C.A.R. has launched a new database of disciplinary actions taken by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) against real estate licensees. C.A.R. established this database as an action item adopted by the C.A.R. Directors during our May 2013 Business Meetings to increase professionalism within the real estate industry.

The new database, which is in the Legal section of C.A.R.’s website, will serve as an excellent educational tool to help REALTORS® learn about, and steer clear of, the activities that may lead to DRE discipline. Although the DRE publishes disciplinary actions on its own website, the C.A.R. database provides easy-to-read summaries of the incidents that resulted in DRE discipline, and has quick links to the accusations, decisions, and other disciplinary documents filed in each disciplinary matter. The C.A.R. database will include license revocations, suspensions, surrenders, and restrictions.

The C.A.R. database currently provides a summary of 81 disciplinary matters from April 2013, which is the most current month available, and we will regularly update our database as the DRE makes the information available each month. In addition to the summaries, C.A.R.’s Discipline webpage also provides an analysis of each month’s disciplinary actions. We also post DRE’s master list of desist-and-refrain orders prohibiting unlicensed persons from conducting real estate activities.