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A sworn statement of complaint was filed with the Commission and the ensuing investigation found that Respondent “Paige” Anderson had, without permission, placed her client’s (seller) initials indicating a price reduction on an exclusive listing agreement, she failed to deliver an offer in a timely fashion based on the time-frame in which the offer was executed, she failed to deliver true copies of all documents to her client and, further, she failed to have the Dual Agency Confirmation Agreement executed confirming that Mr. Mike Anderson and Ms. Paige Anderson represented both the buyer and the seller in a real estate transaction.
Salesperson Candace “Paige” Anderson had her license suspended for eighteen (18) months beginning January 1, 2012 and concluding on June 30, 2013. After the suspension, her license will be placed on probation for six (6) months.


An Administrative Hearing on July 12, 2016, concluded that Respondent Bachelder tampered with prescription bottles of the owners of a residential listing she was previewing for a future showing to clients.
Salesperson Bachelder had her license revoked. Respondent Bachelder will be allowed to reapply for a license and seek permission from the Real Estate Commission to take the salesperson’s examination or after three (3) years from the effective date of the Order. The Order became effective thirty (30) days following the July 18, 2016 decision


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found that Respondent Jackson’s company received a commission from a real estate transaction (closing) during a time when the Brokerage Firm License was inactive. Further investigation indicated that Respondent Jackson had previously been made aware of the inactive status of the company license. She also failed to provide a Working With a Real Estate Broker form to her client.
Broker Jackson had her license suspended for thirty (30) days, held in abeyance. Following the suspension, her license was placed on probation for eleven (11) months. She was required to complete eight (8) hours of mandatory continuing education; to include four (4) hours in agency law, two (2) hours in license law, and two (2) hours in contract law prior to the completion of the suspension in abeyance. The continuing education is in addition to that required for the renewal of her license.


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found Respondent Rushing interfered with the assignment of an appraiser on a listing on several occasions.
Broker Rushing had his license suspended for thirty (30) days beginning on October 16, 2015. Following the full suspension, his license was suspended an additional sixty (60) days, held in abeyance. Following the suspension held in abeyance, his license was placed on probation for four (9) months. He was required to complete eight (8) hours of mandatory continuing education. The courses could not be any courses he had taken in the last two renewal periods. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of his license.


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found that Respondent Barnes marketed and sold a home in which he had an ownership interest to a buyer but failed to disclose the nature of a black substance (mold) which was present on some of the walls. After closing, the buyer brought the black spots to the attention of the Respondent. The Respondent failed to address the issue. A mold inspection revealed the home had mold. Due to health issues which were directly related to the presence of the mold, the buyer was forced to move out of the home.
Broker Barnes had his license suspended for one (1) month beginning on April 3, 2015. Following the full suspension, his license was suspended an additional two (2) months, held in abeyance. Following the suspension held in abeyance, his license was placed on probation for nine (9) months. He was required to complete four (4) hours of mandatory continuing education in agency law prior to the completion of the full suspension. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of his license


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found that Respondent Richard (Keith) Henley, while acting in the capacity of a dual agent, removed the keys and a MLS lockbox from a residence, tendered the keys to a buyer client who was unable to qualify for the residential mortgage and allowed the prospective purchaser to move personal property into the property and to actually occupy the residence for approximately nineteen (19) days prior to the final projected date of closing; all without the seller’s knowledge or permission.
Salesperson Henley had his license suspended for three (3) months. Following the suspension, his license was suspended an additional three (3) months, held in abeyance. Following the suspension held in abeyance, his license was placed on probation for six (6) months. He was required to complete eight (8) hours of mandatory continuing education which consisted of four (4) hours in agency law, two (2) hours in license law and two (2) hours in contract law. All CE must be finished prior to the completion of the full suspension. The education is in addition to that required for the renewal of his license.


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found Respondent Ryan (a licensed Broker) entered into a rent-to-own agreement with a buyer on a property which the Respondent personally owned. and failed to transfer the property per the terms of the written agreement.
Broker Ryan had his license revoked


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found Respondents Adam and Amelia Watkins influenced the selection of an appraiser for a real estate transaction involving one of their listings and interfered with the assignment of the appraisal to an appraiser. Respondent Smith, Watkins, and Watkins were found to be in violation.
Salesperson Amelia Watkins had her license suspended for thirty (30) days. Following the suspension, her license was placed on probation for five (5) months. She was required to complete eight (8) hours of mandatory continuing education: four (4) hours in agency law, two (2) hours in license law, and two (2) hours in contract law prior to the completion of the suspension. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of her license.


An Administrative Hearing on October 21, 2014, found that Respondent McIntosh attempted to prevent a specific appraiser from receiving an appraisal assignment and then refused to cooperate with the appraiser in the course of completing the appraisal report.
Broker McIntosh had her license suspended for ninety (90) days. Following the full suspension, her license was placed on suspension held in abeyance for thirty (30) days. Following the suspension held in abeyance, her license was placed on probation for eight (8) months. She was required to complete eight (8) hours of mandatory continuing education: four (4) hours in agency law, two (2) hours in license law, and two (2) hours in contract law prior to the completion of the suspension. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of her license. The Order of the Commission is on appeal to the Rankin County Circuit Court.


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found Respondent Stevens did not properly prepare and paint a property in which he had an ownership interest and which was advertised by the Brokerage Firm as being freshly painted. The paint peeled as a result of the improper preparation.
Broker Stevens had his license suspended for ninety (90) days, held in abeyance. Following the suspension, his license was placed on probation for nine (9) months. He was required to complete eight (8) hours of mandatory continuing education, four (4) hours in agency law, two (2) hours in license law, and two (2) hours in contract law prior to the completion of the suspension. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of his license.


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found Respondents Dubuisson and Warren acted as dual agents regarding the sale of a parcel of land. The property was advertised and sold to the buyers as seven acres of land. However, several public records including the Land Rolls of Hancock County clearly identified the property as less than three acres. The buyer became aware of this fact when the property was later sold.
Respondent Dubuisson had his license suspended for three (3) months, held in abeyance. Following the suspension, his license was placed on probation for nine (9) months, held in abeyance. He was required to complete four (4) hours in agency law prior to the completion of the suspension. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of his license. Respondent Warren had her license suspended for three (3) months, held in abeyance. Following the suspension, her license was placed on probation for nine (9) months, held in abeyance. She was required to complete four (4) hours in agency law prior to the completion of the suspension. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of his license.


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a formal complaint found Respondent Bowser did not have a Working With a Real Estate Broker form on file for the client, engaged the services of a termite inspector without the client’s knowledge, and did not inquire if the property was in a homeowner’s association when asked by the client. The property was in a homeowner’s association, resulting in the buyer client being invoiced for membership at closing. The buyer client had also given Bowser funds to winterize the property, which Bowser sent to the wrong company, resulting in a delay of closing. The closing statement revealed the commission Bower accepted was paid to a real estate company which was not licensed in Mississippi.
Broker Bowser had his license suspended for ninety (90) days, with sixty (60) days held in abeyance. His license was placed on probation for nine (9) months following the suspension held in abeyance. He was required to complete six (6) hours of mandatory continuing education, four (4) hours in agency law and two (2) hours in license law. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of his license.


A sworn statement of complaint was filed with the Commission and the ensuing investigation found that Respondent “Paige” Anderson had, without permission, placed her client’s (seller) initials indicating a price reduction on an exclusive listing agreement, she failed to deliver an offer in a timely fashion based on the time-frame in which the offer was executed, she failed to deliver true copies of all documents to her client and, further, she failed to have the Dual Agency Confirmation Agreement executed confirming that Mr. Mike Anderson and Ms. Paige Anderson represented both the buyer and the seller in a real estate transaction.
Salesperson Candace “Paige” Anderson had her license suspended for eighteen (18) months beginning January 1, 2012 and concluding on June 30, 2013. After the suspension, her license will be placed on probation for six (6) months.


The Real Estate Commission received information that Respondent Harris-Carter had made an offer as an owner occupant of a HUD property and then leased (rented) the residence. The Commission opened an investigation to determine if there had been a real estate violation. The investigation found that HUD property (foreclosure) located on Decelle Street in Jackson, Mississippi was bid on and purchased by a real estate broker during the owner-occupant phase of the listing in November, 2009. Ms. Carrie Darby and Ms. Sonia Harris-Carter, sometimes using the name of Sonia Harris, purchased the property for $18,500.00 with the expectation of using HUD assistance to remodel the property. The settlement date was November 25, 2009. Apparently, the property (mostly) remained vacant from the time of purchase through the succeeding months until August 21, 2010; at which time a “For Lease” sign was posted in the yard, until November 21, 2010. The phone number posted on the sign was the cell phone number of Respondent Harris-Carter. The removal of the “For Lease” sign on November 21, 2010, was coincident with the leasing of the property to tenants who stated they were renting the property from Respondent Carter Real Estate. A subpoena duces tecum was served on the Respondents on December 21, 2010. Documents obtained in response to the subpoena included a Working With a Real Estate Broker form indicating Carrie Darby and Sonia Harris as clients of Prudential and Prewitt, the buyer’s agent. A HUD-1, HUD Contract, and accompanying package included a Contract Addendum which pledges the Respondent to be the owner-occupant of the property for at least twelve months. Respondent Harris-Carter did not occupy the property. She stated she purchased the property for her niece Carrie Darby, and did not purchase as a broker. She stated she did not purchase through her company, and did not receive a commission on the purchase.
The Agreed Order stated: Respondent Harris-Carter had her license suspended for thirty (30) days, with the suspension held in abeyance. Following the suspension, her license will be placed on probation for five (5) months. She is required to complete four (4) hours of education in agency, and two (2) hours of education in license law before December 31, 2011. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of her license.


An investigation by the Real Estate Commission resulting from a sworn complaint found Respondent Baird acted as a dual agent in a transaction that closed on November 2, 2010. The buyer occupied the property and soon discovered the plumbing had been disconnected from the slab and rerouted incorrectly which caused the water to back up into the sink and the dishwasher and flood the floors. The property was financed through the 502 Low Income Loan through U.S.D.A. Rural Housing of Columbus. One of the requirements of the loan was to “provide certified Home Inspection from a licensed inspector.” Acting in her capacity as a disclosed dual agent and fiduciary to the buyer, Respondent Cliett engaged the services of Bernard Rowe to inspect the property. Rowe was not licensed by the State of Mississippi as a home inspector. During the negotiations, sale and closing of the property, the buyer was dependent at an extraordinary level upon the Respondents to protect her. The buyer was dependent upon the Respondents to have the dwelling properly inspected so that the apparent defects in the plumbing would be pointed out and cared for prior to her occupancy.
Respondent Baird will have her license suspended for ninety (90) days, with the suspension held in abeyance. Following the suspension, her license will be placed on probation for three (3) months. She is required to complete four (4) hours of education in agency before December 31, 2011. The education is in addition to that required for renewal of her license.


In October 2008, the Lee County Grand Jury indicted Cheryl B. Pine for attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder of her husband. On June 1, 2010, the Circuit Judge received a plea of guilty from Respondent Pine, and sentenced her to a term of ten years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, but suspended five years of the sentence.
Salesperson Pine had her license revoked.

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