DR Legal News explains License Act changes, case studies and more

Get a summary of numerous changes to the Real Estate License Act negotiated by the Illinois REALTORS® advocacy team during the spring legislative session.

In the July edition of Designated REALTOR® Legal News, Jeffrey T. Baker, of Sorling Northrup Attorneys explains the enhancements in:

  • continuing education,
  • leasing agent rules,
  • investigation disclosures and
  • elimination of the advisory council.

Also included in the DR Legal News are stories about copyright issues, seven legal case studies, real estate disciplines and testimony by Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Julie Sullivan before the Committee of the Whole in the Illinois House.

Read the July DR Legal News.

Continuing Education…All for One, One for All

We all know that the Broker Management CE requirement was designed for brokers only, but that course can also be taken by a salesperson or leasing agent if they really wanted to challenge themselves and they would actually get 6 hours of elective credit provided that they pass the exam!!  Did you know Leasing Agents can take the same CE as salesperson and broker licensees?  Yes, it is true that CE courses are approved for credit that can be applied towards all real estate licenses.  Of course there are courses out there if you read the course descriptions that are specific to Leasing Agents and some may even say they are specific to experienced brokers or commercial practitioners, but the bottom line is any real estate licensee can get some kind of credit for any state approved real estate CE course.