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Georgia Real Estate Commission

The Georgia Real Estate Commission administers the license law that regulates brokers, salespersons, and community association managers. In addition, the Real Estate Commission supplies staff support to the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board, but has no authority over the administration of the Georgia Appraisal Act.

As a regulatory body, the role of the Commission is not to protect the industry or the profession that it regulates nor to protect consumers. It is not the role of regulators to be advocates for either a profession or consumers. Instead, the role of the regulators is to protect the public interest.

Protecting the public interest means assuring every individual's right to justice and equal opportunity. Regulators protect the public interest when they deny the right to practice to the incompetent and unscrupulous. Regulators protect the public interest when they eliminate barriers that unreasonably limit entry into a field of practice. Regulators protect the public interest when they refuse to use licensing or registration laws to settle private disputes. Regulators protect the public interest when they refuse to use licensing or registration laws to advance the interest of private trade associations. Regulators protect the public interest when they encourage free and open markets. Therefore, the public interest demands that regulators use their best efforts to achieve impartiality.

To enforce these laws fairly and impartially, the members of the Real Estate Commission and its staff must: