Numbers

The statistics here generally reflect the activities of the Real Estate Commission during the period from May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009.

Contact

•     246,609 telephone calls

•     1.5 million+ Web site “hits”

Publications

•     640,000+ publications distributed to brokers, consumers, applicants

Technology

•    8,645 student rosters electronically processed for CE courses and 859 for post licensing courses

Licensing

•      457,468 license records changed

•     5,663 applications processed for licenses by examination

•     5,273+ license examinations administered

•     2,993 licenses by examination issued

•     339 licenses issued by reciprocity

•     1,051 firm licenses issued

•     209 expired, surrendered and suspended licenses reinstated

•     2,243 Certificates of License History issued

•     216 license applications reviewed by Commission for character issues

•     106 license applicant conferences     conducted

Education

•       7 new private real estate school licenses issued and 66 renewed

•     27 real estate instructors approved (a 19% increase) and 109 renewed

•     83 new continuing education elective courses approved (for a total of 437 courses)

•     28 new continuing education sponsors approved (for a total of 231)

•     13 new continuing education Update Course instructors approved (for a total of 190)

•     41 Broker-in-Charge Course sessions conducted for 2,027 licensees

Audits/Investigations

•     152 field investigations completed

•     196 trust accounts examined

•     373 persons interviewed

•     13 trust account sessions conducted for 310 students

•     1,848 students instructed for trust account portion of BIC course

Legal

•   1,037 case (complaint) files opened and 1,101 closed

•       33 licensees reprimanded

•     70 licenses suspended

•     70 licenses revoked

•     20 licenses surrendered

•     95  cases with conditional remedies

This article came from the October 2009-Vol40-2 edition of the bulletin.