Alabama Real Estate Commission Meets, Selects New Executive Director
April 28, 2020
On April 23, the Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC) held its monthly meeting by video conference. Chairman Danny Sharp called the meeting to order and received reports, commissioner discussion, and confirmed the hearing agenda. The Commission also considered several other issues:
The Commission voted to select the next Executive Director. Chairman Sharp explained that a three-person task force, consisting of Chairman Sharp, Vice Chair Carole Harrison, and Commissioner Emmette Barran, oversaw the selection process. The task force reviewed six candidates, and ultimately nominated Vaughn Poe (pictured left) as the next Executive Director. Mr. Poe formerly served as the consumer representative on the commission, and currently works for the Commission as the Chief Policy Officer. Mr. Poe will begin his new role as Executive Director effective May 1.
The Commission approved a proposed rule reallocating the requirements for continuing education courses. In general, the proposed rule will require licensees to still complete 15 hours continuing education during a two-year renewal cycle. Three (3) hours will be required for a commission approved risk management course focused on license law; 12 hours will be required in a commission approved course. The proposed rule will now be filed and open for public comment. More information will be available at that time.
The Commission voted to extend any June deadlines for the reciprocal salesperson, broker, and reciprocal broker examinees to October 1, 2020.
The Commission voted to move the June 25 meeting back to Montgomery from Mobile, due to the uncertainty over the COVID-19 crisis.
The Commission then held monthly administrative hearings. The Commission is next scheduled to meet on May 21, either in Montgomery at the AREC building, or by video conferencing depending on the Governor’s directives on public gatherings and the COVID-19 pandemic.