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Real estate agents and brokers licensed in North Carolina are subject to a rigid set of professional standards. Failure to adhere to these standards can result in disciplinary action by the North Caroline Real Estate Commission (the “Commission”), which can lead to penalties up to and including license revocation.
With decades of legal experience, the attorneys in our Professional Ethics and License Defense Section provide sound, strategic representation for disciplinary proceedings before the Commission. We are sensitive to the risks facing real estate professionals in disciplinary matters, and we take a personalized approach that focuses on protecting each individual client’s interests in light of the facts at hand. Our professional license defense attorneys have represented numerous agents and brokers in disciplinary proceedings, and you can trust our extensive experience to help prevent unnecessary consequences flowing from a Commission-initiated licensing action or third-party complaint.
Common Issues in North Carolina Real Estate Commission Disciplinary Matters
In North Carolina, licensed agents and brokers must comply with the North Carolina Real Estate License Law and the Rules of the Commission. Pursuant to these authorities, there are numerous practices that can lead to disciplinary action. Some of the more-common examples include:
- Drafting legal documents or providing legal advice without a license
- Failing to represent clients with due diligence and in accordance with professional standards
- Making misrepresentations or omitting material information regarding properties for sale
- Making false promises in order to induce parties to enter into real estate transactions
- Self-dealing and other conflict-of-interest transactions
What to Do When Facing Disciplinary Action by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission
In any case, taking prompt action can be critical to preserving your license. Any ongoing violations should be addressed immediately, and you should begin working with your legal representation as soon as possible to build an effective defense strategy. In addition, you will need to collect key evidence, and your staff should be instructed to avoid common mistakes (such as deleting electronic records and emails) that could jeopardize your defense or lead to further disciplinary action.
At Cheshire Parker Schneider, PLLC, we work hard to protect your license. You may have several defenses available, and our attorneys will work closely with you to explore all possible opportunities for protecting your North Carolina real estate license.
Request a Confidential Consultation with a Raleigh Real Estate License Defense Attorney at Cheshire Parker Schneider, PLLC
If you are facing disciplinary action by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, contact Cheshire Parker Schneider, PLLC to arrange a confidential initial consultation. To speak with a real estate license defense attorney at our offices in Raleigh, call (919) 833-3114 or request a consultation online today.