Wire fraud seminar, regulatory report and other upcoming events.

What’s in this edition?

1.Want to be on a state board or commission?
2. Have you spoken out about rising insurance costs?
3. Regulatory Report: NC Real Estate Commission Rulemaking
4. 2019 Real Estate Wire Fraud Seminar
5. NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
6. State of Real Estate…Back and Better Than Ever

State board or commission

Apply for a recommendation from NC REALTORS®

Each year, the 400+ state boards and commissions spanning all topic areas need new members. Since NC REALTORS® are knowledgeable in both in your industry, as well as involved in other important issues for our state their service on these various boards and commissions is important. NC REALTORS regularly considers offering our recommendation for members who are interested in serving through an application process.

This year, important vacancies exist on the NC Real Estate Commission, NC Appraisal Board, and many others. You can find a complete list of current board/commission vacancies on the Governor’s website.

To apply for a recommendation from NC REALTORS®, please complete this application. We also ask that you submit a current resume, as well as a statement of interest. Please email those additional documents to Seth Palmer.

Applications are reviewed by the NC REALTORS® Leadership Team who is responsible for making recommendations on behalf of the association.

The application deadline for the first recommendation cycle is March 25, 2019. Additional application cycles may be opened later in the year.

rising insurance costs

More than 4,000 NC REALTORS® have spoken out about rising insurance costs. Have you?

This week, we got great news in our advocacy regarding the proposed homeowners insurance rate increase. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey notified the North Carolina Rate Bureau that he rejects their rate proposal and ordered a hearing to occur in September. Why so long for the hearing? The delay is due to the fact that Department of Insurance staff and independent actuaries will have to review thousands of pages of documents presented by the Rate Bureau as justification for their filing.

This action is due in part to YOUR ADVOCACY!! We have appreciated the more than 4,000 NC REALTORS® from across the state who have taken action and asked Commissioner Causey to reject the rate filing.


The public comment hearing will take place on February 26 and your comments will be a part of NC REALTORS®’ presentation, so we would love to have as many of your comments as we can!

The Call for Action will remain open until Monday, February 25.

Regulatory REPORT

NC Real Estate Commission rules changes which could affect your business

In late January, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission issued a rulemaking package which includes changes to multiple rules. It also includes rules which have been readopted without change as a part of the legislative rules review process.

You can review the entire rules package here.

The Commission has asked for comment on these rule proposals and will hold a public hearing to receive comment on Wednesday, March 13 at their office in Raleigh. You can also submit comments directly to the Commission via email.

NC REALTORS® Regulatory Affairs staff will be present at the public hearing to provide comments on behalf of the association, but we want to hear from you! If you have any comments regarding the proposed rules that you would like included in our statement, please email Seth Palmer by Friday, March 1.

Real Estate wire fraud

Wire Fraud Seminar | Learn how to Intercept an Interception & earn CE credit

Did you know that according to Forbes magazine, hijacked real estate wire transfers resulted in losses nationwide of more than $56 million in 2017 alone?

How are cyber criminals intercepting real estate funds? Are the funds ever recovered? Can attorneys, paralegals or real estate brokers be held responsible for lost money? How can you protect yourself and your customers or clients from wire fraud?

During the 4-hour seminar, representatives from the NC Real Estate Commission, North Carolina State Bar, FBI, and Investor’s Title will answer these questions and many more about the growing wire fraud epidemic.

Seminars will be offered in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Asheville. CE credit will be provided!

Registration is open so act now before all of the seats are taken.


NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

Come Rally in Raleigh in March!

Mark your calendars for March 25-27 for NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Raleigh. This is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with your legislators and advocate for important REALTOR® issues on Jones Street. We are finalizing our list of special guests and can’t wait to announce them in the coming weeks!


State of real estate

Back and Better Than Ever

NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate is back and better than ever this year. We will return to historic downtown Wilmington on April 11 and 12 for an in-depth discussion of one of the biggest issues facing our industry: the state of housing.

Make plans to join us for local tours, panels featuring nationally-recognized experts like Dr. Lawrence Yun from NAR, and opportunities to network with fellow REALTORS® and thought leaders from across the state.

Early bird registration is OPEN and just $39 until March 1. Make sure to register before this discount closes and before all of the tours are booked.

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