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Article I - Name - Section 1

Posted by PRO Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:44:00 GMT

Section 1. NAME
The name of this organization shall be the PINELLAS SUNCOAST ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, INC., dba PINELLAS REALTOR® ORGANIZATION, hereafter referred to in these bylaws as the Association. The association may also be referred to as PRO in all its publications, correspondence, and materials.

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Article I - Name - Section 2

Posted by PRO Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:57:00 GMT

Section 2. REALTOR®
Inclusion and retention of the registered collective Membership Mark Realtors® in the name of the Association shall be governed by the Constitution and Bylaws of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® as from time to time amended.

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Article II - Objectives

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:39:00 GMT

Section 1. Objectives of the Association are:
  • To unite those engaged in the recognized branches of the real estate profession for the purpose of exerting a beneficial influence upon the profession and related interests.
  • To promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the real estate profession as expressed in the Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
  • To provide a unified medium for real estate owners and those engaged in the real estate profession whereby their interests may be safeguarded and advanced.
  • To further the interests of home ownership and other real property ownership.
  • To unite those engaged in the real estate profession in this community with the FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® thereby furthering their own objectives throughout the state and nation, and obtaining the benefit and privileges of membership therein.
  • To designate, for the benefit of the public, those individuals authorized to use the term “REALTOR®” or “REALTORS®” as licensed, prescribed and controlled by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Article III - Jurisdiction - Section 1

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:45:00 GMT

Section 1. The territorial jurisdiction of the Association as a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is all of Pinellas County, Florida.

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Article III - Jurisdiction - Section 2

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:46:00 GMT

Section 2. Territorial jurisdiction is defined to mean:
The right and duty to control the use of the terms “REALTOR®” or “REALTORS®”, subject to the conditions set forth in the Bylaws, and those of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, in return for which the Association agrees to protect and safeguard the property rights of the National Association in the terms.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-A-1

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:40:00 GMT

Section 1. There shall be the following classes of Members:

A.  REALTOR® Members. REALTOR® Members, whether primary or secondary, shall be:

1. Individuals who, as sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers, or branch office managers, are engaged actively in the real estate profession, including buying, selling, exchanging, renting or leasing, managing, appraising for others for compensation, counseling, or building, developing or subdividing real estate, and who maintain or are associated with an established real estate office in the state of Florida or a state contiguous thereto. All persons who are partners in a partnership, or all officers in a corporation, or all trustees of a trust who are actively engaged in real estate practice within the state or a state contiguous thereto shall qualify for REALTOR® Membership only, and each is required to hold REALTOR® Membership (except as provided in the following paragraph) in an Association of REALTORS® within the state or a state contiguous thereto unless otherwise qualified for Institute Affiliate Membership.

In the case of a real estate firm, partnership, or corporation, whose business activity is substantially all commercial, only those principals actively engaged in the real estate business in connection with the same office, or any other offices within the jurisdiction of the association in which one of the firm's principals holds REALTOR® membership, shall be required REALTOR® membership unless otherwise qualified for Institute Affiliate membership.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-A-2

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:51:00 GMT

2. Individuals who are engaged in the real estate profession other than as sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers, or branch office managers, and are associated with a REALTOR® Member and meet the qualifications set out in Article V.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-A-3

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:59:00 GMT

3. Primary and Secondary REALTOR® Members. An individual is a Primary Member if the Association pays State and National dues based on such member. An individual is a Secondary Member if State and National dues are remitted through another Association. One of the principals in a real estate firm must be a Designated REALTOR® Member of the Association in order for licensees affiliated with the firm to select the Association as their “primary” Association.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-A-4

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:03:00 GMT

4. Designated REALTOR® Members. Each firm or office in the case of firms with multiple office locations shall designate in writing one REALTOR® member licensed as a Florida real estate broker or licensed, registered, or certified by an appropriate state regulatory agency to engage in the appraisal of real property, who shall be responsible for all duties and obligations of Membership including the obligation to arbitrate pursuant to Article 17 of the Code of Ethics and the payment of Association dues as established in Article X of the Bylaws. The “Designated REALTOR®” must be a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer or branch office manager acting on behalf of the firm’s principal(s) and must meet all other qualifications for REALTOR® Membership established in Article V, Section 2, of the Bylaws.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-A-5

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:30:00 GMT

5.  FRANCHISE REALTOR® MEMBERSHIP. Corporate officers (who may be licensed or unlicensed) of a real estate brokerage franchise organization with at least one hundred fifty (150) franchisees located within the United States, its insular possessions and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, elected to membership pursuant to the provisions in the NAR Constitution and Bylaws. Such individuals shall enjoy all of the rights, privileges and obligations of REALTOR® membership (including compliance with the Code of Ethics) except: obligations related to association mandated education, meeting attendance, or indoctrination classes or other similar requirements; the right to use the term REALTOR® in connection with their franchise organization’s name; and the right to hold elective office in the local state and National Association.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-B

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:34:00 GMT

B. INSTITUTE AFFILIATE MEMBERS. Institute Affiliate members shall be individuals who hold a professional designation awarded by an Institute, Society, or Council affiliated with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that addresses a specialty area other than residential brokerage or individuals who otherwise hold a class of membership in such Institute, Society or Council that confers the right to hold office. Any such individual, if otherwise eligible, may elect to hold REALTOR® membership, subject to payment of applicable dues for such membership.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-C

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:42:00 GMT

C. LIFE MEMBERS. Life members shall be individuals who have performed extraordinary community service and notable service for the Association, have attained the age of seventy (70), have been REALTOR® members for at least twenty-five (25) consecutive years, have written recommendation from at least three Past Chairmen, and have received at least seventy-five percent (75%) vote of the Board of Directors by ballot.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-D

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:45:00 GMT

D. AFFILIATE MEMBERS. Affiliate members shall be real estate owners and other individuals or firms who, while not engaged in the real estate profession as defined in this section, have interests requiring information concerning real estate, and are in sympathy with the objectives of the Association, and are not registered, licensed or certified appraisers. An affiliate firm shall designate in writing the Designated Affiliate for the firm and other members of the firm may join as Additional Affiliates.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-E

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:46:00 GMT

E. PUBLIC SERVICE MEMBERS. Public Service Members shall be individuals who are interested in the real estate profession as employees of or affiliated with educational, public utility, governmental or other similar organizations, but are not engaged in the real estate profession on their own account or in association with an established real estate business.

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Article IV - Membership - Section 1-F

Posted by PRO Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:48:00 GMT

F. HONORARY MEMBERS. Honorary Members shall be individuals not engaged in the real estate profession who have performed notable service for the real estate profession, for the Association, or for the public.

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