The Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc.
There are a lot of benefits to joining LPR. Just as you serve your clients, the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc. organization exists to support its members. Together we gather to exchange ideas, volunteer, assume leadership roles, grow to be influencers in our communities, get first-hand knowledge of real estate trends and take action in protecting our business and industry standards. Our strong advocacy program plays a critical role in real estate policy issues, and keeps members apprised on major development projects that have significant impact on surrounding neighborhoods.
As a LPR member, you have access to all the resources, tools, and opportunities at the local, state, and national level, with the support of the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc. and the National Association of REALTORS®. With major annual events and weekly networking opportunities, we help you connect with like-minded people, and give you access to nationally recognized speakers, as well as top influencers in the industry.
Below you will find the types of membership offered by the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc. along with corresponding membership application packets. Click a membership type listed below to view information on how to apply.
A REALTOR® may be a licensed Real Estate Broker (Agent) or Appraiser. If you are newly licensed and your broker-in-charge or Designated REALTOR® has elected to hold membership in the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, you must also join as a REALTOR® member.
REALTOR® membership is three-tiered. When you join the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, you also become a member of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. This entitles you to membership benefits at all levels.
Please print the REALTOR® Application Packet below. The information contained in this packet is important, so please read all of it. Once you have read it, complete the REALTOR® membership application included in the packet and have the broker-in-charge or Designated REALTOR® of your office sign it. You will then need to contact the Association office to schedule an appointment to submit your application for membership and pay all applicable fees.
If you are currently a REALTOR® member and would like to open a new company with the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc. and join the Longleaf Pine MLS, you must have an active brokers or appraisers license and be a member in good standing.
Please print the New Company Application below and return it to the Association office. The set-up fee for a new company is $750 and must be paid at the time your application is submitted.
If you are a REALTOR® that holds membership at another Association and would like to join the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc. and the Longleaf Pine MLS, you must be in good standing with your primary Association and your broker-in-charge or Designated REALTOR® must be a member in good standing with our Association. Therefore, please print the Secondary Member Packet below. Once you have completed the Secondary Member Information form and obtained a letter of good standing from your primary Association, contact the Association office to schedule an appointment to submit your form and pay all applicable fees.
If you are the broker-in-charge or Designated REALTOR® of your office, please print the New Company Application and the Secondary Member Packet. Once you have completed those forms and obtained a letter of good standing from your primary Association, contact the Association office to schedule an appointment to submit your forms and pay all applicable fees. The set-up fee for a new company is $750 and must be paid along with Secondary Member dues at the time your application is submitted.
We now offer access to the MLS without association membership for Secondary REALTORS® only. Please refer to the flow chart below for details.
Affiliate members are individuals that provide products and services related to the real estate industry. Affiliate membership is two-tiered. When you join the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, you also become a member of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®. This entitles you to membership benefits at both levels.
Please print the Affiliate Application Packet below. Once you have completed the Affiliate membership application, contact the Association office to schedule an appointment to submit your application and pay all applicable fees.
All application submissions to the Longleaf Pine REALTORS® requrie an appointment. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please contact the Association at (910) 323-1421 to schedule your appointment.
What Is An Indoctrination/Orientation Course?
It is a four and a half hour class that all new applicants to the Longleaf Pine REALTORS® are required to take before being approved for REALTOR® membership.
Do I Need To Attend This Indoctrination/Orientation Course?
Yes, if you are a new applicant and have never been a member of the Longleaf Pine REALTORS®. No, If you were a past member of the Longleaf Pine REALTORS® and have taken the Indoctrination Course some time in the past or if you were an active member of another local Board of REALTORS® in the state of North Carolina.
How Does It Benefit Me?
It fulfills Association membership requirements. It educates you on the Longleaf Pine REALTORS® Bylaws, MLS Rules and Regulations, and the Code of Ethics. The course also satisfies the National Association of REALTORS® requirement of a Code of Ethics class to be taken once every four year period (the current 4 year period is January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016).
When Do I Need To Take This Indoctrination/Orientation Course?
The Indoctrination/Orientation Course is offered every other month. You should take the course as soon as possible after submitting your REALTOR® application.
When Will I Know When The Course Is Being Offered?
The Director of Membership of the Longleaf Pine REALTORS® will mail a letter to all applicants needing the Indoctrination/Orientation Course. This letter informs you of the date and time that the class will take place.
North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
Jointly approved by NCAR and the N.C. Bar Association
Available in software and online at www.ncrealtors.org (password required)
Risk Watch 336.294.5235
- In-house attorney provides general guidance on your legal and ethical questions.
- Full-time Governmental Affairs Department
- Lobbyist presence in N.C. General Assembly
- Strong REALTORS® Political Action Committee (Ranked in top ten)
- Legislative Contact Network
- Issues Mobilization
- Capitol Connect – Online Call for Action
- Code of Ethics Workshops
- Professional Standards Training
- Continuing education seminars
- Designation programs
- Leadership development
- Specialty training
- ePro: Internet designation program
- Classes held across the state
- Online options available
- GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute)
- ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
- Specialty Organizations
- REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of NCAR
- Property Management Division
- Appraisal Section
- Have input into regulatory bodies
- Meet with state and national leaders
- Train for NCAR leadership
- Seminars and continuing education opportunities
- Networking and referrals
- Business Showcase featuring hundreds of new products
Save on Products and Services
- REALTOR® Partners Program offers group discounts on a variety of services
- Corporate sponsorships of key events and programs available
Contacts and Networking
- Peer networking at meetings
- Enjoy close associations with affiliated industries
- Increase referrals
- Monthly magazine: tarheel REALTOR®
- Weekly e-mail newsletter: N.C. Realtor Report
- Legal newsletter: General Counsel Quarterly
- Legislative newsletter: Capitol Connection
- NCAR Web Site – www.ncrealtors.org
- Fax-on-demand – 800-789-0696
Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc.
Education & Professional Standards
- Monthly Nuts & Bolts Program
- Indoctrination/Orientation Course
- MLS Computer Classes
- Annual REALTOR® Rally
- Grievance Committee
- Code of Ethics Enforcement
- Property Management Seminars
- Volunteer Committee Positions
- Political Affairs Committee
- Governmental Affairs & Regulations
- Proposed Legislation
Products and Services
- Member Services
- Multiple Listing Service
- Monthly Luncheon
- Supra LockBox System
Award & Acknowledgements
- Sarah Gonzales “Rookie of the Year” Award
- REALTOR® of the Year
- Certificate of Membership
- Membership Pin
- Monthly e-mail newsletter
- LLPR “Weekly REALTOR® Review” email
- LLPR Web Site – www.longleafpinerealtors.com/