Last week, NAR launched a Call for Action asking you to contact your Congressman to ask that they pass House Resolution 2874 "The 21st Century Flood Reform Act."

While this bill makes numerous reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), it also reauthorizes the program for an additional five years. As we mentioned in previous Updates, this is extremely important because the NFIP will expire on September 30 without reauthorization!

The REALTOR® voice is needed on this key priority to ensure that properties across our state remain protected. This is not just a coastal issue, as numerous inland properties lie in river floodplains and can be more directly affected by irregular storms. North Carolina is no stranger to flooding and we have numerous examples about how having the NFIP helped property owners stay in their homes and repair them following flooding.

Make sure to follow NC REALTORS® on social media for CFA updates and resources you can use to encourage your fellow REALTORS® to take action.

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Click here for more events and news related to Legislative and Government Affairs, including the Legislative Forum during XCHANGE ’17 with N.C. House of Representatives, Rep. Kyle Hall of Stokes County and Rep. Brian Turner of Buncombe County, for a discussion of the state's Underground Storage Tank Program and how recent legislative action will impact it, and our call for auction items for the NC REALTORS® PAC Live Auction**.

May I advertise my role in sales after leaving a firm?

I’ve recently changed firms. I was with my last firm for a long time and I was involved in the sale of many properties while I was there. Those properties are displayed on my website. Of course, I’ve changed my website to clearly show the name of my new firm. My question is, can I continue to display the properties I helped sell while I was affiliated with my old firm since I’m no longer there?

Discover the answer »

Explore our weekly Q&As over the years here.

 

In addition to your NC REALTORS® member-only discount, you can save even more when you bundle your cars, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles and pet insurance with Nationwide. Call 1-886-688-9144 to get a quote! Save even more on the products and services you use most »

 

WANTED: Member Input

We want your input to make the Commercial Series of Forms as responsive to member needs as possible. We want to make sure that we receive and attempt to address as many suggestions or issues as possible. If you have suggestions for modifications to any of the forms or thoughts on how they can mechanically work better, please submit your input. Please be as specific as you can so that we can clearly identify what needs to be addressed. Make submittals by e-mail to Kay Bailey at NC REALTORS® »

Webinar Wednesday: The X Factor Selling System

Join us on September 13 for Tom Vecchia, author and creator of the X Factor Selling System. He will share everything you need to know about digital marketing. Tom has sold over $100 million and began X Factor Digital Marketing to give business owners access to the best sales/digital marketing talent. The X Factor Digital Marketing team provides the special formula for success, including digital marketing, sales training, and lifetime customer retention. Register »

For more information on other courses currently on the books, including GRI’s Business Planning and Balancing Business Risks & Ethics “Designation Destination” event in Wilmington, check our calendar or visit our website.

 

Be a Winner, Not a Loser with Mediation Training

Even REALTORS® who are committed to high standards of conduct occasionally have honest business disputes with other professionals, clients, or customers. In REALTOR® to REALTOR® disputes, mediation preserves personal and working relationships by solving problems quickly and amicably. Learn more about how mediation training will help you mediate issues in your business by registering for a class. Two mediation classes are being held this fall.

Register for the September class »

Register for the December class »

Explore your other legal-related member benefits, services, and resources provided by NC REALTORS® here.

**Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. Suggested amounts are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the State PAC in your state. NC RPAC supports the efforts of National RPAC and contributes a portion of its contributions to National RPAC. Contact your State Association or PAC for information about the percentages of your contribution provided to National RPAC and to the State PAC. The National RPAC portion is used to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. In-kind contributions/donations are not included for the purposes of the National RPAC State PAC split. NC law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, job title or profession and name of employer or employee's specific field for each individual whose contributions aggregate is in excess of $50 in an election cycle. Contributions can only be accepted from individuals in the form of personal checks or credit cards. Contributions from corporations or business entities cannot be accepted. This solicitation was paid for by NC RPAC.