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Thank you, Piedmont Natural Gas!

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 21:48

NCAR thanks Piedmont Natural Gas, a Presenting Sponsor of the Vision Quest REALTOR® leadership program on January 22nd.

Need a chuckle? Check out the latest YouTube videos from PNG – very funny!

Grilling: http://youtu.be/2lvmbn-sifs

Water Heating: http://youtu.be/-jeBkaoYIK4

Generator: http://youtu.be/sjHs9dPtgRY


Michael Buescher
Director of Business Development
mbuescher@ncrealtors.org

Need a fresh look to your real estate website? NCAR REALTOR Partner a la mode has you covered.

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 15:58

NCAR REALTOR® Partner a la mode has been an innovative real estate technology company for over 27 years, serving multiple industry segments including appraisers, agents, lenders, AMCs, inspectors and more.

NCAR members can enjoy special discounts on everything from marketing to websites, IDX to esigs, and broker solutions. All backed by 100 day guarantee and 24/7 free, live customer support.

Call 800-ALAMODE (252-6633) or visit http://www.alamode.com/agent today!

The REALTOR® Partners Program is a program that offers discounts to NC REALTORS® on business purchases with participating companies. To learn more about our other partners, visit http://www.ncrealtors.org/uploads/realtor_partnerbrochure.pdf.

Don’t forget to like NC REALTOR® Partners on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCRealtorPartners!

Robin Cooper
Partner Program Manager
rcooper@ncrealtors.org

Make It a Digital New Year: New Plans, More Savings and Chance to Win

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:15

Now two great solutions, special savings, and a New Year deal can help you get 2014 started off right. With DocuSign, NAR members regularly save $60 over non-members on eSignature and transaction room services.

If you sign up for the prepaid annual plan for either option by January 31st, you will save an additional $50 and will be automatically entered to win a Digital Makeover worth $3,000. Be sure to enter promo code DIGITAL50 when you sign up.

http://www.realtor.org/programs/realtor-benefits-program/transaction-management/docusign/

J.Y. Monk Real Estate School - New Silver Sponsor!

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 20:10

NCAR is pleased to welcome J.Y. Monk Real Estate School as an annual Silver Sponsor.

J.Y. Monk Real Estate School has been providing real estate education to students in North Carolina since 1975. They offer real estate courses for every stage of your career. J.Y. Monk's up-to-date courses are taught by real estate experts in several convenient locations throughout North Carolina. Please visit www.JYMonk.com today for more information.

Mike Buescher
Director of Business Development
mbuescher@ncrealtors.org

January 2014 Changes to Vacation Rental Forms

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:18

NCAR's Vacation Rental Agreement (form 411-T) and Exclusive Property Management Agreement for Vacation Rental Property (form 402) have undergone a number of changes, effective January 1, 2014. NCAR legal counsel worked with a task force of four very experienced vacation rental property managers to update both forms. Changes suggested by the task force were reviewed by legal counsel from the Real Estate Commission and the Board of Directors of the Vacation Rental Managers Association before they were approved by the NCAR Executive Committee in December.

Click here to read a summary of the significant changes to the two forms: http://www.ncrealtors.org/uploads/010114formchangesummary.pdf

What's Going on at NCAR - January 2014

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:13


Helpful Links:

Information about all NCAR programs can be found at http://www.ncrealtors.org.

RPAC Questions? Contact Kristin Miller at kmiller@ncrealtors.org.

Updated contract forms can be found at http://www.ncrealtors.org in pdf format. Questions about the forms software program should be directed to the software vendor.

Outstaffing: http://www.outstaffing.com/ncar or 1-888-OUTSTAFF (68878233)

Inaugural info can be found at http://www.ncrealtors.org/newcalendar.cfm.

America's Preferred Home Warranty: http://www.APHW.org or 800-648-5006

Questions about grants? Contact Nicole Arnold at narnold@ncrealtors.org.

Questions about serving on NC state government boards or commissions? Contact Robert Broome at rbroome@ncrealtors.org.

Realtor Action Center App: http://www.realtoractioncenter.com/realtor-party/get-involved/mobile-app-1.html

Start the New Year off Right!

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 16:31

Enroll in online Continuing Education today and SAVE 15% on your enrollment fees!

Enter Happy2014 at checkout to receive your discount!

Enroll today: http://ncrealtors.theceshop.com/

Promotion expires January 31st, 2014


Ellie Edwards
Director of Professional Development
eedwards@ncrealtors.org

Getting a good rate on your current auto insurance?

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 13:30

If you're in the market for auto insurance, check out our REALTOR® Partner Nationwide Insurance.

NC REALTOR® members receive a special auto discount. They offer rates that are not available to the general public and are a one stop convenience for your car, home, boat, RV, motorcycle, and more!

Visit the website today at http://www.ncrealtorsauto.com to learn more.

The REALTOR® Partners Program is a program that offers discounts to NC REALTORS® on business purchases with participating companies. To learn more about our other partners, visit http://www.ncrealtors.org/uploads/realtor_partnerbrochure.pdf.

Don’t forget to like NC REALTOR® Partners on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCRealtorPartners!

Robin Cooper
Partner Program Manager
rcooper@ncrealtors.org

30 Under 30 Applications Due in Less Than a Month!

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 20:30

Each June, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 rising young stars in the real estate industry, and every year hundreds of real estate practitioners apply to be one of the 30 honorees. Be one of those and apply today! The Jan. 15, 2014 deadline for 30 Under 30 applications is right around the corner. This is your opportunity to be recognized for hard work and innovation in the real estate industry. For a list of FAQ's and access to the online application, click here.

REALTOR® Safety Webinar today at 2pm

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 14:52

Learn how to detect and redirect unwanted attention from past, present or potential clients in this free NAR REALTOR® Safety Webinar today at 2 p.m.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The differences between individuals that commit property crimes versus crimes against a person. 
  • Protecting personal information on the internet. 
  • Laws pertaining to stalking, harassing communications, and threats by electronic communication. 
  • How to implement safety strategies for dealing with this potential threat.
Register here.

REALTOR® Party Success Stories: Congrats to Gaston Association of REALTORS®

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 21:32


As economic conditions began to improve in Gaston County, the GAR hosted a housing fair in the town's new convention center to help the public understand the opportunities to be had close by in their recovering market. With the help of a $5,000 Housing Opportunity Grant from NAR, they drew nearly 500 people to the April event. The fair was such a hit that plans are already underway to host another one next year. Great work!
Read the Full Release here.