Key reports, issues, and decisions of interest to licensees and/or the public are reported here from the most recent Commission meetings:
Pending Cases: The Commission accepted the voluntary surrender of one license; entered into consent agreements to permanently revoke two licenses, suspend three licenses, reprimand eight licensees and approve the issuance of a real estate broker license on provisional status to one applicant on certain conditions; denied the application for reinstatement of one license; authorized the Regulatory Affairs Division to seek injunctive relief if necessary involving two licensees; ordered hearings involving 20 licensees; and reconsidered and closed one case involving two licensees.
License Applications Involving Character Issues: Applications for licenses from persons who have character issues such as prior criminal convictions or disciplinary action by another licensing board are separately reviewed by the Commission. Decisions are made based upon criminal background checks, information supplied by the applicant, and in-person interviews. Total candidates reviewed: 50; total approved: 36.
License Examination Results:
Individuals Tested for the First Time
Took prelicense course
Hold license from another state
through April 2019
through April 2019
% Pass both sections
% Pass National section
% Pass State section
Report on Annual Rulemaking: Staff reported to the Commission that the Rules Review Commission approved all the changes included in the annual rulemaking at its May 16, 2019, meeting. The revised rules will be available on the Commission’s website and through a link included in the eBulletin.
Proposed Rule Text: Staff reviewed with the Commission the text for a proposed amendment to Commission Rule A .1705 and draft text for proposed Rule A .1712. The Commission approved the proposals for publication in the North Carolina Register.
Progress of Renewals: Staff reported that as of May 21, 2019, 31% of licensees had renewed their licenses, as compared to 29% at the same time last year, and 24% the year before, and that the first communication to licensees this year was entirely by email, which proved very effective.
Report on License Numbers: The Commission was advised that as of May 1, 2019, there are 110,110 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:
Next Commission Meeting: The next Commission meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Raleigh, North Carolina and is open to the public.