REALTOR® Member (or Agent) - PRIMARY
You may join BCAR as a primary member if you are a licensed real estate agent in the state of North Carolina and affiliated with a Designated REALTOR®/Broker In Charge who is a member of BCAR.
An individual is considered a PRIMARY member if payment of state and national dues is through BCAR. You may only join as a Primary member if your Designated REALTOR®/Broker In Charge is a member of BCAR (either Primary or Secondary)
You must also be engaged actively in the real estate profession. This includes buying, selling, exchanging, renting or leasing, managing, appraising for others for compensation, counseling, or building, developing or subdividing real estate, and who maintain or are associated with an established real estate office in the state of North Carolina or a state contiguous thereto.
Designated REALTOR®/Broker in Charge Member - PRIMARY
You may join BCAR as a primary member if you are a licensed real estate agent in the state of North Carolina and have been designated the Broker In Charge of an office.
The Designated REALTOR®/BIC must be a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer or branch office manager acting on behalf of the firm’s principal.
This individual shall be responsible for all duties and obligations of Membership including the obligation to arbitrate pursuant to Article 17 of the Code of Ethics and the payment of Association dues as established in Article X, of the Bylaws and must meet all other qualifications for REALTOR® Membership established in Article V, Section 2, of the Bylaws.
An individual is considered a PRIMARY member if payment of state and national dues is through BCAR.
Secondary Members pay their state and national dues through another Association/Board.
Any licensee may join BCAR as a secondary member without the requirement of their Designated REALTOR®/BIC be a member. EXCEPTION - if MLS Access is requested, the DR/BIC must be a Participant in the MLS.
MLS Only REALTOR® & Designated REALTOR®
You may join the BCAR MLS and NOT become a member of BCAR as long as you are a licensed real estate agent in the state of North Carolina and a member of another Board/Association. MLS Access is granted to Participants (DR/BICs) first, then to Subscribers(agents/licensees). MLS Only REALTOR® members may ONLY have access to the MLS if their DR/BIC has access to the BCAR MLS.
Remember, with membership comes discounts - including MLS monthly fees!
Staff MLS Access
If you work as an office assistant and require access to the MLS you may qualify for Staff MLS Access.
You may NOT have an active real estate license.
Staff No MLS Access
You may wish to receive notices, emails, etc. and do NOT require access to the MLS.
You may NOT have an active real estate license to qualify for this class of membership.
Affiliate Memberffiliate Member
Affiliate members are people involved in a business related to real estate but do not have an active licensed real estate. Affiliate members are given special opportunities to promote their business to BCAR Members throughout the year.
You may NOT have a real estate license but you must be licensed by the State of North Carolina to provide a service that is of professional interest in the real estate industry (home inspector, pest inspector, etc.) and would need access to BCAR lockboxes.