RealtorĀ® Hot Topic: Top 10 North Carolina Real Estate Commission Complaints and Disciplinary Matters

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Friday, August 12


10-11:30 a.m. (via Zoom)

9:45 a.m.  Slides and music starts


What are the most common complaints filed with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission?  What actions are the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) taking to address the complaints? Learn what hot button issues the NCREC is hearing about and how the hot real estate market is contributing to a rise in complaints. NCREC's Jean Wolinski-Hobbs and Brian Heath will present real life complaints and the outcomes to help you stay in compliance, serve the public in the best manner possible and keep your license!


Jean Wolinski-Hobbs, Auditor/Investigator in the Regulatory Affairs Division of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

As an Auditor/Investigator, Jean investigates complaints against licensees on a statewide basis and performs audits of real estate trust accounts and taught the Commission’s Basic Trust Account course. Jean has her Master of Accounting, specializing in forensic accounting. Licensed as a broker since 1993, Jean has worked in retail property management and residential sales, specializing in bank foreclosures prior to joining the Commission in 2006. Jean received the Investigator of the Year Award in 2021 from ARELLO (the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials). 

Brian Heath, Consumer Protection Officer for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission

A native of Colorado, Brian studied Business and Marketing at the University of Northern Colorado. He began his real estate career in the rental industry in 2011 as a Property Manager. He has a wide range of experience from student housing to managing for large investment firms. He also sat on the Board of Directors for the Weld County Apartment Association in Colorado and is licensed as a real estate broker in North Carolina. Brian joined the Commission in 2022 and investigates complaints filed against real estate brokers and unlicensed persons engaging in real estate brokerage activities.


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