BECOME A MEMBER
Interested in becoming a member of the REALTOR® Association of Acadiana? Below are membership applications for both the REALTOR® and Affiliate membership.
Call 233-0086 if you have any questions.
Click here for the New Member REALTOR® Welcome Packet. Please read, review, and complete the Welcome Packet. Once completed, contact the RAA office to schedule an appointment to join. Appointments last between 30-45 minutes. During this time, you will pay dues, obtain your MLS log in, and have the option to set up your Supra key.
The affiliate membership consists of real estate industry professionals such as mortgage lenders, home inspectors, home warranty companies, insurance agents, attorneys, title companies, etc.
FILE A COMPLAINT
The REALTOR® Association of Acadiana is responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and in addition to those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS®.
Many difficulties between real estate professionals (whether REALTORS® or not) result from misunderstanding, miscommunication, or lack of adequate communication. If you have a problem with a real estate professional, you may want to speak with them or with a principal broker in the firm. Open, constructive discussion often resolves questions or differences, eliminating the need for further action.
If, after discussing matters with your real estate professional or principal broker in that firm, you are still not satisfied, you may want to contact the REALTOR® Association of Acadiana. If, after taking these steps, you still feel you have a grievance, you may want to consider filing a complaint.
How to file an Ethics Complaint:
Download the forms below. You will need to review each form carefully, fill them out completely and email them to REALTOR® Association of Acadiana’s CEO, Susan Holliday, at Susan@RealtorAcadiana.com
The complaint will move to the Grievance Committee. Should the Grievance Committee dismiss the complaint, an appeal can be made to the Board of Directors.
The complaint will then be heard by selected members of the Professional Standards Committee.
A ruling will then be made by the Professional Standards Committee. If there is a belief the process was seriously flawed to the extent you were denied a full and fair hearing, there are appellate procedures that can be involved. The fact that a hearing panel found no violation is not appealable.
The REALTOR® Association of Acadiana is here to listen, and guide you through any grievance you may have with a member of its association. Remember, before filing an ethics complaint, make reasonable efforts to communicate with your real estate professional or a broker in the firm. If these efforts are not fruitful, the RAA can give you the procedures and forms necessary to file an ethics complaint.
The REALTOR® Association of Acadiana launched it’s Leadership Academy in 2016 for members who want to be further connected with the RAA and grow as a leader within the Association. The goal of the Leadership Academy is to IDENTIFY, INSPIRE and MENTOR emerging leaders within the RAA.
Upon completion of the Leadership Academy candidates will:
- Be better connected with the RAA
- Have increased knowledge of the RAA and its operations
- Become engaged with the current RAA Leadership
- Be ready to take the next step in your leadership journey
Who Should Apply? Any RAA member who has an interest in volunteer and leadership service within the RAA. Classes run on a calendar year from January-to December. Applications are accepted at any time for upcoming sessions.
How to apply? Email a brief statement on why you want to attend along with your Bio to Susan Holliday, CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gerren Benoit, Van Eaton & Romero
Sara Furman, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate
Leslie Guillory, Keaty Real Estate
Terrica Smith, Broker, Cachet Real Estate
Helen Thibeaux, Broker, Majestic Realty & Investments
Lynzie Blanchard, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate
Marianna Ducharme, Keaty Real Estate
Ivan Jennings, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana
Kimberly LaFleur, Van Eaton & Romero
Lori McGrew, Keaty Real Estate
The REALTOR® Association of Acadiana is proud of our members and the time and commitment they put in to help our organization grow and prosper.
We would like to extend our partnership with all members by giving you the opportunity to show your support to the association by using the Proud Member of RAA logo.
Please note, you must be a current RAA member to use this logo.