NC REALTORS® join Attorney General to announce drug diversion guidelines for real estate professionals

Charlotte, North Carolina (April 26, 2018) – Today, NC REALTORS® President-elect Asa Fleming and Jason Gentry, president of the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association, joined North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and representatives of the State Bureau of Investigation and federal Drug Enforcement Administration at the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association’s office to unveil new guidelines for real estate professionals to address problems resulting from the rising opioid epidemic.

“As REALTORS®, our first duty is to protect our clients in their homes and in their communities,” said Asa Fleming, NC REALTORS® President-elect. “With the rise of opioid abuse and drug diversion across our state, education needs to occur at all levels to ensure prescription drugs intended for personal use do not fall into the wrong hands. We applaud Attorney General Stein’s leadership in the development of guidelines for real estate brokers, as well as his work on this issue throughout the state.”


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NC REALTORS® is a non-profit trade association, representing more than 43,000 members and 48 local associations throughout the state of North Carolina. NC REALTORS® serves to promote the success of its members and enhance the quality of life in North Carolina by promoting housing affordability and the protection of private property rights. Founded in 1921, the association is headquartered in Greensboro, with an additional office in Raleigh. For more information on the association, visit

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