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    REALTORS® with a designation earn over $27,600 more annually than non-designees.

    Growth is an important part of every real estate professional’s personal development. Without growth, you can become stagnant and irrelevant. NC REALTORS® membership provides multiple opportunities, across the state and online, for our members to grow in their profession, business, and life. By earning specialty designations, staying on top of the latest real estate trends and best practices, and participating in continuing education opportunities, you can increase your earning potential and build better relationships with your clients.

    Speaker Opportunities

    • Interested in being a speaker at an NC REALTORS® event? Submit your proposal here.
    • 2020 Region 4 Conference in Savannah: This Speaker RFP is now CLOSED. Chosen speakers will be notified by January 31, 2020.

    Upcoming Educational Events

    Jan 29

    Technology Tools & Resources

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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    Oct 5 - 6

    ABR® Course

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

    Launch Your Career to New Heights

    Current and prospective GRI Students CLICK HERE



    In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a trusted resource who has in-depth knowledge on the fundamentals of real estate. GRI is the most recognized professional designation in the real estate industry.

    The GRI Designation consists of 60 hours; 48 of which are from a combination of live and online courses. The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our members as well as educational standards established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Live classes are hosted by local associations throughout the state, while the online classes can be taken at any time.

    As you can see, the program provides great tools and education to improve your business and sharpen your skills as a REALTOR®. Contact Savanna Reagin with any questions about GRI.

    Workforce Housing Specialist Certification

    The WHS Certification Program provides Real Estate Professionals with the knowledge of available programs and resources to assist workforce housing buyers while enhancing their skills, expertise, and versatility in the field of real estate.

    In order to be certified as a Workforce Housing Specialist, real estate professionals must complete 20 hours of coursework within 18 months consisting of Core Courses and Electives.

    Graduates are required to recertify on an annual basis in order to keep their Workforce Housing Specialist title and remain on the Housing Foundation website.

    Core Courses:

    Qualifying Electives (Must total 8 hours or more):

    Application for Certification

    After completing the WHS Program Requirements, real estate professionals will need to submit an application along with a $50.00 Application Fee.  Once approved as a WHS, graduates will receive a certificate, pin, and will be listed as a specialist on the NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation website.


    Submit your Workforce Housing Specialist Certification Application Here.


    2019-2020 Recertification

    Workforce Housing Specialists must complete a total of 4 Credits of the following options on an annual basis.  Recertification Application and a $25.00 fee must be submitted by the end of the CE Year (June 10th 2020)

    • Workforce Housing Transaction (Counts as 1 Credit)
      • Must be at least one of the following: FHA/HUD approved, counseling agency, Down Payment Assistant Program, NCHFA, USDA rural development, or VA.
    • Attend an Event that focuses on topics such as Affordable Housing, Financing, etc. (Counts as 2 Credits)
      *Attendance Must be Reported by Host Association or Company
    • Mastering Real Estate Negotiations (Online Course) (Counts as 2 Credits)
    • Clash of Clans – The New Face of Fair Housing: Diversity and Disability (In-Person Course) (Counts as 2 Credits)


    Submit your Workforce Housing Specialist Recertification Application Here.


    Alternative Track

    Members have the option of attaining their WHS certification through a similar program offered by the Charlotte Regional REALTOR Association’s Housing Opportunity Foundation.  For more information about this program, please go to or contact the Foundation at


    In order to assist with the cost of courses, the North Carolina REALTORS® Housing Foundation is offering Reimbursement Scholarships on a quarterly basis. Click here to apply for a scholarship.

    Questions? Please contact Savanna Reagin at or 336-808-4239.

    NAR Affiliated Designations & Certifications

    The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that help members increase their skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

    For more information, visit

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    Code of Ethics Training

    Current Code of Ethics

    REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of no less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycles. The three-year requirement is new, and background information on the change is available. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

    Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses. Local Associations track member training requirements. Please contact your local association for help in identifying your current training requirements. Local Board Directory.

    Training Cycles

    The current deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2021.

    Below are the cycle dates for the Code of Ethics Training Requirement. Training must be completed at any time during these established cycles. Failure to complete training during any cycle will lead to suspension of membership for the January and February immediately following the cycle deadline, with termination of membership starting March 1 after the cycle deadline.

    Current Cycle

    January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021

    Future Cycles

    January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024

    North Carolina REALTORS® Training Options

    REALTORS® can complete their Code of Ethics Training Requirement through any approved COE Training course, or through the NC REALTORS® course offerings below:



    • GRI: Balancing Business Risks & Ethics (In-Person)
      *This course counts towards obtaining your GRI Designation, completing your COE requirement, and has optional 4 Elective CE hours.
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    CE at Sea

    CE at Sea logoSet sail with NC REALTORS® on the world’s largest cruise ship for our CE at Sea educational adventure. Not only will you explore the Caribbean with your NC REALTORS® colleagues, but you’ll also get the unique opportunity to complete your annual Continuing Education at sea.

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    NC REEF logoThe North Carolina Real Estate Educational Foundation, Inc. (NC REEF) is the real estate educational resource for REALTORS®, non-licensees and consumers in North Carolina. Through original video tutorials, scholarships and other content, NC REEF elevates the real estate profession through education.

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    Who to Contact
    • Rachel Branson, GRI Coordinator Rachel Branson
      Professional Development Manager
      (336) 297-0439 x240
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      Contact Rachel Branson for help with: Professional Development opportunities, Speaking at an NC REALTORS® event, North Carolina Real Estate Educational Foundation, Inc. (NC REEF).

    • Savanna Tandski Savanna Reagin
      Professional Designations Manager
      (336) 808-4239 x239
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      Contact Savanna Reagin for help with: Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Workforce Housing Specialist Program.


    3,000+ members attend NC REALTORS® meetings each year.

    Some of the most invaluable benefits of NC REALTORS® membership are the EPIC networking opportunities. Networking with your peers keeps you abreast of what other real estate professionals are seeing and facing on the ground, in-tune with the latest strategies and trends and aware of potential teaming and lead-sharing opportunities. NC REALTORS® provides numerous opportunities to mingle with your peers, industry insiders, thought leaders and more at our annual meetings and a few standalone, targeted events throughout the year.

    Join us at some of these events below, and maximize your membership value through networking.

    The Speaker RFP is now CLOSED. Chosen speakers will be notified by January 31, 2020.

    Vision Quest/Winter Leadership Meetings

    January 14 – 17, 2020
    Omni Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte

    Kick off the year with leadership training designed to give you the confidence and courage needed to effectively lead in your association, workplace and community. Vision Quest requires registration.


    Legislative Meetings

    June 1-3, 2020
    Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh

    The Legislative Meetings are extremely important to REALTORS® across North Carolina. It is an opportunity for members to convene in Raleigh and address important issues that will be discussed during the current session of the General Assembly. Join your peers to hear about issues that will impact REALTORS® and the North Carolina real estate industry. The meetings wrap up with Legislative Day at the General Assembly, when hundreds of REALTORS® from across the state walk the halls of the legislature and talk to their elected representatives in the House and Senate. Registration is free.

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    NC REALTORS® serves up a flight of MIXers across the state, and the drinks are on us! It’s your chance to see old friends, meet new friends and mingle with NC REALTORS® staff. Learn more and register at

    Spring 2020: TBD

    Fall 2020: TBD

    Region 4 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

    Region 4 Conference & Expo
    October 12 – 15, 2020, Savannah

    The Region 4 REALTORS® Conference (R4RC20) is the ultimate conference experience for serious real estate professionals in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. In fact, it hasn’t been done since 1947! We’re combining efforts to bring you multiple days of education, networking, motivation and fun. This is Region 4. Are you ready to own It?


    Regional AE Conference

    July, 2020
    Location TBD

    Targeting local association executives in Georgia and North Carolina, this annual event is a forum to share what is happening at the national and state levels and how issues and opportunities impact members at the local level. This event provides association executives, from CEOs to directors to managers, epic opportunities to network with their peers from other associations. Attendance at this event offers an estimated 16 hours of Professional Development Training that will count towards Core Standards requirements. The event rotates locations each year between the two states.

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    Who to Contact
    • Mandy Lowe headshot Mandy Lowe
      Vice President of Member Engagement
      (336) 808-4236 x236
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      Contact Mandy Lowe for help with: NC REALTORS® Events, Educational opportunities, Convention Committee.

    • Sarah Small headshot Sarah Nardi
      Events Manager
      (336) 808-4232 x232
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      Contact Sarah Nardi for help with: NC REALTORS® Events, Convention Committee, NC REALTORS® Young Professionals Network.

    • Amy Kemp headshot Amy Kemp
      Member Engagement Assistant
      (336) 217-1045 x145
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      Contact Amy Kemp for help with: NC REALTORS® Events, Property Management Division (PMD).


    Since 2002, over 150 NC REALTORS® have thrived as NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy alumni.

    Advance to the next level of your career through NC REALTORS® leadership opportunities, which are designed to help you thrive in real estate, your business, and in life. With tools like multi-day training events with industry leaders, year-long leadership development workshops and seminars, and opportunities for you to groom up-and-coming real estate professionals to be the best they can be, while elevating the profession and industry, there are opportunities for just about everyone.

    NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy

    Designed to guide each participant through their own self-discovery process, the program identifies, inspires and mentors emerging leaders by teaching the necessary skills to become a more positive influence within the community and industry. As a graduate of the program, rising leaders excel in their business and stand out from their counterparts. Visit for more details.

    Winter Leadership Meetings

    Getting ready to take on the challenge of leading your association, board or committee? Don’t miss the Winter Leadership Meetings. A volunteer leader’s guide to success, this program will give you the tools, resources and inspiration you need to be successful in the coming year. The Winter Leadership Meetings offers new and veteran leaders the opportunity to hone their skills and learn new ideas for effective leadership from top trainers and motivators. Learn more at

    Convention Scholarship and Mentor Program

    The NC REALTORS® Convention Scholarship and Mentor Program encourages new real estate professionals or first-time convention attendees to get involved and make the most of their convention experience with the help of an experienced mentor. Visit for more details.

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  • Specialize

    80% of buyers prefer to work with a real estate practitioner who is focused on a particular property type (REALTOR® Magazine, July 2011).

    Differentiate yourself from the competition by specializing in niche areas of expertise or networking with others within your career-level or demographic. Whether you’re trying to advance in your career, become the expert in a particular segment of the real estate industry, or learn from like-minded real estate professionals, NC REALTORS® offers multiple specialty areas to meet your needs. Following are NC REALTORS® specialty divisions.

    Appraisal SectionMembers Only Content

    The Appraisal Section of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1996 as a state affiliate of the NAR Appraisal Section. The aim of the NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section is to be the leading provider of services to the North Carolina REALTOR® Appraiser.

    The NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section is a professional organization drawing members from the more than 1,600 North Carolina REALTORS® who are also licensed appraisers. Membership provides access to the collective wisdom and experience of some of the most respected professional appraisers in North Carolina.

    NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section membership can assist you in advancing your professional appraisal career.  Membership will help you distinguish yourself in your community and across the state as a knowledgeable, professional appraiser.

    Staff Liaison: Denise Daly




    Member Benefits

    • Receive communications via email through NC REALTORS® about upcoming classes, events and meetings
    • Discounts on Continuing Education classes offered by the Appraisal Section and BrightPath Education Services
    • Full-time legislative advocacy through the NC REALTORS® Legislative staff in Raleigh
    • Participation on the Appraisal Section Board of Directors
    • Opportunity to get involved – Participation in three annual Appraisal Section meetings:
      • NC REALTORS® Winter Leadership Meetings
      • NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
      • NC REALTORS® Convention & Expo

    2020 Leadership

    Chair:  David Massey, Burlington/Alamance Co Association of REALTORS®

    Vice Chair:  Tom Barton, Neuse River Region Association of REALTORS®

    Secretary/Treasurer:  David Costner, Gaston Association of REALTORS®

    Legislative committee liaison:  David Reitzel, Catawba Valley Association of REALTORS®

    NC REALTORS® Liaison:  Denise Daly, NC REALTORS®

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    REALTORS® Commercial Alliance (RCA)Members Only Content

    The primary channel for communication and service delivery for all NC REALTORS® commercial practitioners, the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance (RCA) of NC REALTORS®  provides a vehicle for the improvement of technical skills and networking opportunities. The purpose of RCA is to provide a focal point and channel for communication and service delivery for ALL commercial practitioners of NC REALTORS®, allowing these professionals a specific forum within NC REALTORS®. NC REALTORS® can join at no charge.

    Staff LiaisonMichael Landes


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    Property Management Division (PMD)Members Only Content

    The PMD of NC REALTORS® provides legislative and regulatory, educational, and networking opportunities to North Carolina’s professional property managers. Member benefits include educational meetings, legislative participation, the Property Management Legal Handbook, and statewide professional contacts. View our brochure.

    View our current PMD members »

    Staff Liaison: Amy Kemp




    Member Benefits

    • Educational Meetings: PMD offers classes across the state throughout the year. PMD members pay a reduced registration fee to attend, while non-members are charged a higher fee per class.
    • Legislative Participation: NC REALTORS® employs a full-time legislative lobbyist to represent the professional interests of REALTORS® in state government. Through membership in PMD, you gain access to our lawmakers and can have input in the direction of new real estate legislation.
    • Property Management Legal Handbook: The Property Management Legal Handbook is a basic summary of laws regulating and affecting the management of rental property in North Carolina. All PMD members receive the latest revised edition of the Handbook, and all current members are sent revisions, as they occur. Ask any current PMD member and you will hear that this is their most valuable daily tool
    • Statewide Professional Networking: Through PMD membership, you’ll become acquainted with property managers across the state, benefit from business referrals, and develop an informal network of professionals with whom you can discuss specific problems, ask questions and share ideas.

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    North Carolina Vacation Rental Managers Association (NCVRMA)

    The North Carolina Vacation Rental Managers Association (NCVRMA) is designed for management companies and their affiliates who specialize in vacation rental management. The organization was formed to promote the vacation rental business in the state to the public as well as to professionals employed in the travel and related businesses.

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    North Carolina Young Professionals Network (YPN)Members Only Content

    The next generation of real estate leaders, YPN, allows you to connect with other young real estate professionals to learn about events and resources to expand your business potential. This division is a growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources and networking opportunities by attending conferences and pursuing leadership roles within their local and state associations. As a member of NC REALTORS® YPN, you are invited to exclusive education and networking events.

    Membership is geared toward individuals who want to take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues and be informed about the latest industry news and trends through networking and interacting with one another. It is a way of uniting young professionals throughout the state while setting a high level of REALTOR® professionalism.

    Staff Liaison: Mckenzie Allen

    Member Benefits

    • Getting involved. Many people who are new to the industry want to get involved with their local, state or national association, but they either don’t know how to go about it, or they find it too intimidating. YPN encourages members to explore leadership opportunities at all levels.
    • Having a sounding board. By belonging to a network of peers who face similar issues, members can bounce ideas off one another and provide support to each other.
    • Being informed. Through the blog on the YPN national site, members stay in the loop on hot issues. YPN also has special educational sessions at REALTOR® conferences that address strategies for success in real estate

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    Who to Contact
    • Sarah Small headshot Sarah Nardi
      Events Manager
      (336) 808-4232 x232
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      Contact Sarah Nardi for help with: NC REALTORS® Events, Convention Committee, NC REALTORS® Young Professionals Network.

    • Amy Kemp headshot Amy Kemp
      Member Engagement Assistant
      (336) 217-1045 x145
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      Contact Amy Kemp for help with: NC REALTORS® Events, Property Management Division (PMD).

    • Mckenzie Allen image Mckenzie Allen
      Vice President of Communications & Marketing
      (336) 808-4227 x227
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      Contact Mckenzie Allen for help with: Member communications, NC REALTORS® marketing initiatives, Editorial content of Insight magazine, NC REALTORS® Young Professionals Network, Image Committee.

    • Denise Daly, Membership Manager Denise Daly
      Operations Coordinator
      (336) 808-4223 x223
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      Contact Denise Daly for help with: Association Executives Committee, Vacation Rental Managers Association, Appraisal Section.

    • Michael Landes headshot Michael Landes
      Director of Political Operations
      (919) 573-0984 x384
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      Contact Michael Landes for help with: NC Homeowners Alliance, Independent Expenditure campaigns, Broker Involvement Program, Economic development, REALTORS® Commercial Alliance, Economic Development Committee, Global Network, Issues Mobilization.


    51% of members indicated NC REALTORS® communications is the 2nd most valuable member benefit in a 2016 member-wide survey.

    KNOW MORE, SELL MORE! No matter how you like to receive your information, we have a way for you stay informed — via print, web and digital formats. Take full advantage of your member information sources with the latest news, data and resources specific to NC REALTORS®.


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    Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)

    Realtors Property Resource®Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) delivers on-the-go access to comprehensive data, powerful analytics, and client-friendly reports. This benefit is available exclusively to REALTORS®, and offered at no additional cost. Easily accessed through desktop, iOS and Android devices. Learn more.

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