JCAR WILL PROVIDE UPDATES AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE:
April 5, 2021
COVID-19: ONE YEAR IN, w/ 2021 NAR President, Charlie Oppler
March 31, 2021
REALTORS® and Real Estate workers are now eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine. Find a vaccine location HERE!
March 17, 2021
Vaccines now open to the first phase of GROUP 4. Are you eligible? NC REALTORS® helps break it down for you!
March 11, 2021
Governor Roy Cooper announced that Group 4 will begin in 2 phases. Are you eligible in Group 4? Find out HERE!
December 8, 2020
Executive Order 181 implements a modified stay at home order and requires nighttime closure for certain businesses and activities for all North Carolinians during overnight hours. Learn More.
November 23, 2020
Executive Order 180 increases face covering requirements to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19. Learn More.
November 10, 2020
Executive Order 176 further extends the Phase 3 order and implementation of additional measures to protect public health.
October 28, 2020
Executive Order 171 Clarifies the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium to prevent unwarranted evictions and help struggling communities. Learn More.
October 21, 2020
Executive Order 170 extends Executive Order 169, keeping the state in Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions.
October 2, 2020
Executive Order 169, will move North Carolina into Phase 3 of easing restrictions, effective 5 p.m. Oct. 2, 2020.
September 30, 2020
From NAR: SBA begins processing PPP Loan forgiveness. Learn More
September 4, 2020
Under Executive Order 163, North Carolina is under Safer At Home Phase 2.5 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Under this phase, people are also required, with some exceptions, to wear face coverings while out in public when physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible.
August 5, 2020
Under Executive Order 155, North Carolina remains in Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions until at least Friday, Sept. 11. People are also required, with some exceptions, to wear face coverings while out in public when physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible.
August 3, 2020
Jcar will begin Phase Three of its THREE PHASE REOPENING PLAN on August 3, 2020. Here is your QUICK GUIDE for Phase Three.
- Check out the full Three Phase Plan
July 16, 2020
Governor Roy Cooper has extended Phase Two until August 7, 2020.
- Check out Executive Order 151 for further detail
June 29, 2020
JCAR will begin Phase Two of its THREE PHASE REOPENING PLAN on Monday, June 29. Here is your QUICK GUIDE FOR PHASE TWO.
- Check out the THREE PHASE PLAN
June 26, 2020
Starting today at 5pm, North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. Governor Roy Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread.
June 22, 2020
Johnston County encourages use of face covering
- Full Description HERE.
June 19, 2020
In an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the City of Raleigh’s State of Emergency includes the required use of face coverings within the City. The declaration will take effect Friday, June 19 at 4 p.m.
- See The Proclamation
June 5, 2020
JCAR will begin Phase One of its THREE PHASE REOPENING PLAN on Monday, June 8. Here is your QUICK GUIDE FOR PHASE ONE.
- Check out the THREE PHASE PLAN
PPP Flexibility Act Passes Congress. You can read more at NAR’s Washington Report
June 2, 2020
A Message from the JCAR President
May 21, 2020
Phase Two, of Governor Coopter’s Three Phase Plan, goes into effect Friday, June 22 at 5pm.
May 11, 2020
NAR created a Workplace Re-Entry Checklist with great information to follow as we work through Gov Cooper’s Three Phase Reopening Plan.
May 8, 2020
Phase One, of Governor Cooper’s Three Phase Plan, goes into effect today at 5pm.
May 1, 2020
Three Quick Things from NC REALTORS® 2020 President Maren Brisson-Kuester
April 24, 2020
Today Pandemic Unemployment Assistance opened for Self Employed Workers and Independent Contractors. Go to des.nc.gov
- Check out NC REALTORS® FAQ before applying.
April 23, 2020
Governor Roy Cooper extended the Stay at Home Order Until May 8th.
Governor Cooper shared a three-phase approach on lifting restrictions. This approach was based off of data compiled.
Check out the THREE-PHASE PLAN
April 21, 2020
Senate Passes Deal to Replenish Coronavirus Relief Funding
April 10, 2020
NAR has created a QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE on Health Insurance during the COVID-19 National Emergency.
April 7, 2020
NAR has launched a hotline for REALTORS® to answer questions that you may have about your business and many of the federal programs which have been activated to help.
NAR COVID-19 Hotline
A Best Practices Guide for NC REALTORS®
Check out this guide for conducting business in areas where real estate activity is considered essential and allowed under strict health and safety guidelines.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST FOLLOW YOUR LOCAL ORDERS. NOTHING IN THIS GUIDANCE ALLOWS YOU TO CONDUCT ANY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS THAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE AREA YOU ARE WORKING.
April 6, 2020
An Interview with JCAR’s 2019, REALTOR® of the Year, April Stephens, on GOING VIRTUAL!
April 3, 2020
NAR To Fund 2 Months of TeleHealth to REALTOR® members and family.
Watch this video for details!
April 2, 2020
Podcast with 2020 NAR President, Vince Malta, and Brian Buffini.
“One thing is for sure. We’re going to survive this and we’re going to be stronger at the other end as an industry.”
– Vince Malta
March 30, 2020
JCAR’s Guide for Stay At Home Orders
March 27, 2020
Governor Roy Cooper announces a statewide “Stay at Home” Order. Executive Order No. 121
March 26, 2020
Wake County Announces “Stay at Home” Order. Wake County Proclamation
March 25, 2020
A video from your 2020 President, Cindy Johnson-Brown
March 24, 2020
Transaction Guidance During COVID-19
March 19, 2020
The JCAR Office will close to public and work remotely. See Letter to Members for further details.
March 18, 2020
Update on Education Requirements for Public Health Emergency
On March 18, 2020, the Commission voted to approve two emergency rules addressing education issues during the public health emergency. The rules are posted on the Commission’s website https://www.ncrec.gov/Pdfs/Rules/EmergencyRulemaking.pdf.
Rule G .0104 will provide relief to licensees with respect to the Commission’s education requirements. It requires schools and sponsors to cancel or suspend live, in-person classes beginning March 26 (the effective date of the rule) and allows for certain online alternatives as well as extensions of time.
Q: When will these rules go into effect?
A: In accordance with the requirements of NC General Statute section 150B-21.1A, the two rules will be effective on March 26, the earliest possible date under established law and procedure.
Q: May schools and sponsors offer in-person courses on and after March 26?
A: No. All in-person classes must be cancelled or suspended through April 30, 2020.
Q: May schools and sponsors offer in-person courses between now and March 26?
A: While teaching in-person courses is technically permitted until March 26, the Commission strongly recommends against it in light of ongoing recommendations from the State and Federal governments to limit or avoid gatherings of people.
Q: Can I take the Update (General Update or BICUP) course online? What about my Postlicensing course(s)?
A: Yes, you can take your courses online while the emergency rule is in effect. Under the emergency rule, Update, Prelicensing, and Postlicensing courses can be offered via synchronous distance learning beginning March 26. Synchronous learning means that the students and instructor are in separate places, but that everyone is participating in the course online at the same time.
Q: I am attending a Pre or Post class right now. What is going to happen?
A: Live class sessions must be cancelled or suspended as of the 26th. Your education provider may either:
- Cancel the course; or
- Suspend the course now and resume it later in an in-class format, once that is permitted; or
- Hold any remaining sessions via synchronous distance learning (on or after March 26).
Whatever decision your education provider makes, they should communicate their refund policies to you.
Q: What if I start a Pre or Postlicensing course after the rule goes into effect, but for whatever reason, I cannot finish?
A: While the rule is in effect, the school must allow you to make up missed course hours by attending another offering of that course (Prelicensing, or the applicable Postlicensing course), and the content has to be the same as the part you missed
Q: I am a broker and need more time to take the 12-hour BIC Course. What should I do?
A: Email a request for an extension of time to firstname.lastname@example.org . You will not have to submit supporting documentation while the rule is in effect. You will be granted an automatic 90-day extension.
Q: I am a broker and need more time to take CE and/or Postlicensing Courses. What should I do?
A: CE Update and Elective courses: The Commission will grant an automatic 90-day extension to brokers who have not completed CE by June 10. No request form is needed. Postlicensing courses: The Commission will grant an automatic extension through September 30, 2020, to brokers who have not completed Postlicensing. No request form is needed.
Q: Are PSI testing centers open for license applicants?
A: PSI closed all testing centers on Thursday, March 19, 2020. They will remain closed until at least April 13. We will provide updates as we receive them.
Q: I am applying for a license and am afraid my 180-day opportunity to take the exam will expire before I can take it. What should I do?
A: Email a request for an extension of time to email@example.com. You will be granted an automatic 90 day extension.
Please send an email to our office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Because of the current health crisis, we have more questions and fewer staff than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work to address your questions and concerns
March 16, 2020
FAQ’s about COVID-19
March 15, 2020
Maren Brisson-Kuester Video to REALTOR® Members