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2020 Annual Meeting & Election

This year's Annual Meeting & Election went virtual! Check out the latest association updates from CFR President, Government Affairs, RPAC, Sir Tyler Managers, MLS Managers, and CFR CEO. 

 

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When Is a Real Estate Agent a REALTOR®?

A real estate agent is a REALTOR® when he or she becomes a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate®, the world's largest professional association. The term "REALTOR®" is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and abides by its strict Code of Ethics.

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Education

Class Schedule

2020 - 2021

*NAR's Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.

 

Designations & Certifications

2/16/21 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Financing Dreams
2/18/21 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Short Sales & Foreclosures
3/23 & 3/24, 2021 at 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Business Planning 
4/20/21 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM | At Home with Diversity


2021 is an ETHICS YEAR.   

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) mandates every REALTOR® must complete at least 2.5 hours of ethics every three (3) years to maintain your membership, due Dec 31, 2021.   If this Ethics course requirement is not met, membership rights, privileges, and services will be suspended on Jan. 1 until the requirement is met. 

Free Online option:

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If you have taken your Ethics outside of CFR, please send your certificate of completion via email to Karen Wiggins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via fax to 910.762.9860.

Eight Important Reasons Why Buyers & Sellers Use a REALTOR®

Here are eight important reasons buyers and sellers of real estate should use a REALTOR®.
    1. Qualifying the Buyer - REALTORS® qualify prospective buyers to determine in advance their financial ability to purchase and schedules appointments prior to showing a home to save sellers time and help them avoid worry about strangers coming through the house unescorted.
    2. Advertising - REALTORS® have access to several forms of advertising including newspapers, homes, magazines, contact with out-of-town buyers and the Multiple Listing Service--a cooperative sales information system which has an average inventory of 4,000 active listings.
    3. Housing Trends - REALTORS® have current market information substantiating comparable selling prices for specific types of homes, allowing sellers to establish realistic prices while obtaining fair market value for their property.
    4. Sale Negotiations - REALTORS® are trained professionals who can answer the many questions posed by potential buyers and should work to alleviate any doubts buyers have about the process.
    5. Financing - REALTORS® should continually gather information on the latest and best methods of obtaining mortgage money and be prepared to assist the buyer to assure a speedy sale.
    6. Continuing Education - REALTORS® are constantly upgrading their professional abilities by keeping informed about market trends, the latest industry innovations, new legislation, and civil rights. Members of the National Association of REALTORS® have the right to earn professional designations by completing additional education.
    7. Personal Service - REALTORS® work cooperatively with the affiliate members of the AABOR to provide information on title and conveyance documents, termite inspections, home warranty programs, etc. REALTORS® also make suggestions to sellers on how to make a home more saleable.
    8. Protection for Buyers & Sellers - REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and accept the responsibility of promoting the interests of buyers and sellers by protecting them from fraud and misrepresentation.

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

All REALTORS® must abide by NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice outline duties that REALTORS® have to clients and customers, the public, and other REALTORS®. While the Code of Ethics establishes obligations that may be higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Code of Ethics and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.

 

The REALTOR® Code of Ethics

The Code’s Preamble sets forth the core ideal that “...the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership” coupled with  “...the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment.”

To those ends, REALTORS® pledge to treat all parties in a transaction honestly, to provide competent real estate services, to be truthful in real estate representations, and to provide equal professional services regardless of the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin or sexual orientation of consumers.

REALTORS®’ commitment to the dream of home ownership and to diverse, thriving communities is demonstrated every day in their work with you and your neighbors. The market never stops changing, and the Code of Ethics evolves with it. By choosing to work with a REALTOR®, you are choosing a professional who holds himself or herself to high ethical standards. 

 

Make sure to put your dreams in trusted hands! 2021 NAR Code of Ethics  

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