Department of Real Estate

The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) conducts investigations of real estate brokers and salespeople, typically in response to consumer complaints about real estate transactions. DRE analysts and investigators conduct investigations, while DRE auditors conduct audits of licensees’ bank accounts and financial records.

A real estate broker or salesperson will usually find out about a

Our office represented a licensee in 2020 who had earned a license only two years prior, in 2018.  Unfortunately, this client was arrested for DUI just a few months after earning the license, and ultimately pled guilty in 2019.  Having only been licensed for a year at the time of conviction, the client did not

When the Department of Real Estate seeks to discipline a licensee or deny a license application, it is required by California law to establish specific “criteria for rehabilitation.”  These criteria are very important to understand for licensees and applicants.  Essentially, by publishing these criteria, the Department of Real Estate (DRE) provides a statutory