Annually, Suburban West REALTOR® members are invoiced for their REALTOR® membership. Notice regarding the upcoming dues amount, options for payment and respective deadlines is posted on this page and communicated directly to members via direct email and the Suburban West Weekly.


Membership Dues Payment Options

Suburban West REALTORS® Association is once again offering two options to aid members with payment of their 2016 REALTOR® membership dues.


OPTION 1: Membership Dues Installment Plan

The Membership Dues Installment Plan which spreads out the dues payments over a four month period that gets automatically charged to your credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover).

Beginning July 28th, primary REALTOR® and Designated REALTOR® members can sign up for the Plan to help alleviate the strain of paying your membership dues in one lump sum. Spread out over 4 months, these payments will fully cover the local ($139), state ($130) and national ($155):

Payment 1: $111.00* (September 1, 2015)
Payment 2: $111.00* (October 5, 2015)
Payment 3: $111.00* (November 2, 2015)
Payment 4: $111.00* (December 1, 2015)
*each payment includes a $5 installment fee

The deadline to enroll in the Membership Dues Installment Plan is August 28th. As with any membership dues payment, any and all payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Interested in the Membership Dues Installment Plan? Access the Installment Plan Enrollment Form and once enrolled, your credit or debit card that you provide will automatically be charged monthly on September 1, October 5, November 2 and December 1, 2015.


OPTION 2: Traditional Payment Method

The Traditional Payment Method of remitting the full dues at one time, the amount of which is based on payment date in Cycle 1, 2 or 3.

Members can opt to remit their complete dues payment after the membership dues billing becomes active on October 1st. Members have the choice of remitting payment in full during one of three cycles (with correspondingly higher dues amounts).

Cycle 1: $424.00 (Payment remitted in full between October 1 – November 15)
Cycle 2: $456.00 (Payment remitted in full between November 16 – December 31)
Cycle 3: $491.00 (Payment remitted in full between January 1 – January 31; Final deadline)

Dues notification is sent to all members exclusively via email on October 1 with subsequent notices also sent via email. As with any membership dues payment, any and all payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


Requirements for Maintaining REALTOR® Membership

Once an individual has become a REALTOR® with Suburban West REALTORS® Association, they are eligible to receive all benefits and services associated with membership in the local, state and national Associations.

However, there are requirements that an individual must continue to meet in order to maintain their REALTOR® membership:

  • Licensure – A member must continue to maintain an active Real Estate license in Pennsylvania or a state contiguous to. If your license becomes inactive, escrowed, or placed with a referral company, your membership is required to be cancelled.
  • Affiliation – A member must affiliate their license with a Designated REALTOR® of an office who belongs to the Suburban West REALTORS® Association. If the Designated REALTOR® does not belong to Suburban West, either he/she has to opt to join the organization or the member must consider joining the local organization to which the Designated REALTOR® already belongs.
  • Dues – A member must remit the annual membership payment to Suburban West for their local, state and national dues. If a member fails to remit payment and is still actively licensed in a primary REALTOR® office, then the Association is required to bill the broker/manager for the licensee as a non-member.
  • Education – A member must complete all Association education requirements (NOTE: these are separate from education requirements for licensure). This includes completing Suburban West’s Membership Renewal Training requirement every two years (current deadline is December 31, 2016) and the National Association of REALTORS® Quadrennial Code of Ethics requirement every four years (current deadline is December 31, 2016).

Questions on membership renewal? Please contact Steve Farace at 610-560-4800 or email sfarace@suburbanwestrealtors.com.


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