Commission Meeting of October 16, 2019

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 three licenses; following a hearing, reprimanded one licensee; entered into consent agreements to suspend four licenses and reprimand one licensee; rejected a proposed consent agreement involving one licensee; authorized injunctive relief if necessary involving one individual; reconsidered and rescinded its previous decision to order a hearing involving two licensees and instead closed its case; and ordered hearings involving 24 licensees.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: 36; 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

September 2019

October 2018 through September 2019

September 2019

October 2018 through September 2019

# Tested





% Pass both sections





% Pass National section





% Pass State section





Public Comments and Rule Text: Staff reviewed with the Commission the text of proposed amendments to Commission rules and the Commission approved the rules for publication in the North Carolina Register.

General Update and BICUP Courses: Staff reviewed with the Commission the list of possible Update topics based on suggestions provided by Commission members and staff to date. Staff asked Commission members to communicate any other ideas for topics to add to the list. The Commission will review all proposed topics and prioritize those deemed most important before making a final selection in the coming months.

Emerging Trends: Commission Member Cindy S. Chandler reviewed with the Commission an article from Inman News outlining Bright MLS’s new rule addressing pocket listings.

Report on License Numbers: The Commission was advised that as of October 1, 2019, there are 108,434 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:

  • Active Brokers 71,545
  • Active Provisional Brokers 9,431
  • Inactive Brokers 23,471
  • Inactive Provisional Brokers 7,362
  • Inactive Provisional Brokers 7,362
  • Brokers-in-Charge 17,011
  • BIC-Eligible Brokers 3,812
  • Limited Nonresident Commercial Brokers 262

Next Commission Meeting: The next Commission meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Raleigh, North Carolina and is open to the public.