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ARBOR Leadership Nominees for 2020

NO additional nomination of qualified REALTOR® members for
ARBOR Officers or Directors were submitted by September 1, 2019.  

The slate of candidates will be presented for election at the
Annual Membership Meeting October 3, 2019.
Walt Loonam - Chairman-Elect  
Sarah Mascarenas - Secretary/Treasurer
Sundee Hinchliffe - Place 4
Lilibeth Olvera - Place 6
William Cady - Place 7
Chris Beary - Place 12
Larry Hurley - Place 13

Can Unlicensed Persons Perform Inside Sales? Maybe and Maybe Not

Brokers and sales agents often use unlicensed personnel for assistance in conducting their real estate brokerage activities. Such unlicensed persons, sometimes referred to as administrative assistants, can be of great help to a busy agent. However, care must be taken to ensure that the unlicensed person does not conduct any of the activities for which a real estate license is required. This article defines some of those activities which may and may not be legally conducted by unlicensed persons.

Sections 1101.351(a) and 1101.758 of The Real Estate License Act establish that it is a crime for an unlicensed person to engage in activity for which a real estate license is required. The broker or sales agent that employs an unlicensed person might be criminally charged for the crime as well. In addition, TREC may take disciplinary action against a broker or sales agent that pays or associates with an unlicensed person who engages in activities that require a real estate license. Authority for this disciplinary action is set out in Sections 1101.652(b)(11) and (26) of the License Act. For these reasons, it is important to distinguish between those activities that do and those that do not require a real estate license. Section 1101.002(1)(A) of the License Act sets forth a list of activities that require a license and are worthy of a close reading.

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