Chuck Willman, Utah Homes (Utah Homes)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Does Arizona need additional real estate licensees but not attorneys,  security guards or private investigators? 

Apr 13, 2019 12:01 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'm kind of neutral on it. But it could lead to issues. I was licensed in New York and you would think it was no big deal to move to North Carolina... but lots of aspects of NC law were very different and I'm also licensed in South Carolina, where it's also different from NC and those differences can be subtle but can have a huge impact if you do it wrong.

Apr 13, 2019 02:05 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Well if it encourages people to move to AZ that might be a good thing. But at the same time it does allow people from other states to take jobs from Arizonians. I think they went through something similar in the United Kingdom. It actually helped the economy, but they didn't like people from other parts of the EU coming in and taking their jobs. The result is Brexit, which may ultimately wreck the economy in the U.K.

Time will tell if it works here or not.

Apr 13, 2019 11:24 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

WELLLLL . . . you may not forget what you already knew by crossing the border, but we don't know what you actually knew before you crossed border. I am not in favor of broker reciprocity.

Apr 13, 2019 11:13 AM
Ken Jones
Ken Jones Real Estate Advisor - Toms River, NJ
Real Estate Training & Coaching

Chuck Willman Wish they had this law when I first moved to AZ in 2001.

At that time, I took the entire Broker's course and the entire Broker's test, although I must say, it was well worth it.

Apr 13, 2019 01:33 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Interesting that lawyers cannot do it. Wonder why? Not really!

Apr 13, 2019 12:05 PM
Chuck Willman
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Their assumption is you didn’t forget what you already knew just by crossing a state border.

I like it.

Apr 13, 2019 10:50 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I'm good with it. I think it's helpful for those that either want or need to relocate to AZ get up and rolling faster without sitting thru a ton of hours just for the sake of putting in hours on material already fully understood.

Apr 13, 2019 02:05 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I think it's a great idea....certainly makes it easier to relocate if you're a licensed professional....

Apr 13, 2019 12:37 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That applies to most states on surveyor, registered professional engineers licenses as well. You think these busy experienced folks have time to spend two days taking 16 hour exam in 12 other states. That is 32 days? 

Apr 13, 2019 12:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I think this is a good idea. I am now waiting for a job offer.

Apr 13, 2019 12:01 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Looks like if you do not have a gun or an attorney you are in like flint!

Wonder if they would take some used politicians from NY!

Apr 13, 2019 11:54 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Well since they are testing for the state's laws and requirements and the federal knowledge and laws would be the same in all states I see no issue with it. As long as I am understanding what you are saying accurately.

Apr 13, 2019 07:46 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Chuck Willman good idea, but it can have positive and negative impact.

Apr 13, 2019 05:46 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It could very well draw agents like myself Chuck Willman . In fact it may draw me there sooner than later!

Apr 13, 2019 04:00 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmmm, now that suggests we are all the same.

Apr 13, 2019 02:41 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I like it.  It's basically a 50 state reciprocity agreement.  I looked into Nevada last year for kicks.  Their reciprocity agreement is that a CA Broker can become a NV agent after taking just the Nevada legal section of the exam.  Broker still requires years and transaction experience in Nevada.

Apr 13, 2019 11:11 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like it...Instead of "taxing" more...they are inviting people to come live there

Apr 13, 2019 11:10 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Interesting information. 

Apr 14, 2019 09:21 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Everyone can have a real estate license !

Apr 14, 2019 05:49 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I'm sure those state legislatures know what they are doing.

Apr 14, 2019 04:43 AM
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Interesting, let’s see how it works

Apr 14, 2019 04:14 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I wonder how many people will know the AZ law versus laws where they came from. Up here you can become licensed by just taking the state law portion of the test and some education. Its pretty simple and easy. 

I guess time will tell the story!

Apr 13, 2019 11:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I was not aware of this. At first blush overall it sounds like a good idea. The exceptions are interesting!

Apr 13, 2019 08:26 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

It is interesting but I don't think it will affect me unless California decides to follow Arizona's example.

Apr 13, 2019 08:19 PM
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

That would certainly make it easier to relocate!

Apr 13, 2019 03:57 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Interesting to say the least.  A

Apr 13, 2019 01:01 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I like the concept. I do think a mandatory class on AZ real estate law should be required.

Apr 14, 2019 11:19 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Mutual recognition for all if they pass state law exams? Not a bad idea. Arizona must be trying to attract professionals as most states tend to be very protective of their local licensees and try to make licensing difficult to keep competition away.

Apr 14, 2019 11:09 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Time will tell how this all unfolds. 

Apr 14, 2019 08:32 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Damn! I knew they would exclude attorneys!

Apr 14, 2019 08:11 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Interesting, is there or is there not a test required for the Arizona specific information? 

Apr 14, 2019 07:01 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I thought your broker had to get licensed in other states before agents could get licensed in other states.

Apr 13, 2019 05:18 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seems like a sensible program, not that many differences in the licensing laws.

Apr 13, 2019 05:15 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOW! Lawyers and private investigators are more critical with regards to licensing than doctors and real estate professionals - makes sense to me! NOT!

Apr 14, 2019 03:36 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

How interesting. Moving to Arizona!

Apr 19, 2019 11:58 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I can see how it would be a benefit although the laws there may be different from my state of Tn.  So I think one would really need to educate themselves.

Apr 14, 2019 08:01 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interesting I must say.

Apr 14, 2019 11:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wonder why they decided to drop the state portion.  Each state has different rules.

Apr 28, 2019 12:13 PM
Kris Collis
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Buy & Sell with Professional Results you Expect

 Dan,  Your comments here are well-taken and would make an excellent blog,

Apr 17, 2019 10:49 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Sounds like Arizona might have heeded the call for less regulation, when appropriate.  Requiring the test for only the AZ specific laws/regulations makes sense. Recognizing experience is also appropriate, even though it might not have occurred in AZ.  Since AZ draws a significant amount of retirees, it allows them to stay in the workforce as much as they desire.

Apr 15, 2019 01:58 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Good to know...

Apr 15, 2019 07:26 AM