Numbers

The statistics here generally reflect the activities of the Real Estate Commission during the period from May 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007.

Contact

•     272,600 telephone calls

•     1.2 million+ website “hits”

Publications

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

Technology

•     Online license renewals increased 56%

•     7,423 student rosters electronically processed for CE courses

Licensing

•     400,000 license records changed (a 36% increase)

•     15,217 applications processed for     licenses by examination

•     15,215 license examinations

administered

•     8,494 licenses by examination issued

•     820 licenses issued by reciprocity (a 17% increase)

•     1,640 firm licenses issued

•     371 expired, surrendered and suspended licenses reinstated

•     4,200 Certificates of License History issued

•     452 license applications regarding character issues reviewed by Commission

•     201 license applicant conferences conducted

•     27 new private real estate school licenses issued and 52 renewed

Education

•     36 real estate instructors approved and 37 renewed

•     71 new continuing education elective courses approved (for a total of 409 courses)

•     31 new continuing education sponsors approved (for a total of 171)

•     27 new continuing education Update Course instructors approved (for a total of 216

•     47 Broker-in-Charge Course sessions conducted for 3,764 licensees

Audits/Investigations

•     131 field investigations completed

•     124 trust accounts examined

•     408 persons interviewed

•     23 trust account sessions conducted for 654 students

•     3,777 students instructed for trust account portion of BIC course

Legal

•     1,344 case (complaint) files opened and 1,402 closed

•     25 licensees reprimanded

•     67 licenses suspended

•     31 licenses revoked

•     18 licenses surrendered

•     91 cases utilized conditional remedies

This article came from the October 2007-Vol38-2 edition of the bulletin.