Do You Know Your MLO?

MLO’s in California can be licensed in three categories. FDIC – The Big Banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America; DBO – Formerly the Dept. of Corporations; CalBRE – Formerly the Dept. of Real Estate. Did you know that the Federal Requirements for Education and Exams vary for these groups? FDID originators have no […]

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Review CalBRE License Status

The CalBRE Status Sheet

I strongly recommend that Associates check their Status Sheet regularly.  You might find some Agency error, and people checking the files would think that you had been disciplined in the past. One point about the files:  For licensees who have had their license a long time, the date of licensing will say, “Unofficial-taken from secondary […]

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LinkedIn

Does Anyone Know Someone at LinkedIn?

LinkedIn just purchased an online learning site, Lynda.com.  It is the biggest acquisition by LinkedIn in its 12 year history.  E-learning is an entirely new category for the company.  LinkedIn wants to lure users to use it sites every week or even every day. Why did I notice the article? They paid $1.5 Billion, yes the […]

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Important Information about CalBre License Renewals

Important Information About CalBre License Renewal

       As an approved Sponsor (0054) of CalBRE License Renewal Courses for many years, we have heard many questions from licensees considering their renewal options. There is much confusion about some of the nuances of the Regulations, so I am doing this Question and Answer article.  Hopefully, it will answer some of your queries so you […]

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Arbritration

Arbitration Awards are Not Easily Overturned

Suppose an arbitration award is based on the arbitrator’s erroneous understanding of the law.  Then you appeal the award and get it reversed, right?  Probably not.  Courts are extremely reluctant even to hear appeals of arbitration, much less to reverse them.  A recent Federal Court case ( Sotheby’s International Realty v. Relocation Group, U.S. Court […]

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My Favorite Instructor

My Favorite Instructor

In a previous post I stated that each year David Knox from the Twin Cities is one of my favorite instructors at the National Association of Realtor’s Convention.  Why?  He is quick, witty, does outstanding voice impressions, has excellent content for sales persons, energetic and charming, etc. etc. etc.  It is a pleasure to watch him operate. […]

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Quick Commercial About a Real Estate License

Quick Commercial About Getting A License

2015 will be a year where the number of people getting a real estate license will increase dramatically.  Why?  Because the numbers have been increasing in 2014, and yet the number of licensees is about 137,000 lower than the peak in late 2008.  Get in now before the market is crowded again. What is the […]

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LEARNED SOMETHING NEW

Had to have a rental re-keyed today.  The locksmith handed me the old key, and I proceeded to drop it.  Of course, it bounced once off of the counter and went right into the garbage disposal. No key anymore. It was clearly there, but our hands were too large to reach in and get it. […]

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