The Commission

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Assistance Visits and Desk Audits Available for New Companies
We Can Help You! New Companies that have been in operation less than a year are encouraged to request an Assistance Visit or Assistance Desk Audit to help answer any questions or assist in making sure the company is operating correctly.

Qualifying Brokers, if you are interested in our auditors coming to your company to conduct an Assistance Audit or if you have questions about how you are currently operating, please contact us. It is our hope that receiving help and guidance now through Assistance Visits or Assistance Desk Audits, may help prevent avoidable problems in the future. Contact us today to Schedule Your Visit!

Commission Meeting
Our next Commission meeting will be held Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (Central) at the Alabama Real Estate Commission located at 1201 Carmichael Way in Montgomery, Alabama. An optional meeting link for Microsoft Teams will be posted here and on Commission social media on the meeting day. Visit the Open Meetings website at openmeetings.alabama.gov for additional information.

False Claim of Equitable Interest Leads to an Injunction Against LandCorp of Illinois, Inc.

During 2021, the Alabama Real Estate Commission received several complaints about an unlicensed, out-of-state company, The LandCorp of Illinois, Inc., listing land for sale in Alabama on a website. The Commission spoke with the owner of the company who admitted that the listings belonged to his company and that his company did not have a license. He stated that his company had an “equitable interest” in the listed properties, but he provided no documentation to establish that. The Commission identified and contacted some of the property owners. The owners the Commission spoke with did not know that their property was listed.

An owner of one of the listed properties in Camp Hill, Alabama was extremely cooperative with the Commission and provided documentation that established the unlicensed company had no equitable interest in the property. The Commission filed a complaint for injunctive relief against the unlicensed company with the Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County on August 9, 2021. On January 27, 2022, The Honorable Judge Ray Martin, entered judgment against The LandCorp of Illinois, Inc. enjoining it from marketing real estate located in the state of Alabama that belongs to others or otherwise engaging in activity that requires a license issued by the Commission.

The Commission is prepared to have this injunction enforced if the unlawful activity from this company continues and believes the injunctive process is a good tool to use against other unlicensed companies or individuals that are conducting activity that requires a license.

PSI Test Sites For Salesperson And Broker Exams
Exams can be scheduled by calling 888-818-5824 or visiting schedule.psiexams.com.

CE Requirement Beginning January 1, 2021
Any licensee who did not complete the 15-hour CE requirement for license renewal or license activation prior to January 1, 2021 must take the NEW 3-hour Risk Management: Initial Contact to Accepted Offer course to renew or activate a license. This course must be taken even if the previous Level 1 and Level 2 Risk Management courses have been completed.

Fingerprint Sites for New Applicants
Fingerprint sites may or may not be open. Those are beyond our control. However, our vendor, Gemalto, has assured us that they are instituting careful cleaning procedures and if sites must close, they will endeavor to open new ones. Consult their website at aps.gemalto.com. We advise temporary salesperson applicants, broker applicants, and reciprocal applicants who reside in Alabama to go ahead and send your completed application to the Commission office and then get your fingerprints when the site is open, and it is safe to do so.

Payments
Please be aware that if a payment needs to be made to the Commission, it can be made electronically at alabamainteractive.org/arecmenu/welcome.action.

PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR UPDATES AND INFORMATION FROM THE ALABAMA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION:

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Upcoming Events

  • 7/20/2022

  • 7/21/2022

  • 8/4/2022 - 8/5/2022

  • 8/17/2022

  • 8/18/2022

  • 8/29/2022 - 9/2/2022

  • 9/5/2022

  • 9/21/2022

  • 9/22/2022

DO YOU KNOW YOUR CE REQUIREMENTS


For Activation and Renewal?

For license activation and license renewal, 15 hours of CE must be completed including the mandatory 3-hour CE course entitled
Risk Management: Initial Contact to Accepted Offer and 12 hours of elective CE courses.