Spring 2017 Update – Oscar Agurs

Having just returned home from attending the North Carolina Real Estate Commissions’ 38th Spring Conference, I wanted you to know what a great event it was to attend! George Bell, Commission Chairman gave a special introduction and welcome to Jim Hagan, an educator that attended the first Instructor Workshop. That workshop helped set the stage for a long-lasting relationship continuing through today, between the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association. It is through the efforts of both organizations that the study of real estate education has been advanced over the years. As I have traveled across the country, I am impressed and proud of the reputation that our state has earned regarding real estate licensing and education. This reputation is a tribute to the men and women of both organizations who promote the interest of real estate education in North Carolina.

At NCREEA, we are delighted to have a strong and dedicated membership, working together to accomplish our mission of being a leader in the real estate education industry. At this conference, NCREEA bestowed the title of “Educator of The Year” upon Travis Everette for his contributions to the field of real estate education. Also, the association presented the “Program of The Year” award to Matt Davies, for his Real Estate Prelicense Math Book. Congratulations to both of you.

The NCREC presented information regarding Continuing Education as many of our members are a part of the 168 Update Course approved instructors, as well as a part of the 173 CE sponsors. That being said, the CE season is upon us and according to the NCREC, there are 41,205 active brokers that still need to take their CE — go get them!

We are also in the process of updating our website. We hope you will enjoy the changes that are soon to come. We would also like to take this moment to remind all members to renew their 2017 membership before June 30th.

Finally, please remember to check back with us here on our website at least once every 30 days to read a new article relating to our real estate education industry. If you have any suggestions for topics or maybe you would like to submit an article to be published, please email me oscar.agurs@cpcc.edu   I will review the article and get back with you as soon as possible.

 

Oscar Agurs

President