Purpose of Masters Club
To recognize the top REALTORS® who have met the approved criteria in one of the categories listed below during the prior calendar year.
Use of Logo and Advertising
Use of the Masters Club logo and/or advertising is restricted to current Masters Club Members who remain in good standing with the Association at all times and who have paid the current Masters Club Dues (MCD). Members who do not remain in “good standing” with the Association or do not meet one of the designations below, may not use the logo and/or advertising. The current Membership year must be legible on all printed material.
Levels of Membership
MEMBER – Is the designation pertaining to a Member who has applied for and achieved club criteria for the current year and has paid the current year’s MCD.
CONTINUING MEMBER – Is the designation pertaining to a Member who has achieved club criteria more than once, has achieved club criteria for the current year and has paid the current year’s MCD.
LIFE MEMBER – Is the designation pertaining to a Member who has qualified for club membership for five of the last seven years and has paid the current year’s dues. Once achieved, Life Member status may be maintained at its current level without meeting qualifying criteria by paying annual “Dues Only” membership. (See Recognition of Members and Annual MCD and Dues Only Membership for clarification.)
OUTSTANDING LIFE MEMBER– Is the designation pertaining to a Member who has qualified for club membership for ten of the last fifteen years and has paid the current year’s dues. Once achieved, Outstanding Life Member status may be maintained at its current level without meeting qualifying criteria by paying current “Dues Only” membership. (See Recognition of Members and Annual Dues & Dues Only Membership for clarification.)
Annual Dues & Dues Only Membership
All Members must pay the current annual MCD to retain Membership in the Masters Club.
Life and Outstanding Life Members who do not meet the club criteria for the current Membership year must pay the annual MCD in order to advertise as a Masters Club Member, use the logo, and keep their Membership level. Paying “Dues Only” will not count as an eligible year for advancement to the next type of membership.
Lapses in Membership
Members who have not paid their dues (MCD) for a period of three (3) years lose their Masters Club Membership status and would start over if returning to membership.
Recognition of Members
Only approved Members for the current qualifying year will be recognized at the annual awards event and in local media publications. Only Members who have achieved club criteria for the current year may order awards for that year.
The applicant must be a licensed REALTOR® (agent or broker) in “good standing” with the Central Valley Association of REALTORS® both at the time of application, and during the year for which they are applying for CVAR Masters Club Membership. “Member” as used in these rules refers to someone who is a REALTOR® in good standing at all times and has qualified for the current CVAR Masters Club year. Members that have been approved but subsequently have their CVAR membership suspended or terminated or who are no longer qualified, will relinquish their Masters Club membership status for the remainder of that year.
Criteria for Approval
Preparation of Application
Applications for the current calendar year may be downloaded from the CVAR website (www.CVAR.org). Completed applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org beginning in November of each year. All applications must be received by CVAR staff no later than the last Friday of January by 4:30pm. Late applications are accepted until the last business day of June by completing the requirements above and attaching a late payment of $100 in addition to the MCD. The Masters Club cannot assure recognition at the luncheon, in the media, or the availability of awards for late applications. The fee for late applications is not applicable to “Dues Only” Life or Outstanding Life Members who may pay the MCD anytime during the calendar year following the year for which applying (e.g. 2019 for 2018 production). Applications are not considered complete until the Applicant pays the Masters Club Dues.
The minimum qualifying amount and the number of minimum required transactions is reviewed by the Masters Club Committee on an annual basis.