For those of you who never “got used to” saying (or spelling) the “BUREAU” of Real Estate, good news! The Department of Real Estate is back!
California Senate Bill 173, signed by Governor Brown on October 15, 2017, removes CalBRE from bureau status under the Department of Consumer Affairs and returns it to department status under the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, effective July 1, 2018. The California Department of Real Estate had previously changed to a bureau on July 1, 2013, as part of a government reorganization plan instituted by Governor Brown in 2012.
While the change is not expected to impact consumers, licensees, or license applicants (the regulatory authority remains the same and no contact information will change), Simas & Associates stands ready to assist those dealing with the newly-status-returned Department.
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