As a REALTOR®, you join more than 12,000 members locally and 1,000,000 members nationally who share your enthusiasm and commitment to the REALTOR® profession. We thank you for your continued membership, and we look forward to another successful year.
As a member of ORRA, your REALTOR® privileges include, but are not limited to, access to the Supra key, MFRMLS, Florida REALTORS® legal hotline, member pricing for education classes offered by ORRA, and numerous events and seminars aimed at helping you succeed in your real estate career.
The membership renewal deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2016.
Please note that dues paid after 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2016 will be assessed a late fee of $30. Payments not received by 5:00 p.m. EST on November 30, 2016 will be assessed an additional late fee of $60.
2017 REALTOR® Dues
Membership dues for all three REALTOR® associations will total $665 for sales agents (including a voluntary $99 donation to RPAC and a voluntary $15 donation to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation) and $816 for brokers (including a voluntary $250 donation to RPAC and a voluntary $15 donation to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation).
REALTOR® Dues Breakdown
ORRA dues - $225.00
ORRA media campaign assessment - $25.00
Florida Realtors dues - $116.00
Florida Realtors advocacy assessment - $30.00
NAR dues - $120.00
NAR media campaign assessment - $35.00
RPAC voluntary donation - $99.00 (sales agent); $250.00 (broker)
ORRF voluntary donation - $15.00
Acceptable forms of payment are MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, money orders, personal checks, and bank checks. Please make all checks payable to ORRA. Due to security reasons, cash is not accepted.
Contest open only to REALTOR® members of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Participants may only win once. If a participant has already been declared a winner for one drawing, the participant may no longer qualify for other promos. ORRA is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the Internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, equipment malfunctions, errors and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from submitting his/her entry. Winners must come in person to ORRA [1330 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810] to claim the prize. Odds of winning will depend on the number of qualified entries. ORRA reserves the right to change specific rules for specific contests.
Important Information Regarding Your Dues
Portions of your dues used for lobbying purposes that are not deductible on federal income tax returns are: Florida REALTORS® computes 31% or $45 of $146 dues amount and National Association of REALTORS® computes 42% or $50 of $120 dues amount. Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association dues portion for lobbying expenses is 1.77% of $225 dues or $4.00.
Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and will be used for political purposes and support of state, local, and federal candidates and political parties and in issue initiatives. Making a contribution is not a condition of membership in the Association and a member may refuse to contribute without suffering any reprisal. Seventy percent of each contribution is used by RPAC-Florida and RPIC Florida to support state and local candidates and state and local issues. Consult your local Association/Board for the exact percentage going toward each. The balance is sent to National RPAC and is charged against your contribution limits prescribed by 2 U.S.C. 441a. Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Payments to the Association/Board of Realtors® are not deductible as charitable contributions. Such payments may, however, be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
Dues allocations include: $3.50 to Florida REALTOR® Magazine, $6 to NAR's REALTOR® Magazine and Orlando REALTOR® magazine, $5.75.
Your 2017 dues include a $35 mandatory assessment by the National Association of REALTORS® for all REALTORS® and REALTOR Associates® to fund a nationwide public awareness campaign that includes TV network and cable ads highlighting the value a REALTOR® brings to a transaction and stressing the importance of using a REALTOR®. Please note that the entire $25 Public Awareness Campaign assessment from Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, as well as the NAR assessment, qualifies as fully deductible.
Your 2017 dues also include a $30 mandatory, non-pro-ratable assessment by the Florida REALTORS® for the advocacy fund.