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The Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) has partnered with the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE) for its legislative and governmental affairs services.

BASE currently provides local government affairs services to the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association, Brunswick County Home Builders Association, Jacksonville Board of Realtors and Topsail Island Association of Realtors, according to a news release from BCAR interim CEO Cynthia Cumbie.

Cumbie was named interim CEO when the group announced Steve Candler was leaving after several years to take  similar position in Montana.

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“Local advocacy is a key component of our association’s strategic plan, and this partnership with BASE will strengthen our ability to be a strong, active voice for real estate,” Cumbie said.

BASE is coastal North Carolina’s voice for the commercial and residential building, development and real estate industry and represents numerous individual business members. BASE Governmental Affairs staff has an established presence with local governments and elected officials in Brunswick, Pender, Onslow and New Hanover Counties. At the local level, BASE proactively tracks and takes action on issues at county commissions, municipal councils and planning/zoning boards throughout southeastern North Carolina.

“BASE is excited to partner with the Brunswick County Association of Realtors and immediately provide established government affairs services,” said BASE CEO Cameron Moore. “With local advocacy being a key component of the association’s strategic plan, BASE is uniquely positioned to proactively monitor and advocate for BCAR on county and municipal issues in Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties.”

Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. The Association offers a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and tax data interface featuring a comprehensive list of available properties for sale and general property information for southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. For more information, please visit For more information, please visit