As a real estate broker, you are always under scrutiny to act in the best interests of those who turn to you for real estate transaction assistance. The process to obtain a brokerage license includes training you in all the regulations set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Even when you make every attempt to do everything correctly, a complaint can be filed against you with the Commission, and if the complaint would be a violation if verified, you could receive a notification. Since the Commission uses brown envelopes to notify someone that a case has been opened, it is often referred to as a real estate brown envelope within the real estate industry.
If you receive a real estate brown envelope and you read over the complaint and believe it to be untrue, you might feel confident that the problem will just go away. If you did make a mistake, you are understandably concerned about the outcome of the investigation and might be thinking your career is over. The reality is that you need an attorney who is experienced in real estate law in either case. A qualified attorney can guide you through the process involved with a real estate brown envelope to help you present the evidence that establishes you have not violated the Real Estate License Law or the Commission rules or help you defend against an honest mistake. You need an attorney’s support during the investigation or inquiry to avoid finding yourself facing a severe disciplinary action that can hurt your reputation and career.
If you have received a real estate brown envelope, the first step is to sit down with us at The Brown Envelope Attorney to discuss the contents and how to proceed. We have the experience to defend you before the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, so you can get back to doing what you love. Contact us today to learn more.