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Florida Real Estate Commission

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation supports the Governor in meeting his obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to the important leadership roles within the department’s Professional Boards, Council and Commissions. Members are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

The Division of Real Estate is responsible for the examination, licensing, and regulation of real estate and real estate property appraisal professionals and corporations, real estate schools, and real estate and appraiser instructors. The division provides administrative support to the Florida Real Estate Commission.

The members of the Florida Real Estate Commission work with the department in meeting its mission to, “License Efficiently. Regulate Fairly.” There are more than 300,000 real estate licensees which include real estate sales associates, broker sales associates, brokers, corporations, partnerships, branch offices, additional locations, real estate instructors, real estate schools and chief administrators of those schools. These licensees are regulated by the provisions of Chapter 475, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61J2, Florida Administrative Code.

The Florida Real Estate Commission consists of seven members, four of which must be licensed brokers, each of whom has held an active license for the 5 years preceding appointment. Additionally, one member must be a licensed broker or a licensed sales associate who has held an active license for the 2 years preceding appointment; and two members must be persons who are not, and have never been, brokers or sales associates. An additional provision of the make-up of the Florida Real Estate Commission is that one member must be 60 years of age or older.

Members of the Florida Real Estate Commission are appointed for 4-year terms; however, a term of less than 4-years may be utilized to ensure that no more than two members’ terms expire during the same calendar year. A vacancy on the Florida Real Estate Commission shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term of a previous member in the same manner as the original appointment and no member may serve for more than the remaining portion of a previous member’s unexpired term, plus two consecutive 4-year terms of the member’s own appointment.

The Florida Real Estate Commission meets every month for a two day period and the majority of those meetings are held in Orlando. Prior to commission meetings members of the Florida Real Estate Commission are expected to spend time in pre-meeting preparation. This preparation time includes reviewing agenda items, reading investigative reports and disciplinary information, reviewing applications and reading Florida Statutes or Florida Administrative Code. The average time for pre-meeting preparation ranges from ten to twelve hours. Additionally, each member of the commission is expected to serve on a probable cause panel approximately once each quarter. The probable cause panel meets once a month for three hours. The member on this panel will have additional pre-meeting preparation averaging approximately 7 hours. This preparation will consist of reviewing investigative reports and making a determination of the finding of probable cause to move forward with prosecution. Each member of the commission receives a per diem and mileage as outlined in Section 112.061, Florida Statutes.

For more information about the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation or the Division of Real Estate, please visit the Division of Real Estate webpage.

 

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