Membership Renewal Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs for 2023-2024 Billing
PAYMENT PLANS & STATUS CHANGES
- “How many payments can I make?
- What happens when I enter into a three or five payment plan and one of my payments fails?
- Do I still have to pay my dues if I place my license as voluntarily Inactive?
- “Why can’t you offer more payment options or monthly payment?”
- “What is Sign Up Now, Pay Later?”
- “What if I go Inactive or move to a referral office after I have already paid my dues?”
- “How long will it take for my MIAMI services to get reactivated once I’ve paid?”
- “Can I pay with a check?”
- “Are you going to mail my bill?”
- “Can I get a copy of my bill?”
- “What is the MIAMI REALTORS PAC Investment, and do I have to pay it?”
- “What has RPAC done this year?”
- “When is the last day before I get a late charge and am considered ‘late’ “?
- “Will you suspend my MLS if I can’t pay by July 12?”
- “How do I know what MLS platform my primary choice is, and can I change it?”
CREDITS & DRAWING
- What education credits do I receive if I pay IN FULL by June 14, 2023?
- “How long do I have to use my Education Credits?”
- “When will the drawing be for the two grand prizes of dues renewal paid by MIAMI for two lucky members?
“When is the drawing for the AMEX e-gift cards?”
- “If I have questions about my statement, who/where is the best contact?
- “If I have questions about my education credits, who/where is the best contact?”
FAQs Answers for 2023-2024 Billing
PAYMENT PLANS & STATUS CHANGES
“How many payments can I make?”
Your best choice is to pay IN FULL by June 14 because you save $75 and receive incentives valued up to $800. However, for a third consecutive year we are offering a three (3) payment or a five (5) payment option. Our payment plan options are available with no additional fees as long as the credit card charge is not declined.
What happens when I enter into a three or five payment plan and one of my payments fails?
If one of your payments is declined, all services will be suspended until the issue has been resolved. In addition, a $30 processing fee will be added after 24 hours for EACH failed payment. PLEASE NOTE: all remaining payment dates will stay the same, regardless of the date when any payment fails to authorize.
Do I still have to pay my dues if I place my license as voluntarily Inactive?
No. When you notify us your license is voluntarily “Inactive” in DBPR, you are under no obligation to pay your annual dues. However, if you decide to activate your license any time prior to July 1 of the following year, the amount due for your membership to Florida REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS® and the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® will not be prorated and payment options may be limited.
“Why can’t you offer more payment options or monthly payment?”
A portion of your dues goes to the National Association of REALTORS and Florida REALTORS. There is no way for us to collect their portions over 12 (twelve) months without delinquency for their early due dates.
“What is Sign Up Now, Pay Later?”
Opting into this service, your credit card on file will be automatically charged for the FULL payment, first payment of the 3-payment plan, or first payment of $99 on the 5-payment plan on Monday, June 12, 2023. To prevent duplicate charges, please do not attempt to pay your dues after opting into any Sign Up Now, Pay Later option. All incentives are included.
“What if I go Inactive or move to a referral office after I have already paid my dues?”
As per Association bylaws and policy, all dues are non-refundable.
“How long will it take for my MIAMI services to get reactivated once I’ve paid?”
Once payment has been received and processed, please allow up to 24 hours for all services to be restored.
Yes. You can visit one of our (8) locations or can mail check to our MIAMI Realtors HQ. Checks should be postmarked by June 13 to receive early payment discounts and incentives.
“Are you going to mail my bill?”
No. As in the past, you will receive your invoice and reminders paperless via email and text messaging. To opt into our text messaging service please text “JOIN” to 29500.
“Can I get a copy of my bill?”
Yes. You can view and download a copy of your invoice by going to our website, www.miamirealtors.com. Log into The MIAMI Gateway and then click on the “Pay Dues” icon.
“What is the MIAMI REALTORS PAC Investment, and do I have to pay it?”
An investment in RPAC is an investment in your industry. Miami Realtors PAC is the voice for Realtors®, brokers, and developers across Miami-Dade County. Their primary objectives are to promote and protect the real estate industry, ensuring that our members can carry out businesses effectively and profitably. RPAC is committed to advocating for affordable housing options, affordable insurance, and the creation of new developments to increase the supply of housing in response to the high demand in the area. Through these efforts, the Miami Realtors PAC aims to support the livelihoods of its members and contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Miami-Dade County community. Investments in RPAC fund our advocacy efforts and help elect government officials that will prioritize realtor values throughout their time in public office.
Victory 1: Created a Condo Registry in Miami-Dade County to create greater transparency for condo owners and potential buyers. Ordinance 220383
Victory 2: Championed an Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance to create additional housing inventory for Miami- Dade families and made sure bonafide TESTERS in Miami-Dade County could not exploit our members.
Victory 3: Achieved additional state funding for workforce housing. SB 102
Victory 4: Aided in encouraging private sector investment to accelerate new workforce housing construction. SB 102
Victory 5: Created a new revolving loan program for qualified Firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers, nurses, and other hometown hero professions. Senate Bill 102
Victory 6: Championed the Elimination of One-Way Attorney Fees and Assignment of Benefits. Senate Bill 2A Victory 7: Created a “milestone inspection” for condominiums statewide 30 years after initial occupancy, or 25 years after initial occupancy for buildings located within three miles of the coast. Senate Bill 2B
Victory 8: Achieved increased zoning flexibility for affordable housing. SB 962 Victory 9: Championed over $1.6 billion for the Everglades and water quality. SB 102
Victory 10: Helped expand workforce housing options for low and moderate incomes through new incentives.
“When is the last day before I get a late charge and am considered ‘late’ “?
Your renewal is due upon receipt, and your payment will be considered late on August 9. At that time, you will incur a $50 late fee and no more payment plan options will be available.
“Will you suspend my MLS if I can’t pay by July 12?”
Yes. If you have not paid or entered in a payment plan or are not current on a payment plan prior to July 12, your association services, including but not limited to, MLS & Supra will be suspended at midnight, July 13.
“How do I know what MLS platform my primary choice is, and can I change it?”
Unless you have opted for the MIAMI Platinum Plus subscription, you will be able to determine which MLS platform you chose by logging into your dashboard page. ONLY the icon for the MLS you chose will be visible. You can change to the other MLS platform anytime for a cost of $25.00.
CREDITS & DRAWING
What education credits do I receive if I pay IN FULL by June 14, 2023?
You’ll receive $100 education credit, one license renewal course (Choice of one renewal class: 14hrs Continuing Education, 45hrs Sales Associate Post, or 60hrs Broker Post), and two NAR designation classes (See list of eligible classes HERE)
“How long do I have to use my Education Credits?”
If you pay in FULL by June 14, your account will show an Education Credit which can be used towards approved Association courses. The approved course must be redeemed for classes held on or before February 28, 2024. You will have an option to check out for free if this is available to you. You will no longer have to email MIAMI’s education department to enroll.
“When will the drawing be for the two grand prizes of dues renewal paid by MIAMI for two lucky members?
The drawings will be held on Monday, June 19. This giveaway is available for members who pay their dues in full by June 14. You will have the choice to get your dues paid for 2023-2024 fiscal year refunded or covered for the following 2024-2025 fiscal year.
“When is the drawing for the AMEX e-gift cards?”
We will draw for those daily at 4 PM Eastern from May 1 – June 14. The winner is randomly chosen from all REALTOR and REALTOR Associate members who have opted into our AutoPay for full payment or paid in full by 4 PM that day. All winners will be notified by email and posted to social media channels.
“If I have questions about my statement, who/where is the best contact?”
For questions regarding your annual MIAMI dues renewal, please contact member services at email@example.com or 305-468-7005.
“If I have questions about my education credits, who/where is the best contact?”
For questions regarding education credits, please contact our Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-468-7066.
“What is the difference between REALTOR and REALTOR-Associate?”
The term REALTOR® is trademarked by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTOR® members are allowed to use the term REALTOR® in their marketing, on their business cards, promotional materials, hold office on a local, State or National level or vote on Association matters that require a membership vote. The cost difference between REALTOR® and REALTOR®-Associate is only $20 annually.