Call For Action: Please Read if You Are a Dotloop Account Owner!

Privacy Policies: More Important Than You Think Article provided by Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® HERE, and is applicable to privacy policies in North Carolina.  All of your software, applications and websites that you utilize for business have some sort of policy about privacy and data sharing. The thing about privacy policies is that you do […]


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 […]


Need to File a Complaint For Refund Issues?

If you feel that you need to make a complaint against a rental or insurance company BASED ON A MONETARY/REFUND ISSUE (rental/travel insurance refund, etc), below are the links you will need to use to do so.  Links for frequently asked questions are also included. Your complaint is against a rental company for MONETARY/REFUND REASONS […]


OBAR Office Opening Full Time Starting Tuesday, May 26th – 8:30A-5:00P!

While the office has been operational these last several weeks, member access has been limited. Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 8:30A, members will have full access to the office. We are committed to ensuring that our members, staff, and their families are safe and healthy. We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines: […]


North Carolina Moves Slowly Into Phase 2

This week, Governor Roy Cooper released Executive Order No. 141 which moves North Carolina into Phase 2 of reopening.  This order, termed “Safer at Home”, relaxes restrictions on residents and begins today at 5:00P through June 26th, 2020 unless changed or cancelled. A Few Key Changes Allows restaurants to open for on-premises dining with limits […]


Call For Action: Nags Head & Duck

Hello OBAR members, Please be aware that the Duck and Nags Head executive boards will vote on Flood Damage Prevention Ordinances (FDPOs) this Wednesday, May 20, and next Wednesday, May 27, respectively. The Duck and Nags Head draft FDPOs recommended by the planning boards would be more rigorous than Dare County’s two important and interrelated […]


FAQs for Executive Order 138 “Easing Restrictions on Travel, Business Operations, and Mass Gatherings: Phase 1”

There have been many questions regarding the Phase 1 implemented by Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order # 138.  Phase 1 begins today, Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:00P. In addition to Executive Order #138, the Governor’s office released a FAQ document that answers a majority of your questions.  View the FAQs by clicking here.  Executive […]


NCREC Inacts Emergency Rule for Education Requirements

On March 18, 2020 the Commission voted to approve two emergency rules addressing education issues during the public health emergency.  Rule G.0104 will provide relief to licensees with respect to the Commission’s education requirements.  All schools and sponsors must cancel or suspend live classes through April 30th, 2020, effective March 26th, 2020. What does this […]

Member Resources, Uncategorized


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 […]

Advocacy, Legislative Briefing, Uncategorized

GMM Cancelled

Due to recommendations from Governor Roy Cooper about limiting groups with over 100 attendees, OBAR CEO Willo Kelly and I, President Jimmy Anderson, have decided to cancel the GMM scheduled for next Thursday, March 19th. At this time we are still planning to hold other events over the next few weeks.  We would like to […]