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We return this week with a Call for Action! We need your help to encourage legislators to pass House Bill 1200 and create a vital grant program for renters and property owners. Check out Section 1 for more details and TAKE ACTION.

Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of this week’s Advocate for more information on the NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate, the importance of completing the 2020 Census, and meet some more members of the NC REALTORS® Government Affairs team.

News You Can Use

SECTION 1: TAKE ACTION! Protect Housing Opportunity for North Carolina
SECTION 2: What is the state of the North Carolina real estate industry?
SECTION 3: Meet the Government Affairs Team
SECTION 4: Stand up and be counted—2020 Census


Don’t read another section without contacting your legislators!

NC REALTORS® has led the charge throughout the pandemic to ensure the voice of the real estate industry is heard by elected officials across the state. While we have been heard, we need to turn up the pressure with ACTION!

House Bill 1200 provides vital rental and mortgage assistance to tens of thousands of North Carolinians through allocating federal relief money for grants. It also provides needed financial assistance to landlords and property managers who face their own economic hardships due to tenants’ inability to pay rent.

This legislation will be back before the General Assembly when they return in September, and WE NEED YOUR HELP to ensure it gets across the finish line.

Tell your legislators to support House Bill 1200 and bring need relief to thousands of homeowners, renters, and landlords across our state.

Take Action NOW

What is the state of the North Carolina real estate industry?

HINT: You don’t have to wait much longer to learn the AWESOME speaker line-up

Even though we can’t come together in person for this year’s State of Real Estate event, that doesn’t diminish the vital nature of this discussion. For that reason, we have shifted the 2020 State of Real estate to a virtual platform.

Make plans to join us on Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24 for conversations with nationally recognized speakers and state leaders. We are almost ready to make some announcements on some great participants, so make sure to watch and other NC REALTORS® communications.

The Government Affairs Team is BIGGER than EVER

Meet the NC REALTORS® Government Affairs team!

As we told you in the last edition, the NC REALTORS® Government Affairs team has made some awesome additions to our already great team. And we are proud to kick off our feature with two of our great Regional Government Affairs Directors, Dalton Clark and Kathy Wood.

Dalton Clark
Regional Government Affairs Director

Granite Falls, NC

Education: BA Political Science; THE North Carolina State University

If you were not in Government Affairs, you would be… I would probably try to do something in sports. Either commentating or coaching.

My favorite quarantine activity is… I have a played a ton of golf.

The last movie I saw was… I watched Rounders this weekend.

My default Zoom background is… If I could get my camera quality to work without a green screen I would use the awesome one Mr. Seth Palmer made, so for now I will stick to the wall behind me in my office.

Kathy Wood
Regional Government Affairs Director

Mamers, NC

Education: Campbell University; Central Carolina Community College; JY Monk Real Estate School; Tourism Ambassador Institute

If you were not in Government Affairs, you would be…REALTOR®

My favorite quarantine activity is…(1)Collecting and testing recipes from social media. Some good - some look better in the picture. My favorite so far is making butter. (2)To enhance knowledge in new GAD job - I have been completing at least one webinar or certificate virtual class weekly since the quarantine began. (3)Completed from house and yard 'list' several projects.

The last movie I saw was…(1)Does binge watching 'Lifetime Mystery Movies' count? (2)"The Peanut Butter Falcon"

My default Zoom background is…'Legislative Building-Raleigh,NC' – currently; 'NC Mountains Scene' - previous and my real life ​happy place

Stand up and be counted—2020 Census

2 minutes for the next ten years

Every decade, we are faced with the essential responsibility to participate in the national decennial Census. We could honestly spend an entire multipage newsletter on the value of participation in the 2020 Census, but instead, we will summarize it in one sentence…

The data compiled by the Census drives A LOT of the decisions made by governments at ALL LEVELS for at a MINIMUM the next 10 YEARS!

Or more simply—RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!!

NAR has compiled a comprehensive resource page which details the essential role that this Census data plays for the real estate industry. NC REALTORS® will also be posting a lot of content on social media over the next few weeks promoting participation.

And before we go, one time more—RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!!


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