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Over 20 Cape Fear REALTORS® members, staff, and partners unloaded 8,000 pounds of non-perishable food this morning at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. The event was the culmination of the annual, year long Feed ILM campaign during which REALTORS® collected money and food donations to benefit the local food pantry.

This morning’s delivery included several pallets of oats, beans, pasta, cereal, and soups, as well as 24 much needed chairs for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. In total, Cape Fear REALTORS’® efforts brought in over $7,000 worth of food and supplies, an increase from the previous year.

Taylor Oldroyd, CEO of Cape Fear REALTORS®, reaffirmed the organization’s ongoing commitment community service. “We thank everyone involved who volunteered time and donated money to Feed ILM. REALTORS® are in a unique position to affect change for the good of our community, and this successful program is an example of how we intend to keep doing just that.”

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard feeds over 3,000 people each month in the Wilmington area through the distribution of emergency food. Their services are provided 100% by volunteer partnerships serving our community, without regard to race or religion and with care to preserve the dignity of the individuals being served.

“REALTORS® did great! Especially in this time of year, when there are a lot of people in need, we’re often short on food items, and this [delivery] helps tremendously. On behalf of the board we thank you so so much,” said Barney Richards, Secretary of Mother Hubbard Cupboard’s Board of Directors.

Cape Fear REALTORS® will continue their efforts to support the local food pantry into 2018 as they continue to build coalitions with local organizations that share the interest of increased community and civic engagement.


In the News:

 Learn more about Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and volunteerism.



  • Canned Black or White Beans
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Whole Grain Pasta
  • Leguimes
  • Cereal (whole grain)
  • Canned Soup
  • Dried Beans
  • Pasta Sauce







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The Wilmington Rail Realignment Task Force


The Wilmington Rail Realignment Task Force

In early June, the Wilmington Rail Realignment Task Force presented to City Council members the initial results of a feasibility study that noted it found no ‘fatal flaw’ in the proposal. This report signals that the reality of a major rail realignment for freight and a trolley system is now about funding and political will.

Only a dream in 2015, the idea was introduced by former Wilmington Councilperson and Chairwoman of the task force, Laura Padgett. The task force is hoping to accomplish two goals, the first being to reduce freight time into and from the port, and the second would be converting the old rail to trolley lines, enhancing the quality of life for residents, visitors, and businesses along those corridors. Excited to learn more, Cape Fear Realtors® staff met with Laura Padgett and representatives of non-profit workforce housing organizations to discuss the Trolley line in downtown Wilmington and its potential impact on residential and commercial development. Citizens will hopefully be interested in learning more too. The Cape Fear Realtors® could assist, seeking a grant to fund a charrette, a public meeting to invite neighbors and stakeholders along the southern end of the proposed route to be part of the project development. This particular area has much potential.

A regional planning grant looked at opportunities along South 5th Avenue and Greenfield Street, to leverage the existing assets, how to bring more jobs, and to create vitality, as well as maintain the affordable housing stock and neighborhood character. It is a tricky balance.

All great ideas need a budget. “Financially, the best case scenario is that the project comes in at the low end of the budget, under $500 million. Padgett hopes private investment of $100-150 million could bring the project well into the budget range of state and federal Departments of Transportation. The theory, according to Padgett, is that that CSX’s Davis rail yard in Navassa would see increased business; this might entice the company to help invest in a relocated rail-line,” reported the Port City Daily News.







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Starting Today, CFR will be providing RealSatisfied as a Member-Benefit!


RealSatisfied is a customer satisfaction platform designed exclusively for the real estate industry, that allows you to send customer satisfaction surveys to both buyer and seller clients at the close of transactions, and collect valuable testimonials to help generate new business.


When you close a transaction, RealSatisfied will send you an automated reminder that a survey is ready to send. At that point, you can create a complementary RealSatisfied AgentLITE account (one-time) and easily send surveys to your clients, or you can choose not to participate and opt-out entirely.


Your complimentary RealSatisfied AgentLITE account includes unlimited surveys and feedback, syndication to, automated social media publishing to Facebook & Twitter, widgets for online sharing, and the collection of three testimonials for marketing purposes. You control 100% of what gets communicated anywhere!



  • Click here to sign up for your complimentary RealSatisfied Agent-Lite account.


  • Click here to watch a quick video tutorial of the RealSatisfied Agent Dashboard


Here what other Association Members say about RealSatisfied:


"Utilizing RealSatisfied for my business has been amazing. Utilizing the testimonials for listing presentations has also helped win the listing over my competitor."

  • Debbie Figueroa, Greater El Paso Association of Realtors


"RealSatisfied is simple to use and very user friendly. It is as easy as a click of the button to link to our social media and  We have seen a great benefit in using this service."

  • The Weesner Realty Team, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS®


"As a newer real estate agent building my business, I find RealSatisfied extremely helpful. The survey information allows me to learn how I can better serve my clients, and share testimonials on Facebook."

  • Angie Powers, Peoria Area Association of Realtors


"I strive for world class customer service and RealSatisfied is the best tool for me to gauge my performance. I absolutely love the services and highly recommend to all agents out there looking to expand their business."

  • Ozzie Chavez, Greater El Paso Association of Realtors


Governmental Affairs

The National Association of REALTORS® advocates every day on behalf of the nation's 1.3 million REALTORS® and 75 million property owners. NAR is widely considered one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the country.

We work for you by advocating for federal, state, and local policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy, and sell real property. We also work with you, by providing a wide variety of resources to foster and harness the grassroots strength of the REALTOR® Party.

The office of Government Affairs at Cape Fear REALTORS® brings this advocacy to a local and regional level – monitoring legislative and regulatory issues, developing positions on public policy, encouraging civic engagement through voting, promoting grassroots Calls for Action, and educating members on the importance of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee.

CFR’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is made up of 16 members serving to protect private property rights by monitoring legislation and recommending sound public policy initiatives. For more information on joining the GAC, please complete this application.


Hansen Matthews

Maus, Warwick, Matthews  & Co.


Damien Buchanan

Landmark Sotheby's International Realty

Bob Bates

Intracoastal Realty Corp

David Branton

Eastern Carolinas Commercial Real Estate

Garrett Cox

Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

Todd Dillon

Intracoastal Realty Corp

Terry Espy

Momentum Companies Inc.

Kristin Freeman

BlueStar Real Estate, LLC

John Hinnant

Eastern Carolinas Commercial Real Estate

Chris  Huff

The Hutchens Law Firm

Aimee Jarrels

Coastal Realty Associates LLC

CB Johnson

The Property Shop International Realty

Henry Nadeau

Creative Commercial Properties, Inc

Monica Rolquin

RE/MAX Essential

Luke Waddell

Cadence Realty Corporation

Wade Wilson

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

***Local Political Coordinator Program: CFR members also have an opportunity to serve as LPCs or “Key Political Contacts” to local elected officials. The LPC aka “Local Political Coordinator” or “Key Political Contact” is a member of the Association who volunteers to assist staff and the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) in the assigned municipality by monitoring local issues and maintain a professional relationship with select elected officials. For more information, contact Densay Sengsoulavong, CFR GAD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Hansen Matthews, CFR GAC Chair 2019 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




The Leadership Academy


The Leadership Academy identifies, inspires, and mentors emerging leaders from the local level for the Cape Fear REALTORS®. This leadership development program is designed to guide each participant through their own self-discovery process and to teach the necessary skills to become a more positive influence within the community and the industry.


  1. To identify and develop new leaders who are members of Cape Fear REALTORS®.
  2. To ensure the Cape Fear REALTORS® Leadership Academy is diverse, non-discriminatory, geographically representative and forward-thinking in its vision, application, and administration.
  3. To ensure that the program is designed to develop leadership skills that can be applied to benefit the candidates in their family life, community, local boards and associations, and state and national associations of REALTORS®.

Skills you will learn:

  • Develop and Advance the Strategic Plan – addressing challenges, setting goals, overcoming obstacles, and achieving them.
  • Find and Develop Various Types of Leaders – a great skill for hiring.
  • Manage, Plan, and Facilitate Meetings – working with clients.
  • Communicate with Clients and the Media in a Clear, Precise Manner – recorded interview training sessions with public relation experts.
  • Lead from your Heart – being genuine and honest with others.
  • Practical Strategies and Processes – inner workings of your association.


2020 Schedule:

In order to graduate, you must complete 8 out of 9 mandatory classes that are scheduled throughout the year.


  • Chip Scholz - February 25th (9am - 4:00pm)
  • REALTOR Action Day (RAD)  - March 31st (all day
  • Coastal Horizons - April 23rd (8:30am-12:00pm)  If rain then: August 30 (8:00-12:00pm)
  • Legislative Day (Road trip to Raleigh) - June 3rd (all day)
  • Beth Becka - July 17th (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • Economic Class - August TBD (all day) 
  • Adorna Carroll "The Leadership Puzzle" - September TBD (8:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Meet the Board - October 22nd (8:30am-12:00pm)
  • Wrap-Up Luncheon - November 2nd (10:00am-12:00pm)


  • Leadership Academy Mixer - January 29th (5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • Holiday Luncheon / Awards Meeting - TBD
  • Installation Banquet - TBD

    * All day events will have more specific time frames soon; TBD events will be announced to all CFR Members when determined.   
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