Broker Misconduct

The Commission was dismayed by the violence that erupted at the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021 and has received inquiries about the consequences of broker involvement.

While the Real Estate License Law and Commission rules are primarily focused on broker conduct connected to a real estate transaction, there are provisions in the law that address other conduct. The License Law provides that the Commission can discipline a broker who is found to be unworthy or incompetent to act as a real estate broker in a manner as to endanger the public interest. Likewise, disciplinary action can be taken against a broker who is convicted of certain crimes, including offenses showing professional unfitness. The Commission also considers character and criminal history when determining whether to license an applicant as a broker.

If you believe there has been a possible violation of the Real Estate License Law or Commission rules, please file a complaint with the Commission. If you are a broker and have been convicted of a criminal offense, you are required by law to report it on the Criminal Conviction Reporting form.

The Commission assesses each complaint and reported conviction on a case by case basis.