For Realtors

Special Services for Realtors®

The Governors Club Welcome Center, sponsored by Governors Club Realty, is a great place for you to meet with your clients. Governors Club Realty will not interfere with your client relationship and offers their assistance free of charge to their Realtor® colleagues representing other agencies. Located on Governors Drive just before you reach the Mt. Carmel gate, The Welcome Center is open M – F, 9 AM – 5 PM and weekends noon -5 PM and offers you:

  • A convenient location at the entrance to Governors Club to meet your clients
  • A conference room and other meeting areas (to reserve the conference room, call 919-968-8500)
  • Community maps and brochures
  • Large maps and displays including a display showing the community’s topography
  • Plenty of parking
  • Knowledgeable staff to answer questions about the community

A meeting room may be available for you to use M – F, 9 AM -5 PM in the POA building . It is located on Governors Drive (the first right after you pass through the Mt. Carmel Road gate). Maps, brochures and other resources are available. Please check in advance with the POA Office regarding room availability.

Country Club resources and tours are available for you and your client. We are happy to arrange tours of the Clubhouse and Wellness Center and custom tours can be created for the golf course. Dining options are available for you and your client as well. Special complimentary services are available for your client as part of our Host Program. Download more about Country Club resources and tours.

The barcode system makes gate entry easy. Realtors® will be asked to provide their business card or show their real estate license pocket card to the gate attendant for entry. If you plan to come and go frequently, you may apply for a vehicle barcode that will allow you to use the residents’ gate entrance. That’s especially helpful when you have a listing in the community. Download and complete the Realtor Barcode Registration Form and return it to Stephanie Cook at [email protected]. Stephanie will email you with further instructions once your application has been reviewed.

QR codes may be affixed to your client’s mailbox. Potential buyers can stop curbside and read the home’s MLS information on their phone. If you would like a QR code generated for your listing, please email Assistant Community Manager, Stephanie Cook ([email protected]) at the POA office with the following information:

  • Realtor Name
  • Realtor Email Address
  • Address of home for sale
  • MLS Listing link
  • Any questions or comments you may have

Showing Homes in Governors Club

Overview

You’ll find this document helpful for both you and your clients if you need an overview about our community and country club. You can download the brief overview which also has a link for your clients without MLS listings.

Neighborhoods & Lot Sizes

We can’t say enough about our friendly neighborhoods where buyers find an outstanding variety of homes at prices ranging from below $400K to $3+ million. Home sizes and architectural styles offer many choices, yet each area and neighborhood of the community has a pleasing cohesive design. Download the area and neighborhood descriptions.

Lot sizes vary from .05 to 4 acres. Download the range of lot sizes in each neighborhood.

Annual General Assessments/Dues

Each property owner pays annual dues to the Property Owners Association to fund services such as maintenance of infrastructure, gate-related activities, appearance of common areas and other essentials.

The 2019 annual general assessments for the Master Association:

  • Improved properties – $3,225
  • Unimproved lots – $2,419

Some neighborhoods provide additional services or amenities for their residents and they have additional fees.

Click here to download the 2019 assessments/dues for the Master Associations and sub-associations (neighborhoods) offering additional services and amenities.

Map of the Community

Download an updated, high resolution map of our community showing the different neighborhoods, amenities, location of the Clubhouse and Fitness Center, and golf course.

Updated maps are also available at the POA office, printed out on larger size paper.

Schools

Download a quick list of public, charter and private schools and information about the award winning Chatham County school system.

Tax Advantages

Lots of good news here. Our Chatham County property tax rate is significantly lower than other areas in the Triangle. Access the current Chatham County tax rate here.

See how the Taxes compare to other local property taxes.

In Governors Club:

  • A home valued at $500,000 pays $3,550 (compared to $8,052 in Chapel Hill or $7,346 in Durham)
  • A home valued at $1,000,000 pays $7,249

Out of Town Visitors

Download options for nearby lodging and the Club’s Discovery Package. The Discovery Package enables visitors to reside onsite while they are exploring our community.

Governing Documents

Covenants & Bylaws

When you buy property in Governors Club you become a member of the Property Owners Association (POA). The POA is responsible for infrastructure throughout the community. This includes gates, roads, sidewalks, common area landscaping, storm water management and many other services similar to those provided by a small town to its residents. Water, fire and police services are provided by Chatham County.

The POA has governing documents in the form of Bylaws and Covenants.

  • The Bylaws govern how the POA operates as a corporation (board meetings, duties of board members, election and voting etc.). Download the Bylaws.
  • The Covenants are designed to protect, maintain and improve the value of our homes, by establishing rules for our community. They are recorded in Chatham County records and are legally binding. Download the Covenants and the 41st Amendment to the Covenants.

Overview – Rules & Regulations

For a quick read, download the Rules and Regulations. It’s an abbreviated summary of the Governors Club community policies on everything from vehicle bar codes to fishing.

Architectural Guidelines

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is a committee of Governors Club Property Owners Association (POA) working to ensure that homes’ architecture and landscape are harmonious with our community’s natural environment and existing neighborhoods.

The ARB Guidelines and Procedures is the guiding document whether you’re building a new home, renovating a home or changing your landscape. If you are building a new home, your builder will receive a contractor’s packet detailing all aspects of the construction process. At the successful completion of your new home a “Certificate of Compliance” will be issued. If you are renovating the exterior of your home or changing the landscape, please refer to the guidelines for further information and the application form for approval of your work prior to beginning. Download the ARB Guidelines and Procedures.   In 2019 revisions were made to the ARB Guidelines.  Download the 2019 ARB Guidelines Revision Excerpts to view changes to the ARB Guidelines and Procedures.

The committee has a minimum of 5 members including residents and professionals who have experience in architecture, construction and landscaping. The committee meets every two weeks to review submitted requests. An ARB Administrator is available at the POA office to answer questions and help you through the process.