July Updates


Update Instructor Seminar

Last month we held our first two In-person Update Instructor Seminars for the 23/24 license year in Raleigh and Charlotte.  They were a great success!  This course is for NCREC approved instructors only.  There is no fee for the course, and no CE or Instructor credit will be awarded.  There are 5 remaining sessions scheduled both in-person and by zoom, view and register for them here

Small Claims Court Process

Buyers often ask how they can pursue a seller if they believe they are entitled to a refund of earnest money or due diligence fees paid.  For an amount less than $10,000, the claim can usually be handled before a magistrate in small claims court.  In NC, depending on the county, the maximum amount that can be claimed in small claims court is between $5,000 to $10,000.  If your claim is greater than the small claims amount but less than $25,000, the case needs to be filed in district court.  If greater than $25,000, your case must be filed in superior court.  The plaintiff will need 3 copies of their complaint, 3 copies of the Magistrate Summons, and a filing fee of $96.00 to file a case in small claims court, although local requirements may vary.  More information and forms can be found on the NC Judicial Branch website.

You are invited!

The monthly Real Estate Commission meetings are always open to the public, and you are invited to attend in person or online via Zoom.  The meeting this month is July 19th here at the Commission building.  A Zoom link will be available at ncrec.gov on the day of the meeting.