The North Carolina Real Estate Commission is an independent North Carolina state governmental agency
whose mission is to protect the public interest in real estate brokerage transactions. The primary
function of the Commission is to license and regulate North Carolina’s approximately 90,000 plus real
estate brokers and firms. The Commission also registers and regulates sales activities at time share
projects, and oversees prelicensing, postlicensing, and continuing education for brokers and applicants
for brokers licenses.
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 brokers. The Commission also
conducts hearings and takes disciplinary action against licensed brokers for violations of the Real
Estate License Law and Commission rules.
An Executive Director, hired by the Commission, is responsible for the overall administration of the
Commission’s staff, programs, and operations in accordance with the policies and directives of the Commission.
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