When you join DeKalb REALTORS®, you also become a member of the Georgia Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Local: October 1 – September 30
State: January 1 – December 31
National: January 1 – December 31
Failed credit card or check payments are subject to a service fee. Payment Plans are available. Select Payment Plan when paying dues. Dues are nonrefundable after the membership year begins.
REALTOR® Annual Renewal:
2018: $400 (local, state, and national). Dues payments are due October 1. Dues paid are nonrefundable after September 30. Late fees apply after October 1: $25 October; additional $25 November; additional $25 December. Membership subject to suspension and/or termination if dues are not paid on time.
2018 New REALTOR® Member Fee Schedule
The following dues schedule shows prorated amounts for the 2017-2018 calendar year for new members only. DeKalb Association prorates quarterly and follows an October through September membership year schedule. NAR/GAR prorates monthly and follows a January through December membership year. Therefore, during the last quarter of 2017, new members pay 2017 NAR and GAR dues PLUS 2018 DeKalb dues. Dues paid are nonrefundable. If transferring from another local board, application fee may not be charged.
|2018 Dues New Member Payment Amount|
|*includes 2017 and 2018 dues|
|*includes 2017 and 2018 dues|
|*includes 2017 prorated dues plus 2018 dues of $400.|
*2018 renewal dues will be due October 1, 2017. Each year, you must sign up for the payment plan. Payment plans do not auto-renew. For more information regarding renewals, please visit dekalbrealtors.com/renew.
1. Renewing Members (dues paid in advance)
Dues that are paid in advance for renewing members, whether in full or on a payment plan, are refundable until September 30 if the member’s license becomes inactive or the member transfers to a non-REALTOR® company, minus a $25 service fee.
2. New Applicants
Dues and application fee are non-refundable.
3. Payment Plans
Both new and renewing members have Payment Plan options. The terms of any Payment Plan do not allow for refunds. You can cancel your membership and any future/pending payments will be cancelled.
REALTOR® DUES DEDUCTIBILITY
2018 Dues Deductibility
The portion of dues paid that is spent to lobby the State and Federal governments is not deductible for income tax purposes and the IRS requires that all dues statements disclose this information.
2018 dues for a full year: $400 without RPAC contribution.
In addition, contributions (including member dues) to NAR are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes and are nondeductible for income tax purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state PAC reaches its RPAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C.441a. After the state PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates. 2018 ESTIMATED LOBBYING EXPENSE DEDUCTION ALLOWANCE: The portion of dues paid that is spent to lobby the State and Federal governments is not deductible for income tax purposes and the IRS requires that all dues statements disclose this information. GAR has estimated that $10.14 (10.34%) is the nondeductible portion of 2018 GAR dues. For 2018, with dues at $120 per member, NAR computes 43 percent or $52 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. Please note that the entire $35 Public Awareness Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible.
Each year, your Renewal Statement contains a separate line item for the NAR Consumer Advertising Campaign. The $35 fee is included under National in the New Member Fee Schedule shown above. The Consumer Advertising Campaign fee is not optional.
Each member is asked to invest in the future of their business by making a voluntary RPAC contribution. Your Renewal Statement contains a separate line item for an RPAC contribution, which is optional.
An Affiliate Member is an individual who does not hold an active real estate license, but is interested in the real estate industry. An Affiliate membership is for each individual from a company and includes membership in the Georgia Association of REALTORS®, as well as DeKalb REALTORS®. Different levels of membership offer a variety of benefits, as well as the opportunity for discounted memberships for additional members. For the current Affiliate Membership application and levels, click here.