80% of buyers prefer to work with a real estate practitioner who is focused on a particular type of property (REALTOR® Magazine, July 2011).
Differentiate yourself from the competition by specializing in niche areas of expertise or networking with others within your career-level or demographic. Whether you’re trying to advance in your career, become the expert in a particular segment of the real estate industry, or learn from like-minded real estate professionals, NC REALTORS® offers multiple specialty areas to meet your needs. Following are NC REALTORS® specialty divisions.
The Economic Development Committee
A complimentary and symbiotic relationship exists between the real estate industry and job creation. Real estate sales and development create jobs. Thus, job creation generates residential and commercial real estate activity. The mission of NC REALTORS® Economic Development Committee is to strengthen and grow the connection between the real estate community and North Carolina’s economic development efforts to enhance economic growth in North Carolina.
The Appraisal Section
The NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section is a professional organization drawing members from the more than 1,600 North Carolina REALTORS® who are also licensed appraisers. Membership provides access to the collective wisdom and experience of some of the most respected professional appraisers in North Carolina.
NC REALTORS® Appraisal Section membership can assist you in advancing your professional appraisal career. Membership will help you distinguish yourself in your community and across the state as a knowledgeable, professional appraiser.
The REALTORS® Commercial Alliance (RCA)
The primary channel for communication and service delivery for all NC REALTORS® commercial practitioners, RCA provides a vehicle for the improvement of technical skills and networking opportunities. The purpose of RCA is to provide a focal point and channel for communication and service delivery for ALL commercial practitioners of NC REALTORS®, allowing these professionals a specific forum within NC REALTORS®. It also provides a vehicle for the improvement of technical skills and networking opportunities unique to commercial practitioners. NC REALTORS® can join at no charge.
The Property Management Division (PMD)
The PMD of NC REALTORS® provides legislative and regulatory, educational, and networking opportunities to North Carolina’s professional property managers. Member benefits include educational meetings, legislative participation, the Property Management Legal Handbook, and statewide professional contacts.
The North Carolina Vacation Rental Managers Association (NCVRMA)
NCVRMA is designed for management companies and their affiliates who specialize in vacation rental management. The organization was formed to promote the vacation rental business in the state to the public, as well as to professionals employed in travel-related businesses.
North Carolina Young Professionals Network (YPN)
The next generation of real estate leaders, YPN, allows you to connect with other young real estate professionals to learn about events and resources to expand your business potential. This division is a growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools and networking opportunities by attending conferences and pursuing leadership roles within their local and state associations. As a member of NC REALTORS® YPN, you are invited to exclusive education and networking events.