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Support Homes4NC While You're at Convention

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:13

Check out these two fundraisers that are being offered in conjunction with the 2014 NCAR Convention & Expo to benefit Homes4NC!

Back by popular demand! During the NCAR annual Convention & Expo, members can pay $10 to Homes4NC to have their photo taken by Studio 16, in their professional, mobile studio, and have the opportunity to view images immediately!Studio 16 will also match each $10 donation raised and donate it to Homes4NC! Members will choose their favorite image for their free commemorative 4 x 6 photo and then if they like the superb quality, and that magazine ready look, Studio 16 will go over purchase options individually! Click here to secure your appointment today! Keep in mind, these photos can be great for updated headshots, business cards and marketing but you can also bring in family or your spouse for personal shots as well!

Support Homes4NC with Optional Activities
The Homestead Resort is donating 5% of activity bookings made by NCAR members during Convention to Homes4NC! Attendees will need to book activities over the phone and you are welcome to pre-register for any optional activity with the following number:800-838-1766 (ext 3). Homes4NC will benefit from the following activities:
  • Golf
  • The Spa
  • Gun Club
  • Horseback Riding/Carriage Rides
  • Guided Hikes
  • Fly Fishing
  • Falconry
Take time out, have some fun and support your housing opportunity foundation, Homes4NC.

Click here for details about the Convention or to register:

Updated email information needed to vote in this year’s NCAR Elections

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:19

It’s that time again! The NCAR elections will be held August 26th-29th and our electronic method of voting will be the ONLY means by which members may vote in the annual election.
To vote, members will use their email address and NRDS number that is on record with NCAR as of July 31st.
Please contact your local association to update your email address by July 24th to allow them adequate time to report your email change to NCAR by the July 31st deadline.
If a member doesn't have an email address on record or has asked not to receive NCAR emails, that member will not be able to vote in this year’s election.
Click here to view candidate bios.

Migration to zipForm Plus to take place on July 22 for all NC users

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:13

This summer zipLogix will be concluding the use of zipForm® 6 Professional and migrating to zipForm® Plus, the newest, Java-free version of the zipForm® software.

The automatic upgrade will not affect your transactions, templates or contracts and everything saved in zipForm® 6 Professional will be available in zipForm® plus immediately.

At this time, there is nothing you need to do, but it may be a good idea to upgrade early so that you can become familiar with zipForm® Plus before the permanent change occurs on July 22.

For more information and tools to help navigate the new software, be sure to visit the migration guide and training opportunities through zipLogix. You can also check out our Webinar Wednesdays’ recording of The Basics of ZipForm Plus and DocuSign, taught by NCAR member Mark Saunders, for an in-depth look at the new features of zipForm® Plus.

Systems Engineering Provides MLS Support To REALTOR Organizations Nationwide

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:59

Creator of the Navica MLS and Streamline AMS systems, SEI provides MLS systems to over 25 REALTOR organizations in North Carolina and over 155 REALTOR organizations nationwide.

Their data sharing application, Navica My Shared MLS, is also utilized by many MLS's across the United States.

To learn more, visit their website at

Systems Engineering is a Diamond Sponsor of NCAR.

Mike Buescher
Director of Business Development

You Deserve a Treat!

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:46

We can't think of anything more silly or fun than Lollipop Day!

Grab your favorite flavor and save 20% on any online CE purchase made during the month of July using promo code lollipop20.

Enroll today:

Promotion expires July 31st, 2014

Ellie Edwards
Director of Professional Development