Atlantic Realty's Professional Affiliations
By participating in these Associations and Organizations, Atlantic Realty has the ability to stay on top of the latest industry trends and developments. The information these affiliations provide allows us to better serve our Owner and their Guests.
The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) is a nonprofit professional trade association for the vacation rental management industry. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the VRMA has more than 600 property management and associate members in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean representing approximately 150,000 vacation rentals, condos and villas.Founded in 1985, the VRMA upholds business practices and a code of ethics to ensure guests are provided a quality lodging experience. Most vacation rentals available through the VRMA’s members are privately owned, while association members manage the rental, maintenance and administration processes. VRMA advances the vacation rental industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the vacation rental experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth in the industry.
The Outer Banks REALTORS® Association is a community of over 900 REALTORS® and Affiliate Members, the largest trade association on the Outer Banks and neighboring areas. We strive to continuously enhance the professionalism of our members, providing the resources for education and information, political advocacy for real estate issues and private property rights, and the enforcement of The REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The REALTOR® organization represents the highest standards for professionalism and ethics in the real estate industry.
The Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals is a nationwide organization who's sole purpose is to help vacation rental managers take care of their properties more efficiently. The VRHP provides information on the latest products and techniques int he industry as well as offers training and discounts supplies for its members. The VRHP holds an annual meeting which allows Property Managers from all over the country to get together and discuss issues and trends in their areas. The information provided by the VRHP is invaluable!
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for business on North Carolina's Outer Banks. A regional organization, the Outer Banks Chamber serves Dare County, Currituck County and Ocracoke Island. There are currently over 1000 members. Services of the chamber include member discount programs, business referrals, networking events such as Business After Hours, Legislative representation, economic and demographic data, and newsletters. The chamber alerts members of opportunities to sponsor and support area events, fraud alerts, and key issues through e-mail updates. Being part of the chamber of commerce means being active in the Outer Banks community.
The Currituck Chamber of Commerce serves as a source of information for businesses, newcomers and visitors. We answer a variety of questions on a daily basis ranging from "How do I start a business in Currituck County?" to "Where is the best place to see the wild horses?" The Chamber provides information on community development, economic development, tourism, and most importantly, our members. The Currituck Chamber promotes and encourages local shopping and dining. We only refer Chamber members when inquiries are made to our office. Belonging to the Currituck Chamber of Commerce shows your support for the community and provides additional exposure for your business. By working together with local government officials, business owners, and community leaders, the Chamber's main goal is to "Build a Better Currituck County!"
The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is the lead marketing and promotional agency for The Outer Banks of North Carolina and is funded by one percent of the occupancy tax and one percent of the prepared meals tax, collected in Dare County. The Visitor's Bureau main goal is to bring visitors to the Outer Banks. They have a close relationship with local Outer Banks businesses
More than just an industry support organization, the Outer Banks Restaurant Association represents a diverse and exceptionally talented community famous for culinary creativity and warm southern hospitality. As an association, our goals are many but focus on promoting the (formerly) best kept secret about The Outer Banks, our fantastic dining options. Our beautiful strip of sand has always been a mecca for beach-goers and nature enthusiasts, but our gifted chefs and inspired entrepreneurs are showing our visitors - one plate at a time - that our culinary creations are worth the trip on their own! Organizationally, the core of the OBRA is made up of restaurant owners and managers, but the strength of the association lies in its diversity of affiliates. Of course many of our top suppliers are represented, as well as a solid sampling of our media and advertising partners, but many do not realize that anyone can join. You need only to be passionate about food! Some of our most devoted members are just big fans of eating out on the Outer Banks!
The Outer Banks Home Builders Association, a professional trade organization dedicated to informing, educating and promoting the members of the building industry. Our 600 members live and work in the communities they build on the Outer Banks and are committed to building better homes and better lives for their fellow citizens. The OBHBA sponsors and runs the Annual Parade of Homes on the Outer Banks.
The North Carolina Real Estate Commission is an independent state governmental agency whose primary function is to license and regulate real estate agents (persons and firms who sell, lease, etc. real estate for others). North Carolina’s 80,000-plus real estate agents are licensed as brokers. The Commission consists of nine volunteer members appointed by the Governor and General Assembly. At least three members must be real estate brokers, and at least two "public members" must not be involved in the real estate brokerage business. The Commission is responsible for policy-making with regard to licensing and regulatory matters governing North Carolina real estate agents.
Founded in 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. ASID inspires and enriches its members by promoting the value of interior design, while providing indispensable knowledge and experiences that build relationships. The Society's 18,000 practicing interior designers work in all areas of both commercial and residential design. Professional members of ASID must pass rigorous acceptance standards: They must have a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time work experience and pass a two-day accreditation examination administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).