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What is a Broker-Associate?

The title of “Broker Associate” is now clearly defined in the CA Business and Professions Code: 10015.3. “Broker associate” means a broker retained by a responsible broker who has authority to provide services requiring a real estate license on behalf of the responsible broker. The Department of Real Estate allows a broker associate to work under the license of a...
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Criminal convictions and license applications – ALWAYS investigate before applying for licensing

Denial of license based on a criminal conviction that has been expunged is now prohibited under the CA Business and Profession Code. Read further for additional details: (more…)
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The High Cost of a DUI When You Hold a Professional License

  The Automobile Club of Southern California reports that the costs associated with a DUI conviction have risen since the Auto Club last reviewed the issue in 2010. The costs associated with a DUI conviction include fines to the state, county penalties, attorney fees and increased auto insurance rates. (more…)
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Increased Accountability of Licensees Managing Real Estate Offices

California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 510 into law on 10/9/11. This legislation will allow brokers to designate branch managers as directly responsible for the licensee activities of those real estate salespersons under their supervision. This will require filing paperwork with the Dept. of Real Estate (DRE) notifying the DRE of the designation. Standby for further updates.
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Why AB 278 (Hill) is a Great Piece of Legislation for the California Real Estate Community

Current law and regulations require the Department of Real Estate (DRE) to engage in formal disciplinary action against licensees for any infraction, even a minor one and even if the violation was promptly corrected.  Once accused, the licensee must defend themselves against the allegation or else risk losing their license. (more…)
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The Meaning of a “Restricted” Real Estate License

  To understand the effect a restricted real estate license will have on your real estate career, you must first understand the rights associated with an “un”restricted real estate license. (more…)
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4 Helpful Tips to Avoid DENIAL of Your DRE License Application

Are you thinking about applying for a real estate salesperson license in California? If so, review these tips below. (more…)
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Department of Real Estate Benefit of the Doubt Program in a Nutshell

  Good news for vigilant brokers throughout California! This past summer the Department of Real Estate started a new “Benefit of the Doubt Program” which is now in practice on a trial basis. (more…)
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