General Membership Information
REALTOR® Members, whether primary or secondary shall be:
- Individuals who, as sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers, or branch office managers, are engaged actively in the real estate profession, including buying, selling, exchanging, renting, or leasing, managing, appraising for others for compensation, counseling, building, developing, or subdividing real estate, and who maintain or are associated with an established real estate office in the state of OHIO or a state contiguous thereto. All persons who are partners in a partnership, or all officers in a corporation who are actively engaged in the real estate profession within the state or a state contiguous thereto shall qualify for REALTOR® Membership only, and each is required to hold REALTOR® Membership (except as provided in the following paragraph) in an Association of REALTORS® within the state or a state contiguous thereto unless otherwise qualified for Institute Affiliate Membership.
- Individuals who are engaged in the real estate profession other than as sole proprietors, partners, corporate officers, or branch office managers and are associated with a REALTOR® member and meet the qualifications.
- In the case of a real estate firm, partnership, or corporation whose business activity is substantially all commercial, only those principals actively engaged in the real estate business in connection with the same office, or any other offices within the jurisdiction of the association in which one of the firm’s principals holds REALTOR® membership, shall be required to hold REALTOR® membership unless otherwise qualified for Institute Affiliate Membership.
Any business that provides goods or services that homebuyers want and need are invited to become affiliate members. Some of these business types include Advertisers, Architects, Community Association, Computer Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Furniture Companies, Graphic Designers, Home Inspection Companies, Home Warranty, Hotel/Hospitality, Insurance Companies, Interior Designers, Land Use Planners, Landscapers, Media, Mortgage Broker, Moving Companies, Pest Control Companies, Photographers, Printing Companies, Publishers, Suppliers, Surveyors, Security, Title Companies, and others who, have interests requiring information concerning real estate and whose views are in line with that of MOAR. An Affiliate shall not vote or use the term “REALTOR®”. However, MOAR does reserve one Board of Directors Seat for an Affiliate Member and that position does have voting privileges. The Affiliate Member in that position shall be elected to serve for a term of one year. Affiliate Members are not members of the Ohio Association of REALTORS® or of the National Association of REALTORS®.