With just one call to the Legal Hotline, you’ve paid your entire NC REALTORS® dues in full.
Our in-house 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.
NC REALTORS® have free, unlimited access to the NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline. Did you know – a call to a real estate lawyer costs an average of $250 per hour. With just one call to the Legal Hotline, you’ve paid for your entire 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!
Don’t waste your time stressing over forms, disclosure or landlord/tenant law. Call the NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline to get quick resolution so you can return to your clients and your business. Log in and visit the Legal page for more information.
*If each inquiry and resulting research equates to an hour of legal consultation
Q: I’ve got a question about the Contract. Before I call the Legal Hotline, is there any place I can review contract-related information?
A: So glad you asked! YES! Each week we provide a legal Q&A cheat sheet featuring the most popular questions fielded on the hotline. These Q&As will be emailed directly to you each week as part of our REALTOR® Report newsletter, or you can access archived versions on the website at any time. All archived Q&As are organized into categories to help you locate the question or topic of interest to you. Log in and visit the Legal page to start your search.
NC REALTORS® offers many legal documents and manuals to help you conduct business as efficiently as possible. Refer to the Model Office Policy Manual to build and maintain a strong real estate office, or use the Buyer or Seller Advisories to help guide your clients in the purchase and sale of their properties. Log in to ncrealtors.org to download these documents and more.
When conflicts between peers or clients can’t be resolved on your own, let NC REALTORS® Ombudsman Program step in and help you address the problem.
Like a mediator, an ombudsman helps parties find solutions. The ombudsman process does not replace mediation; rather, it is a more informal process that will take place earlier and that will, if successful, avoid the need for a more formal mediation process and potentially a formal ethics hearing or arbitration hearing. Visit ncrealtors.org/ombudsman for more information.