June Updates


Renewal Update – Last Chance!

All broker and firm licenses must be renewed by June 30th.  Provisional brokers, brokers, BIC’s, firms, limited nonresident commercial brokers, all licenses must be renewed by 6/30.  Failure to renew will cause your license to expire.  If a license expires, all brokerage activity must cease.  No actions that require a real estate license are allowed (including referrals).  If you allow your license to expire, and wish to practice real estate in the future, you will have to reinstate and reactivate your license.  This will require several steps, which get more involved the longer you wait.  Brokers can check their renewal status by logging in under the licensing tab on our website, and get answers to the most frequently asked questions in this month’s eBulletin article.

Do I need a real estate license to co-host an Airbnb?

We receive calls daily asking if co-hosting property on Airbnb requires a real estate license.  If you are performing cleaning, maintenance, recommending restaurants or local attractions, these type of activities do not require a license.  If you are handling funds of others, negotiating lease terms, or collecting rent or deposits, these activities require a real estate license.  Be careful of the terminology you use.  Do not call your fees a ‘commission’ or a ‘management fee’ as this implies that you have a license that enables you to receive those fees.  Instead, you should consider using terms such as ‘service’ or ‘maintenance’ fees or something comparable, to prevent confusion about the services you are providing.  View GS 93A-2(a) for a definition of a real estate broker and a list of activities requiring a real estate license. 

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 next month is July 19th here at the Commission building.  A Zoom link will be available at ncrec.gov on the day of the meeting.