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Do Past Convictions Affect My Real Estate License?

Do Past Convictions Affect My Real Estate License

As a working professional, your real estate license and reputation are always under a microscope. As a result, even the smallest mistakes can cause the Department of Real Estate (DRE) to question the validity of your license. If you have convictions in your past, they could cause issues with the future of your real estate
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My Real Estate License Was Suspended

My Real Estate License Was Suspended

The California Department of Real Estate holds professionals to a variety of regulations and standards. As a result, your real estate license can be investigated and even suspended for a variety of reasons. Most real estate license suspensions are related to failing to meet continuing education requirements, professional misconduct, and law violations. If you’re going
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My Real Estate Broker License Is Under Investigation

My Real Estate Broker License Is Under Investigation

Brokers are crucial to the real estate process. Although it’s important for realtors and real estate agents to bring in clients, brokers really are the key to closing the deal. With that kind of responsibility, brokers are under a lot of pressure to maintain their professionalism at all times, correctly oversee the sales process, and
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Can a Revoked Real Estate License Be Reinstated?

Reinstate a Revoked Real Estate License

Your real estate license is your livelihood. Unfortunately, serious mistakes can happen and cause your real estate license to be revoked. As a result, many realtors and brokers fear that their careers are over. However, there is hope to reinstate your professional license. Here’s what you need to know. Causes for Revocation The California Department
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2021 Real Estate Licensing Laws

As a real estate professional, it’s important to be knowledgeable about the changing licensing and laws that may impact your industry. Whether it directly affects your license or the people you work with, it’s crucial to understand these changes. Without this expertise, you could be putting your professional license at risk. Here are the most
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Case Study: Unlocking a California Real Estate License

At Unlock Legal, we enjoy having relationships with our clients. Sometimes these relationships grow as we represent clients over a number of years for a variety of issues. This real estate professional was one of these clients.  In 2014, a California realtor hired us because the Department of Real Estate (DRE) denied his license application
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Case Study: Turning a Real Estate Denial Into a Restricted License

The reputation of Real Estate brokers and agents is constantly taken into account in regard to their professional licenses. Past criminal convictions can definitely affect the possibility of starting or continuing your Real Estate career. We helped this client overcome his past mistakes and proceed with his dream career as a licensed Real Estate agent.
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My California Real Estate License is Under Investigation. What Do I Do Now?

The California Real Estate Industry is extremely competitive, and your reputation is constantly on the line. As a realtor or broker, you play an integral part in the home buying and renting process. What you do inside and outside of work can affect your real estate license. If your professional license is under investigation, here’s
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Applicants & Licensees – I’ve Been Convicted

As is set forth by the DRE, once DRE is certain that an applicant or licensee has been convicted of a crime that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a real estate licensee, and the time for appeal has elapsed or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal, DRE
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Applicants: Application Automatically Denied Due to Criminal Record?

Applicants: Application Automatically Denied Due to Criminal Record? As is set forth by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), DRE may deny the issuance of a license to an applicant if he or she has been convicted of a substantially related crime. The same applies to the issuance of a license to a corporation,
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