2014 Dues Billing FAQ
Q. Why should I join the Cherokee Association of REALTORS®?
A. Becoming a REALTOR® allows you membership to one of the largest and most recognized trade organizations in business. It shows the public that you adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and practice at a higher standard of professionalism. You have access to an array of networking opportunities, resources, tools and education not available to real estate licensees. As Cherokee REALTORS® we are proactively involved in our local communities through Habitat for Humanity, MUST Ministries, Cherokee County Schools, GreenPrints Alliance, Adopt-A-Highway and more.
Q. When will the 2014 annual dues billing begin?
A. September 3rd, 2013
Q. How will I receive my invoice?
A. Invoices will be emailed to each individual member. If you do not receive your email, first check your junk/spam folder. If you don’t find it there please contact the CAOR office.
Q. How long do I have to pay my 2014 dues?
A. The 2014 dues are due on October 1st and late after October 31st.
Q. Is there a late fee if I pay after October 31st?
A. Yes. There is a $50.00 late fee applied to unpaid invoices after October 31st.
Q. Can I make payments on my 2014 dues?
A. Yes. You may elect to pay your dues in four monthly installments of $105.00. There is a $20.00 processing fee applied to the payment plan.
Q. What is the “Suggested RPAC Investment” on my invoice?
A. RPAC is the REALTOR® Political Action Committee. Members may elect to make an RPAC investment with their dues billing each year. RPAC funds go directly to political candidates who support REALTORS®, homeownership and private property rights. We like to think of RPAC as an “insurance policy” for our industry!
Q. Why do you invoice so early for the 2014 dues?
A. We collect our annual dues in advance so that our finance committee can prepare an operating budget in November for the upcoming year. We prepare our budget based on the number of renewing members.
Q. When does my membership expire?
A. Your membership expires on December 31st of each year.
Q. The information on my invoice is incorrect. Who do I contact to make corrections?
A. You may contact Karen Cunningham, Association Executive at 770-591-0004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. I’m thinking of placing my license in referral or going inactive. Can I get a refund?
A. As long as you request the refund no later than December 31st, 2013 you may get a refund of your 2014 dues. As of January 1st, 2014 NO Refunds are given. No exceptions.