What is the difference between a REALTOR® and a licensed broker?
The main difference is that a Realtor® belongs to the National Association of Realtors®. A Realtor® adheres to a strict code of ethics that establishes obligations that may be higher than those mandated by law.
I’m interested in getting my real estate license. How do I do that?
You can find that information at the Canopy Real Estate Institute, the official real estate school of Canopy Realtor® Association.
I just passed my real estate exam. Can I join the Association?
You can join the Association once you receive your license number from the real estate commission and once you’ve affiliated with a broker-in-charge.
I want to join the association but I don’t know what I will owe. How do I figure that out?
Every new member pays a one-time initiation fee of $250 plus prorated local/state/national dues. The Canopy Realtor® Association fee schedule is located here. The Canopy MLS fee schedule is located here.
I would like to file a complaint against a Realtor®. What do I do?
I am already a member of another association. Can I join your association? If I join, will I get double billed for my dues?
Every Realtor® member can join another association as a secondary member. If you currently hold primary Realtor® membership with an association in the state of North Carolina, you would only pay local dues to our association. If you hold primary Realtor® membership in an association outside of North Carolina, you would pay local and state dues to our association.
I am an appraiser and need MLS access. Do I have to join the Realtor® association?
Yes. The National Association of Realtors® compares a certified appraiser (Designated Realtor®) license with that of a real estate broker’s license. The same rules/policies and billing structure apply. If you are the certified appraiser for the firm, every appraiser in the firm must either join as a Realtor® member, or you, as the Designated Realtor®, will be responsible for paying a nonmember licensee assessment fee for each appraiser in your firm who chooses not to join as a Realtor® member.