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Becoming Recognized as a YPN

How to be Recognized as a YPN

1. Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Your e-mail should contain an attached Word document with the following information.

  • Association Name:
  • Main contact:
  • Address:
  • E-mail (to be listed on NAR's YPN Web site):
  • Main phone number (for publication on NAR's YPN Web site):
  • Number of members participating in your network:

Names, Company Name, Phone Numbers, E-Mail Address, and NRDS number (Preferably in Excel):

At the present time, the list of members you submit will not receive any other future mailings from NCYPN. Once it has been established that there are no other Networks in your market area and accuracy of the application has been ensured, NCYPN will and send your application to NAR on your behalf. Once NAR approves your Network you will receive a congratulatory email and additional information.

In order to receive correspondence from NAR and invitations to their events, members of the network must sign up on NAR's YPN Web site (www.realtor.org/ypn and click on "Join the YPN Network!").

3. Please list any leaders (and their titles, based on how you would like it to appear on NAR's YPN Web site for your group):


DISCLAIMER: These guidelines are a work-in-progress and can be updated and changed at any time.


NAR 30 Under 30

Every May/June, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 rising young stars in the real estate industry. In determining who makes the 30 Under 30 list, REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.

Any REALTOR® member of the National Association of REALTORS® who is 29 years old or younger on the application deadline date, and who has not been profiled as a previous "30 Under 30" honoree is eligible to apply.

Several factors are considered—business success is just one. Community and professional leadership also are important factors. NAR strives for balance: They want to ensure that they have a diverse group of finalists in terms of business niches, gender, ethnic background, and geographic location.

Do You Have What it Takes? Click HERE for more information!


Legal Articles / Q&A

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Legal Hotline

Beginning in January 2015, members of NC REALTORS® have free, unlimited access to the NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline. The Hotline is intended to provide general information in response to legally related questions of concern to members and the real estate industry overall.

Legal Hotline Q&A:

Q: Why should I take advantage of the Legal Hotline?
A: First and foremost, you will get to make unlimited calls every weekday to the Hotline. Your call will be handled by one of NC REALTORS®'s lawyers, who collectively have more than 25 years experience representing REALTORS® on a daily basis. They're not just any lawyers - they're lawyers who really know and understand the legal issues you face.

Q: What kinds of questions do the lawyers take on the hotline?
A: They handle a wide range of topics, including questions about forms, contracts, disclosure, agency, real estate licensing law, REALTOR® Code of Ethics, commission disputes, fair housing and landlord/tenant law, just to name a few.

Q: How do I access the Legal Hotline?
A: To contact one of NC REALTORS® lawyers with a "hotline" question, call 800-443-9956 and ask for an NC REALTORS® lawyer. Calls are typically taken or returned after 1 PM every weekday that NC REALTORS®’s offices are open. If you would like to email your question instead, the email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a telephone number so that a lawyer can follow up by phone if necessary.

Q: Are there other benefits of the Legal Hotline?
A: Yes! You'll also have access to the very popular Q&As that NC REALTORS® lawyers write every week based on hotline calls they receive. You'll also be able to search all the Q & As in an online archive that NC REALTORS® has set up. 


WillMartinWill Martin is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and Wake Forest University School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1985. He practiced law in his hometown of Mocksville and then in Winston-Salem before coming to work for NC REALTORS® in 1996 as its General Counsel. For the past 17 years, Will has advised NC REALTORS®'s leadership and staff on a wide range of legal matters. He handles a large number of inquiries from individual members and local associations of REALTORS® on legal issues affecting the practice of real estate brokerage and association administration, and has been closely involved in the development of most of the NC REALTORS® standard forms. Will is a Member/Manager of Martin & Gifford, PLLC.


BillGiffordBill Gifford is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a 1980 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. He was a trial lawyer in Chicago until 1996 when he returned to North Carolina to become Director of Litigation for Greensboro-based Oakwood Homes Corporation. Since 2005, Bill has represented NC REALTORS® as a Member/Manager of Martin & Gifford, PLLC. He regularly fields member questions on the Legal Hotline. Bill has also represented REALTORS® in litigation matters filed across the state and in disciplinary proceedings initiated by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. 


Sample weekly Q&A's

Question: I have a listing on a condo in a 100-unit condo complex. Does the owner have to complete a Residential Property Disclosure Statement? It seems like it should be required but the instructions for completing the Disclosure Statement state that it's only required for owners of single-family homes and buildings with up to four dwelling units.

Answer: Your owner is required to complete a Residential Property Disclosure Statement. The important fact is how many units are being sold, not how many units are in the condominium complex. Although we agree that the wording of the first sentence in the "Instructions to Property Owners" is somewhat awkward, the Residential Property Disclosure Act specifically applies to sales of residential real property "consisting of not less than one nor more than four dwelling units." Since your seller is selling a single dwelling unit, the Act applies. On the other hand, if your owner owned 5 condos in the complex and sold them all together, the Act would not apply.

Question: I know that as a real estate agent, I can't run a "blind" ad when I am advertising real estate for someone else, but must I include both my name and the name of my firm in the ad, or may I include one or the other? I am a full broker.

Answer: The Real Estate Commission's rule requires that the ad "conspicuously indicate that it is the advertisement of a broker or brokerage firm." So, as far as compliance with the Real Estate Commission's rule is concerned, you could include either your name or the name of your firm in the ad. However, REALTORS® are held to a slightly different standard under the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Standard of Practice 12-6 of the Code provides that "REALTORS® shall not advertise nor permit any person employed by or affiliated with them to advertise real estate services or listed property in any medium (e.g. electronically, print, radio, television, etc.) without disclosing the name of that REALTOR®'s firm in a reasonable and readily apparent manner. Thus, it would be a violation of Article 12 of the Code of Ethics for you as a REALTOR® to run an ad for property or real estate services without disclosing your firm's name in the ad. You would not have to include your name, too, although you certainly could.