All new members applying for either REALTOR® membership or MLS Only Access are required to attend a New Member Orientation program. This requirement must be fulfilled within 2 times orientation is offered after submitting a New Member or MLS Only application. Failure to complete this requirement within the two times orientation is offered will result in termination of membership.
New Member Orientation covers topics necessary for you, as a REALTOR®, to conduct yourself professionally and ethically. An overview of BCAR, the Member's Only website, Governmental Affairs and the MLS is given to help you better understand how BCAR works.
There is no cost for Orientation and lunch is included too! The Orientation program is held at the Association Office (712 Village Rd. SW Suite 201, Shallotte, NC 28470) in order to give our new members an opportunity to visit our beautiful offices, meet the staff and stop by our REALTOR® Store!
New Member Orientation begins promptly at 9:00 AM and will end around 1:30 PM. You will automatically be signed up for the next available New Member Orientation session after submitting your paperwork. You must attend within 2 times of orientation being offered from the date that you join.
Prior to attending the New Member Orientation program, you are requested to complete a Code of Ethics course. This requirement must be completed within 90 days of application. This course is offered for free by the National Association of REALTORS®. Continuing Education credit is NOT awarded for the NAR online course, but this does apply for your NAR Quadrennial requirements. You will need to have your NRDS # to login and take this course.
MLS Only Membership
If you are applying for MLS Only membership, you are required to attend the MLS Orientation only. This focuses strictly on the MLS and not BCAR Member topics. The MLS Orientation begins 9:00 AM and runs until about 1:00PM.