2023 ARBOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Code of Ethics & Professional Standards
“NAR’s Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients’ best interests (www.nar.realtor).
Roadmap to Leadership
Being a leader at ARBOR REALTORS® is an incredibly rewarding experience. From committee work to joining the Board of Directors, ARBOR encourages our members to become involved in the decision-making process that will help further the industry and the association.
Please come back and visit this section as we continue to share leadership opportunities within ARBOR REALTORS®.
I understand that notice for changes to this agreement, rules & regulations, bylaws, and board policies will be posted to ArlingtonRealtor.com. I understand that it is my responsibility to review these changes as they are posted. I understand that my continued use of or access to ARBOR and MLS services following the posting of any changes constitutes my acceptance of those changes.
Last Updated: 10/12/23
As a member of the Arlington Board of REALTORS® (ARBOR), you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to pay all membership fees to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Texas REALTORS® (TR), ARBOR, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems (NTREIS) Multiple Listing Service and Supra, where membership applies, by the due date(s), whether or not an e-bill was received.
Access for all unpaid memberships will be suspended once due dates have passed, and a reinstatement fee will be applied to your account. Reinstating members are not eligible for any proration or waiver of membership fees. If payment is still not received by the time frame outlined in the governing documents, membership(s) will be terminated (see current year’s billing communications).
All payments must be made online via the Member Portal. Checks will only be processed online through our Member Portal e-check feature. Cash, money orders, and paper checks are not accepted.
Unreported Licensee Policy
Brokers, if you have a licensed agent who has joined your brokerage but has not joined ARBOR, that agent is considered an Unreported Licensee.
When ARBOR learns of an Unreported Licensee from TREC, we will automatically send the agent’s broker a courtesy notice. Upon receiving this notice, a broker has 30 days to resolve the Unreported Licensee on their account by having them join ARBOR as a Primary or Secondary REALTOR® member or terminating the agent’s sponsorship with TREC.
As a broker, failure to resolve an Unreported Licensee within the 30-day period will result in suspension of all services and a reinstatement fee will also be applied to the agents account at that time (See ARBOR Bylaws Article X).
Education, Professional Development, & Event Registration and Refund Policy
You are encouraged to register for a course or event at least two (2) business days prior to the class or event date using your member portal so we can prepare for your participation.
We understand that schedules change, and you may need to cancel a registration. Classes and events can be canceled and refunded by notification at least two (2) business days prior to the class or event. If you fail to cancel by the deadline, you will not be reimbursed for the registration fee. If you fail to show for a registered class/event, you may be assessed a no-show fee of $25. No refunds will be issued past the cancelation deadline.
A member cannot transfer their registration to another member for classes or events. You may, however, transfer to a future date for the course being offered at no additional charge, up until the start time for that class.
If for any reason the class or event is canceled by ARBOR, you may receive a full refund or transfer to a new date it is being offered.
Walk-ins are permitted unless pre-registration is required or noted on the class/professional development advertisement or registration.
ARBOR Member and MLS Agreement
By submitting this application to join ARBOR, I agree to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Texas REALTORS® (TR) Bylaws,
And the ARBOR…(Bylaws link).
I also affirm that the information provided herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I agree that failure to provide complete and accurate information as requested, or any misstatement of fact, can be grounds for revocation of my membership.
I understand that this is a legal agreement between ARBOR and me, and when/if indicated, between MLS and me. This Agreement shall continue until terminated by ARBOR or MLS, as applicable, for my breach of the Agreement, including, for example, my failure to pay fees, attend required classes, or abide by the ARBOR or MLS rules and regulations, as applicable. ARBOR and MLS reserve the right to amend this Agreement without prior notice by posting updates or changes to ArlingtonRealtor.com. I understand that my continued use of or access to ARBOR and MLS services following the posting of any changes constitutes my acceptance of those changes.
Furthermore, by submitting this application, I understand that the annual membership renewal for ARBOR, TR, and NAR is due as communicated in the billing notice. The exact date may vary each year. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to pay dues in a timely manner, whether a mailed bill or an e-bill was received; and that I will be asked to pay a reinstatement fee after the due date if membership has not been renewed by that date. MLS, REALTOR® local, state, and national dues and fees are non-refundable.
As an ARBOR member and/or MLS subscriber, I understand I will automatically receive electronic invoices for dues and charges to my account. E-bills will be sent to the e-mail address I provide.
I understand that I am required to attend New Member Orientation within 75 days of application. If I do not attend within the allotted time, my membership will be terminated and it will be necessary to reapply for membership, paying all applicable fees.
I understand that the Designated REALTOR® for my office must also meet and maintain membership requirements, including all orientation requirements and fees, for agents in the office to continue their membership. If the Designated REALTOR®’s membership is suspended or terminated, all other members in that office will be suspended as well.
Additional acknowledgements for MLS Subscribers: I acknowledge that SUPRA Key service is also subject to a separate agreement. MLS and Supra eKey subscription fees are due quarterly in January, April, July, and October; the exact date may vary each year (see current year’s billing communications). I will be asked to pay a reinstatement fee if renewing my MLS subscription after these dates. All MLS and Supra Key fees are non-refundable.
HISTORY OF ARBOR
Helping REALTORS® grow their business and thrive for over 70 years.
The Arlington Board of REALTORS® is a non-profit organization that serves more than 3,000 REALTORS® and Industry Partners. We are affiliated with the National and Texas Association of REALTORS®. We are a professional trade association whose members abide by a strict code of ethics and have access to a wide variety of business services that are not available to a licensee. This gives REALTORS® the competitive edge in the marketplace and enables our members to provide superior services to buyers and sellers of real property.
Started in 1949
Covers Tarrant, Ellis, Hill and Many Other TX Counties
Merged with Ellis Hill Association in 2016
Opened current ARBOR Arlington office in 2007
Open Ellis Hill REALTORS Branch in April 2022
ARBOR Community Service Foundation
There are many sources of contributions within our membership who will give outside of faith-based commitments through the real estate industry they work and love.
To maximize the community service effort of our association, the Arlington Board of REALTORS authorized the establishment of a “tax-exempt, charitable foundation” named the Arlington Board of REALTORS® Community Service Foundation in 2007.
It is the Foundation’s goal to use 100% of funds raised or donated to go to important programs and projects within our local community.
As our community grows, there are also growing needs for those that need help within our community. There are opportunities to serve those that strategically fit our purpose in the community. Some of the opportunities to help are: