(From July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)
#1- The number of Licensees dropped by 2,028 from 412,835 to 410,807 Licensees.
#2- However, this number did increase from May of this year to June by a whole 437; it finally might continue upward again. I know present licensees would like the number to drop, but you do realize that I run an Education Company who wants people to buy courses to become brokers and salespersons.
#3- Renewal rates for Brokers were up 85.6% for this year, 83.4% for last year, and 80.7% for two years ago. I like this as I sell courses to renew.
#4- Renewal rates for Salespersons were 75.% this year, 73.2% for last year and 69.7% for two years ago.
#5- Broker exam passing rates have dropped from 45% two years ago to 42%. I anticipate the percentages to continue dropping as the CalBRE had a task force evaluate the exams a few years ago to improve them.
#6- Salesperson’s passing rates have dropped from 58% to 54% in the same time period as #5, and June was an even lower 50%. Move now prospects.
#7- A good sign: Investigations, Audits, Desist and Refrain Orders, Licenses Surrendered, Accusation Hearings, and Statement of Issues Hearings all dropped in number.
#8- Another good sign in my opinion: Subdivisions in State Filings increased to 2,604, Final Reports jumped to 2,351, and Time Share Applications and Reports increased. More building maybe?
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