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Be Afraid! Your Misuse of the Transaction Brokerage Relationship

By CAR's General Counsel Scott Peterson Over the previous year, the Division of Real Estate has undertaken an exhaustive, line-by-line review of all existing Commission Rules and Regulations (“Commission Rules”) for Colorado licensees.  The Commission Rules (Rules A-K) comprise Chapter 2 of the Real Estate Commission Manual (which each of you, I am certain, have sitting immediately available on your desk). ...

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Safety Day at the Division of Real Estate: Realty Watch

Realty Watch ### This class presented by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department provides education on safety issues and concerns for real estate professionals, HOA board members, and the general public. ### Purpose of the Class ### Real estate professionals and homeowners are helping the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to make neighborhoods safer as part of a partnership known as the Realty Watch program. ### It’s much easier to...

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Rule Review for Real Estate Brokers: Stakeholder Feedback

The Division of Real Estate (“Division”) commenced a review of the administrative rules regarding real estate brokers last year. In compliance with Senate Bill 14-063 (§24-4-103.3, C.R.S.), the Division gave public notice of its review of the existing rules on its website and solicited feedback from interested parties. The statutory mandate for the review is to assess the continuing need...

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Denver-Area Real Estate Agents Face Challenges From DIY Buyers and Sellers and Low-Cost Competitors

In 2017, 13 percent of buyers and 8 percent of sellers didn’t use a real estate agent when purchasing or selling their homes By ALICIA WALLACE | awallace@denverpost.com | The Denver Post   Kelly Moye, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Alliance in Broomfield, has been a broker in Colorado for 27 years. She has ridden the undulations of the Front Range real estate market and witnessed the evolution...

DORA Needs Your Feedback on the Current Licensing Structure

Colorado REALTOR®, The Colorado Real Estate Commission and the Colorado Division of Real Estate are undergoing a review mandated in Colorado law. A primary purpose of the review is to determine if the licensing of real estate brokers is necessary to protect public health, safety, and welfare. In conjunction with the analysis, DORA has launched a licensee survey asking those individuals...

DORA Adopts Rule on Community Association Manager Licensing

On January 2, 2015 the Director of the Division of Real Estate (Division) held an emergency rule-making hearing to take public testimony with regard to the community association manager emergency rules pertaining to the education, testing, licensing and insurance requirements needed for licensure.  As a result of the hearing and recommendations received, the Division has incorporated changes to the proposed...

CO Regulators Sound Alarm on Pocket Listings

Colorado regulators have urged real estate professionals to avoid selling property in off-the-market deals because they say it can pose greater risks for sellers. The Colorado Real Estate Commission issued an opinion last week stating that selling property without putting it officially on the market is OK, if sellers realize the risk, but if they don’t, such a tactic can...

Capitol Connection: April 18, 2014

HB 1136 Signed by the Governor CAR initiated HB 14-1136, which effectively provides a state licensing agency, such as the Real Estate Commission, the authority to approve education programs from providers of CE toward its licensees without an additional layer of approval from the Department of Higher Education.  The legislation also removes the restriction of membership among trade associations offering education...