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  • Grow

    GRI graduates earn up to 30% more than their peers.

    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.

    Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

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    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 and a REALTOR® who has in-depth knowledge on the fundamentals of real estate. GRI is the most recognized professional designation in the real estate industry.

    The North Carolina GRI program is owned by NC REALTORS® and offers online courses and live courses hosted by local associations in their respective markets. The course curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our members and to meet the educational standards established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

    The designation requires 60 hours to complete; 48 of these hours are from our Core Courses.

    • Live Core Courses (32 hours)
      The four live core courses are required to complete the designation. Local associations around the state host the courses throughout the year.
    • Online Core Courses (16 hours)
      The four online core courses are required to complete the designation. You can take them at any time and you can take up to 45 days to complete each course.
    • Elective Hours (12 Hours) 
      The final 12 elective hours of the program can be completed in a variety of ways.

    As you can see, the program provides great tools and education to improve your business and sharpen your skills as a REALTOR®. Contact Chelsea Hughes with any questions about GRI or any other educational opportunities.

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    Online CE Courses
    REBAC Designations

    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.

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    The 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.

    The foundation routinely develops and offers Continuing Education courses to address trending topics in real estate. Additionally, NC REEF has a long-standing relationship with the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Flagler Business School through an endowment that promotes real estate education.

    Interested in volunteering? Fill out a committee application!

    Coming Soon: Scholarship Program

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    Who to Contact
    • Chelsea Hughes Chelsea Hughes
      Education Manager
      (336) 808-4239 x239
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      Contact Chelsea Hughes for help with: Professional Development opportunities, Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI).


    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.

    Upcoming Networking Events

    Apr 25

    MIXer - Durham/Chapel Hill

    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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    May 3

    MIXer - Boone/Wilkesboro

    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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    Mobile App

    Members now have access to event-specific information at their fingertips with NC REALTORS® mobile app via Yapp. Find information such as event schedules, speaker information, presentations, event photographs, venue information, social media conversations and more during Vision Quest/Winter Leadership Meetings, Legislative Meetings and our annual convention, XCHANGE.

    We invite you to join us for some of the events below, and maximize your membership value through networking.

    Vision Quest/Winter Leadership Meetings

    January 23 – 25, 2018
    Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro


    January 15 – 17, 2019
    Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro

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

    Legislative Meetings

    June 4 – 6, 2018, Raleigh

    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 these and other 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.

    NC REALTORS® Convention & Expo

    XCHANGE ’18
    September 15 – 18, 2018, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington

    The largest and most popular event of the year aims to inspire, motivate and educate nearly 1,000 NC REALTORS® from across the state. Revamped in an entirely different format centered around hands-on workshops where REALTORS® and industry and community members tackle issues together that matter most to REALTORS®, as well as mini and hour-long sessions and workshops where you can address your real time challenges and answer your burning questions on-site, XCHANGE ’18 will provide instant value. Need a marketing plan, a business plan, or a budget? Bring your information, your team, and your questions, and our workshop facilitators will work with you in small groups and one-on-one, so you can leave with actual plans and solutions in hand. Talk about instant gratification! As always, you have the enviable opportunity to meet face-to-face with influential real estate decision makers and learn about new products and services to help your business thrive.

    • State of Real Estate, September 15, 2018
      Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington
      NEW! XCHANGE ’18 kicks off with North Carolina’s only statewide State of Real Estate event. The day-long program includes an influencer panel, hands-on workshops, lunch, and trolley tours. Separate registration and costs are required to attend.


    • Inaugural Installation, September 17, 2018
      Hilton Wilmington Riverside Grand Ballroom Wilmington
      Celebrate the installation of the new president and leadership of NC REALTORS®. Held in conjunction with XCHANGE ‘18, this event inspires and motivates the membership for 2019. Separate registration and costs are required to attend.
    Regional AE Conference

    July 14 – 17, 2018
    Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA

    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.

    Who to Contact
    • Mandy Lowe Mandy Lowe
      Vice President of Member Engagement
      (336) 808-4236 x236
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      Contact Mandy Lowe for help with: Special projects related to member engagement.

    • Sarah Small Sarah Small
      Meeting Planning Coordinator
      (336) 808-4232 x232
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      Contact Sarah Small for help with: Vision Quest/Winter Leadership Meetings, Legislative Meetings, Annual Conference , MIX Sessions.

    • Amy Kemp Amy Kemp
      Member Engagement Assistant
      (336) 217-1045 x145
      Email »

      Contact Amy Kemp for help with: Vision Quest/Winter Leadership Meetings, Legislative Meetings, Annual Conference, MIX Sessions, Property Management Division (PMD).


Since 2002, over 100 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: Seth Palmer


    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
    • Peer to peer communication through the LinkedIn Group
    • 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 Meetings
      • NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
      • NC REALTORS® Convention & Expo

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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.

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    Staff Liaison: Amy Kemp




    Member Benefits

    • Educational Meetings: PMD hosts two workshops every year to update REALTORS® on new developments in real estate legislation, with particular emphasis on property management. PMD members pay a modest registration fee to attend, while non-members are charged a higher fee per seminar.
    • Legislative Participation: NC REALTORS® employs a full-time legislative lobbyist and regulatory specialist to represent the professional interest 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. The Handbook is designed to be read and understood by non-lawyers, with footnotes citing relevant statutes, regulations and cases appearing at the end of most sections. An appendix contains the up-to-date text of all NC statutes cited in the Handbook. Although the emphasis is on residential tenancies, many of the same laws and regulations apply to commercial leases also. The Handbook is updated periodically to help keep property managers abreast of ever-changing laws. All PMD members receive the latest revised edition of the Handbook, and all current members are sent revisions as they occur.
    • Statewide Professional Contacts: Through PMD membership, you’ll become acquainted with property managers across the state. You’ll not only benefit from business referrals, but you’ll develop an informal network of professionals with whom you can discuss specific problems. And contact with other property management firms may even present opportunities for career advancement.

    Download PMD Membership Brochure »

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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: Susanna Hailey

    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
    • Amy Kemp Amy Kemp
      Member Engagement Assistant
      (336) 217-1045 x145
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      Contact Amy Kemp for help with: Vision Quest/Winter Leadership Meetings, Legislative Meetings, Annual Conference, MIX Sessions, Property Management Division (PMD).

    • Seth Palmer Seth Palmer
      Political Communications & Regulatory Affairs Director
      (919) 573-0992 x302
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      Contact Seth Palmer for help with: Regulatory issues, NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section.

    • Michael Landes 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, REALTORS® Commercial Alliance, Global Network.

    • Susanna Hailey Susanna Hailey
      Political Operations Manager & Local Government Affairs Director
      (919) 573-0989 x389
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      Contact Susanna Hailey for help with: Grassroots mobilization, Local government issues, NC Homeowners Alliance, NC Young Professionals Network.


    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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    Monthly RPR® Market Data Reports and MLS Market Sales Statistics can be accessed below.

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