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Anti-Money Laundering Rule

April 6, 2012: 

Effective Jan. 1, 2002, a new rule issued by the federal government requires non-financial trades and businesses to report certain information regarding cash transactions involving currency over $10,000 to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a bureau within the U.S. Treasury Department, in order to aid intelligence and law enforcement agencies in their battle against money laundering.

Association Name Change Procedure

April 6, 2012: 

Here is the procedure to request a name change for a local board/association of REALTORS®, including a document checklist and the required forms that must be completed and filed with the Member Policy Department of the National Association.

Association Merger Procedure

April 6, 2012: 

Here are administrative instructions and required documentation developed to assist local boards/associations in processing a request for merger.

Changing a Board's Jurisdiction

April 5, 2012: 

Here are the Requirements for Change of Jurisdictional Territory by a Member Board of the National Association of REALTORS®, including the required application form that must be filed with the Member Policy Department.

Membership Suspension Information

April 5, 2012: 


  • Authority for local and state associations to discipline members is most commonly established in associations’ bylaws in Article VI and in Article VII (which incorporates the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual (“Manual”) by reference).
  • Section 1 of the Manual defines “suspension of membership”.
  • Suspension of REALTOR® membership results in suspension of “all Board/Association-provided rights, privileges and services”.

Organizational Standards for Local Boards and Associations

April 5, 2012: 

Background, history, organizational standards criteria, and certification procedures.

AE Committee Reports and Minutes

April 5, 2012: 

Here you can access the meeting minutes and reports from various AEC committees and workgroups.

Sample Course Outline for Code of Ethics Training (For New Members)

April 5, 2012: 

Boards and associations may deliver the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation in a variety of formats.

Membership Qualification Criteria for REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® Applicants That are Non-principals

April 5, 2012: 

Applicants for REALTOR® membership who are other than sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers or branch office managers of a real estate firm; or applicants for REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® membership may be required to supply satisfactory evidence that they have the following.

Membership Qualification Criteria for REALTOR® Applicants That Are Principals

April 5, 2012: 

Applicants for REALTOR® Membership who are sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers, or branch office managers in a real estate firm may be required to supply satisfactory evidence that they have: