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 what you should do.
Common Reasons For Investigation
The California Real Estate Board has a long list of violations that lead to disciplinary actions. Below are the most common reasons your professional license could be investigated.
- Unlicensed Activity
- Trust Fund Mishandling
- Criminal Convictions
- Failure to Make Records Available for Inspection
- Making False Promises
- Undisclosed Compensation
- False Advertising
- Violation of State Laws
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Receiving a Violation
When your real estate license is being questioned, the licensing board may have sent you a violation letter. Once you have received this, your next step will be to face the board for a disciplinary hearing. This is when it’s a good idea to recruit a professional license defense attorney. At your hearing, the board will determine if your violations are valid enough to affect the validity of your license. Actions could include restricting your license for a certain period of time, suspending, or even revoking your license altogether. An experienced license defense attorney can help you face the board and get the best outcome possible. Even if your hearing does lead to a suspension or revocation, your attorney can then help you appeal the decision and get back to work sooner.
As a real estate professional, your reputation is always in the public eye. Whether your current or past actions were a criminal or on the job mistake, our experienced team at Unlock Legal can help protect your career. We have represented hundreds of California professionals and helped protect their occupational licenses.
If you fear your professional license is in jeopardy, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a quick, discreet, and confidential consultation. Know that with us, you are in great hands. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at your convenience at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can. Losing your license doesn’t have to be the end of your career.
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