Working with Real Estate Agents, Home Inspections and Earnest Money Deposits

The following brochures from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission provide basic information on various elements associated with the purchase and sale of real estate in North Carolina.

1.  The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires that everyone working with a real estate agent read the brochure, Working with Agents, and sign the brochure flap to indicate an understanding of agency.

2. We recommend that buyers always have a licensed home inspector conduct a home inspection prior to purchase. The Q&A for Home Inspections brochure is a joint publication from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board.

3. Finally, both buyers and sellers should be aware of issues associated with earnest money as presented in the brochure Earnest Money.