charged accordingly.

All REALTOR® licensees shall be billed directly to the designated REALTOR® member for any and all monies owed to the LAR and/or to any subsidiary corporation, division, or any of its services, departments, divisions, or subsidiaries. When the staff is notified of a new non-member sales licensee, Brokers/Designated REALTORS® are assessed LAR dues times the number of non-member salespersons, if any, in their office.

Annual billing of membership dues is due on the last day of November.  Dues not paid after 30 days past due will incur a late fee of $50.00.  An additional late fee of $50 will be assessed if payment is not received after 60 days past due.

All new applicants applying for board membership are required to attend a REALTOR® Orientation Class. The schedule of our Orientation Classes can be found in our calendar. Until you attend and complete the class, you are a “provisional” member-only and could be terminated for failure to complete the class within the specified time period.

+ REALTOR DUES - Primary : Brokers & Appraisers
MONTHLOCAL DUESTAR DUESNAR DUESTREPAC*APP FEETOTAL DUE
JAN153.00152.00185.0035.00250.00$775.00
FEB153.00142.25172.5035.00250.00$752.75
MAR153.00132.50160.0035.00250.00$730.50
APR115.50122.75147.5035.00250.00$670.75
MAY115.50113.00135.0035.00250.00$648.50
JUN115.50103.25122.5035.00250.00$626.25
JUL78.0093.50110.0035.00250.00$566.50
AUG78.0083.7597.5035.00250.00$544.25
SEPT78.0074.0085.0035.00250.00$522.00
OCT40.5064.2572.5035.00250.00$462.25
NOV40.5054.5060.0035.00250.00$440.00
DEC40.5044.7547.5035.00250.00$417.75

Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.  Contributions to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) and the Texas Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Action Committee (TAR FedPAC)—which makes contributions to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)—are voluntary and may be used for political purposes.  The amount indicated is merely a guideline, and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount.  You may refuse to contribute without reprisal, and the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS®, and its local associations will not favor or disadvantage anyone because of the amount contributed.  Until the RPAC annual goal is met, 70% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates; the remaining 30% is sent to TAR FedPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. (Exception: 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC if the individual is an employee of an affiliate member of Texas REALTORS®.) After the RPAC annual goal is met, 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates. You may contact the Texas REALTORS® political committee administrator at 800-873-9155 to obtain information about your contributions.

+ REALTOR DUES - Primary : Agent
MONTHLOCAL DUESTAR DUESNAR DUESTREPAC*APP FEETOTAL DUE
JAN153.00152.00185.0035.00100.00$625.00
FEB153.00142.25172.5035.00100.00$602.75
MAR153.00132.50160.0035.00100.00$580.50
APR115.50122.75147.5035.00100.00$520.75
MAY115.50113.00135.0035.00100.00$498.50
JUN115.50103.25122.5035.00100.00$476.25
JUL78.0093.50110.0035.00100.00$416.50
AUG78.0083.7597.5035.00100.00$394.25
SEPT78.0074.0085.0035.00100.00$372.00
OCT40.5064.2572.5035.00100.00$312.25
NOV40.5054.5060.0035.00100.00$290.00
DEC40.5044.7547.5035.00100.00$267.75

Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.  Contributions to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) and the Texas Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Action Committee (TAR FedPAC)—which makes contributions to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)—are voluntary and may be used for political purposes.  The amount indicated is merely a guideline, and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount.  You may refuse to contribute without reprisal, and the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS®, and its local associations will not favor or disadvantage anyone because of the amount contributed.  Until the RPAC annual goal is met, 70% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates; the remaining 30% is sent to TAR FedPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. (Exception: 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC if the individual is an employee of an affiliate member of Texas REALTORS®.) After the RPAC annual goal is met, 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates. You may contact the Texas REALTORS® political committee administrator at 800-873-9155 to obtain information about your contributions.

+ REALTOR DUES - Secondary : Broker
MONTHLOCAL DUESTREPAC*APP FEETOTAL DUE
JAN153.0035.00250.00$438.00
FEB153.0035.00250.00$438.00
MAR153.0035.00250.00$438.00
APR115.5035.00250.00$400.50
MAY115.5035.00250.00$400.50
JUN115.5035.00250.00$400.50
JUL78.0035.00250.00$363.00
AUG78.0035.00250.00$363.00
SEPT78.0035.00250.00$363.00
OCT40.5035.00250.00$325.50
NOV40.5035.00250.00$325.50
DEC40.5035.00250.00$325.50

Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.  Contributions to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) and the Texas Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Action Committee (TAR FedPAC)—which makes contributions to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)—are voluntary and may be used for political purposes.  The amount indicated is merely a guideline, and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount.  You may refuse to contribute without reprisal, and the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS®, and its local associations will not favor or disadvantage anyone because of the amount contributed.  Until the RPAC annual goal is met, 70% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates; the remaining 30% is sent to TAR FedPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. (Exception: 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC if the individual is an employee of an affiliate member of Texas REALTORS®.) After the RPAC annual goal is met, 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates. You may contact the Texas REALTORS® political committee administrator at 800-873-9155 to obtain information about your contributions.

+ REALTOR DUES - Secondary : Agent
MONTHLOCAL DUESTREPAC*APP FEETOTAL DUE
JAN153.0035.00100.00$288.00
FEB153.0035.00100.00$288.00
MAR153.0035.00100.00$288.00
APR115.5035.00100.00$250.50
MAY115.5035.00100.00$250.50
JUN115.5035.00100.00$250.50
JUL78.0035.00100.00$213.00
AUG78.0035.00100.00$213.00
SEPT78.0035.00100.00$213.00
OCT40.5035.00100.00$175.50
NOV40.5035.00100.00$175.50
DEC40.5035.00100.00$175.50

Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.  Contributions to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) and the Texas Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Action Committee (TAR FedPAC)—which makes contributions to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)—are voluntary and may be used for political purposes.  The amount indicated is merely a guideline, and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount.  You may refuse to contribute without reprisal, and the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS®, and its local associations will not favor or disadvantage anyone because of the amount contributed.  Until the RPAC annual goal is met, 70% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates; the remaining 30% is sent to TAR FedPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. (Exception: 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC if the individual is an employee of an affiliate member of Texas REALTORS®.) After the RPAC annual goal is met, 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates. You may contact the Texas REALTORS® political committee administrator at 800-873-9155 to obtain information about your contributions.

+ AFFILIATE DUES
MONTHLOCAL DUESTAR DUESAPP FEETOTAL DUE
JAN153.00117.00100.00$370.00
FEB153.00107.25100.00$360.25
MAR153.0097.50100.00$350.50
APR115.5087.75100.00$303.25
MAY115.5078.00100.00$293.50
JUN115.5068.25100.00$283.75
JUL78.0058.50100.00$236.50
AUG78.0048.75100.00$226.75
SEPT78.0039.00100.00$217.00
OCT40.5029.25100.00$169.75
NOV40.5019.50100.00$160.00
DEC40.509.75100.00$150.25
+ OTHER MEMBERSHIP FEES

All Multiple Listing Service (MLS) accounts are due payable on or before the last day of the month before the quarter begins and are paid for all users by the principal, partner, corporate officer, or branch manager acting on behalf of the principal.

Dues, fees, fines, or other assessments including amounts owed to the board or the board’s Multiple Listing Service are not paid within one (1) month after the due date, the non-paying member is subject to suspension at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Two (2) months after the due date, membership of the non-paying member may be terminated at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Three (3) months after the due date, the membership of the non-paying member shall automatically terminate unless within that time the amount due is paid. However, no action shall be taken to suspend or expel a member for non-payment of disputed amounts until the accuracy of the amount owed has been confirmed by the Board of Directors. A former member who has had his membership terminated for nonpayment of dues, fees, fines, or other assessments duly levied in accordance with the provisions of the LAR 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.

MLS FEE (MEMBERS)APP FEEQUARTERLY FEESUPRA FEEADMIN FEETOTAL DUE
1ST MONTH50.00129.9016.243.00$199.14
2ND MONTH50.0086.6016.243.00$155.84
3RD MONTH50.0043.3016.243.00$112.54
MLS ONLYSETUP FEEQUARTERLY FEESUPRA FEEADMIN FEETOTAL DUE
1ST MONTH400.00129.9016.243.00$549.14
2ND MONTH400.0086.6016.243.00$505.84
3RD MONTH400.0043.3016.243.00$462.54

Definition of MLS Only: Individuals who are only participants and/or subscribers of the Multiple Listing Service and do not hold primary or secondary REALTOR® membership with the local board.

Benefits: MLS Only Participants/subscribers are only entitled to the special benefits associated with the Multiple Listing Service.

Current MLS benefits include the following:

Access to the Paragon 5 MLS System
Access to the Paragon Support Hotline.
Eligibility to participate in the Supra Lockbox System

Note: The Designated Realtor (Broker of Record) must be a participant in the Multiple Listing Service in order for licensees to subscribe to the Multiple Listing Service

The Laredo Association of REALTORS® requires the appointment of a broker-in-charge for a branch office and the firm shall pay a $100.00 processing fee and $100.00 for MLS service set up to LAR. An office of a firm which is located somewhere other than the firm’s main office location is considered “Branch Office”.  A branch office is simply another location thus shall carry the exact same name of the main office.

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