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CHIKA SUNQUIST, DRE COMMISSIONER  Chika Araki Sunquist was appointed Real Estate Commissioner for the State of California by Governor Gavin Newsom on November 28, 2023. Her first day of office was January 3, 2024. She succeeded Doug McCauley whose final day was December 29, 2023. Commissioner McCauley had earlier succeeded Wayne Bell. The question for […]

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New California Department of Real Estate Commissioner

Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Chika Sunquist, Department of Real Estate Commissioner. Duane Gomer Education commends this appointment after working with her when she was in charge of Mortgage Loan Originator matters at DRE. Currently, she is Assistant Commissioner of Enforcement. She has been at DRE since 2006 and worked in many different important roles. […]

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An Interview With Doug McCauley California Department of Real Estate Commissioner

The Commissioner of the California Department of Real Estate, Doug McCauley, was very generous with his time and allowed me to interview him on his two year anniversary. I asked him the questions that I thought licensees would ask if they had this opportunity. His candid and open answers should help us better understand the […]

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Buzz Words

Implicit Bias: Buyers, Sellers, and Licensees Be Aware There are numerous articles and postings about Implicit Bias and Love Letters. A new 2 hour Implicit Bias Course will be part of the 45 Hour CE Requirements effective January 1, 2023. And an interactive participatory component must be added to the required Fair Housing CE Course. Buyer […]

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What’s Happening At The DRE

The Fall issue of the DRE bulletin was recently released by Commissioner Douglas R. McCauley. Worth reading if you are interested in Real Estate in any way. This is not an advertisement disguised as a news release, this is from the agency that enforces all Real Estate Regulations, so beware and behold.   First, read this issue […]

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Great News from DRE Commissioner Douglas R. McCauley

RE 149 – Licensee Statistics Just received some great news concerning DRE stats from October 2021. The famous RE149: Comparative Production Statistics is back. I love the monthly information it delivers. For example, the number of active licensees (broker and salespersons) are listed. The totals in all these categories are listed by current month (October […]

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New Change to MLO Continuing Education Webinars

Changes for 2022 NMLS is constantly making changes for Course Providers like Duane Gomer Education. Due to the pandemic we have been doing webinars instead of seminars and the response has been gratifying. Of course, there will be changes. I believe this latest one will be effective on June 6, 2022. The student’s cameras must […]

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We Get Questions. Oh Yes, We Get Questions

Qualifying Courses One question my staff hears regularly concerns qualifying for a broker’s license. An applicant must complete 8 college courses and have 2 years of full-time experience in the last 5 years. There are nuances and if you have any queries, call my office at 800-439-4909, we can help. Yes, for example, an Econ […]

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