Applicant may be licensed as a real estate salesperson having overcome past issues with alcohol abuse.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: 1505486 , Decision Date: 2014-12-15 
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Petitioner was formerly licensed by the Georgia Real Estate Commission (“the Commission”).  However, the Commission revoked Petitioner’s license after he neglected to mention several criminal convictions—in addition to the DUI convictions that he did disclose—on a renewal application.  Petitioner applied for a real estate license [..] Read More..

Board’s erroneous reinstatement of property appraiser does not preclude revocation.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 1511101 , Decision Date: 2014-12-18 
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Respondent, a real property appraiser, allowed his classification to lapse.  His license was thereafter revoked, but the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board failed to update its records to reflect the change in status from “lapsed” to “revoked.”  As a result, the Board inadvertently allowed Respondent [..] Read More..

Applicant’s academic and career achievements support grant of appraiser classification.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1510856 , Decision Date: 2014-10-21 
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Petitioner applied for appraiser classification approximately twelve years after his appraiser classification was revoked for failure to comply with a Consent Order.  The Georgia Real Estate Appraiser Board denied the application based upon the revocation as well as Petitioner’s conviction for misdemeanor theft in 1992, [..] Read More..

Real estate salesperson’s license revoked for violations of state law.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1504621 , Decision Date: 2014-10-10 
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The Georgia Real Estate Commission was authorized to revoke the license of Petitioner, a real estate salesperson, after she conducted real estate transactions through her own unlicensed company, failed to deliver transaction documents to her broker, mishandled the money of her principals, received consideration from [..] Read More..

Erroneous grant of application does not preclude later disciplinary action.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: 1454067 , Decision Date: 2014-09-23 
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Respondent, a licensed real estate salesperson, was arrested on two felony counts in 2007, and ultimately sentenced to three years of probation.  Although her license was on inactive status at the time of the arrest and sentencing, she was still required to report the guilty [..] Read More..

Petitioner will receive real estate salesperson’s license despite two drug offenses in light of evidence of good character.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 1452650 , Decision Date: 2014-08-08 
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Petitioner appealed the Georgia Real Estate Commission’s denial of his application for a real estate salesperson’s license. Petitioner had two prior convictions for marijuana possession, one a felony and the other a misdemeanor. The denial of Petitioner’s application was reversed where Petitioner showed he completed [..] Read More..

Citation from the Georgia Real Estate Commission became a Final Order after licensee failed to respond within 30 days.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 1454348 , Decision Date: 2014-07-15 
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Respondent engaged in improper advertising for real properties and failed to notify the Georgia Real Estate Commission of his change of address. The Commission issued a citation ordering Respondent to pay a fine of $400.00 and complete a three-hour educational course. Respondent failed to pay [..] Read More..

Real Property Appraiser license revoked for negligence and incompetence in appraising property value.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1418433 , Decision Date: 2014-01-09 
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Respondent’s State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser license was appropriately revoked after he conducted a property appraisal that contained numerous inconsistencies, errors, and omissions of required information.  The failure to employ the techniques necessary to produce an accurate and credible appraisal resulted in the valuation [..] Read More..

Drug convictions result in revocation of real estate licenses.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1407876 , Decision Date: 2013-10-25 
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Respondent failed to disclose a drug possession with intent to distribute conviction in six separate applications to the Georgia Real Estate Commission until his license was censured in another state.  His failure to disclose the felony conviction provided grounds for revoking his real estate salesperson, [..] Read More..

Real estate salesperson license granted despite lapse of real estate appraiser license.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: 1406403 , Decision Date: 2013-10-09 
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Petitioner, an applicant for a real estate salesperson license, was granted a license despite that she had allowed her real estate appraiser license to lapse five years earlier when, unbeknownst to her, she was under investigation.  Although she had also been subjected to discipline in [..] Read More..

Evidence of good character justifies grant of real estate license.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1403343 , Decision Date: 2013-09-03 
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Judge Oakley reversed the decision of the Georgia Real Estate Commission to deny Petitioner’s application for a real estate license on the grounds that he had previously had his real property appraiser’s license sanctioned in 2007.  Petitioner demonstrated sincere regret over the prior incident and [..] Read More..

Appraiser application denied for submission of false information.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1345288 , Decision Date: 2013-07-31 
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The Georgia Real Estate Appraiser’s Board appropriately denied Petitioner’s State Registered Appraiser Application for (1) failing to disclose misdemeanors in response to criminal history questions on prior applications, and (2) sanctions by other occupational licensing bodies.

Disbarred attorney permitted real estate salesperson license.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1341913 , Decision Date: 2013-07-10 
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A disbarred attorney was permitted a real estate license despite prior felony fraud convictions because of abundant evidence of regret and a present reputation for trustworthiness, integrity, and competence.

Realtor license revoked for unethical conduct.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1326299 , Decision Date: 2013-07-01 
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Respondent’s real estate license was properly revoked as a result of unethical conduct.  Specifically, she (1) altered a commission check, (2) comingled a commission check with her personal funds, (3) put a property at risk by taping the key to the outside of the lockbox [..] Read More..

Revocation of real estate license for unfair trade practices.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1336283 , Decision Date: 2013-06-13 
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Respondent is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Georgia.  Petitioner, Georgia Real Estate Commission, sought to revoke his license for dishonest and unlawful behaviors committed while engaged in the business of selling property.  Judge Oakley determined that Petitioner did not demonstrate the [..] Read More..

Real estate brokers reprimanded and fined for failure to use correct name and license number.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1333088 , Decision Date: 2013-05-29 
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Respondents are Mr. Voss, a real estate broker, and Lakeshore Estate Marketing and Services (“Lakeshore”), a real estate broker firm.  The Georgia Real Estate Commission sought to sanction both for actions by Voss, acting as an agent for Lakeshore, in (1) using the name “Lakeshore [..] Read More..

Judge grants real estate license to Petitioner who pled guilty to felony possession of cocaine.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1311107 , Decision Date: 2012-11-20 
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Petitioner applied for a real estate salesperson’s license in 2012. In 2007, Petitioner pled guilty to felony possession of cocaine. Petitioner was sentenced to three years of probation and was discharged from the program in 2009. Petitioner testified that a passenger in his car had [..] Read More..

Judge denies real estate license to Petitioner convicted of felony deposit account fraud after bouncing checks.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 1308371 , Decision Date: 2012-10-26 
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Petitioner appeals the denial of his application for a real estate salesperson’s license. In 2007, Petitioner built custom homes and bounced several checks to contractors. Subsequently, he was charged with felony deposit account fraud and pled nolo contendere to the charges. Petitioner was sentenced to [..] Read More..

Judge revokes real estate licenses for failure to cooperate with an investigation and pay renewal fees.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1303426 , Decision Date: 2012-10-26 
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The Commission sought to revoke Respondents’ real estate licenses. W. is the Qualifying Broker for Respondent Realty. Both Respondents allowed their licenses to lapse in 2010 due to their failure to pay renewal fees.  The Commission opened an investigation of both Respondents in 2009.  Respondents [..] Read More..

Judge suspends real estate license because Petitioner worked as a property manager while her license was inactive.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1321560 , Decision Date: 2013-01-28 
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The Georgia Real Estate Commission sought to impose sanctions against Respondent’s real estate associate broker’s license. Respondent unlawfully engaged in real estate brokerage activities while her license was on inactive status when she worked as a property manager for an apartment complex. The Commission issued [..] Read More..

Judge grants real estate license to Petitioner who was charged with forgery and sanctioned for misappropriation of drugs for self-use.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: 1311105 , Decision Date: 2012-11-01 
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Petitioner appeals Respondent’s denial of a Georgia real estate license. In 1996, Petitioner was charged with Forgery in the 1st degree and the charge was nolle prossed. Additionally, the Georgia Board of Nursing sanctioned her nursing license when she misappropriated controlled substances for self-use.  In [..] Read More..

Judge suspends real estate license after guilty plea to 2 felony counts of selling marijuana and other related charges.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 1308333 , Decision Date: 2012-10-30 
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The Commission sought to revoke Respondent’s real estate license. In April 2012, Respondent pled guilty to two felony counts to selling marijuana, one felony count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of a drug related object for [..] Read More..