New Member Orientation
Do I need to attend? As a Primary member of WBCBR, you are required to attend New Member Orientation within six (6) months of joining the Association. If you are Secondary member or are transferring from a different Association, having already completed orientation, and can provide proof of completion, you are exempt from attending Orientation. Of course, we strongly encourage all of our incoming members to participate. MLS Only applicants are not required to take New Member Orientation.
When is the next Orientation? Orientation is held each quarter. There is no fee to attend Orientation, but you must register in a timely manner.
Code of Ethics Training
What is the REALTOR® Code of Ethics? The Code of Ethics represents a special document that spells out the professional responsibilities a REALTOR® owes his or her client and outlines the expectations a client should have when entering into business with a REALTOR®. To view a copy of the NAR® Code of Ethics in its entirety, visit www.REALTOR.org/Code-of-Ethics.
Do I have to attend Code of Ethics Training? Every licensed agent in America that calls his or herself a REALTOR® has completed training for and abides by the guidelines described in the NAR® Code of Ethics. Every approved applicant joins our Association as a provisional member until all the requirements of his or her membership are fulfilled. Code of Ethics training is a vital component to completing your REALTOR® education and orientation and is required by NAR to be completed every four years. Currently, NAR is in the Seventh Cycle of Code of Ethics Training beginning on January 1st, 2022 until December 31st, 2024.
REALTOR® Dues Information
Do I have to pay dues? Each REALTOR® Applicant, as a requirement of membership, must pay annual dues to the local board or Association he/she plans to join.
I am a Primary applicant- Since you do not belong to another board or Association and have not paid REALTOR® dues in the past year, you are required to pay local, state, and national dues to the WBCBR Association of REALTORS®.
I am a Secondary In-State applicant- Since you pay local, state, and national dues to another board or Association, and that board exists in NC, you are only expected to meet the Washington Beaufort County Board of REALTORS® local dues requirement.
I am a Secondary Out-of-State Applicant- As a Primary member of another board or Association that exists outside of NC, you must pay local dues, in addition to state dues, as a requirement of membership to the NC REALTORS® state association and the Washington Beaufort County Board of REALTORS® local association.
Board of Choice
The primary board of affiliation elected by a REALTOR® must be in the state where the REALTOR® is licensed and maintains his/her principal place of business. Licensees affiliated with a REALTOR® firm may choose as their "primary" board any board in the state where the firm maintains a "Designated" REALTOR®.