And a reminder that Legislative Meetings are just 3 weeks away!

What’s in this edition?

  1. Happening on Jones Street
  2. 2019-2020 NC REALTORS® Legislative Agenda
  3. NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
  4. Choosing REALTOR® Champions Training
  5. Big news and special savings on State of Real Estate. REGISTER TODAY
Happening on Jones Street

What’s on the General Assembly’s mind this week?

This week saw the next hearings for Senate Bill 86 “Small Business Healthcare Act.” As we told you last week, the bill was filed by Senators Dan Bishop, Joyce Krawiec, and Chuck Edwards, and has already received a favorable hearing in the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee. This week it passed its next hurdle by receiving a favorable hearing in the Senate Health Care Committee.

If passed, it would open the opportunity for the creation of Association Health Plans, providing a needed option for independent contractors, like REALTORS®, to receive health insurance through plans supported by associations.

Check out the following editorial on the value of the legislation from two of its sponsors.

The bill now moves on to the Senate Rules Committee for its final stop before going to the Senate floor next week for debate.

Legislative agenda

What are the important priorities for our industry this biennium?

With the General Assembly’s 2019-2020 session getting underway, we are happy to unveil the NC REALTORS® Legislative Agenda for this biennium! Included in this document are five key legislative priorities that we want to accomplish over the next two years.

They each represent an important issue for our members and our industry and include the following items:

  • Private Road Maintenance Agreements
  • Health Insurance for Independent Contractors
  • Short-Term Rental of Residential Property
  • Historic Preservation Tax Credits
  • Economic Development Funding

But don’t worry, these aren’t the only issues that your Government Affairs team is working on. As we have in previous sessions, we will continue to update you on important pieces of legislation which impact your business, your clients, and your industry through weekly updates in the REALTOR® Advocate.

The 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda will provide the foundation for this year’s Legislative Day Talking Points which will be released soon! Check out the next section for more information on this year’s Legislative Meetings and Legislative Day.

legislative Meetings

Come Rally in Raleigh in March

NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings are just a month away. Are you coming to 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 a list of some great guests and can’t wait to announce them in the coming weeks!

Choosing realtor® champions

Want more successful outcomes on Election Day? Sign up for this course!

Sign up for the Best Practices for Choosing REALTOR® Champions course during our 2019 Legislative Meetings. This three-hour training session provides hands-on assistance and time-tested templates to state and local associations that want to screen, identify and ultimately help elect political candidates who will represent the issues important to REALTORS® and real estate. Registration is free, but it is required!


STate of real estate

Announcing Ilya Somin as Keynote Speaker

NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate is back and better than ever this year. We will return to historic downtown Wilmington, April 11 and 12 for an in-depth discussion on 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.

We are also proud to announce that our keynote speaker is author, professor, blogger and activist Ilya Somin. During his keynote session titled “Zoning vs. Affordable Housing,” Somin will discuss the impact of land use regulations on housing supply, affordability and economic growth. Land use regulations can make housing more expensive and restrict the growth of successful metropolitan areas. What does this mean for the future of real estate in North Carolina? Make plans to join us. Plus, if you register by noon today, you'll receive a $10 discount!

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