ATTENTION DRE LICENSEES – Sexual harassment claims in the era of #MeToo

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  Sexual harassment: Real Estate licensees can be held liable for claims of sexual harassment in situations where the following has occurred: There is a business, service, or professional relationship between the complaining party and the licensed real estate professional. The licensed real estate professional has held himself or herself out as being able to help […]

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California Bureau of Real Estate Gets Tougher on Enforcing Violations and Unlicensed Individuals

LOS ANGELES – The Bureau of Real Estate is focused on the “biggest and baddest” violators of the law, according to State of California Real Estate Commissioner Wayne Bell, who spoke at a program hosted by the California Bar Association’s Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Sub-Section of the Property Law Section. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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