25
Apr

The State of Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC)

The Florida Real Estate Commission, or commonly referred to as FREC,  is a part of the Division of Real Estate as well as the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board, or FREAB.  These divisions are all under the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, or DBPR. FREC has seven members appointed by the Governor of Florida and the Florida Senate confirms the members.  […]

9
Jul

Permissible Activities of an Unlicensed Assistant in the State of Florida

  The following Permissible Activities of an Unlicensed Assistant, was listed on Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s, Division of Real Estate, Florida Real Estate Commission: Permissible Activities of an Unlicensed Assistant Unlicensed assistant is defined as support staff for a real estate corporation or other licensed individuals. • Answer the phone and forward […]

7
Dec

Florida Division of Real Estate Disciplinary Proceedings

On the Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature, the 2012 Statutes are listed for the Division of Real Estate.  This is just a sampling of the “Statute 455.225 Disciplinary proceedings.”   “A formal hearing before an administrative law judge from the Division of Administrative Hearings shall be held pursuant to chapter 120 if there are […]

8
Feb

SUMMARY OF UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF LAW CASES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA

In order to determine whether an activity constitutes the unlicensed practice of law, a two part analysis must be made.  First, it must be determined whether the activity is the practice of law.  The second question is whether the practice is authorized.  If an activity is the practice of law but the activity is authorized, […]

12
Aug

2010/2011 Real Estate and Appraiser Instructor Seminars Announced by Florida’s Division of Real Estate

ORLANDO—In July, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Real Estate announced the 2010/2011 Real Estate and Appraiser Instructor Seminars. The division will hold four one-day seminars in Miami, Clearwater, Orlando and Tallahassee. For the first time, the division is partnering with Florida Realtors® to hold an instructor seminar in conjunction with the Florida […]

16
Jun

THE PROPER DISPLAY OF FLORIDA REAL ESTATE APPRAISER

On Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website, in the Division of Real Estate the following information was given:  Florida’s real estate appraisers are being reminded of Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code (rule) requirements for the proper display of appraiser designations and license numbers.  While there have been many recent changes to the […]

9
Jun

Florida Real Estate License Information

The following information was obtained from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Website: Real Estate License Renewal Information All licensees must comply with post-licensing or continuing education requirements and pay necessary renewal fees to maintain your real estate license.  This also applies to those licensees with a suspended license. In support of the […]

27
Apr

FREC Florida Real Estate Commission

The Florida Real Estate Commission, also known as FREC, is made up of seven members and meets monthly. The commission meeting is usually the third Wednesday of the month and the Tuesday immediately preceding the third Wednesday. The FREC administers and enforces the real estate license law, Chapter 475, Part I, of the Florida Statutes. The Commission also passes rules […]