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 March 17 Nuts & Bolts will begin at 10:30 am at the Crown Center . The program will be presented by Michael Scott from Chemours giving an update on GenX; and Wilson Mize on monitoring and testing within the GenX area. The Luncheon will follow.
The March Association Luncheon will be held on March 17, 2020 at 11:45 am at the Crown Center.  State Representative John Szoka will be the guest speaker at the Luncheon and he will give the latest on GenX. 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 cold weather here, the children will need our help even more, so please continue to support this project.
A new project started by the Public Relations Committee is to feed the needy at the Alms House the 2 nd Monday of each month. The first one in February was very successful and the second one will be held on March 9 at the Alms House in Hope Mills.   Food needed: meatloafs, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, rolls/cornbread, tea and lemonade.  They feed from 25 to 30 people. The setup begins at 4:30, serving from 5:00 – 5:30, clean up and out by 5:45. If you are interested in preparing food, donating money, set up and/or serve, please text or call Melissa McKinney at 910-987-0567. 
A blood drive will be held on Monday, March 9 from 90:00 am – 4:00 pm at Highland Center, 2800 Raeford Road.  All blood types are needed. Please come by and give.
Zan Monroe will hold a two day RECHARGE class on March 23 and 24 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Association Office.  Covered topics will be A Belief System of Success; A Simple Written Business Plan; Marketing to Generate a Continuous Flow of Business; Sales Skills; Buyer Systems; Seller Systems; Pricing and Positioning; Wealth Creation to name a few. The cost of the class is $300 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.  Click here for a registration form.
An Indoctrination/Orientation course will be held on March 26 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 March. Click here for his schedule. Mark Given will be holding classes on April 1 & 2.  Click here for a registration form.
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 15th 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.
Hot Sheets – You have multiple customers who are each interested in different areas of your market. Would you like to see the activity in each of those areas separately? Simply customize each hot sheet to only show the activity in a specific customer’s area. Note: For more information, see, “Hot Sheets (Customize)” in the “Home” section.
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