Commission Meeting of April 20, 2022

Pending Cases: The Commission entered into consent agreements to suspend 8 licenses, closed its case without action against 4 licensees, accepted the permanent voluntary surrender of 3 licenses, left 3 cases pending, reprimanded 2 licensees, permanently revoked 1 license, and ordered hearings in cases involving 11 licensees.

License Applications Involving Character Issues: License applicants who have character issues such as prior criminal convictions or disciplinary action by another licensing board are separately considered by the Commission. Decisions are made based upon criminal background checks, information supplied by the applicant, and in-person interviews.
Total candidates considered: 16; total approved:12.

License Examination Results: A summary of key data relating to persons taking the exam for the first time is provided below:

Individuals Tested for the First Time

Took prelicense course

Hold license from another state

March 2022

April 2021 through March 2022

March 2022

April 2021 through March 2022

# Tested





% Pass both sections





% Pass National section





% Pass State section





Legislative Report: The Commission reviewed the Legislative Report, noting that the General Assembly will be back in session on May 4, 2022, and that there are no bills to be monitored at this time.

Homeowner Associations Cases and Issues: Jim Slaughter, an attorney from Law Firm Carolinas, gave a presentation to the Commission on recent cases regarding solar panels and the Marketable Title Act as well as the Residential Property Disclosure form regarding homeowner association issues.

2022 NCREC Educators Conference: Staff provided to the Commission an overview of the 2022 NCREC Educators Conference which was held via Zoom on Tuesday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendance was tracked to ensure educators were eligible for instructor development credit. During the event, the Commission present the 2022 Larry A. Outlaw Excellence in Education award to Mr. Dana Rhodes. Videos of the conference presentations are available on the Commission’s website.

Report on License Numbers: As of April 1, 2022, there are 125,649 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:

  • Active Brokers 83,391
  • Active Provisional Brokers 6,287
  • Brokers-in-Charge 17,877
  • BIC-Eligible Brokers 5,376
  • Inactive Brokers 25,908
  • Inactive Provisional Brokers 7,785
  • Firms 16,060
  • Limited Nonresident Commercial Brokers 290

Next Commission Meeting: The next Commission meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday May 18, 2022, and can be viewed via Zoom online video.