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JULY 2016 Home Sales Statistics

WILMINGTON, N.C. (August 11, 2016) July 2016 sales and listing data has been published by the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® and is now available here.


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MAY 2016 Home Sales Statistics

WILMINGTON, N.C. (June 10, 2016)  May 2016 sales and listing data has been published by the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® and is now available here.

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Congressional Delegation Breakfasts with NC Realtors

WASHINGTON, DC (May 11, 2015) – Association leaders met with Senator Richard Burr, Senator Tom Tillis, Congressman Walter Jones, and Congressman David Rouser today in meetings that began at the crack of dawn and lasted through a reception/mixer that ended at 6pm. “With briefing sheets in hand, we began the day in a joint session with our two US Senators,” said President Don Harris.

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Flexmls System: New Security (SSL) Certificates

Wilmington, NC (April 25, 2016)

Coming 4/26/16: Flexmls System: New Security (SSL) Certificates

On April 26, the Flexmls system will begin using new security (SSL) certificates. This upgrade is necessary because all major browsers are already, or soon will be, restricting access to sites that don't use SHA-2 certificates. You can read more about this issue here and here.

How will this affect users?

Users who already have up-to-date browsers and computers (or phones, tablets, and other devices) should not even notice this change. However, users who are using older browsers that may not recognize the new SHA-2 certificates may have problems accessing the Flexmls system once this upgrade is in place.

How can users determine if their browsers and computers will work with SHA-2 certificates?

To help you and your members determine whether a particular browser or computer (or phone, tablet, or other device) will work with the new certificates, we've set up a test page. Click the following link to see if your current browser will work:

You can forward this test page to your members instructing them to click on the link from every computer (or other device) and browser they use to access the Flexmls system. Testing from each computer and browser they use to access the Flexmls system is important because different browsers on the same computer (or different computers running the same browser) are different and so they need to be tested independently.

If the test page says Fail, that means the browser or computer will need to be upgraded to a version that supports SHA-2. You can find compatibility charts at the following web sites:

Once the computer and browser have been updated to the most recent version, check the test page again and you should pass. If not, please contact the FlexMLS Support Team at 888-525-4747 to request further help.


Short Term Rentals in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (April 4, 2016) Short term rentals such as Airbnbs and VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) are growing in our area and our city officials and residents met to discuss how to address this trend. 

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The Continuing Education department offers REALTORS® the opportunity to complete 4-hour NC Real Estate Commission approved continuing education courses in the classroom. The North Carolina educational year is from July 1- June 10. The annual General Update course and the annual Broker-in-Charge Update (BICUP) are the only two courses that must be taken in the classroom.

The current Ethics requirement period began January 1, 2017, and ends December 31, 2018. Failure to fulfill this requirement by December 31, 2018, will result in automatic suspension of your Cape Fear REALTORS® membership and MLS services.  WANT TO KNOW THE FASTEST WAY TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE TAKEN YOUR ETHICS TRAINING? CLICK HERE!

Already taken your ethics?  then send us your certificate of completion by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or fax us 910.762.9998


 Below is a list of all available Ethics, Elective, and Update courses currently available. Click the links to register!





  October 05 9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Patrice Willets Agency Forms Agency Rules & Laws #2608
  October 12 8:00 am  to 12:00 pm  Karen Berry General Update
  October 12 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Kaeen Berry BIC Update
  November 08 12:00 am  to 4:00 pm  Karen Berry BIC Update
  November 09 8:30 am  to 12:30 pm  Patrice Willetts The Code the Law and You #2519
  November 16 8:00 am to 12:00 pm  Karen Berry General Update
  December 01  8:00am to 12:00 pm  Patrice Willets BIC Update
  December 13  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm  Chuck Mapson General Update
  September 13 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Karen Berry & The Commission Says...
  September 13 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm Karen Berry General Update
  September 28 8:30 am to 5:00 pm  Mark Given  Business Planning
  September 29 8:30 am to 5:00 pm  Patrice Willetts  Balancing Business Risk & Ethics


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Association Leads Training of Federal, State and Local Leaders on Beach Protection

CAROLINA BEACH, NC—“It’s going to take all of us working together to solve this problem,” said Senator Michael Lee as he welcomed leaders from the region at Beaches 101, a course provided by the Association to educate leaders on the science behind and reasons for beach re-nourishment. Dr. Nicole Elko provide the training to an audience that included Congressman David Rouzer, Representative Ted Davis, Jr., Representative Elect Holly Grange, New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White, and Kure Beach Mayor Emilie Swearingen. 

“This was a great course, and should be done throughout the state,” said North Topsail Manager Stuart Turille.

The program began with two hours of classroom instruction that included the following five subjects:

·        How Beach & Inlets Work: A basic primer on coastal processes

·        Erosion Management Spectrum: Options from retreat to armoring

·        Beach Re-Nourishment: Sediment, dredges & environmental considerations

·        Dunes, Retreat, Regulations, Sand Rights & Creative Funding Options

·        Funding Options for Beach Re-Nourishment

This was followed by a joint presentation on the Association’s efforts to build a statewide coalition for state dedicated re-nourishment funding by Willo Kelly, Outer Banks Association of Realtors Government Affairs Director and Shane Johnson, Association COO. The effort has been dubbed the Coalition for NC Beaches.

“We’ve secured dozens of signatures from area leaders,” said Willo Kelly, “And we’ve just begun!”

“This is the first time the entire local delegation has uniformly agreed on anything for a long time,” said Lee.

The Association is planning to work with NCAR and the NC Homeowners Alliance to continue building momentum for the effort.

Media coverage was substantial including:

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