Disciplinary Actions

JOSEPH DAVID CANDELARIA (CONCORD) – By Consent, the Commission suspended the broker license of Candelaria for a period of 6 months, effective December 1, 2022. Commission found on February 4, 2022, Candelaria timely submitted a criminal conviction form reporting four felony convictions of possession of marijuana, but failed to timely respond to two Letters of Inquiry. Candelaria failed to report four additional drug related misdemeanor convictions in 2016 as well as a probation violation. 

ANDREA VACAFLOR AYOROA (CHARLOTTE) – By Consent, the Commission reprimanded Ayoroa, effective December 1, 2022. The Commission found that in or around February 2022, Ayoroa acted as a buyer’s agent for a client who contracted to purchase a vacant lot. After the termination of the contract, Ayoroa’s buyer-client filed a complaint with the Commission against the listing agent. During the course of the investigation of the initial complaint, Ayoroa failed to timely provide a substantive response to multiple Letters of Inquiry.

CHRISTINE D COX (HICKORY) – By Consent, the Commission suspended Cox for ninety (90) days, effective September 20, 2022.  The Commission found that Cox acted as a listing agent for residential property located on a lake and included a boat dock. After the property went under contract, it was discovered that the boat dock lacked a tag and it was further discovered that the boat dock was not permitted. The buyers terminated the contract a few days later without expending any funds. Respondent disclosed the lack of permit issue to the next buyer. During the course of the investigation, Cox failed to timely reply to multiple letters of inquiry.