All posts shared under the “Advocacy” blog list on the homepage, including Legislative Briefing, Calls to Action, and Legislative Events.

Call For Action – Online Travel Agencies and Your Business

Dear OBAR members, Our association has alerted the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) to negative industry and consumer impacts posed by Online Travel Agencies’ management of rentals in properties undergoing sale. OTAs currently lack the capability to substitute buyers for sellers as the recipients of income from rentals booked for a property in advance […]


Important Flood Zone Information for Dare County Residents

No Flood Insurance Required Does Not Mean No Flood Risk Many Dare County properties will be moving into lower risk flood zones when the 2020 Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) becomes effective on June 19, 2020. OBAR felt it imperative to educate Dare County homeowners about the importance of maintaining flood insurance policies regardless of […]


Join NCR’s Virtual Legislative Meetings!

According to NAR more than 28,000 members registered for this year’s meetings earlier this month. In a typical year, 9,000 to 10,000 members attend the Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. Now, NCR is hoping for the same presence during this year’s legislative meetings starting TODAY, May 27th through Wednesday June 3rd, 2020. While certain meetings […]


Take the Safe Showing Pledge

The OUTER BANKS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is committed to doing all we can to ensure the safety of everyone involved in a real estate transaction. We are requesting that all REALTORS® (Listing & Buyers Agents, and Property Managers) adopt the following guidelines by taking the “Safe Showing Pledge ” below to protect our community. I […]


NCREC Vacation Rental Act Tenant Refund Postion

Click to View the Official Letter From NCREC Legal Counsel T Jeff Malarney, NCREC Chairman March 19, 2020 VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL ONLY Mr. Jeffery J. Malarney Chairman, North Carolina Real Estate Commission P.O. Box 17100 1313 Navaho Drive Raleigh, NC 27619 Re: North Carolina Real Estate Commission Vacation Rental Act Tenant Refund Position Dear Jeff: […]



The Outer Banks Association is dedicated to sharing information that is current and accurate for the safety of our members.  This page is dedicated to COVID-19 related information with OBAR and Dare County.   All information comes from the following (clickable) sources: Dare County Center for Disease Control North Carolina Department of Human & Health […]

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Professional Standards & Grievance Training

Are you on the Professional Standards or Grievance committees, or a new member of the Board? If so, you are required to attend yearly training. This year, we will be offering two opportunities in case you aren’t able to make the first one. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE SESSION! Registration is now available for […]


2019 Candidate Survey

2019 OBAR Candidate Survey This handbook is a compilation of the OBAR/OBHBA Candidate Surveys that were completed by candidates seeking Dare County township positions.


Community Conversation about Property Insurance

Please Join Us! The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® and Dare County present a “Community Conversation about Property Insurance”. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at First Flight High School on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00P. NC Department of Insurance Chief Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Michelle Flynn Osborne, MBA, CIC […]


Legislative Briefing Special Addition – Southern Shores Meeting & Republican Run Off TODAY

From Porter Graham, GAD Hello all, The Town of Southern Shores Council will meet TODAY at 5:30 p.m. in the Southern Shores Pitts Center located at 5377 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949, to discuss its proposed special events ordinance. Revisions to the ordinance following OBAR’s participation in a June 4 Southern Shores […]

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