Elder Takes Helm Of NCREEA

by Brian Pate

September 14, 2017

Len Elder, DREI, took the President’s oath of office today at the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association Fall Conference at the Hawthorne Inn located in Winston-Salem, NC today.

Widely respected nationally as a real estate instructor and course writer, Elder’s term will run through September of 2018.

The ceremony was the highlight of a very busy day for NCREEA as over 100 attendees took part in the full day of sessions.

Travis Everette was also ushered in as the newest member of the NCREEA Board of Directors.  Everette, who teaches in Raleigh, North Carolina, is well known by pre-license students in North Carolina because he recorded the entire class and posted it on YouTube for students to watch.

Central Piedmont Community College educator Oscar Agurs, was honored as outgoing President by Elder during the same lunchtime ceremony.

The conference continues on Friday September 15, 2017 from 9am-12noon.


Top 10 Reasons To Join NCREEA

What are the top 10 benefits of membership in NCREEA?

  1. Attending the conferences re-motivates me by seeing some of the best instructors presenting.
  2. Getting teaching tips on how to be a better instructor
  3. What is going on in the real estate/education world
  4. Networking with other top instructors
  5. Exposure to new teaching technologies
  6. Get discounts on conference costs by being a member
  7. Be a better instructor by sharing ideas and techniques
  8. Get ideas to bring back to my own classroom
  9. Updates from the Commission at their Spring Conference in conjunction with NCREEA
  10. Great relationship between NCREEA & NCREC gives me access to point people that I can call.

Bob Kutschbach Presentations from NCREEA Conference

Both of the presentations that Bob Kutschbach did at the conference are available in downloadable PDF files below.


NCREEA Quiz Bowl 2015


NCREEA 2015 – The Games We Play 2



CFPB Delays Penalties For New Closing Disclosures


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has delayed the start of penalties for violations of the new TRID system beyond August 1, 2015.


This means that although lenders are required to begin working under this rule August 1, they will not be charged penalties for violations initially.


We will do our best to keep everyone posted on updates.

Mangum Named Educator of the Year by NCREEA

Jo Mangum, a real estate instructor from Raleigh, North Carolina was named “Educator of the Year” at the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Conference in Cary, North Carolina on March 16, 2015.  The conference was produced by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission at the annual gathering of instructors from across the state.


Mangum began teaching in 2000 and has taught thousands of students locally and regionally in addition to consulting with real estate companies throughout the state.


In addition, Mangum’s 2014 course, “Strategic Listing Specialist” was named Program of the Year by the association. This program was developed by interviewing over 100 active agents to role play the listing presentation and extracting the many pieces that agents used to come up with an effective strategy for face to face meetings with Sellers.


Providing a clean sweep, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission also awarded the Billie Mercer Award to Mangum, recognizing her for her excellence in the classroom.



Awards Nominations Due February 13

For Immediate Release  January 28, 2015

Contact: Brian Pate, Immediate Past President, NCREEA  919-669-4575 Brian@PateRealty.com

NCREEA Awards Nominations Due February 13, 2015 by 5pm.

The North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association hands out two awards annually: Educator of the Year and Program of the Year.

This year, those awards will be presented at a luncheon during the North Carolina Real Estate Commission Spring Educators Conference to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary, North Carolina on March 16 and 17, 2015.

At the same time, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission will award the Billie Mercer Award to the outstanding instructor during the same luncheon.

Any member of NCREEA may be nominated by himself or by another member for either of the awards. If you know of someone who is deserving, we ask that you send in your nomination to Brian Pate, Immediate Past President of the organization no later than February 13, 2015 at 5pm.

In your nomination for Educator of the Year, please take a few minutes to highlight the reasons for nominating this person for the award including the following information:

  • Where does the instructor teach?
  • How long has he/she been an educator?
  • What classes does he or she teach?
  • What reasons do you think qualify this instructor as outstanding?
  • What is the feedback from students? If you have comments from the surveys from the school, it is helpful to see some of the student comments.

In your nomination for Program of the Year, please take a few minutes to highlight the reasons for nominating this person for the award including the following information:

  • Who is the instructor that wrote the course?
  • What is the title of the course?
  • What material does the course cover?
  • Why is this course outstanding?
  • Feedback from students if available

Once you have compiled your information, please email it to Brian Pate at Brian@PateRealty.com and he will confirm receipt.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the Spring Educators Conference!


NCREEA By-Laws Now Available On NCREEA.com

The By-Laws of the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association have been updated and added to the drop down menu under the “About” section of www.NCREEA.com.  These were added so that the most up to date information could be shared with all members of our organization.

For a direct link, please click here and it will open in a new tab.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact one of the members of the Board of Directors and we will be happy to address any issues.


Adjustable Rate Mortgages Making Comeback

This is a great article about the comeback of adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) from the Wall Street Journal.  Because they are cheaper at the outset, many borrowers are choosing to go this route and banks are making offers that buyers can’t refuse.

Read the entire article by clicking here.

Contribute An Article To NCREEA.com

We are looking for real estate educators, Realtors and anyone else who would like to contribute to our web site!

If you have a topic that you feel needs to be addressed, this is a forum for you to get your article published. Decide on your topic, create the article in a Microsoft Word file, and email it to us for review. We will review the article for accuracy and edit for publication as necessary and then, with your permission, we will post it. You can then link to the article from your own web site giving you a third party endorsement of your concepts, ideas, etc.

Your article can be on an issue you are seeing become more prevalent in your area, an award or recognition that you have received or a question that you would like to submit to an instructor to have answered.

To submit your article for review or if you would like more information, click here.

A Message From NCREEA President

Hi everyone.  I hope that those of you in central and western North Carolina are beginning to thaw out after last week’s winter weather blast.  Hopefully, that will be the last one we will see for this year at least.

I wanted to encourage you, if you have not already, to register for and attend the North Carolina Real Estate Commission’s Spring Conference.  This event is held specifically for us as educators to be updated on the information from the commission, as well as changes that are coming down the pipeline.  We all know that the NCREC fiscal year matches the states, ending on June 30.  As a result, every year, there are minor changes that you as instructors need to be aware of, and this is when we generally hear about those changes to laws and rules.

We will also show you all of the bells and whistles on the new NCREEA web site at the conference.  The new site has many great resources for instructors and students.  Your knowledge of the site will enhance your teaching and your relationship with your students that lead to more students in each of your classes.

In addition, this event gives us an opportunity to celebrate outstanding instructors as we honor the Educator of the Year, Program of the Year and Emeritus Award at our luncheon on Monday.

If you haven’t signed up, please do so ASAP by calling the NC Real Estate Commission at 919-875-3700.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Raleigh on the 17th and 18th!

Brian Pate

2013-2014 President, NCREEA