You received your invoice in the amount of $585 for your annual REALTOR® dues in mid-December. The local Association and the National Association of REALTORS® did not increase the dues amount for 2020, however, NC REALTORS® did vote to increase their portion of the dues by $20 per member for 2020. Therefore, the dues will be $585 for the year. You are reminded of the bylaws regarding dues payment which states: “Section 3. Dues Payable. Membership dues for the calendar year are due on January 1, payable by January 31. Notice will be given on February 1 that the membership will be terminated on February 15 if payment is not received by that date.” You may pay your dues online through the NAR IMS payment system, with a personal check, money order, MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Please do not bring cash--we do not have change. PLEASE PAY ON TIME!!!!

Several years ago, a line item was added to your annual dues invoice for a voluntary contribution to RPAC. If paying with a corporate/company check, please do NOT include the RPAC amount on the check since RPAC cannot accept corporate money. Your contribution will gladly be accepted when written on your personal check . Thank you for your continued support of RPAC and the issues related to the real estate industry protected by these funds.

The February 18 Nuts & Bolts will begin at 10:30 am at the Crown Center.  The program will be presented by Brent Sumner, TRP Sumner, CPA’s. He will review the recent tax law changes and advise on ways to save on your taxes. The Luncheon will follow.

The February Association Luncheon will be held on February 18, 2020 at 11:45 am at the Crown Center.  Brent Sumner will also be the guest speaker for the Luncheon program. Please plan to attend.

The Public Relations Committee is still collecting food in support of the Alms House who provides bags for hungry children in the community. They are collecting Chef Boyardee microwavable pastas ( Beefaroni, Spaghetti & Meat Balls, and Beef Ravioli ) . The Alms House prepares and distributes an average of 400 bags each week and the need is great. If you don’t have time to pick up the pastas, cash donations can also be made. If you bring a check, please make it out to the Alms House. With the holidays approaching, the children will need our help even more, so please continue to support this project. Special thanks to Tim Delgado for his donations to the Alms House.

The February 25 Property Management Seminar will be held at 10:00 am at the Ramada Plaza Bordeaux Convention Center. Will Martin, NC REALTORS® Attorney, will be the guest speaker. Will has many years of experience advising property managers on the do’s and don’ts of property management. He has taught seminars for us for many years and is always well received by the attendees. He will be discussing legal changes, projected form changes, recent court cases, major property management complaints. He will have a great question and answer period. Please attend this FREE worthwhile seminar. All property managers and company staff personnel are welcome. Please come early.

An Indoctrination/Orientation course will be held on February 27 from 8:15 am until 1:00 pm at the Association Office. If you have an application pending, please plan on attending this course

Scott Hardin will be holding classes during February and March. Click here for his schedule . Tom and Peggy Daniel will be holding classes on February 12 & 13.  Click here to register.  Mark Given will be holding classes on April 1 & 2.  Click here to sign up.

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the monthly “Government Affairs Update”. Click here to read her latest report. Look for updates on laws that will affect YOUR industry this year!

The deadline for dropping or adding agents is the 15 th of each month. Any notification received after that date will reflect on the next month’s billing.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  The MLS does not charge for new agents joining during the month, however, if the Association is not notified that an agent has left prior to billing, the company will be responsible for payment of the service fee for that agent.

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