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  • Transact

    75+ percent of N.C. real estate transactions use NC REALTORS® forms.

    Protect your business and your consumers with one of the most popular benefits offered to all members — NC REALTORS® approved standard forms and contracts. These industry standard forms are developed and maintained with guidance from legal professionals and they are used in more than 75 percent* of N.C. real estate transactions statewide.

    *Estimate based on membership use

    Forms & ContractsMembers Only Content

    NC REALTORS® members have access to over 80 contract forms in both interactive and non-interactive formats. The extensive forms library includes residential, commercial, property management and auction forms. Our forms are regularly developed and updated to keep them relevant in everyday real estate practice.

    Permitted users of NC REALTORS®’ standard forms:

    • REALTOR®, Affiliate, and Allied members of NC REALTORS®;
    • REALTORS® from other states (upon satisfactory proof of such membership);
    • Non-member sales associates of REALTOR® member firms. However, a non-member is not allowed to purchase the forms directly or access the forms via this website.
    • Members in good standing of the North Carolina State Bar are allowed to use the NC REALTORS® transactional forms (those with a “T” following the form number).
    • Owners of properties subject to the Vacation Rental Act may use the Vacation Rental Agreement (Standard Form #411-T).

    Producers of textbooks and instructors of real estate-related courses are permitted to use NC REALTORS® forms in connection with their textbooks and/or courses – subject to their prior written agreement with NC REALTORS® to abide by certain restrictions. Please complete a Standard Forms Order Form, or email the NC REALTORS® Legal Department for more information.

     

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    zipForm®

    zipForm® is the official forms software for NC REALTORS®. This software is available to you, as a member benefit, at no cost.

    Your membership includes online access to zipForm®. Maximize efficiency, streamline workflows and reduce risk with the essential forms software used by hundreds of thousands of real estate professionals nationwide and beyond.

    First time users: to set up an account with zipForm®, visit http://www.zipform.com/order/order.asp and follow the steps, selecting NC REALTORS® from the drop down menu of associations. On your first visit, you’ll be asked to enter your NRDS number. Once you completed this initial registration, logging in at zipForm® on subsequent visits will take only seconds.

    zipForm® is synched with the NAR database. If you have any changes to your company name, address, email or phone numbers, simply follow the directions here. Your changes will automatically update in zipForm®.

    In addition to zipForm®’s excellent, user-friendly website, customer service support is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by calling (586) 840-0140.  zipForm® also has training sessions available to you.

     


    Resolve

    With just one call to the Legal Hotline, you’ve paid one year of NC REALTORS® dues in full.

    While you’re out navigating the hectic housing market, let NC REALTORS® legal counsel and their services navigate the unfamiliar legal territory for you. Our in-house counsel closely monitors, reports and acts on potential legal issues related to laws, regulations and policies that govern the real estate industry to protect our members’ best interests. With access to the Legal Hotline, weekly Q&As, manuals and the Ombudsman Program, you will never again waste valuable time scratching your head or biting your nails over legal issues. Find epic resolution with NC REALTORS® legal services.

    Legal HotlineMembers Only Content

    NC REALTORS® have free, unlimited access to the NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline. Did you know one call to a real estate lawyer costs an average of $250 per hour? With just one call to the Legal Hotline, you’ve paid for one year of NC REALTORS® dues in full. In 2016, over 2,700 calls and emails were fielded by our legal team, equating to a cumulative savings of $675,000*. Now that’s epic value!

    Don’t waste your time stressing over forms, disclosure or landlord/tenant law. Call the NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline to get quick resolution, so you can return to your clients and your business.

    *If each inquiry and resulting research equates to an hour of legal consultation.

     

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    ManualsMembers Only Content

    NC REALTORS® offers many legal documents and manuals to help you conduct business as efficiently as possible. Refer to the Model Office Policy Manual to build and maintain a strong real estate office, or use the Buyer or Seller Advisories to help guide your clients in the purchase and sale of their properties.

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    Professional Standards

    A REALTOR® is more than a real estate agent; REALTORS® have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of REALTORS® ethics training. It guides REALTORS® and also shows the public the level of commitment, education and dedication to their profession that each member of NAR possesses.

    Ethics Complaints

    Ethics Complaints and Arbitration Requests

    The term “REALTOR®” signifies membership in the National Association of REALTORS® (“NAR”). In addition to NAR membership, REALTORS® hold membership in a local and a state association of REALTORS®.

    Not all licensed real estate agents are REALTORS®. REALTORS® are different from non-member licensees in that they voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics.

    If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) through the local association of REALTORS® where the REALTOR® holds membership or participates in a multiple listing service owned/operated by a REALTOR® association. You may search for a member’s local affiliation here.

    In addition, REALTORS® agree as a condition of membership to arbitrate contractual disputes and specific non-contractual disputes as provided for in Article 17 of the NAR Code of Ethics.

    Click here for quick access to several resources to help you understand what filing and processing an ethics complaint and arbitration request entails, as well as the general process you can expect when filing an ethics complaint or arbitration request with a local association of REALTORS®. Check with the local association of REALTORS® to ensure you have the proper forms required by that association.

    In rare instances, ethics complaints and arbitration requests are processed by the NC REALTORS® rather than a local association of REALTORS®. Such complaints and requests are handled in accordance with the same procedures with a few modifications. If your ethics complaint or arbitration request is processed by NC REALTORS®, the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual outlines the process. Questions about ethics complaints and arbitration requests handled by NC REALTORS® should be directed to the NC REALTORS® Legal Department at (800) 443-9956.

    Professional Standards

    A REALTOR® is more than a real estate agent; REALTORS® have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of REALTORS® ethics training. It guides REALTORS® and also shows the public the level of commitment, education and dedication to their profession that each member of NAR possesses.

    If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) through the local association of REALTORS® where the REALTOR® holds membership or participates in a multiple listing service owned/operated by a REALTOR® association. You may search for a member’s local affiliation here.

    In addition, REALTORS® agree as a condition of membership to arbitrate contractual disputes and specific non-contractual disputes as provided for in Article 17 of the NAR Code of Ethics.

    Click here for quick access to several resources to help you understand what filing and processing an ethics complaint and arbitration request entails, as well as the general process you can expect when filing an ethics complaint or arbitration request with a local association of REALTORS®. Check with the local association of REALTORS® to ensure you have the proper forms required by that association.

    In rare instances, ethics complaints and arbitration requests are processed by the NC REALTORS® rather than a local association of REALTORS®. Such complaints and requests are handled in accordance with the same procedures with a few modifications. If your ethics complaint or arbitration request is processed by NC REALTORS®, the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual outlines the process. Questions about ethics complaints and arbitration requests handled by NC REALTORS® should be directed to the NC REALTORS® Legal Department at (800) 443-9956.

    Ombudsman Program

    When conflicts between peers or clients can’t be resolved on your own, let NC REALTORS® Ombudsman Program step in and help you address the problem.

    Like a mediator, an ombudsman helps parties find solutions. The ombudsman process does not replace mediation; rather, it is a more informal process that will take place earlier and that will, if successful, avoid the need for a more formal mediation process and potentially a formal ethics or arbitration hearing.

    The definition of Ombudsman for REALTORS®

    The Ombudsman Program in its simplest definition is informal telephone mediation. In some cases, it can address and solve minor complaints from the public. It can also solve inter-REALTOR® conflicts before they become serious problems. Like a mediator, an ombudsman helps parties find solutions. The ombudsman process does not replace mediation; rather, it is a more informal process that will take place earlier and that will, if successful, avoid the need for a more formal mediation process and potentially a formal ethics hearing or arbitration hearing.

    Boards and associations of REALTORS® are charged with the responsibility of receiving and resolving ethics complaints and requests for arbitration. This obligation is carried out by local, regional and state grievance committees and professional standards committees. Many complaints received by boards and associations might be averted with enhanced communications and initial problem-solving capacity at the local level. The NC REALTORS® Ombudsman Program is intended to provide that capacity. 

    Role of the Ombudsman

    The Ombudsman’s role is primarily one of communication and conciliation – not adjudication. Ombudsmen do not determine whether ethics violations have occurred or whether a REALTOR® may be entitled to a commission; rather, they anticipate, identify, and resolve misunderstandings and disagreements before matters ripen into disputes and possible charges of unethical conduct or formal requests for arbitration.

    Confidentiality

    All communications made to the ombudsman or NC REALTORS® – whether written or oral – shall be confidential and may not be disclosed (other than communicating information and results between staff and the ombudsman) to any other person for any reason.

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    Manage

    Ninety-five percent of survey respondents conclude that strategic planning enhances organizational performance and survival (Science Alert, 2007).

    Need help managing your local association? Improve your operations, prepare your Board of Directors and ramp up your marketing and public relations strategy with NC REALTORS® insight. We’ve done the hard part – now let us help you with what we’ve learned from years of practice in the industry. We know what works and what doesn’t work, and we want to share these epic results with you and your team. Some of our services offered to associations include:

     

    Strategic Planning*Members Only Content

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    Management Guidance*Members Only Content

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    Public Relations, Communications and Marketing*Members Only Content

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    Board Training*Members Only Content

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    Toolkits*Members Only Content

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    Core Standards*Members Only Content

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    Regional Association Executive Conferences*Members Only Content

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    For more information on any of these benefits, please email hello@ncrealtors.org.

    *Services and/or resources available only for local REALTOR® association leaders and staff.


  • The REALTOR® Partners Program provides actual discounts and savings at the point-of-purchase on the products and services you use most.
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    REALTOR Partners logoWith one purchase, your NC REALTORS® membership can more than pay for itself.

    One of the most valuable benefits of membership, the REALTOR® Partners Program provides actual discounts and savings at the point-of-purchase on the products and services you use most. From signage to insurance to office supplies, the REALTOR® Partners Program discounts keep your hard-earned money where it belongs — in your pocket. Meet our REALTOR® Partners below:

    REALTOR® PARTNERS - NC REALTORS®

    Insurance Services
    • BB&T: Insurance Services Logo
    • Fortress Financial Partners Logo
    • Nationwide Logo
    • Pearl Insurance Logo
    Business Services
    • C2 Subscriptions Logo
    • CoreLogic Logo
    • IDShield Logo
    • LegalShield Logo
    • Life Line Screening Logo
    • Lowen Sign Company Logo
    • North State Journal Logo
    • Office Depot|Max Logo
    • Taxbot Logo
    • UPS Logo
    • zipForm® Plus Logo
    Technology Services
    • 4EverText Logo
    • AerialLook Logo
    • Affinity Integrated Solutions (AIS) Logo
    • Contactually Logo
    • Pipeline ROI Logo
    • Tech Team One Logo
    NAR REALTOR Benefits® Program
    • NAR Logo

     

    Save Time & Money With REALTOR® Partners…

    In today’s hectic business world, who has the time to research vendors or check out how to get more for your money? NC REALTORS® has taken the guesswork out of this tedious task with the REALTOR® Partners Program. Through this program, NC REALTORS® members receive special discounts on the products and services you use most.


    Support Your Local Association

    When you purchase products at a discount from the REALTOR® Partners, a portion of the revenue that is generated is then given back to your local association as a form of non-dues revenue. You can lower your expenses while supporting your local association!

    Click on the logo for the Partner above in order to read details about the special offers available to you. You may contact the partner of your choice at the number or website given. Be sure to identify yourself as an NC REALTORS® member to get the great discounts and quality service you deserve. Contact NC REALTORS® at 800-443-9956 or email Maurice Brown for more program information.

    View the complete REALTOR® Partners brochure for details on all the discounts on products and services.

    Testimonials

    • There is no better way to show support for boards and associations than through NC REALTORS® sponsorships. We find it very rewarding when REALTORS® acknowledge our contribution to their meetings each year. It is also great to work with the staff at NC REALTORS® as they are professional and dependable in everything they undertake.
      Paula Payne
      President, Systems Engineering, Inc.
      NC REALTORS® Sponsor, Exhibitor
    • Whether it is office supplies, E&O insurance, personal insurance, shipping, or home security, the REALTOR® Partners Program offers our members opportunities to save money! It also provides an opportunity to invest revenue back into their local associations.
      Kevin M. Green, 2008 GRRA REALTOR® of the Year
      Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
      Yost & Little Realty
    • Our success as one of today's leading Errors & Omissions providers in N.C. can be attributed to the unique way NC REALTORS® has presented us to the membership. We are proud to be associated with such a first-class organization that truly values its vendors and partners.
      Gary Pearl
      CEO, Pearl Insurance
      NC REALTORS® Sponsor, Partner, Exhibitor and Advertiser
    • The Expo gives us an opportunity to get our Natural Gas Advantage Messages to key REALTORS® and decision makers within our market area of North Carolina. Plus, it is always a great time to see and catch up with old friends and meet new friends, too.
      Beth Potts
      Piedmont Natural Gas
      NC REALTORS® Sponsor, Exhibitor
    • Our firm has been insured by Pearl Insurance for years. We find them very reasonably priced and courteous. If you are looking for a great insurance company, we highly recommend them.
      Jim Goodman, Realtor®, ePro®, CRB®, ABR®
      Vice President of Sales
      Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS®
    • NC REALTORS® does one of the best jobs of getting the attendees into the exhibit area. The staff is well-organized, friendly and willing to listen. They treat exhibitors like partners.
      Chuck Worthington
      Dee Sign Company
      NC REALTORS® Exhibitor

    Protect

    40% of REALTORS® stated they experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety (NAR, 2015).

    The safety of our members is a top priority for NC REALTORS®. Our members routinely find themselves in situations where they are alone with clients they have very little background information on. The very nature of showing real estate to prospective buyers and tenants who are virtual strangers can make agents, both men and women, susceptible to becoming victims of violent crimes. NC REALTORS® aims to provide members with practical and updated safety information through articles, webinars, seminars and training materials.

    Please check out the NC Real Estate Agent Safety Guide and refer to the REALTOR® safety resources provided by the National Association of REALTORS®.


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