Frequently Asked Questions
What is NOCBOR?
The North Oakland County Board of Realtors® (NOCBOR) is a professional membership organization dedicated to the successful practice of the real estate profession. NOCBOR provides continuing education, technology, networking opportunities and business resources to its Members. NOCBOR upholds the highest standards of integrity and professionalism by insisting that members conduct themselves and adhere to a strict code of ethics protecting consumers, community and private property rights.
NOCBOR is your gateway to the MLS. Joining NOCBOR as your Primary Association of Realtors®, you will also belong to the State Association-Michigan Relators® (MR), as well as the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
CLICK HERE for all NOCBOR Benefits
Where are you located and what are your hours?
Our office is located at 4400 W. Walton Blvd, Waterford, MI 48329. We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
How do I become a NOCBOR Member?
Complete the membership application HERE. You will receive an email from NOCBOR when your application has been processed and when to call the MLS of your choice Realcomp the largest MLS in Michigan, owned by seven associations of Realtors® Dearborn Area Board of Realtors®, Detroit Association of Realtors®, Eastern Thumb Association of Realtors®, Grosse Point Board of Realtors®, Lapeer & Upper Thumb Association of Realtors®, Livingston County Association of Realtors® and North Oakland County Board of Realtors or MiRealsource.
How long does it take to process a membership application & gain access to the MLS?
If you submit your application (complete with all the required information & payment for membership fees, if applicable) during NOCBOR business hours, you will receive a confirmation email that day directing you to the MLS. Please note: Realcomp and MiRealsource are a separate corporation than NOCBOR, regarding the MLS (how to use it, forms, MLS policies, etc.) should be directed to Realcomp customer care at 866-553-3430 or MiRealsource customer care at 248-247-1040.
What type of payment options does NOCBOR accept?
NOCBOR accepts all the major credit cards, cash or check (there is a $25.00 NSF fee charged for returned checks).
How can I get copies of receipts for payments to NOCBOR to use for tax purposes?
Please log into your NOCBOR portal, at the top of the portal click on Member then click on My NOCBOR Association then click on History then select the year.”
How do I cancel my NOCBOR membership?
Notification from your admin/broker to the NOCBOR Membership Department must be submitted in writing and can be sent via email to [email protected]. Cancelation of membership is defined ONLY if you transfer Associations, your license is sent back to the State, or the license is being sent to a holding company.
How do I get my password for the MLS?
Please call your MLS provider: Realcomp customer care is 800-553-3430 or MiRealsource 248-247-1040.
How do I Login to Realcomp MLS
Please click HERE to Realcomp's MLS login. Or HERE for MiRealsource MLS login
What do I get for my dues?
CLICK HERE to view your member benefits.
How does NOCBOR invoice for the annual due’s renewal?
We invoice annually in a calendar year. Invoices are sent via email directly to the agent by November 15 & they are due by December 31. However, NOCBOR allows a grace period through the last business day in January. The annual dues renewal includes (NAR), (MR), and (NOCBOR) dues.
How do I find my NRDS number? (NAR)
Click Here to Find your NAR Member ID
How do I update/change my membership status or information?
Please notify NOCBOR in writing via email of any membership changes or updated contact information. Please send any changes to: [email protected].
If you are currently an active NOCBOR member and you are transferring to another office that is currently active with NOCBOR, please have the Broker/Admin of the new office email us so we can update your record & notify the MLS (when applicable). Emails can be sent to: [email protected]
How do I login to my NOCBOR Member Portal?
If you are logging in to your member portal for the first time, your username will be your email address and your password will be “password” until you change it. If you do not change your password, it will remain password.
What do I use my NOCBOR Member Portal for?
You can use your member portal to register for upcoming classes and events, make your annual dues payment online and print dues payment receipts for the current year.
Code of Ethics Training Requirements for New and Continuing Members
This is the 7th training cycle (beginning with the year 2022 and ending December 31, 2024). The FAQs are grouped into categories and provide guidance to administrators and members on the requirement itself, which training courses count, as well as recordkeeping and enforcement of the requirement.
Code of Ethics and your membership
The Code of Ethics training is mandated by the National Association of Realtors® and must be completed every 3 years. This 2.5-hour training is to maintain your membership and has nothing to do with your continuing education, unless it has been included in a particular Code of Ethics course.
How Do I Locate LARA Licensing Information, Applications, and FAQs?
Locate answers from LARA to questions related to real estate licensing, continuing education requirements, MiPlus account information, licensing applications, licensing forms, renewal requirements, licensing guides, and much more by visiting the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website.
What are the continuing education requirements?
To remain compliant and meet the continuing education requirements for renewal, licensees need at least 18 total credit hours every three years. Within these 18 hours, two hours of legal credit must be taken in each year you are licensed. The additional 12 credits to reach a total of 18 prior to renewal may be credits of any type (legal or elective) and may be taken at any time during the three-year period.
Michigan real estate licensees now have individual expiration dates based on the original issue date of the license. To find your license expiration date(s), CLICK HERE.
The month and date of your license expiration is your new deadline each year to complete your 2 hours of legal credit. In the example below, the licensee has been assigned a new license expiration date of 5/24/2025 after their renewal for 11/1/2021.
To identify your continuing education period, count back three years from your individual expiration date. For the example above, the education period would be as follows:
5/24/2022 – 5/24/2023 First year of education period and license cycle: At least 2 hours of legal credit are due by 5/24/2023.
5/25/2023 – 5/24/2024 Second year of education period and license cycle: At least 2 hours of legal credit are due by 5/24/2024.
5/25/2024 – 5/24/2025 (or the day you renew your license, whichever comes first) Third year of education period and license cycle: At least 2 hours of legal credit are due by 5/24/2025.
12 additional credits of any type (legal or elective) by 5/24/2023 or date of renewal to reach a total of at least 18 credit hours prior to license every three years.
How do I know how much credit I have taken?
Schools with approved outlines are required to report your credit to CE Marketplace (www.CEMarketplace.net). You can create your own free login on the site to check your credit status. If a school doesn’t report your credit, please contact the school to check your status. (Please allow up to 10 business days for the provider to report your CE credits to your profile.
How do I know if a class counts toward con ed?
Courses that are approved by CE Marketplace will have a course # starting with a “C”. If the course is not advertised with # do not hesitate to ask the school for the #. Knowing this # will also ensure that you don’t duplicate a course. You can only take a course once so, if you duplicate a “C#” it will not count toward your required credit.
Will there be a cost to licensees to utilize CE Marketplace?
For licensees, there will not be a cost to access the CE Marketplace to review their CE Marketplace credit history and maintain their profile.
Will out-of-state courses qualify for CE credit?
Before taking an out of state course, we encourage all licensees to confirm that it has been submitted and approved for Michigan credit through CEmarketplace.net.
Realtor designation - https://www.nar.realtor/education/designations-and-certifications
Who should I give the complaint or request to?
Tonya Wilder at the North Oakland County Board of REALTORS®
Is there a time limit?
Yes, Ethics complaints must be filed within one hundred eighty (180) days of the time that alleged offense and relating facts could have been known by the complainant in the exercise of reasonable diligence. Request for Arbitration must be filed within one hundred eighty (180) days after the closing of the transaction, if any, or within one hundred eighty (180) days after the facts concerning the arbitrable matter could have been known in the exercise of reasonable diligence, whichever is later.
What should be included with Ethics Complaint or Arbitration Request?
Ethics - An Ethics Complaint form must be completed and filed. In addition, a written statement of the facts (with appropriate documentation, if any) on which the complaint is based must also be included, dated, and signed by the complainant. The appropriate Article(s) as they pertain to the facts in the alleged violation must be cited in the complaint.
Arbitration - An Arbitration Request form must be completed and submitted with details of the dispute and the deposit of $250, which may be refundable if the requestor is found to be the prevailing party. In addition, include whatever documentation that may help to substantiate your position.
Are there certain Articles that can or can't be cited?
Only Articles 1 through 17 may be the basis of a complaint. The Preamble is aspirational and establishes ideals that a REALTOR® should strive to attain. Because of its subjective nature, the Preamble may not be used as a basis for charges of alleged unethical conduct or as the basis for disciplinary action.
Can Standards of Practice be cited in an Ethics Complaint?
No. Standards of Practice may be cited only in support of the Article(s) that was allegedly violated.
Are there issues or complaints that should not be brought before a board/association of REALTORS®?
Yes. A charge of violating the law or State real estate regulations is not a matter that would be considered by the North Oakland County Board of REALTORS®. North Oakland County Board of REALTORS® is not a court of law where criminal or civil issues are resolved.
Is submitting to arbitration mandatory?
It depends on the circumstances. A REALTOR® may be obligated to arbitrate, or he/she may have a choice as to whether or not voluntarily participate in an arbitration proceeding conducted by the North Oakland County Board of REALTORS®.
When is arbitration mandatory/voluntary?
Mandatory - When the dispute is between:
1) REALTORS® who are principal brokers* in different firms.
Voluntary - When the dispute is between:
1) Members in the same firm;
2) a REALTOR® who is a principal broker, and a non-member principal broker in another firm.
"Principal Broker" means - A principal, partner, corporate officer, or branch office manager of a real estate firm.