Vick The Realtor . (Olympus Executive Realty INC.)

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I had an agent on the other side that wasn't actively licensed - I kept the whole commission and smiled - it made up for the pain he caused everyone! 

Jul 29, 2015 09:01 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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You state RE board has the mechanism to make that agent's life very uncomfortable.

Plus, More than likely, his broker is unaware that the license has lapsed. I suggest notifying the broker. He will have to step in or assign another agent to the transaction. The unlicensed agent will be prohibited from earning a commission.

Jul 29, 2015 10:45 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would choose the 'kind' route and advise the other agent their license has lapsed. I would further advise this transaction (their side) be handed by another agent of their choice while the issue is resolved.

I would NOT see this as a predatory opportunity to take the money and run.

Shameful.

Jul 29, 2015 10:06 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Well, I've never had this happen. But I would take it to my broker in charge to resolve.

Jul 29, 2015 09:38 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I let them know that there's no compensation heading their way.

Jul 29, 2015 08:42 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If it is not an attorney and they don't pay the dues why should they get paid!

Here they would probably not have the correct forms and that alone would raise a red flag!

Jul 29, 2015 10:15 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Vick,

I think all the answers that have been given are valid.  A

Jul 29, 2015 10:06 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Oh golly geeeee whiz....call the ....local and then state authorities...and just "say no" to the commission !

Jul 29, 2015 10:05 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I will cease any conversation with the person and have a discussion with my broker first who should make an immediate call to that person's broker of record.   Has never happened to me...yet. 

Jul 29, 2015 10:55 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Take their commission and report them to the board & BRE. It's what they sign up for when they pull a move like that. Best education too on being licensed.

Jul 29, 2015 10:23 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that should be reported and then the seller pays you the commission....period....

Jul 29, 2015 09:54 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I contact their last sponsoring broker.

Jul 29, 2015 09:40 PM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Go directly to the broker. Do not pass go.

Jul 30, 2015 12:52 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
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I confront them directly.

Jul 30, 2015 12:36 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I would bring the problem to my broker. The individual should be made aware that we know that they are working illegally and cannot be paid a commission. Their client should have the opportunity to be represented by a licensed agent. 

Jul 30, 2015 12:28 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Yikes!  I've never experienced that insanity.  

Jul 29, 2015 11:58 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

That's something where I would consult with my broker, who would advise how to proceed. Could be that the agent is licensed in another state, and thought license was reciprical? I suppose they could not legally be paid, and could even face crimianl charges for practicing without a license.

Jul 29, 2015 11:51 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Vick Pacheco ~ Luxury Homes & Lifestyles I would inform them and report them to the real estate commission. It is against the law to practice real estate without a license.

Jul 29, 2015 11:16 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

most of the comments below are all good and valid, my concern would take me to my broker asap, as there have been representations made already that are in jeopardy as a unlicensed agent. You bear some additional liability in this deal if you know and dont immediately stop the transaction with this person. (former agent)

Jul 29, 2015 11:08 PM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

We can not pay them here in NC. The way the laws are hereif the firm pays anything to an unlicensed person, the firm is breaking the law.

Jul 29, 2015 10:57 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Wow - I'd defer to my broker's wisdom on this. Obviously, an unlicensed agent can't collect a commission, but s/he also can't show properties or act on behalf of a client either. I'm pretty sure my broker would advise we report it to the board.

Jul 29, 2015 10:44 PM
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
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Answer most often in thread above:
TAKE IT TO YOUR BROKER.  

IMHO -The real issue is maintaining the trust and confidence of the public. Everyone is busy but the basics are the basics - gotta have an active license!

Have a successful day -
Lynn 

Jul 30, 2015 02:55 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Like what...the agent did not get enough notices to renew their license?

Lets not pretend that the agent did not know...

Eve

PS:  One time I was at an ethics hearing on behalf of the ethics committe...the case was about a "top producer" whose license expired 3 years ago.  Broker tried to claim they did not know...sure.  Both were fined and required to take some classes.  

Eve

 

Jul 30, 2015 03:11 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Call him on it and his broker

Jul 30, 2015 02:02 AM
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Aaron Robertson
Authority Property Management - Redding, CA
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It would be proper to notify the Broker and: t would be their responsibility to address the unlicensed agent.

Jul 30, 2015 12:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Simply do not deal with unlicensed people.  You do not have to do anything.

Jul 30, 2015 12:30 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I'd let my broker know and see if he wants to let the other agents broker know. 

Jul 29, 2015 11:33 PM