Commission Spotlight: Miriam J. Baer

Miriam J. Baer has served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission since April 1, 2010. She is a native of Lawrence, Kansas, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kansas.

After receiving her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1984, she entered private practice with a Raleigh law firm. Baer joined the Commission as its first Examination Coordinator and served for many years as its Legal Counsel and Assistant Director of the Legal Services Division.

Baer is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) which is an international organization that promotes better administration and enforcement of real estate license and regulatory laws by its members.

Baer previously was an instructor in Meredith College’s Paralegal program and authored the textbook, “Legal Research in North Carolina.” In addition, she served as a member of the Real Property Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association and past chair of the Bar Association/North Carolina Association of REALTORS Joint Forms Committee.

Baer’s duties as the Chief of Staff involve the oversight of the Commission’s Administrative, Education and Licensing, and Regulatory Affairs Divisions.