Education-July/August 2012

Have you satisfied the Code of Ethics requirement? By Mike Caesar Deputy administrator of education services Every four years, all members of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) must complete at least 2.5 hours of approved ethics training. This quadrennial requirement is separate from any requirements you might have as a licensee. For example, North Carolina real […]

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Legislative Insider-July/August 2012

RPAC and the Realtor® Party By Elizabeth Barnhardt Government Affairs Director   The association spends a lot of time building relationships with elected officials to educate them on our issues, convey our professional experiences and knowledge, and put a face on the more than 6,000 small-business people in the Charlotte area and their importance to the […]

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Info Tech-July/August 2012

Short-term rentals and the MLS With the DNC coming to town, think about what you need to consider By Debbie Wey, Assistant Director, CMLS Policy   Does the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CMLS) allow listings of short-term rentals, like for the Democratic National Convention (DNC)? The “CMLS Rules and Regulations” do not prohibit the listing of […]

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Foundation Update-July/August 2012

Realtors® at the heart of the community By Terri Marshall Housing Opportunity Foundation Executive Director   It’s summertime and the livin’ is supposed to be easy, but for those who struggle with day-to-day housing issues, no season is easy nor are there any vacations away from the worry and stress. June is traditionally recognized as Homeownership Month, […]

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Code Words-July/August

‘Harmonious teamwork’ through adherence to the Code  Article 3 outlines cooperation, compensation requirements for successful transactions By Michele Di Donato Vice President Risk Management   Article 3 requires that Realtors® cooperate with other brokers except when cooperation is not in the client’s best interest. The obligation to cooperate does not include the obligation to share commissions, fees […]

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Executive Report-July/August 2012

“Be Water” is the theme of our president, Jennifer Frontera. It’s about being open and flexible, flowing to new information, methods and insights. It’s about embracing change as a way to stay successful. In that spirit, Jennifer and I began talking earlier this year about our association calendar, committees and communications. With respect to the […]

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