New Membership Application for Participant (Broker) Opening a New Office - METRO MLS

New Membership Application for Participant (Broker) Opening a New Office

All requests for new members for participants (brokers) opening a new office must apply through the web application below. All other forms of application will be rejected and referred to the web application.


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Application Agreement - Fill out the blanks at the bottom of the page.

I, __________ (NAME), am an active Designated Realtor or Appraiser in good standing with __________ (REALTOR ASSOCIATION) and hereby make application for participation in Multiple Listing Service, Inc. I understand that I am liable for all costs, charges and expenses charged to, incurred by or made on behalf of the MLS membership for which this application is made.

I affirm that I am actively engaged in the listing and/or selling of real property or am a licensed or certified appraiser. I acknowledge receipt of MLS Rules and Regulations and agree to abide by MLS Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and the Realtor Code of Ethics. Tendered herewith is the full amount of the admission fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00). I understand that the MLS service may be terminated or suspended in the event of violation of any MLS Bylaw or Rule or failure to pay any amount when due to MLS. I understand that there will be a Twenty dollar ($20.00) late payment fee, per month, for all accounts past due.

I further understand that it is my sole obligation to keep confidential any passwords assigned to my membership and that I am liable for any costs, charges and/or expenses incurred through my membership passwords. I agree to use the MLS registered mark only as authorized while a member in good standing, and agree that I relinquish the right to use the same upon becoming a non-member either by non-payment of invoices tendered or otherwise.

I understand that I am liable for attorney fees, court cost, etc. for enforcing this provision (to protect the MLS registered marks of the Multiple Listing Service, Inc. or the National Association of Realtors) and/or enforcing any MLS rule, bylaw and/or for collecting any funds due MLS.

I acknowledge that a monthly agent fee shall be assessed to each individual in my office who holds a real estate license or is a licensed or certified appraiser (MLS Rules Section 6.0 (B)). I also understand that I shall be responsible for payment of said fees. I understand release of MLS information to unauthorized individuals can result in liquidated damages and/or termination of my MLS services and membership. I agree to notify the MLS and my Board of Realtors immediately of any changes/additions/deletions.

In consideration of the licenses below, I hereby irrevocably assign to the MLS all right, title and interest, including all rights under U.S. and international copyright law, in the text and photos that I submit to the MLS (the "Contribution"); I warrant that I have the authority to make this assignment. I further warrant that (i) the Contribution does not infringe on the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party; and (ii) I have the written consent of any party necessary to provide the Contribution to the MLS. I will indemnify the MLS against all costs arising from a claim that the Contribution infringes the intellectual property rights of any other party.

Subject to the MLS Rules and Regulations (the "Rules"), the MLS hereby grants to me a non-exclusive, perpetual, world-wide, transferable, royalty-free, unlimited license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, display, perform and license the Contribution. The MLS retains title to the Contribution. The MLS also hereby grants me a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and royalty-free license to use the MLS database (excluding the Contribution) only to the extent expressly permitted by the Rules and only to deliver real estate brokerage or appraisal services to my bonafide customers; this license terminates upon the termination of my participation in the MLS.