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License Status: How do I check the license status of a broker?

Have you ever wondered if a broker’s license status was inactive? Did you know that you can check the license status of a broker on the Commission’s website?

To determine the license status of a broker:

  1. go to www.ncrec.gov;
  2. click on Licensing;
  3. click on Brokers;
  4. enter the License Number, Name, City, or County of the broker; and
  5. click on Search.

The license record database on the Commission’s website now displays all brokers with an active and inactive license status. If a broker’s license is inactive, a note will be displayed at the top of their license record.

As stated, per Rule 58A .0504(a), a broker who has an inactive license status shall not engage in any activity requiring a real estate license.

See Commission Rule 58A .0504(a) for a full explanation of active and inactive license status. For more information regarding a broker’s license status, contact the Commission’s Education and Licensing Division at LS@ncrec.gov or 919.875.3700.

Disciplinary Actions

JOY LORI STEIN (MURPHY) – The Commission accepted the permanent voluntary surrender of the broker license of Ms. Stein effective August 16, 2021. The Commission dismissed without prejudice allegations that Ms. Stein violated provisions of the Real Estate License Law and Commission rules. Ms. Stein neither admitted nor denied misconduct.

Did You Know: Fair Housing Resources

Did you know the Commission has published a new Fair Housing resource page on its website? Brokers and consumers can utilize this page as a tool to access more information regarding state and federal fair housing laws.

To access the Fair Housing Page:

  1. go to www.ncrec.gov;
  2. click on Resources; and
  3. click on Fair Housing.

For more information regarding the Commission’s website resources, contact the Commission at info@ncrec.gov or 919.875.3700.

Current Stats: Monthly Licensee Count as of August 1, 2021

Staff Appearances

Dee Bigelow, Information Officer, spoke at the Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Meeting on August 11.

Miriam Baer, Executive Director, spoke at the Compass Real Estate – North Carolina Sales Meeting on August 17.

Sheryl Graham, Consumer Protection Officer, spoke at the REMax Master Key Meeting on August 31.

Employment Opportunities Available

Are you interested in joining the staff of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission? From time to time, employment opportunities become available. They are posted on the Commission’s website under the “About Us” tab.

We currently have opportunities available for the the following positions:

Click here for more information.

HUD and FHFA Announce Collaboration to Advance Fair Housing and Fair Lending Enforcement

On August 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) entered into a first-of-its-kind collaborative agreement regarding fair housing and fair lending coordination. Under the Memorandum of Understanding, the two agencies will focus on enhancing their enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, and their oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) strengthens both agencies’ ability to enforce fair housing and fair lending requirements, by promoting information sharing, coordination on investigations, compliance reviews, and the ongoing monitoring of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The agencies anticipate that the MOU will lead to stronger oversight that will help advance vigorous fair housing enforcement that can begin to redress our nation’s history of discriminatory housing practices. 

Memorandum of Understanding by and Between HUD and FHFA Regarding Fair Housing and Fair Lending Coordination​

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks. These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $7.2 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions. Additional information is available at www.FHFA.gov.​