Breaking News: Senate Bill 86 becomes law
Late yesterday, we learned that the Governor allowed Senate Bill 86, the Association Health Plan bill, to become law. This means the entire REALTOR® community - along with countless other independent contractors and small business owners and their employees across North Carolina - will benefit from having quality, affordable group health insurance plan options.
We couldn't have done it without you! In just one week, over 7,600 answered our Call for Action to contact the Governor asking him to sign this bill. Your voices matter. You made a difference. Thank you!
To learn more about what this means for you and your fellow REALTORS®, click here »
Legal Q&A | Non-Satisfaction of Condition vs. Breach
QUESTION: Paragraph 8(n) of the Offer to Purchase and Contract states that if Seller fails to materially comply with any of its obligations under paragraph 8, or if Seller materially breaches the contract, and Buyer elects to terminate the Contract as a result of such failure or breach, the Earnest Money Deposit (“EMD”) and the Due Diligence Fee (“DDF”) shall be refunded to Buyer. In contrast, there is language in paragraph 1(e) of the Contract that states that if a condition of the Contract is not satisfied, the EMD shall be refunded to Buyer. There is no mention of refunding the DDF in that scenario. Can you explain the difference between the situations described in those two paragraphs?
XCHANGE ’19 | Two additional education opportunities
Join NC REALTORS® at XCHANGE ‘19 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Pinehurst for one of these additional education opportunities:
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification
The key to competitive home pricing is becoming proficient at comparative market analyses (CMAs). In this course, you will learn how to evaluate the existing real estate market to take the guesswork out of pricing homes. Earn your PSA certification. Register today »
NAR Broker’s Edge for BICs
Broker’s Edge is a one-day event packed with learning, exclusive insights and networking opportunities for BICs. Topics explored include forming dream teams to working with technology. BICs will leave invigorated and motivated to work smarter, not harder. Plus, the National Association of REALTORS® only offers this course twice a year! Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity. Register today »
#MobileMondays | Learn How to Profit With Your Personality
Dr. Lee has learned personally and by studying some of the top 1,000 agents in the nation that it is vital to “play" to YOUR strengths instead of simply copying someone’s else lead generation technique. Join us Monday, September 9 at 1pm for a quick chat via Facebook Live that will help put you on the path to doing just that!
Can’t make the time it airs live? As always, you can watch all previously aired Mobile Mondays on your schedule in the closed group. Join the closed Facebook group »
MOSAIC| Meet Stephanie Estrada
Meet NC REALTOR® Stephanie Estrada of Asheville. Stephanie set out to bridge the gap by shaping her real estate business around serving the Hispanic community in her area. Watch the video above to learn more about her story and how she has broken barriers to better serve her clients.
We’re #BuildingtheMosaic this year, and we want you to get involved. Share your diversity story, and join us for a big discussion on how diversity impacts our communities, workplaces and the real estate industry on Tuesday, October 8, at our inaugural diversity conference in Charlotte. Register here »
Webinar | 5 Simple Steps to Triple your Leads
Chris Scott and Garry Creath, from The Paperless Agent are going to show you – with REAL LIFE examples – 5 simple steps YOU can repeat every 30 days to double or triple your buyer and seller leads. Join them for an exclusive webinar on Thursday August 29. Secure your spot »
Shop AmazonSmile for back to school items
Gearing up for the new school year? Do your back to school shopping with AmazonSmile and support the NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation at the same time. When you shop at Amazon Smile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation. Start shopping »