This edition is coming to you from beautiful downtown Wilmington where REALTORS® from across the state are gathered for the NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate event. Check out Section 2 for a quick recap of the event.

What’s in this edition?

  1. Happening on Jones Street
  2. NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate
  3. Do you want to be on a Board or Commission?
  4. Lobbyist at your door
Happening on Jones Street

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

This week the General Assembly has been moving at a breakneck pace as legislators get closer to their spring break and the legislative crossover date. While the Senate’s bill filing deadline has passed, the House of Representatives still have a few days left to get their proposals introduced.

We were fortunate to see movement on an important REALTOR® Priority this week. House Bill 464 “Small Business Health Care Act” was heard on Thursday in the House Insurance Committee. The bill received a great deal of discussion and was recognized by members of both parties as a needed step forward for independent contractors and small business persons throughout the state.

We are also looking forward to upcoming hearings on other important legislation, as well as the unveiling of the 2019 budget (starting in the House this year).

Make sure to keep watching each week’s REALTOR® Advocate for that week’s filed bills, as well as updates on the progress of important REALTOR® priorities.

NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate

After a seven-month delay, we were so excited to hold the inaugural NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate event in Wilmington. REALTORS® from across the state were in town Thursday and Friday for some great tours and strong speakers. Tours included the opportunity to visit the NC Ports facility, see important sites featured in movie and television production, check out one of the area’s coolest multi-use development, and even seeing the inside of the home of one of North Carolina’s first governors. Today, attendees had the chance to hear from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, as well as Ilya Somin, one of the leading experts in constitutional and property law and many more.

Check out the NC REALTORS® Facebook page for a ton of pictures of all of the speakers and events.

So, you want to be on a 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 offers 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 the 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.

The application deadline for the second recommendation cycle is Friday, May 3. Additional application cycles may be opened later in the year.

Lobbyist at your door

Invite NC REALTORS® Government Affairs staff to your next meeting

With summer membership meeting season kicking off, NC REALTORS® is reopening the Lobbyist at your Door program. This program allows you the opportunity to invite a member of the NC REALTORS® Government Affairs team to your next local association or brokerage meeting. Attendees will get the inside scoop on what is going on in Raleigh and how the decisions of elected officials impact your business, your clients, and your industry.

Interested? Email Seth Palmer to get on the calendar.

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