Key reports, issues, and decisions of interest to licensees and/or the public are reported here from the most recent Commission meetings:
Commission Meeting of August 14, 2019
Pending Cases: The Commission accepted the voluntary surrender of one license; entered into consent agreements to permanently revoke one license, revoke one license, and suspend three licenses; rejected a proposed consent agreement involving one licensee; authorized its Regulatory Affairs Division to seek injunctive relief, if necessary, in one case; and ordered hearings involving 10 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: 29; total approved: 26.
License Examination Results: A summary of key data relating to persons taking the examination for the first time is provided below:
Individuals Tested for the First Time
Took prelicense course
Hold license from another state
August 2018 through
August 2018 through
% Pass both sections
% Pass National section
% Pass State section
New Instructor Seminar (NIS): Staff reported to the Commission on the new two-day format for the New Instructor Seminar, requiring live presentations by each participant in lieu of the previously required video. The NIS first offering was a success, generating positive feedback from the participants about the class and the Commission.
Emerging Trends: Commission Member Cindy S. Chandler reviewed with the Commission an article from the Inman News entitled, Amazon Gets into Real Estate with Major Realogy Partnership. The Commission also discussed the duty of property managers when advertising owners’ property in online, unlicensed rental booking sites.
Report on License Numbers: The Commission was advised that as of August 1, 2019, there are 106,476 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, September 11, 2019, at Raleigh, North Carolina and is open to the public.