The State of New Jersey
NJ Department of Banking and Insurance
search  


 
Home > NJ Real Estate Commission > Real Estate Commission Disciplinary Actions
2018 Real Estate Commission Disciplinary Actions
Please Note: As of July 1, 2014 an amendment to the Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 52:14B-1 et seq.) now requires all state agencies to post all non-confidential final agency orders, decisions and opinions on the agency’s website.  Therefore, all such final Real Estate Commission orders and decisions entered on or after July 1, 2014 can be accessed by clicking the link provided for that order or decision. Orders or decisions issued on such matters prior to July 1, 2014 are available upon request to the Real Estate Commission.
 
March

Michelle Donus, a licensed real estate Broker-Salesperson, Morris County – By Consent Order dated March 29, 2018, Respondent Donus admits to a violation of N.J.S.A. 45:15-12.8 by failing to immediately turn over escrow monies received to her broker for deposit in the broker trust account. Donus agrees to complete an additional three (3) hours of CE in the area of Agency which will not count towards her mandatory hours. A $1,500 fine was imposed.

Catherine M. Pansini, a licensed real estate Salesperson, Sussex County – By Consent Order dated March 9, 2018, Respondent Pansini admits to acting in violation of N.J.AC. 11:5-6.4(a) in she failed to deal fairly with all parties in a transaction by failing to ensure that a certificate of occupancy was obtained by her client prior to the tenant occupying the property. A $1,500 fine was imposed.

 
February

Michael Alessi, a licensed New Jersey real estate Broker, Burlington County – By Consent Order dated February 20, 2018, Respondent Alessi admits to acting in violation of N.J.A.C. 11:5-4.5 (two counts) in that the name of the individual responsible for supervision of two branch offices was not on record with the Real Estate Commission. Alessi agrees to take an additional six (6) hours of CE in the specific area of real estate broker rules and regulations which will not count towards his mandatory hours. A $5,000 fine was imposed.

Joseph Damone, a licensed New Jersey real estate Salesperson, Gloucester County, and John Andrie, a licensed New Jersey Real Estate Broker-Salesperson, Gloucester County – By Final Order of Determination dated February 14, 2018, respondents Damone and Andrie were found in violation of N.J.A.C. 11:5-6.4(a) in that their conduct failed to protect and promote the interests of their principals by transferring listing to another agency without the permission of the listing broker; and N.J.S.A. 45:15-17e in that their conduct demonstrated incompetency and dishonesty. Respondent Damone’s salesperson license is to be held on probation for a period of six (6) months and is required to complete six (6) hours of CE, three (3) each in the specific areas of Agency and Ethics which will not count towards his mandatory hours. A $5,000 fine was imposed. Respondent Andrie is required to complete six (6) hours of CE, three (3) each in the specific areas of Agency and Ethics which will not count towards his mandatory hours. A $7,500 fine was imposed.

 
January

Nancy Kowalik, a licensed New Jersey real estate Broker, Gloucester County – By Consent Order dated January 24, 2018, Respondent Kowalik admits to a violation of N.J.A.C. 11:5-6.4(f)4, failing to deal fairly and exercise integrity with other licensees, specifically by publishing an exclusive listing with Waiver of Broker Cooperation in an MLS. A $1,000 fine was imposed.

Hyunik Seo, a licensed New Jersey real estate Salesperson, Bergen County – By Consent Order dated January 9, 2018, Respondent Seo admits to a violation of N.J.S.A. 45:15-17n in that he attempted to procure a real estate license by misrepresenting that he did not have criminal charges pending when he filed his application for licensure. Seo is eligible for licensure, to be held on a probationary period for one 91) year. A $500 fine was imposed.

The following Orders to Show Cause were issued:

NJREC v Michael H. Kenyon MER-17-024
 
OPRA
OPRA is a state law that was enacted to give the public greater access to government records maintained by public agencies in New Jersey.
line
Adobe Acrobat
You will need to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to correctly view and print PDF (Portable Document Format) files from this web site.
state seal
Copyright © 2011, State of New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance