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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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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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A Wonderful Student

Reasons to Get a Broker’s License Received a wonderful email last week from a wonderful student, Maria Lopez Flores. She emailed me mentioning that she was not getting our emails. We appreciate this as many times the emails are going to spam or there has been some problem with our email service. She also sent […]

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Reg Changes At DRE

DRE Regulation Amendments A recent pronouncement from the Department of Real Estate stated that some amendments were coming to our DRE Regulations because of bill AB 2884. Can’t be too earth shattering because no public hearing is scheduled, and if you want to make any written comments, make them before 1700 Hours on 9/8/2021. Responsible […]

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