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Mission and History


To support and enhance the individual and corporate careers of our members.

Cape Fear REALTORS® (CFR) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that was created on June 2, 1924. It has grown tremendously in the past 90+ years. Presently, CFR serves more than 1,850+ REALTORS® in Southeastern North Carolina.

We strive to be the premier, innovative resource for technology, services, and information for REALTORS® in our region so that they may better serve their clients. The Association serves the interests of the public by:

  • Promoting private property rights.
  • Monitoring and proposing regulation and legislation to ensure the availability and affordability of insurance for both residential and commercial property owners
  • Work with the National Association of REALTORS®, the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and the NC Real Estate Commission to promote ethically and legally sound representation for the consumer.

Our diverse membership is comprised of REALTORS® with the professional expertise to meet your real estate needs, whether it's your first home, a residential or commercial rental, or a commercial property for sale. Our REALTOR® Members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which maintains that a high standard of conduct will be met in all activities.

Perhaps the best-known feature is the operation of our Multiple Listing Service. You may visit our "Find A Home" section on our homepage for a comprehensive listing of real estate available for purchase or lease in the marketplace. Our Association works to provide its members with contracts and forms to ease the real estate transaction, ensuring that the rights of all parties are addressed. Should a dispute arise between our members and you, the Association has established procedures to conduct professional standards, arbitration and mediation hearings if the situation warrants.

Our membership stays abreast of the latest industry advances by completing advance education courses on a host of topics – from technology to standard contract writing.

REALTORS® in Wilmington, NC are an effective voice for real estate, protecting your right to own, transfer and use real property. Our effective legislative program benefits all property owners at all levels of government. As a result of this Association’s involvement in the legislative arena, property owners benefit from an environment that cherishes one of our inherent real property rights.


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