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Some could say that the heat being put off by the Primary Election season melted last week’s snow as fast as it arrived. While that is by no means a meteorological explanation, given what we have seen in the run-up to Tuesday, it doesn’t feel that off base. Check out the most up-to-date election information and much more below.

What’s in this edition?

  1. Did you vote early? Welcome to the waiting
  2. What is the definition of resiliency?
  3. The power of REALTOR® advocacy in video form
  4. Register for the State of Real Estate TODAY!
  5. Do you know what 21 NCAC 58A.0110 says?
 
ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS UNTIL THE ADS STOP…FOR NOW

Hours remain in the Primary Election season

Campaigns are in panic mode as the primary election season nears its end. If you haven’t voted yet, Early Voting will be open until Saturday, February 29. And then polls will be open on Election Day from 6:30 AM until 7:30 PM. Remember, if you are in line at 7:30 PM on Election. Day and haven’t voted, DON’T LEAVE! You will be able to cast your ballot.

Though we won’t be making any projections on the outcomes in any races, based on recent polling data, the fields in many of the contested races are only getting tighter. It is HIGHLY likely that some of the most crowded races will go to a runoff as it will be hard for someone to break away from the pack and meet the threshold (Check out this week’s Inside Baseball for a little more on that).

Regardless of who you choose, VOTE! Let us know that you did on social media using #NCREALTORSVote2020. Show us your stickers (but not your ballot—that is illegal)

Check out a lot of important information, including how to find your polling place and a list of NC REALTORS® PAC-supported candidates at ncrealtors.org/ncrealtorsvote.

 

LET’S MIX IT UP ON THE COAST

It's our typical Mixer experience with free food and drinks, a chance to network with your REALTOR® peers, PLUS a spotlight discussion on coastal resiliency.

Our first PLUS event will be a Spotlight on Coastal Resiliency, a conversation about how the changing coastal dynamics are affecting real estate and the solutions which may be on the horizon to help property owners and communities. Join us for two recognized experts on this subject who will give you the inside look on to discussions that are occurring in both the academic and government sectors. Admission is free. Discussion kicks off at 2pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 | 2-6PM
CORAL BAY CLUB | ATLANTIC BEACH

REGISTER >>
 

HAVE YOU WATCHED OUR VIDEO?

We promise; no cats this time

As we continue to revel in the successes of the 2019 legislative session for NC REALTORS® Legislative Priorities, we put together a video which succinctly lists all of the wins in one place.

Your Legislative Committee and Government Affairs team are already well underway with planning for the 2020 session and the 2020 NC REALTORS® Legislative Day on June 3 [more information coming soon]. In the meantime, we hope that this video will energize you for future successes for your clients, your business, and your industry!


 

A RESEARCHER, AN ECONOMIST, AND A REALTOR® WALK INTO A BAR…

Have you registered for the State of Real Estate?

Have you ever wondered how researchers determine when there is a “housing crisis”? Or what it really means to discuss the “rate of homeownership”? These and many more are extremely important questions to answer in determining the State of Housing for an area. So, we are going to answer them as we kick off this year’s State of Real Estate conference on September 15 in Durham.

Join NAR’s Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, Dr. Jessica Lautz and REALTOR.com’s Senior Economist, George Ratiu, for a deep dive on all of the data that gives us insights into our state’s housing market.

We are going to be announcing more speakers in the coming weeks, all of which you do not want to miss.

REGISTER TODAY >>
 

REGULATORY ROUND-UP

FYI, you should know how 21 NCAC 58A.0110 impacts you.

As members of a licensed profession, there are a lot of rules that impact how you do your business. From time to time, those rules are changed by the various entities responsible for them and when they are, you get the chance to comment on if you think the changes are necessary.

Currently, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission has proposed some changes to its rules, specifically those which govern education and real estate schools. Check out the full rule proposal here.

One part of the Commission’s consideration of their proposed rules is a public hearing which will take place on March 18. During this time, members of the public, including real estate licensees, will have the chance to present comments and questions about the rules to Commission members. NC REALTORS® regularly presents during these hearings, offering comments provided by members.

If you would like to provide comments to be included in our presentation, email Seth Palmer, Director of Regulatory Affairs by March 16, 2020.
 

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