What Are the Duties of a Real Estate Board?


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The duties of a real estate board include advising the governor's office and real estate commissioner on real estate industry issues, reviewing proposed rule changes, and approving real estate licensing applicant requests for experience waivers, states the Oregon Real Estate Board. Other responsibilities include recommending license examination process changes and approving credentials of applicants seeking to provide continuing education. New York's board holds public hearings to receive input about real estate practice, according to New York's Division of Licensing Services.

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Real estate boards consist of members of the real estate industry and non-industry members, notes the Oregon Real Estate Board. The Oregon board has two public members and seven industry members, and meets at least six times per year. Although the governor appoints the Oregon board members for four-year terms, they serve at the governor's pleasure and the governor can extend their appointments.

At lease five of the 13 appointed members of the New York Board of Real Estate must be real estate brokers, and up to eight must be public members, states the New York State Division of Licensing Services. The appointed members serve two-year terms and may serve successive terms up to a lifetime total of 10 years. New York's Secretary of State and Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services are also members of the 15-member board that meets at least three times a year.

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