On August 5, 2019, the Colorado Real Estate Commission (“Commission”) held a rule-making hearing to update and adopt rules for Real Estate Brokers based upon the mandatory rule review required by Senate Bill 14-063 (Mandatory Review of State Agency Rules). The Division of Real Estate (“Division”) initiated the rule review on behalf of the Commission to assess the continuing need for, appropriateness and cost effectiveness of the administrative rules. It also assessed whether the rules should be continued in their current form, amended or repealed. The rule review process included stakeholder and public participation and input, including the use of a real estate industry task force to consider that input with regard to the existing regulations. The task force included the following individuals and groups:
- Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR) – Represented by David Barber
- Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors (DMCAR) – Represented by Katie Kruger
- Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) – Represented by Brett Welker
- Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) – Represented by Brett Welker
- National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) – Represented by Ben Praham
- Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Section – Represented by Joey Lubinski
- Shelley Hodge – Real Estate Broker
- Scott Sammons – Real Estate Broker
- Keith Alba – Real Estate Broker
- Rob Lynde – Real Estate Broker
- Scott Peterson – General Counsel for the Colorado Association of Realtors
- Division staff members from the licensing, investigations, education and policy sections.
The adoption of the rules is the culmination of these collaborative efforts, resulting in rules that have been re-organized, re-indexed, re-formatted into nine (9) chapters, as well as being written in plain language for easier use and understanding of the Real Estate Practice Act. These rules are effective beginning January 1, 2020.
Although the rules are not effective until the beginning of the year, the Commission and the Division wanted to provide adequate notification to ensure everyone has sufficient time to acquaint themselves with the rules in the new chapter format as described below. To assist with the review of the rules, the Division has highlighted the significant substantive changes to the rules. Please click on each chapter link to read the summary of the substantive changes.