JACQUETTE DIAMOND LAND GINYARD (Charlotte) – By Consent, the Commission suspended the broker license of Ms. Land Ginyard for a period of six months effective September 17, 2019. The Commission then stayed the suspension for a probationary period from September 17, 2019 through March 17, 2020. The Commission found that Ms. Land Ginyard, a buyer agent in a residential transaction, failed to maintain records of all the subject transaction documents and failed to make them available for inspection by the Commission. Ms. Land Ginyard was the qualifying broker and broker-in-charge of a licensed firm and failed to notify the Commission within 10 days of its dissolution by the North Carolina Office of the Secretary of State.
KATRINA LAMURIEL KEOGH (Charlotte) – By Consent, the Commission suspended the broker license of Ms. Keogh for a period of 18 months effective September 17, 2019. The Commission then stayed the suspension for a probationary period from September 17, 2019 through March 16, 2021. The Commission found that Ms. Keogh, a buyer agent in a residential transaction, submitted an Offer To Purchase and Contract on behalf of her buyer clients which stated that they would be obtaining a conventional loan. The subject property went under contract but failed to close as the buyer could not close on two separate occasions. Ms. Keogh failed to timely inform the seller that her buyer client could no longer obtain a conventional loan and must now pursue a VA loan and that the buyer’s funds to close would not be available until they sold their current home. Ms. Keogh told the Listing Agent that an appraisal had been performed on the subject property when, in fact, it had not yet been scheduled. Ms. Keogh failed to forward her buyer client’s signed Due Diligence extension request to the Listing Agent. Ms. Keogh failed to respond to the Commission’s Letter of Inquiry within 14 days.
PIERRE MAREE (Charlotte) – By Consent, the Commission reprimanded Mr. Maree effective September 25, 2019. The Commission found that Mr. Maree, also licensed as a real estate broker in South Carolina, acted as listing agent in a transaction. Mr. Maree was aware of a dispute between buyer and seller regarding earnest money disbursement upon termination of a contract and failed to disclose the dispute when he delivered to the escrow agent an earnest money release agreement that had been altered by his seller-client but not initialed by the buyer. The escrow agent disbursed the $2,000 earnest money deposit to the seller before being informed about the dispute. Mr. Maree has paid the buyer $2,000 from his own funds.
SUSAN A. RICHTER (Durham) – By Consent, the Commission reprimanded Ms. Richter effective December 15, 2019. The Commission found that Ms. Richter, acting as a listing agent, misrepresented in her advertising that the subject property had a slate roof and a complete central vacuum system. The buyers discovered the misrepresentation regarding the roof during the due diligence period. The buyers discovered that the central vacuum system did not have a motor or other necessary components after closing. Ms. Richter has paid $1,100 out of her own funds for the central vacuum system.