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License Applicants Must Submit Criminal Reports

Beginning January 1, applicants for North Carolina real estate licenses will be required to include with their license applications a report listing any criminal convictions or charges pending against them or stating they have no convictions or pending charges.

To assist license applicants in obtaining the reports, the new license application form lists the name and contact information for firms which prepare them.  Generally, reports can be obtained within two or three days after ordering them and cost around $10; however, an additional fee and time may be required if the applicant has resided in another state within the past reporting period.

According to Commission Chairman Allan Dameron, “The new reporting requirement will better assure that persons entering the real estate business possess the character expected of real estate brokers and salespersons in our State.”

This article came from the October 2002-Vol33-2 edition of the bulletin.