Dues and Payment

Payment Plan

The Whatcom County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to offer members a payment plan this year that will assist with the annual membership dues payment. For those opting for the plan, payments are conveniently spread over three months.

This plan divides the Annual Dues into three (3) payments. Payments can be made by authorized credit card payment, cash, or check. Credit cards will be processed or payments must be delivered in person or by mail on the following dates (mail will be determined by postmark):

September 29…….Dues (1st Installment)……….. $222.00 (Local Dues)
October 31…………Dues (2nd Installment)……….$267.00 (Pending WA REALTOR® Board of Director Approval)
November 30...…..Dues (3rd Installment)……….$155.00 (National Dues)

There is no fee to participate. This payment plan is being offered as a courtesy to our members as a result of several requests from members for such an option. To participate, your first payment must be received by the September 29 date.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THE PAYMENT EVERY MONTH, THERE IS NO AUTO PAYMENT

The Association may provide a courtesy reminder if a payment is late. If you miss a payment, you may become current by simply making the payment prior to the due date for the next installment.

THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD WHEN USING THE PAYMENT PLAN.
The payment is due on the date shown with no exceptions. If you miss a payment, you will be invoiced for the balance with the other members on December 1. The balance will be due and payable according to the Traditional Payment rules.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ONCE YOUR PAYMENT HAS BEEN PROCESSED!
The Association incurs costs in providing this plan and is unable to recoup those costs if refunds are requested.

THERE WILL BE A $30 FEE IMPOSED FOR RETURNED CHECKS OR DECLINED CREDIT CARDS.
Additionally, returned checks or declined cards will remove you from the Payment Plan and the balance will be invoiced and due according to Traditional Payment.
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IMPORTANT TAX AND POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSERS:
$132.00 of your Washington REALTORS® dues, $52.00 of your National Association of REALTORS® dues, and $49 of your Whatcom County Association of REALTORS® dues are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. $35.00 of your Washington State dues will be deposited into the Washington REALTOR Political Action Committee (Washington State RPAC) as a contribution on your behalf, if you would prefer that the $35 go to issue advocacy purposes instead you may send us an email at issuesfund@warealtor.org and the required $35.00 will be directed to our non-PAC state issues fund.

N.A.R. Contact: Ralph Holmen, N.A.R. Legal Counsel at (312) 329-8375.

Washington REALTORS© Contacts: Stephan J. Francks at (360) 943-3100 x134 or Debbie Maxwell at (360) 943-3100 x128.

Traditional Payment

The Association will provide invoices on or about December 1, 2017.

Payment is due January 1, 2018 at 5:00p.m. (Remember – the WCAR Office is closed that day so in-person payment will not be accepted!)

There is a grace period to January 31, 2018 at 5:00p.m.

After the January 31 deadline, there is a late fee imposed at the rate of $50/month, not prorated.

On March 30, 2018, at 5:00p.m., members who have not paid will be made inactive and not reinstated until payment of all dues together with a reinstatement fee of $150 to the Association.

THERE WILL BE A $30 FEE IMPOSED FOR RETURNED CHECKS OR DECLINED CREDIT CARDS.