What’s in this edition?

  1. You want to be in the room when this happens! NC REALTORS® Legislative Day
  2. What is going on in Raleigh next week? NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
  3. Happening on Jones Street
  4. How do you Back the PAC? NC REALTORS® PAC Fundraising Spotlight
NC REALTORS® Legislative Day

Make sure you are in the room! #RallyinRaleigh

Can’t make it for the entire NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings but still want to make your voice heard in the halls of the General Assembly? Then join us for NC REALTORS® Legislative Day!

This is your opportunity to meet with your elected officials and advocate on important REALTOR® Priorities. Our Legislative Talking Points are in their final drafting stages and will be unveiled in next week’s Advocate.

The day will kick off with the REALTOR® Rally from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the North Carolina Museum of History (5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601). To be respectful of everyone’s time, will start at 9:00 AM and will end promptly at 10:00 AM.


This year, we are giving you an insider’s look at the General Assembly from the perspective of legislative leadership! Make sure to watch the NC REALTORS® Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon for your opportunity to submit questions for the panelists.

Speaker of the House
Tim Moore
Senate President Pro Tem
Phil Berger
House Minority Leader
Rep. Darren Jackson
Senate Minority Leader
Sen. Dan Blue

NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

Important meetings March 25-26 in Raleigh

NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings start MONDAY! Will you be there?

These 3 days are filled with a lot of important meetings and discussions focused on NC REALTORS®’ Government Affairs activities. Check out a couple of the highlights:


  • Monday morning kicks off early with a packed agenda for the NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees meeting (8:00-9:30 AM, Governors Ballroom). Come learn about the great work that associations across the state are doing to help us hit our 2019 goal!
  • Next on the list is the Economic Development Committee meeting (10:00-11:00 AM, Hannover I). Here you will get a follow-up from the Global Network’s trip to MIPIM and much more!
  • Make sure to join us for the Legislative Committee meeting (11:00AM-1:00PM, Governors Ballroom) to get the inside scoop on everything happening at the General Assembly and maybe even a preview of the Legislative Day Talking Points.


  • The Legislative Forum at Legislative Meetings is always a can’t miss event and this year is no different (12:00-1:00 PM, Oak Forest A). We will be joined by political experts, Chris Sinclair and Brad Crone, for a run-through of the state’s political landscape and what may be on the horizon going into 2020. We will also have a couple of special presentations so you will want to be in your seats early.
  • Rounding out the day is Legislative Reception (6:00-7:00 PM, NC Museum of History). This is a great opportunity to meet with your legislators in an informal setting. We have a great group of folks who have RSVP’d and always expect a strong turnout. NOTE: You do not need to check-in when you arrive at the reception. All REALTORS® are welcome!


  • Check out Section 1 for complete information regarding NC REALTORS® Legislative Day!
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Happening on Jones Street

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

The General Assembly continued their work this week, filing a significant number of pieces of legislation. Legislative leadership also presented their compromise budget spending figure, signaling the commencement of the biennial budget process.

One important piece of legislation which was filed this week is House Bill 399 “Disaster Area Bldg Rehab Tax Credit Bonus,” filed by Representatives Stephen Ross, John Bell, Harry Warren. This bill would make important changes to the state Historic Preservation Tax Credit program including increasing the expenditure limits and investment bonuses, as well as also providing a new bonus for properties in areas affected by disasters. Most importantly, the bill extends the Credit’s sunset by ten years to January 1, 2030.

Protecting the Historic Preservation Tax Credits is an important REALTOR priority, so we applaud the Representatives for introducing this legislation. HINT: If you are coming to Legislative Day, YOU WILL SEE THIS BILL AGAIN.

NC REALTORS® PAC Fundraising Spotlight

How do you #BackthePAC?

This new section will highlight efforts from across the state supporting NC REALTORS® PAC. Want your event featured in a future edition? Read on.

NC REALTORS® PAC has had a great start to 2019! A dozen local associations have held RPAC fundraisers, helping us reach 40% of our $865,000 goal.

Longleaf Pine REALTORS® held a Major Investor event, their first event of the year. This association rocked it out, they gained 6 brand new Sterling Rs, 2 new Crystal R’s and 3 new President’s Circle Members! In one night, they raised over $14,000 and became the first local association to hit their investment and participation goals for the year! Congratulations Longleaf Pine!

If you are interested in hosting your own NC REALTORS® PAC fundraiser, please reach out to Jordan Forrest at jforrest@ncrealtors.org.

NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate

Make plans to join us in Wilmington April 11 and 12!

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 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.

We are also proud to announce our keynote speaker, announce author, professor, blogger and activist, Ilya Somin.

Ilya Somin is a professor of law at George Mason University whose research focuses heavily on property and constitutional law. His work has been published in many popular press outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNN and USA Today. He is considered a leading national authority on property law.

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?

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