MLS: The BCAR MLS is more than just listings. It is also a statistical reporting system, a tax information system and a parcel mapping system. Syndication is provided 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 lockbox and key system. Leasing your lockbox key through BCAR allows access to not only BCAR listings but Wilmington listings, too!
Networking Opportunities: We love to host events that bring our REALTOR® and Affiliate members together. It’s where you head to meet and greet. We try to find educational, political and inspirational speakers to teach you, inspire you, get you thinking, and make you laugh.
Continuing Education: CE Updates and CE Elective courses are offered at discounted prices for members and are held several times during the year. Our Education Coordinator will assist you in completing all of your education requirements.
REALTOR® Learning Resources: Our RLR's are free member-benefit training sessions. We offer a wide variety of training, from MLS and form updates to marketing, photography, taxes, and finance tips.
Committees: Get involved! Whether you want to help plan the education courses 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 BCAR. 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 one of the strongest advocacy organizations in the nation and raises money through member investments to elect candidates who understand and support YOUR interests!
Communication: Communication is designed to keep you up to date on meetings, educational courses and other essential information. Billing and invoicing are both convenient and eco-friendly. You can also find all of the latest information on BCARs member-only Facebook page.
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.
Web Site: Here you can find our Bylaws, Policies & Procedures, MLS Rules & Regulations, affiliate member roster, calendars, course information, online membership forms and more.
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!
State Level Benefits
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 NCR 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.
Advocacy: Through NCRs Political Action Committee your voice is heard to protect your business and your industry.
Grow: NCR offers several training sessions that will help you grow your knowledge and your business.
Network: Join virtual and/or in-person networking events to meet REALTORS® from all over NC.
Legal Hotline: Did you know one call to a real estate lawyer costs an average of $250 per hour? NC REALTORS® have free, unlimited access to the NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline.
Save Money: Thanks for NCRs Partner Program, you can save on gym membership, travel, insurance, Office Depot, taxes, UPS, signage, technology services, and so much more.
National Level Benefits
REALTOR®: You are not a REALTOR® until you are a member of NAR. You will receive the right to use title, trademark and logo and benefits from value of the brand.
Code of Ethics: Being a REALTOR® means that you comply to the Code of Ethics. This assures the public of honesty, fairness, competence and professionalism. This is what sets you apart as a REALTOR®.
REALTOR® Savings: You will receive access to NARs REALTOR® Benefits Program which will help you save cash almost everywhere - 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 in the nation with more than ONE MILLION members strong
Advocacy: US government advocacy on issues important to REALTORS® and owners of real property