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Member Benefits

Member Benefits It is simply part of human nature to occasionally ask “What’s in it for me?” Here is just a sampling of what’s in it for you as far as membership in the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® is concerned.

LOCALLY: www.bcarnc.com

MLS: The BCAR MLS is more than just listings; it is also a statistical reporting system (TRENDS) and a tax info/parcel mapping system (Realist). Syndication is provided through Listhub for maximum internet exposure for your listings. Mobile access to the MLS and a mobile app designed exclusively for buyers is included. Sure, it’s a large part of why you joined, but it isn’t the only thing we have to offer. With this in mind, however, we do have to remember what a valuable tool it is and how lost we would be without it.

Regional MLS: The ability to view all listings entered in the North Carolina Regional MLS.

SUPRA: A state-of-the-art lock box and key system. Leasing your lock box key through BCAR allows access to not only BCAR listings but Wilmington listings, too!

Networking Opportunities: It’s where you head to meet and greet. We also try to find Educational, Political and Inspirational speakers to teach you, get you thinking, and make you laugh. The annual Affiliate Trade Show is a huge event each fall – meet the BCAR Affiliate members, sample great food and there’s MANY chances to win door prizes – ALL FREE TO MEMBERS!

Continuing Education: We’re offering more courses than ever because we know how much education means to you. Continuing Education courses are offered at discount prices for members and MANY times during the year. Seminars and “How to” sessions are offered frequently and usually at no cost to you!

Committees: Go ahead, get involved! Whether you want to help plan the education offerings or work with the MLS, we have plenty of choices available to you. Involvement in committee work really gets you involved in the inner-workings of the Association. Your knowledge and expertise are a value to your Association and your fellow members.

Dispute Resolution: Whether it is a violation of the Code of Ethics or commissions, we are here to help!

Governmental Affairs: Our Governmental Affairs Director keeps pace with what is going on locally, state wide and even at the national level and ensures that the voice of REALTORS® is being heard! RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee) is the #1 trade association political action committee in the Nation and raises money through contributions to elect candidates who understand and support YOUR interests!

E Communication: Broadcast emails designed to keep you up to date on meetings, educational courses, luncheons, and other essential information. E-Billing and invoicing, both convenient and eco-friendly. BCAR Facebook group page, is updated daily!

Member’s Only Web Site: Sign up for a class or event, pay your bills, view and print your past bills, read the Policy Manual, check out the BCAR Financials, and MUCH MORE – for member’s only though!

Web Site: Here you can find our By-Laws, Policies & Procedures, MLS Rules & Regulations, Affiliate Member Roster, Calendars, Course Information, Online Membership Forms and more. Plus there are links to other sites that are important to your business.

MLS Training: These FREE, informative, beginner and advanced classes are available to all on every aspect of the MLS.

Professional Staff: Always here to help you get to where you need to be.

REALTOR® Store: Stocked with reasonably priced signs, riders, flyer boxes, and more.

Notary Services: FREE to members!

At the STATE LEVEL: www.NCREALTORS.org

Contract Forms: zipForms software available in desktop or web versions to access contract forms jointly approved by NCAR and the NC Bar Association that we all know and love. All fees included in your NCAR dues. Why not use them? Savings: Offered on products and services through the REALTOR® Partner Program members will receive discounts on products and services they use the most, from home improvements to cell phones to insurance. There’s something for everyone. Convention: Annual state convention for networking, education and fun. Education: REALTOR® Institute, professional standards workshops, and designation courses. Influence: The state’s oldest and largest association with 42,000 members from 66 local boards and associations.

NATIONALLY:   www.realtor.org

REALTOR®: The right to use title, trademark and logo provides benefits from value of the brand. It’s also the largest trade association in the nation.

Web: Your listings posted free on www.REALTOR.com, the most visited home buyer website there is.

Code of Ethics: Assures the public of honesty, fairness, competence and professionalism. This is what sets you apart as a REALTOR®. REALTOR® Magazine and e-Publications: The magazine is free to members ($56 value) and over 25 email publications to choose from.

REALTOR® Benefits: From Lowe’s, Entertainment Book, major rental car services, FedEx, Dell, Sprint, Xerox and more.

Image: Public Awareness Campaign creates a positive REALTOR® image with consumers.

Resources: Latest industry news and a wide array of invaluable resources available online at www.REALTOR.org. This site is also home to the world’s largest real estate library which is readily available to you anytime, anywhere. Right Tools Right Now contains cutting edge products and resources at cost (or free) to members only.

Law News: Subscription to Letter of the Law newsletter.

Influence: The largest professional trade association with more than ONE MILLION members strong.

Advocacy: With US government on issues important to REALTORS® and owners of real property.

Dues Overview

BCAR Fees

BCAR accepts payment by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express.  BCAR only sends invoices via email, we do not send any paper bills. It is VERY important that you notify the Association with any change to your email address.  

Select from fee tables below

New Member Fees Options:

  • New Member REALTOR® - Primary Fees
  • New Member REALTOR® - Secondary Fees
  • New Member Designated REALTOR®/Broker in Charge (BIC) - Primary Fees
  • New Member Designated REALTOR®/Broker in Charge (BIC) - Secondary Fees
  • New MLS Only REALTOR®
  • New MLS Only Broker in Charge (BIC)
  • New Affiliate Member
  • New Affiliate Key Holder
  • Affiliate Keyholder Supra Key Fees
  • Billing Schedules For MLS 

  • MLS billed Monthly.  Billing is sent to individual users of the MLS.
  • Each member will receive a bill from BCAR – bills are sent via email only.
  • MLS fees are due on the 15th of the month immediately after the billing.
     

  • 2019 New Member REALTOR® - Primary Fees

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    App Fee Agent $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00
                           
    BCAR Dues $150.00 $125.00 $100.00 $75.00 $50.00 $25.00 $300.00 $275.00 $250.00 $225.00 $200.00 $175.00
    NCAR Dues $165.00 $151.25 $137.50 $123.75 $110.00 $96.25 $82.50 $68.75 $55.00 $41.25 $27.50 $13.75
    NAR Dues $185.00 $172.50 $160.00 $147.50 $135.00 $122.50 $110.00 $97.50 $85.00 $72.50 $60.00 $47.50
                           
    MLS Initiation $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
                           
    Monthly MLS Fees $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67 $54.67
                           
    Optional NC PAC $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
                           
    Total w/MLS  $904.67  $853.42  $802.17 $750.92  $699.67  $648.42 $897.17  $845.92  $794.67  $743.92  $692.17 $640.92 
                           
    Total w/o MLS  $800.00  $748.75  697.50 $646.25  $595.00  $543.75  $792.50  $741.25 $690.00  $639.25  $587.50  $536.25 

    Totals above do NOT include NC REALTORS® PAC Investments.  Please consider investing in NC PAC, the voice of REALTORS® on Capital Hill - promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates.


    2019 New Member REALTOR® - Secondary Fees

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    App Fee Agent $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
                           
     BCAR Dues $150.00  $125.00  $100.00  $75.00  $50.00  $25.00  $300.00  $275.00 $250.00  $225.00  $200.00  $175.00 
     NCAR Dues $165.00  $151.25  $137.50  $123.75  $110.00  $96.25  $82.50  $68.75  $55.00  $41.25  $27.50  $13.75 
                           
     MLS Initiation $50.00  $50.00 $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00 
                           
     Monthly MLS Fees $54.67  $54.67  $54.67  $54.67  $54.67  $54.67  54.67  $54.67  $54.67  $54.67  $54.67  $54.67 
                           
     Optional NC PAC $25.00  $25.00 $25.00  $25.00  $25.00  $25.00  $25.00  $25.00  $25.00  $25.00  $25.00  $25.00 
                             
     Total w/MLS $419.67 $380.92 $342.17 $303.42 $264.67 $225.92 $487.17 $448.42  $409.67  $370.92  $332.17  $293.42
                             
    Total w/o MLS $315.00  $276.25  $237.50  $198.75  $160.00  $121.25  $382.50  $343.75  $305.00  $266.25  $227.50  $188.75 

    Totals above do NOT include NC REALTORS® PAC Investments.  Please consider investing in NC PAC, the voice of REALTORS® on Capital Hill - promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates.

    Membership in NC Realtors® is NOT mandatory for Secondary Members, however, NC Realtors® offers free NC Real Estate forms to members only.  If you are not an NC Realtor® member, membership should be strongly considered.


    2019 New Member Designated REALTOR®/Broker in Charge (BIC) - Primary Fees

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
    App Fee Agent $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 $350.00
                             
    BCAR Dues $150.00 $125.00 $100.00 $75.00 $50.00 $25.00 $300.00 $275.00 $250.00 $225.00 $200.00 $175.00
    NCAR Dues  $165.00 $151.25 $137.50 $123.75 $110.00 $96.25 $82.50 $68.75 $55.00 $41.25 $27.50 $13.75
    NAR Dues  $185.00 $172.50  $160.00  $147.50 $135.00   $122.50  $110.00 $97.50  $85.00 $72.50  $60.00 $47.50
    New Office Part. Fee $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
    MLS Initiation  $50.00  $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
                           
    Monthly MLS Fees $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67 $99.67
                             
     Optional NC PAC $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
                             
     Total w/MLS  $2,499.67  $2,448.42  $2,397.17  $2,345.92  $2,294.67  $2,243.42  $2,492.17  $2,440.92  $2,389.67  $2,338.42  $2,287.17  $2,235.92
     Total w/o MLS  $850.00  $798.75  $747.50  $696.25  $645.00  $593.75  $842.50  $791.25  $740.00  $688.75  $637.50  $586.25

     

    Totals above do NOT include NC REALTORS® PAC investments - Please consider investing in NC PAC, the voice of REALTORS® on Capital Hill - promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates.

     


    2019 New Member Designated REALTOR®/Broker in Charge (BIC) - Secondary Fees

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY  AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    App Fee BIC $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00  $0.00 
                             
    BCAR Dues $150.00  $125.00  $100.00  $75.00  $50.00  $25.00  $300.00  $275.00  $250.00  $225.00  $200.00  $175.00
    NCAR Dues $165.00 $151.25  $137.50  $123.75  $110.00  $96.25  $82.50  $68.75  $55.00  $41.25  $27.50  $13.75 
                             
    New Office Part. Fee $1,500.00 $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $1,500.00 
    MLS Initiation Fee BCAR Mem $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00  $50.00 
    Monthly MLS Fees $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67  $99.67 
                             

    Optional NC PAC

    $25.00  $25.00   $25.00   $25.00   $25.00   $25.00   $25.00   $25.00   $25.00   $25.00   $25.00   $25.00  
                             
    Total w/MLS Access $1,964.67 $1,925.92 $1,887.17 $1,848.42 $1,809.67 $1,770.92 $2,032.17 $1,993.42 $1,954.67 $1,915.92 $1,877.17 $1,838.42
                             
    Total w/o MLS Access $315.00  $276.25 $237.50  $198.75 $160.00  $121.25  $382.50 $343.75 $305.00 $266.25  $227.50  $188.75

    Totals above do NOT include NC REALTORS® PAC Investment - Please consider investing in NC PAC, the voice of REALTORS® on Capital Hill - promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates.

    Membership in NC Realtors® is NOT mandatory for Secondary Members, however, NC Realtors® offers free NC Real Estate Forms to members only.  If you are not an NC Realtors® Member, membership should be strongly considered.

     

    2019 New MLS Only REALTOR® 

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    Subscriber MLS App. Fee $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
                           
    MLS Initiation Fee MLS Only Realtor® $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
    Monthly MLS Fees $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67 $82.67
                             
    Total $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67 $407.67


    2019 New MLS Only Broker in Charge (BIC)

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    Participant App Fee $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
                           
    MLS Initiation - MLS Only DR $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
    Monthly MLS Fees $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67 $129.67
                             
    Total $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67 $1,729.67

     


    2019 MLS Team Setup Fee

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    Team Setup Fee $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00

     


    2019 Affiliate Dues

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    Affiliate Dues $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00

     


    New Affiliate Key Holder

      JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    Affiliate Dues $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
    Initial Key Setup Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
    Monthly ekey $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $17.50

     



     

    Leadership and Committees

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    The governing body of the Association shall be a Board of Directors consisting of the Elected Officers, the immediate past president of the Association, and an odd number of REALTOR® Members of the Association not to exceed nine (9).  Directors shall be elected to serve for terms of three (3) years.  The Board of Directors shall have the responsibility to establish policy and procedures in order to assure compliance with the Bylaws of the Association, and shall be charged with the full responsibility and authority to carry out all business and professional activities of the Association

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    The Executive Committee is to review the bank statements and cash reconciliations in detail monthly and note review and approval on the Financial Information Integrity Form presented to the Board of Directors.

    The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the Performance Evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer, approval of the Personnel Policy Manual and the CEO job description, approval and annual presentation of the CEO’s letter of agreement or terms if returning to employment-at-will.  In the absence of the EVP, the Executive Committee will assume the roles and responsibilities of the EVP position including the authority to appoint or hire an interim replacement or replacements for this position.

    AFFILIATE COMMITTEE

    The Committee will plan and communicate a clear message of value for Affiliate members and create programs that support this. (Affiliates Welcome)

    BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

    This committee meets at a minimum quarterly and is responsible for overseeing the finances of the Association and for the preparation of the annual budget.

    BY-LAWS AND POLICY COMMITTEE

    This committee meets when Bylaws or Policy needs updating or changes need to be made.  Familiarity with and understanding of Association Bylaws and Policy will be required. Each member of the Bylaws & Policy Committee should have a thorough knowledge of the Bylaws & Policy of the Association, the Bylaws & Policy of the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the Model Bylaws of the National Association of Realtors. The committee is responsible for initiating and/or reviewing all proposed changes to the Bylaws & Policy manuals and for making recommendation regarding proposed changes to the Board of Directors. The committee should render any interpretations of the Bylaws & Policy manuals as requested by the Board of Directors. Association's legal counsel should be consulted as necessary.

    EDUCATION COMMITTEE

    This committee meets monthly or as needed and plans and runs, the New Member Orientation, plans the Continuing Education classes and any other educational events for the members.  

    ELECTION COMMITTEE

    The Election Committee is responsible for setting the exact dates and times of the annual election of officers. Once the annual election polls have closed, the Committee shall confidentially certify the election/vote. In the case of a tie, the Election Committee shall determine the winner by lot (defined in Policy Manual as names drawn to determine winner).

    GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

    This committee meets on call and is a procedural review committee for requests for arbitration and ethical complaints.  Requires a full day training (provided by the Association) to be able to serve.  (3 year staggered terms.)  The function of the Grievance Committee is similar to that of the grand jury. The committee receives Ethics complaints and Arbitration requests from either Association members or the public, to determine if, taken as true on their face, a hearing is to be warranted. The committee makes only such preliminary evaluation as is necessary to make these decisions. The committee meets at the call of the Chair when a complaint is received. The committee members should be thoroughly familiar with the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practices of the National Association of Realtors. The Grievance Committee does not hold hearings. The committee chair should closely coordinate the administrative processing of Ethics complaints or Arbitration requests with the Executive Vice President. Committee members must attend an annual training session.

    LEGISLATIVE AND RPAC COMMITTEE

    This committee meets monthly or as needed and monitors local issues that influence real estate.  The committee plans an annual legislative event for local politicians, and conducts the successful collecting of our RPAC goal.  The entire committee is encouraged to attend the NCAR Legislative Day in Raleigh.  

    MLS COMMITTEE

    This committee meets monthly or as needed, researches solutions to providing the best possible MLS service, and makes recommendations for MLS Rules and Regulations changes.  This committee has a limited number of appointments and each appointment is a 2-year commitment.

    NCAR AWARDS TASK FORCE COMMITTEE

    The NCAR Awards Task force will recommend candidates annually for NCAR Awards.

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE

    The Nominating Committee shall nominate and interview candidates for each available Officer and Director position. Upon selection completion, the Committee shall file a report to the BOD for approval.

    PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE

    This committee meets on call and is the hearing panel for requests for arbitration and ethical complaints.  Requires a full day training (provided by the Association) to be able to serve. (3 year staggered terms). The Professional Standards Committee is responsible for enforcing the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors and to handle the hearings of Ethics and Arbitration, and to educate the membership on the meaning and interpretation of the Code of Ethics. The committee members should be knowledgeable of the following documents: 1). The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practices of the National Association of Realtors, 2). Interpretations of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors, 3) Association Bylaws. The committee chair should coordinate administrative details with the Executive Vice President. The committee meets when a case has been forward to them for a hearing. Committee members must attend an annual training session.

    REALTOR OF THE YEAR/AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR COMMITTEE

    Each year the ROTY Committee may elect an individual to be named the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS Realtor® of the Year.  The committee shall be comprised of an odd number, greater than 1, of former ROTY recipients.

    Each year the AOTY Committee may elect an individual to be named the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS Affiliate of the Year.  The committee shall be comprised of an odd number, greater than 1, of former AOTY recipients.

    STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

    The Strategic Planning committee shall meet at least twice annually and determine the goals and objectives of the Association. They shall outline the programming for the Association year and allocate programs to the appropriate committee. They shall take part in the Annual Leadership Retreat. They need to be able to assess the needs of the membership and plan program accordingly. (January 2005) The Strategic Planning Committee will maintain a membership of a target of 18 participants with 3 year equally staggered term limits.