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I hereby apply for membership at the Youngstown Columbiana Association of REALTORS®. I agree as a condition to membership to thoroughly familiarize myself with the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®, including the duty to arbitrate business disputes in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Arbitration of the local Association and the Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of REALTORS®, the State Association and the National Association. I further agree that my act of paying my dues shall evidence my initial and continuing commitment to abide by the aforementioned Code of Ethics, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and duty to arbitrate, all as from time to time amended. Finally, I consent to and authorize the local Association, through its Membership Committee or otherwise, to invite and receive information and comment about me from any member or other person, and I agree that any information and comment furnished to the association by any member or other person in response to any such invitation shall be conclusively deemed to be privileged and not from the basis of any action by me for slander, libel or defamation of character. 

NOTE: Applicant acknowledges that if accepted as a member and he/she subsequently resigns or is expelled from membership in the Association with an Ethics complaint or Arbitration request pending, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon applicants verification that he/she will submit to the pending Ethics or Arbitration proceeding and will abide by the decision of the Hearing Panel: or if applicant resigns or is expelled from membership without having complied with an award in Arbitration, the Board of Directors may condition renewal of membership upon his/her payment of the award, plus any costs that have previously been established as due and payable in relation thereto, provided that the award and such costs have not, in the interim, been otherwise satisfied. 

I agree that, if accepted into membership in the Youngstown Columbiana Association of REALTORS®, I will pay the fees and dues, as from time to time established by the Board of Directors. Upon expiration of said membership for any cause, I will discontinue the use of the term "REALTOR®". 

I hereby certify that the foregoing information furnished by me is true and correct, and I agree that failure to provide complete and accurate information as requested, or any misstatement of fact, shall be grounds for revocation of my membership is granted. 

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