Numbers

The statistics here generally reflect the activities of the Real Estate Commission during the period from May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2008.

Contact

•     260,500 telephone calls

•     1.1 million+ website “hits”

Publications

•     1,100,000+ publications distributed to brokers, consumers, applicants

Technology

•     8,400+ student rosters electronically processed for CE courses and 749 for postlicensing courses

Licensing

•     562,000 license records changed (a 40% increase)

•     11,000+ applications processed for licenses by examination

•     10,000+ license examinations  

administered

•     6,200+ licenses by examination issued

•     610 licenses issued by reciprocity

•     1,388 firm licenses issued

•     359 expired, surrendered and suspended licenses reinstated

•     3,800 Certificates of License History issued

•     383 license applications reviewed by Commission for character issues

•     171 license applicant conferences     conducted

Education

•     15 new private real estate school licenses issued and 65 renewed

•     43 real estate instructors approved (a 19% increase) and 40 renewed

•     65 new continuing education elective courses approved (for a total of 406 courses)

•     21 new continuing education sponsors approved (for a total of 219)

•     19 new continuing education Update Course instructors approved (for a total of  187)

•     42 Broker-in-Charge Course sessions conducted for 2,415 licensees

Audits/Investigations

•     142 field investigations completed

•     98 trust accounts examined

•     443 persons interviewed

•     16 trust account sessions conducted for 316 students

•     2,415 students instructed for trust account portion of BIC course

Legal

•     1,361 case (complaint) files opened and 1,386 closed

•     26 licenses reprimanded

•     60 licenses suspended

•     38 licenses revoked

•     14 licenses surrendered

•     99 cases with conditional remedies

This article came from the October 2008-Vol39-2 edition of the bulletin.