As a member of the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS®, you will have access to a variety of benefits at a discounted price. OBAR is your passport to growth, knowledge and professionalism within the real estate industry. We are committed to bringing you the very finest tools and information to help you succeed. Members who become involved find the camaraderie stimulating, the networking educational and the exposure profitable. The information here allows you to access a variety of tools, services and products to assist you in your professional growth. We wish you the very best as a REALTOR®!
When you’re ready to join, we are happy to assist you in person, on the phone or through email. Please click on the link below to preview and download the application form.
Each year, leadership, including those on the Finance & Budget Committee and Board of Directors, work hand in hand with staff to forecast an annual budget and related fee schedule for the Association. This budget is formally presented for membership approval by vote, at our annual business meeting in November. This process ensures a fair and transparent process which is necessary to provide all members with the best value for their membership dollars.
Over the past few years, this association has accomplished their ongoing goal of keeping local dues at the same rates while ensuring the Association remains viable through challenging times. Over the past years of economic pressures, we’ve worked hard to trim expenses, re-negotiate contracts, minimize staffing and overhead, and more. We pride ourselves on a conservative yet practical approach, which continues to serve us and therefore our members very well. Annual comparisons of averages from REALTOR® Associations across the country continue to demonstrate this approach is successful, as it clearly shows we operate well within standardized income and expenses.
Download the 2020 Dues & Fees (pdf)
The Dues Flow Chart
*Clarification of the Term “Principal” – The term “principal” as used in the NAR Constitution and Bylaws and in other relevant policies, includes licensed or certified individuals who are sole proprietors, partners in a partnership, officers or majority shareholders of a corporation, or office managers (including branch office managers) acting on behalf of principals of a real estate firm. (Adopted 11/1996)
OBAR Bylaws Article IV (emphasis added)
(a) REALTOR® Members: REALTOR® Members, whether primary or secondary shall be:
(1) Individuals who, as sole proprietors, partners, or corporate officers, or branch managers, are engaged actively in the real estate profession, including buying, selling, exchanging, renting or leasing, managing, appraising for others for compensation, counseling, or building, developing or subdividing real estate, and who maintain or are associated with an established real estate office located in the State of North Carolina or a state contiguous thereto. All persons who are partners in a partnership, or all officers in a corporation who are actively engaged in the real estate profession within the state or a state contiguous thereto shall qualify for REALTOR® Membership only, and each is required to hold REALTOR® Membership (except as provided in the following paragraph) in an Association of REALTORS® within the state or a state contiguous thereto unless otherwise qualified for Institute Affiliate Membership as described in Section 1(b) of Article IV.