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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.

The NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section is a professional organization drawing members from the more than 1,500 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.

Mission Statement:
The NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section promotes the appraisal profession and its image to elected and appointed public officials, the users of appraisal services, and the general public. The Section represents appraisal issues before NC REALTORS® policy-making committees and   initiates discussion and analysis of issues affecting professional appraisers within the real estate industry. In partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® and NC REALTORS®, the Section monitors the actions of state and federal governmental bodies to protect the public trust in the appraisal process.

Staff Liaison: Denise Daly




Download Appraisal Section Membership Application

The join link requires your login. On the Member Dashboard, click the black button with the words “Apply for Additional Membership”. Select “NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section” in the Association dropdown menu and Continue.

Member Benefits

  • e-newsletters which address current issues impacting licensed appraisers
  • Discounts on Continuing Education classes through the North Carolina Appraisal Institute (including the Real Estate Valuation Conference)
  • Full-time legislative advocacy through the NC REALTORS® Government Affairs staff in Raleigh
  • Communications via email through NC REALTORS® about upcoming classes, events and meetings
  • Statewide Professional Networking: Through Appraisal Section membership, you’ll become acquainted with appraisers across the state, benefit from business referrals and develop an informal network of professionals with whom you can discuss specific issues, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Opportunity to get involved
    • Participation in three Appraisal Section meetings each year
      • NC REALTORS® Winter Leadership Meetings
      • NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
      • NC REALTORS® Convention & Expo
    • Serve as an Appraisal Section Officer or Director

2023 Leadership

Chair: Marcella Coley, High Country Association of REALTORS®

Vice Chair:  Jason Kellum, Longleaf Pine 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 Liaison: Denise Daly


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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.

Download the PMD Membership Application

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Staff Liaison: Angela Burgess




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 vendors 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.

Staff Liaison: Angela Burgess

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Download NCVRMA Membership Application

MEMBERSHIP DUES (January – December)
*Dues are prorated for applications received after June 30

Subscribing member is your company and one representative.

a) 1-99 units:

  • $100 (January – June)
  • $50 (July – December)

b) 100-299 units:

  • $200 (January – June)
  • $100 (July – December)

c) 300 + units:

  • $300 (January – June)
  • $150 (July – December)


Additional representative(s) from your company.

  • $75 (January – June)
  • $37.50 (July – December)


 Vendors of products and services, others with related interests in our industry (non-voting).

  • $500 (January – June)
  • $250 (July – December)
North Carolina Young Professionals Network (YPN)Members Only Content

NC REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a dynamic entry point for real estate professionals striving to become more successful in their careers and gain leadership experience.

Our mission is simple: to cultivate a modern, inclusive, creative culture of service and leadership development for the NC REALTORS® community. We follow a mantra of Learn, Lead, Serve.

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Staff Liaison: Mckenzie Allen, Sarah Nardi

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

  • 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.

  • Angela Burgess
    Member Programs Manager
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    Contact Angela Burgess for help with: Vacation Rental Managers Association, Economic Development, Global Network, Property Management Division.

  • Denise Daly, Operations Coordinator Denise Daly
    Member Programs Manager
    (336) 808-4223 x223
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    Contact Denise Daly for help with: Association Executives Committee, REALTORS Commercial Alliance, Appraisal Section.

  • Mark Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of External Affairs Mark Zimmerman
    Senior Vice President of External Affairs
    (919) 573-0987 x387
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    Contact Mark Zimmerman for help with: Government Affairs issues, Media inquiries, Property Management Division.

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