About Us

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission ("Commission") is an independent state governmental agency. It should not be confused with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (or its local Boards) which is a trade organization whose members are known as "REALTORS®".

The Commission’s primary function is to license and regulate real estate agents (persons and firms who sell, lease, etc. real estate for others). North Carolina’s 80,000-plus real estate agents are licensed as brokers.

The Commission registers and regulates sales activities at time share projects, where ownership in a single living unit (usually a resort condominium) is shared by many persons. Time share salespersons must also hold a broker license.

When time and resources permit, members of the Commission staff are available to present informational programs to real estate practitioner and consumer audiences. These programs address issues of special interest and concern to the Commission, real estate licensees and the public. To request a program presenter, complete and mail this form.

The Commission is not authorized to give legal advice or answer questions on legal subjects other than the North Carolina Real Estate License Law (G.S. 93A) or rules promulgated by the Real Estate Commission (21 NCAC 58 A, B, C and E).

Select the drop down links at the top for additional information on the Commission, its functions, and its people.