Rockingham County realtors expand into regional association

The Rockingham County Association of Realtors went from a community of less than 100 realtors to one of more than 1,500 strong as it recently merged into the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association.

“It is a good move for us,” said Faye Shelton, owner/broker of Five Star Realty based out of Eden and now member of the GRRA Board of Directors. “We’re excited about it.”

For the local realtors, this step has been a welcome change, opening them up to a wider range of resources. 

“Because the Greensboro association is so much larger, they have the ability to offer us as realtors more service, training opportunities and a larger network,” Shelton said.

This decision comes after the RCAR struggled to keep up with the standards put out by the national association, Shelton said. The organization was otherwise on a positive trend.

“We lost some members when the market dipped, but it’s growing,” she said. “We’re adding members now and the market has much increased and improved.”

By Shelton’s estimate, about 68 formerly RCAR realtors moved over in the merger and joined other Rockingham County realtors that were already there, bringing the total to about 80.

Despite the association’s wide regional breadth, the local realtors will continue to keep their focus in this area through the Rockingham County Realtors Council, a subset of the GRRA.

According to Shelton, local home seekers can expect the same service from local realtors as they’ve seen in the past.

“I just like for people in the community to know that we are not going away, that we are their local Rockingham County realtors and we are still here to serve them as we always have,” Shelton said.