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Rainmaker
1,788,419
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You mean we'd have to work sober/straight?

OH MY.

 

Jun 26, 2019 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
868,069
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh God I hope not! 🍸They would find an olive in my blood!

And what kind of drugs? Psych meds? Because I can think of quite a few who need to be ON them.

Seriously though, if you get any kind of a conviction for an offense like that, it has to be reported to the Department or you're unlicensed. And you may be required by the department to pay a fine or take classes or have a conditional license.

The big thing now is that marijuana is legal in a few states.

Jun 26, 2019 01:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,608,432
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I think you mean "should real estate licensing be subject to the drug testing process".

Jun 26, 2019 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
867,349
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I wonder how many applicants that would exclude from becoming licensed? We would not even know about those who opted not to try to get a license due to that requirement.

Something to ponder, I suppose.

Jun 26, 2019 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
3,953,516
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It might be advisable as part of the ActiveRain "initiation" process but too much confusion with even more government rigmarole that would likely lead to unintended consequences for licensing in the real estate field.

Jun 26, 2019 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,901,359
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

In NC we already have a background check done before licenses are issued. Not sure more needs be done. I don't know that I come across that many druggie real estate agents.

Jun 26, 2019 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
358,718
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

It's OK with me.

Jun 26, 2019 11:43 AM
Ambassador
2,529,757
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Are you asking for yourself or for a friend HOMEIZ?

Jun 26, 2019 11:38 AM
Rainmaker
624,362
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I've always felt that mandatory drug testing without cause was and should be unconstitutional  Big Brother, take a seat.

Jun 26, 2019 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,696,804
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I don't care. I would take a test but as you say I'm not an employee.

Jun 26, 2019 02:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,361,113
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Actually, most work as employees of their broker.  For example, in California (more licensees than every state combined with the exception of New York), an agent with a "Salespersons" license is not allowed to sell on their own.  You need a Broker's license for that and you must be employed by a Broker.  There are even employment contracts put out by the state AOR.  Independent contractor status is only for taxation, insurance and payroll.

 

Now to answer the question, yes it should be.

Jun 26, 2019 02:27 PM
Ambassador
5,209,255
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

So many things agents screw up on, drugs are a minor issue.

Concentrate on more training and coaching instead.

Jun 26, 2019 02:26 PM
Rainer
303,211
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Lenders are often required to sign an agreement to random testing. Not sure for real estate agents... hmmm

Jun 26, 2019 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,135,602
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I think it should start from the top President, VP, all senators, house speakers...

Jun 26, 2019 02:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,868,898
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  In Texas the state requires a background check and fingerprinting.

Jun 26, 2019 12:10 PM
Rainmaker
966,503
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

The answer is NO

Jun 27, 2019 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
680,381
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Pretty hard to do in Canada now that marijuana is legal across the country. 

Jun 26, 2019 07:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,596,476
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yeah, right. 

If I know a few, I am sure, there are  more in area. And marijuana is all over. :(

Jun 26, 2019 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
514,621
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I would not be worried. The guilty would not apply. And the final result would be less agents paying MLS and NAR dues.

Jun 26, 2019 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
5,361,289
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We all have background checksi in CA...what else is needed?  I think the world is going crazy with all these rules and regs, as if someone could not get away with this...A

Jun 26, 2019 01:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,831,530
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I do not think so.  

Jun 26, 2019 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
868,741
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What is the real problem this would solve?

Oh! I see. You simply want to make it harder for those 30 somethings to get into real estate therefore less competion for a piece of the pie.

Sure, why not?

Jun 26, 2019 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,609,854
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

That's one way to shrink the agent pool....

Jun 26, 2019 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
5,570,625
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think background checks would be wise..... the license asks the question regarding felons.... and it's under penalty of perjury.... felons lie.... so a background check would be wise....MA does not have that....

Jun 26, 2019 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,062,259
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Well, you know, it is not possible to do it...

Jun 26, 2019 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,716,596
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

Jun 26, 2019 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,836,773
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It wouldn't bother me at all but if it were as I'm as clean as you get.

Jun 26, 2019 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
6,363,375
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. 

Jun 26, 2019 07:08 PM
Ambassador
3,000,249
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That might be a good solution to clean house - no pun intended.

Jun 27, 2019 06:50 AM
Ambassador
3,399,517
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

An IQ test may be more appropriate. 

 

Jun 26, 2019 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
665,453
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Why just regulate Realtors? Why don't we regulate Real Estate Technology companies? Bunch of druggies that work there. How does that ring in your ears? Ever heard of discrimination? How about defamation? Here's a good one- Unconstitutional. You might not think it is but a bunch of lawyers are ready to fight you saying it is. Why throw a flaming bag of dog poop at people? We live in America. Say no to bullshit ideas. 

Jun 27, 2019 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
468,389
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No. I don't see many druggies in the biz. Over the past 20 years I've known of maybe 2 agents with a drug problem. Neither did any biz and left the biz within a year. Real estate is not the career choice of the drug user. Too much work needed to create a livalble income and the pay to play aspect keeps those that want to spend their pay on getting high rather than paying their bills and/or investing in their biz off the playing field.

Jun 27, 2019 07:03 AM
Ambassador
4,089,133
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

And who pays for that testing?

Personally, I could care less but, I don't see it happening in a state that already has background checks as a requirement to even sit for the exam.

Jun 27, 2019 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,015,715
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a bad idea, but the individual states would probably mess it up

Jun 29, 2019 05:22 AM
Ambassador
1,800,743
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

yes.... you should have to have a real estate license in order to test for drugs. ;-)

Jun 28, 2019 01:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,623,772
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; too intrusive and shocking to the conscience.

Jun 27, 2019 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
4,729,838
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Some probably should be tested.

Jul 18, 2019 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
806,557
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Background checks as in Florida, might be more helpful.

Jun 29, 2019 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,297
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Oh hell no.

Jun 27, 2019 02:00 PM