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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

In what sense? I try not to think about it very much at all. But I also try never to forget that while we think it's there for us as agents, for the most part it's there to "protect the public from us."

Feb 26, 2018 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
887,633
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I try to think of them as little as possible . . . LOL
They do the best job that they are able . . . our DRE seems to be fully staffed now, after YEARS AND YEARS of skeleton crew. I could be wrong, though!
Just like everything/everywhere, good help is hard to find, and the experienced and knowlegeable old timers who retire or die leave huge gaps in service. Technology has improved that somewhat.

Feb 26, 2018 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
882,261
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

A necessary evil.

Mainly because 'people' can't be trusted.

Feb 26, 2018 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's good. We are not funded by the state so we have more independence.

Feb 26, 2018 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
259,017
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

You know my opinion ,,,,, Its a laborious process, but our commissioners really do take their positions serious!

Feb 26, 2018 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,283
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't.  For the most part they just exist for me to pay them money and submit my continuing education hours... oh and make new laws that (surprisingly for California) actually make sense.  I've not seen a whole lot of enforcement coming from them though.  Honestly, except for every 4 years for CE and once or twice a year for new laws... I don't think of them at all.

Feb 26, 2018 09:20 AM
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5,357,189
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As with all govt agencies, the less we see of each other the better.

Feb 26, 2018 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
6,540,549
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

They need to impove the continuing education programs.

Feb 26, 2018 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
609,686
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Not much...

Eve

Feb 26, 2018 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
507,733
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I pass :)

Feb 26, 2018 09:32 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I only think about them when it is time for me to file a complaint against an agent that behaves badly. 

Feb 26, 2018 08:40 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I can't say I really think about them except when I want to verify a licensee or renew my license.

Feb 26, 2018 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
5,524,500
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Andy,

What is there to think about?

Feb 26, 2018 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

in 40 years, I've never once thought about them..... I only think about business and driving onward and upward...

Feb 26, 2018 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate They have a job to do and keep us out of trouble.

Feb 26, 2018 07:14 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       This is a public question, and the members of the FREC can read the answers, correct?

      I just want to say that the people at 400 West Robinson Street in Orlando are consummate professionals.  They care deeply about protecting Florida consumers, and ensuring that real estate professionals adhere to the license laws of our state.  The members of FREC set a shining example for the other divisions and agencies that come under the umbrella of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.  

Feb 26, 2018 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,213,561
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I work hard for my commissions, they are vital to deposits. 

Feb 26, 2018 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
548,950
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

They do their job effectively.  Since we had a new state website implemented, it is really easy to load CEs and renew licenses.

Feb 26, 2018 06:59 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

They are under a new director and now staff is having to be accountable to timelines. A new licensee can get their license processed in a little as 2 days. During the snow when other state offices were closed, they worked remotely from home and didn't miss a beat. We finally have a good system in place.

Feb 26, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
894,952
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I think our aim is to avoid doing anything that would get them to notice us. Their chief job is to protect the public...the consumer.

Feb 26, 2018 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Feb 26, 2018 05:35 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Ours is great - very helpful if you have questions and quite responsive. I can't complain at all.

Feb 26, 2018 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
3,995,106
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think they do a fantastic job.

Feb 26, 2018 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,882,867
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't very often.

Mar 01, 2018 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
818,217
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not much interaction with them... we just pay the fees.

Feb 27, 2018 08:57 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

They do a great job...

Feb 26, 2018 10:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate - everything is fine, so far.

Feb 26, 2018 09:43 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

that I liked it a lot better 10 years ago and I'm sure glad we're getting a new governor this year.

Feb 26, 2018 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I guess the less I worry about them the more time I have to sell

Feb 26, 2018 05:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Any criticism comes from those who attempt to 'skirt the law' and get caught.

Feb 26, 2018 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
2,634,031
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Worthless...

Feb 26, 2018 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't think of them one way or another.  They exist and nothing I can do about it.

Feb 26, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,018
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It's just a money grab that doesn't enforce the rules they have on the books. Crooks, plain & simple.

Feb 26, 2018 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

why?

Feb 26, 2018 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,156,948
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Think the commission in Florida is doing fine. In Illinois, not enough current experience to comment.

Feb 26, 2018 05:11 AM