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Attorney Assisting With Licensing Cases Before the Illinois Real Estate Board

There are a wide variety of different types of real estate professionals in Illinois, including brokers, appraisers, and home inspectors. The Illinois Real Estate Board, which is part of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) oversees licensing for these professionals, and it may take disciplinary action against a person's real estate license for multiple different reasons. Professionals who are facing the suspension or revocation of their license or the denial of a license application or renewal should consult with a skilled professional license defense attorney and determine how they can take action to protect their livelihood.

At the Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC, our lawyers have nearly two decades of experience representing clients in IDFPR cases. As a former prosecutor for the IDFPR, Attorney Joseph Bogdan understands the procedures followed in investigations of licensed professionals and the rules and laws that apply in hearings before the Illinois Real Estate Board. If you are facing the suspension or revocation of your real estate license, we can provide you with legal representation, and we will work to help you avoid consequences that could affect your career.

Reasons for Disciplinary Action Against Real Estate Professionals

Real estate agents, home appraisers, or other professionals may face discipline to their licenses due to complaints from consumers or because of information provided to the Illinois Real Estate Board, such as notifications that a person has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. A professional may also face discipline to their real estate license if they have been subject to disciplinary action in a sister state or by another division of the IDFPR. Some issues that may lead to disciplinary action include:

  • Providing services without a valid real estate license
  • Committing violations related to escrow money, such as failing to transfer funds when required
  • Improper use of contracts during real estate transactions, such as failing to include all relevant information in a purchase contract
  • Violations of fair housing laws at the state or federal level
  • Failure to follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
  • Accusations of discrimination against employees or consumers based on race, sex, age, religion, or marital status
  • Providing misleading information in advertisements for real estate services
  • Failure to maintain proper records
  • Abuse of alcohol or controlled substances
  • Mental illness or physical impairments that affect a person's ability to practice in their profession
  • Other forms of unprofessional or unethical conduct

Real estate professionals who are facing disciplinary action may receive a notice of a preliminary hearing or an informal conference from the IDFPR, or they may be contacted by an IDFPR investigator and asked to surrender their license. Before speaking to an investigator, providing them with records or any other information, or attending a conference or hearing, we strongly encourage you to consult with our attorneys. We can help you understand the potential types of discipline you may be facing, and we will make sure you take the right steps to protect your license and continue working in your chosen career.

Contact Our Illinois Professional License Defense Attorneys for Real Estate Agents and Appraisers

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC can provide the legal help you need to address issues before the Illinois Real Estate Board and help you avoid discipline to your real estate license. We will represent you in IDFPR hearings, advocate for your rights, and help you avoid public consequences whenever possible. With our help, you can respond to complaints, address concerns about your professional practices, and continue working as a real estate broker, home inspector, or appraiser. Contact our office today at 630-310-1267 to set up your complimentary consultation with our attorneys.

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