The Commission consists of nine volunteer members appointed by the Governor and
General Assembly. At least three members must be real estate brokers,
and at least two "public members" must not be involved in the
real estate brokerage business.
The Commission is responsible for policy-making with regard to licensing and
regulatory matters governing North Carolina real estate agents. Also conducts
hearings and takes disciplinary action against licensees for violations of the
Real Estate License Law and Commission rules.
Responsible for overall administration of the Commissions staff, programs
and operations in accordance with the policies and directives of the
Director of Administration, Financial Officer, Administrative Officer, Network
Administrator, Publications Officer, Information Services Officer and Support
Personnel and financial management, purchasing, and general and technical
support services (computer operations, optical imaging, etc.).
Maintain records on real estate brokers,
brokerage firms, brokers-in-charge.
Process applications for annual renewal of licenses.
Coordinate Commission publications.
Education and Licensing
Director of Education and Licensing, Education and Examination Officer,
Education and Licensing Officer, Continuing Education Officer, Legal Education
Officer, Application Analyst and Support Staff.
Administer and monitor prelicensing education program.
Develop and administer real estate license examinations.
Process applications for real estate licenses, schedule applicants for
examination, process examination results, and issue licenses.
Administer and monitor continuing education program.
Develop and teach broker-in-charge courses.
Director of Legal Services (Special Deputy Attorney General), Assistant Director
of Legal Services, Chief Deputy Legal Counsel, Deputy Legal Counsel, Assistant
Legal Counsel, Consumer Protection Officers, Information Officers, and Support
Conduct inquiries and coordinate investigations of consumer complaints against
real estate agents and time share projects.
Prosecute charges against licensees at hearings before the Real Estate
Provide legal counsel to the Real Estate Commission.
Coordinate rulemaking process.
Register time share projects and regulate time share sales.
Provide information to licensees and consumers concerning the Real Estate
License Law and Commission rules.
Audits and Investigations
Director of Audits and Investigations, Chief Auditor/Investigator,
Auditors/Investigators, Auditor/Investigator Training Officer, and Support
Investigate complaints against real estate agents and time share projects.
Examine trust accounts of real estate firms and time share projects.