Policy Issues

Advocacy & Engagement  

One of the most important missions of the Cape Fear REALTORS ® is to be an advocate for our members, their clients, and the communities we serve. Each year, the CFR Board revises and adopts a Public Policy Statement that outlines the key policy issues that we focus on as priorities for our members.

Cape Fear REALTORS® and its nearly 3,000 members serve as the “Voice of Real Estate” in New Hanover, Duplin, Sampson, Scotland, and most of Pender counties, by working at the state and local level to advocate for policies that directly impact the membership and the communities where they live and work.

REALTORS® play a critical role in the most significant investment most property owners will make. As such, Cape Fear REALTORS® supports efforts to protect the rights of property owners, to promote the availability and affordability of housing, and to provide resources to guarantee every individual has the right to share in the “American Dream”.

Cape Fear REALTORS® also encourages and develops opportunities to involve REALTORS® in community involvement through action, education, and community service.

Cape Fear REALTORS® pledges our support in providing solutions to challenges facing our state and our community and believes in the following principles:

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Land Use Planning
The topic of land use planning is not one that is unique to the Cape Fear Area. What makes the issue uniquely challenging particularly in New Hanover County is the lack of scarcity of developable land and what makes it challenging in all the counties in the region is the tremendous rate of growth in population.

The paper includes:
  • The Issue and Local Activity
  • Impact on the Community and Quality of Life
  • Trends and Best Practices
  • CFR Engagement on the Issue