NC REALTORS® Legal Center is a free benefit to members. As a proactive resource, our inhouse counsel closely monitors, reports, and acts on potential legal issues related to laws, regulations, and policies that govern the real estate industry to protect our members’ best interests. Additionally, our legal team is an invaluable resource to local associations and REALTOR® members to help you navigate unfamiliar contractural and legal territory at no charge to you with your membership.
Members have free, unlimited access to the NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline. A call to a real estate lawyer costs an average of $250 per hour. With one call to the Legal Hotline, you’ve paid for your NC REALTORS® dues in full. In 2016, over 2,700 calls and emails were fielded by our legal team, equating to a cumulative savings of $675,000*. Now that’s epic value. The Hotline is intended to provide general information in response to legally related questions of concern to members and the real estate industry overall. Calls are typically taken or returned after 1 PM every weekday that NC REALTORS® offices are open.
The most popular questions fielded on the Legal Hotline are documented and broadly circulated to our members within Legal Q&As, Insight articles, the website, newletters, and other media. Recent Q&As can be accessed on the NC REALTORS® website.
Reference Model Office Policy manual - info on website?
Reference Buyer’s and Sellers’ Advisories - info on website?
*If each inquiry and resulting research equates to an hour of legal consultation