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About the New Jersey Real Estate Commission

Established in 1921, the New Jersey Real Estate Commission was created to administer and enforce New Jersey's real estate licensing law, N.J.S.A. 45:15-1 et seq. The Commission consists of five members who have been licensed as New Jersey real estate brokers for at least ten years, two public members, and one representative of an appropriate governmental department.

The Commission meets approximately 36 times each year, and frequently acts as a quasi-judicial body rendering decisions on contested license applications and disciplinary actions. It also promulgates rules interpreting and implementing the provisions of the license law and establishing standards of practice for the real estate brokerage profession.

All applicants for licensure as a broker or salesperson must meet the standards for good character and fulfill the educational requirements for licensure established by law, and pass an examination conducted under the supervision of the Commission. The content of the prelicensure education courses is prescribed in regulations adopted by the Commission. The Commission also licenses the schools which provide the courses and the instructors who teach them. Instructors must fulfill educational requirements and pass an examination to qualify for licensure.

The Commission is empowered to conduct investigations, to hold hearings and to revoke licenses and/or otherwise sanction individuals and firms for violations of the license law or its administrative rules. Violations which can result in severe sanctions include commingling or misappropriating escrow monies, making substantial misrepresentations, being convicted of a theft offense, procuring a license by fraud or deceit, and "any conduct which demonstrates unworthiness, incompetency, bad faith or dishonesty."

The Commission also administers and enforces the Real Estate Sales Full Disclosure Act. This law regulates the marketing and sale in New Jersey of real estate interests located in other states and countries. Persons who wish to market such properties in New Jersey must first register their projects with the Commission. In order to qualify for registration, the applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commission that they can convey good title to the properties, that full and accurate disclosure of all pertinent information will be made to prospective New Jersey purchasers, and that adequate financial assurances have been established to insure completion of all promised improvements.

Among its many other functions, the Commission also administers the Real Estate Guaranty Fund. This Fund was established by law to protect persons aggrieved by the embezzlement, conversion or unlawful obtaining of property by licensees in a real estate brokerage transaction. It is fully funded by assessments upon licensees and applicants. No taxpayer dollars are credited to the fund.

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General Information
REC Supervisory Staff
Patrick Mullen

The New Jersey Real Estate Commission offices are located at 20 W. State St., Trenton, NJ

For general inquiries regarding investigations, subdivided land sales, and regulatory/enforcement issues, contact:

NJ Real Estate Commission
PO Box
Trenton, NJ 08625-0328

Phone: 609-292-7272
FAX: 609-292-0944
Hearings and Regulatory Unit - REC Supervisory Staff
Patricia Coppel
Phone: 609-292-7272
FAX: 609-292-0944
Education Information - REC Supervisory Staff
Gwendolyn Cobb, Supervisor, Education and Licensing
For prelicensure education, experience (broker) requirements, CE requirements and lists of licensed schools or CE providers contact:

Phone: 609-292-7272
FAX: 609-292-0944
Investigations Unit - REC Supervisory Staff
Lauren Glantzberg, Supervisor of Investigations
Phone: 609-292-7272
FAX: 609-292-0944

Licensing Information - REC Supervisory Staff
Lea Cipriano, Real Estate Licensing

For licensing inquiries, contact:

Licensing Bureau, Real Estate
NJ Dept. of Banking and Insurance
PO Box
Trenton, NJ 08625-0474

Phone: 609-292-7272
FAX: 609-292-6765
Subdivided Land Sales Control - REC Supervisory Staff
Craig Mitchell, Supervisor of Subdivided Land Sales
Phone: 609-292-8385
FAX: 609-292-0944
Current Real Estate Commission Members

Linda Stefanik, President, Broker Member, since 2010
Eugenia K. Bonilla, Vice-President, Broker Member, since 2012
Denise Illes, Department Representative, since 2015
Sanjeev Aneja, Broker Member, since 2016
Jacob Elkes, Public Member, since 2016
William Hanley, Broker Member, since 2016
Kathryn Godby Oram, Broker Member, since 2016
Harold J. Poltrock, Public Member, since 2010
Real Estate Commission Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held at the Mary Roebling Building, Real Estate Commission Conference Room 220, 2nd floor, 20 West State Street, Trenton, N.J. at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays unless otherwise noted.

2017 Meetings
January   February   March   April
10 (Agenda*) CANCELED
24 (Agenda*)
14 (Agenda*)
14 (Agenda*) CANCELED
28 (Agenda*)
04 (Agenda*)

May   June   July   August
09 (Agenda*)
13 (Agenda*) CANCELED
11 (Agenda*)
25 (Agenda*)
08 (Agenda*)

September   October   November   December
12 (Agenda*)
26 (Agenda*)
11 (Agenda*)
2018 Meetings
January   February   March   April

May   June   July   August

September   October   November   December
12 (Wednesday)
10 (Wednesday)
14 (Wednesday)
*Agendas are subject to change
Past Agendas
January 13, 2016
January 26, 2016
March 22, 2016
May 4, 2016
May 10, 2016
May 24, 2016
June 4, 2016
June 28, 2016
July 26, 2016
August 9, 2016
September 14, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 5, 2016
November 15, 2016
November 29, 2016
December 2, 2016
December 13, 2016
January 6, 2015
January 27, 2015
February 24, 2015
March 3, 2015
April 7, 2015
April 21, 2015
May 19, 2015
June 23, 2015
July 7, 2015
July 21, 2015
August 4, 2015
September 1, 2015
December 15, 2015
September 29, 2015
October 6, 2015
October 20, 2015
December 1, 2015
January 7, 2014
February 4, 2014
February 19, 2014
April 1, 2014
April 29, 2014
May 6, 2014
May 20, 2014
June 3, 2014
June 17, 2014
July 8, 2014
July 22, 2014
September 10, 2014
September 12, 2014
September 23, 2014
October 7, 2014
October 21, 2014
November 18, 2014
December 16, 2014
Volunteer Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held in the Real Estate Commission Conference Room, 7th floor, Room 742, 20 West State St., Trenton, NJ, at 11 a.m. on the following dates (unless otherwise noted)
2017 Meetings
January 12   April 06   July 13   October 12
February 09
February 23
- Special Meeting - Notice
  May 11   August (no meeting)   November 09
March 09   June 08   September 07   December 14
Past Agendas
January 15, 2015
February 12, 2015
September 11, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 20, 2014
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