*** Additional fees may apply
** Please note that the amounts stated in this proration schedule only apply to new members. New members are defined as someone who has never been a member or has had at least a one-year lapse in membership.
** The PFAR Application Fee is $175.00, and the PFAR Late Fee is $50.00, which goes into effect on February 1st. Transferring Agents with Letter of Good Standing have no application fee in Jan and only a $50 fee Feb-Dec. Secondary Association Agents have no application fee with LOG all year.
** The C.A.R. New Member Fee is $100.00, and the C.A.R. Late Fee is $50.00, which goes into effect on March 1st.
** The NAR dues include their $45.00 assessment fee.
California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Political Action Committees: C.A.R. sponsors four Political Action Committees (PACs). CREPAC is used to support state and local candidates to further the goals of the real estate industry. CREIEC is an independent expenditure committee that independently advocates for or against candidates in accordance with the interests of the real estate industry. CREPAC/Federal supports candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. IMPAC supports local and state ballot measures and other advocacy-oriented issues that impact real property in California. IMPAC is funded by your dues dollars. C.A.R. also supports the Advocacy Local Fund (ALF), a non-PAC fund for expenditures on general advocacy activities.
REALTOR® Action Assessment (RAA): This mandatory $69 state political assessment (pro-rated based on when you join) may be satisfied in one of two ways: either (1) a voluntary contribution to CREPAC, CREIEC and/or IMPAC and/or other related political purposes or (2) a designation of the funds for political purposes in the C.A.R. general fund. You may include the entire amount on one check, and if you do so, $69 or your pro-rated amount (based on when you join) will go into CREPAC, CREIEC, and/or IMPAC or other related political purposes. If you have an assessment that is over $138 due to your DR nonmember count, then any amount over $138 contributed to the state PACs (i.e., CREPAC, CREIEC, and IMPAC) will go into CREIEC. If you choose not to contribute to a PAC, you must do so in writing, and the entire assessment of $69 (or your pro-rated amount based on when you join) will be placed in the C.A.R. general fund and used for other political purposes. PAC contributions from the REALTOR® Action Assessment will be allocated among CREPAC, CREIEC, IMPAC, and possibly ALF. The allocation formula is subject to change. Payment of the assessment is a requirement of maintaining membership.
REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF): REALTORS® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATES® may also participate in RAF by including an additional voluntary contribution on the same check as your dues and assessment payment. Forty-nine dollars ($49) is the suggested additional voluntary contribution, but you may give more, or less, or nothing at all. No member will be favored or disfavored by reason of the amount of his/her contribution or his/ her decision not to contribute. Contributions to the REALTOR® Action Fund will be allocated among C.A.R.’s political action committees (CREPAC, CREIEC, and CREPAC/Federal) according to a formula approved by C.A.R. depending on whether it is a personal or corporate contribution. The allocation formula is subject to change, including re-designating a portion to IMPAC and ALF. Failure to contribute to RAF will not affect an individual’s membership status in C.A.R.
CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS to C.A.R.’s PACs are permissible and may be used for contributions to state or local candidates or for independent expenditures to support or oppose federal, state, or local candidates. However, current C.A.R. practice is to deposit all corporate contributions into CREPAC, CREIEC, IMPAC, and possible ALF in an allocation to be determined by C.A.R. A corporate contribution includes any contribution drawn from a corporate account.
PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS to C.A.R.’s PACs may be used for both state and federal elections and, therefore, may be deposited into CREPAC/ Federal in addition to all other C.A.R. political action committees. Up to $200 of a REALTOR® Action Fund contribution will be divided between CREPAC/Federal and CREPAC, CREIEC, IMPAC, and possibly ALF in an allocation to be determined by C.A.R. Any amount above $200, up to applicable legal limits, will be allocated toCREPAC/Federal.
If you are a California major donor and need specific information regarding your contributions, please contact the C.A.R. Controller’s office at (213) 739-8252. Contributions in excess of the contribution limits will be reallocated to another PAC connected with C.A.R. Under the Federal Election Campaign Act, an individual may contribute up to $5,000 in a calendar year to CREPAC/Federal.
Political contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal and state income tax purposes. Federal and State laws prohibit any individual from making political contributions (either RAA or RAF) in the name of or on behalf of any other person or entity.
2023 ESTIMATED PORTION OF YOUR DUES USED FOR LOBBYING THAT IS NON-DEDUCTIBLE: