Brief History

Created by Chapter 127, Acts of the Legislature, Regular Session, 1937; Reestablished by Chapter 245, Acts of the Legislature, Regular Seesion, 2002; consists of five members appointed by Governor, by and with advice and consent of Senate; bipartisan; term, four years; each member must have been a resident of this state for at least six years prior to appointment and remain a resident during the appointment term; one citizen member; four members must have been licensed and practiced in this State as a Broker, Associate Broker or Salesperson as his or her primary vocation for a period of not less than ten years; one of the four licensed Commissioners must be chosen from among three nominees selected by the West Virginia Association of Realtors; Chairman designated by Governor; Vice-Chairman and Secretary selected by Commission from among own members; receive same daily compensation as is paid to members of Legislature for interim duties, and reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred; Commission to supervise and regulate the business of persons who, for compensation, list, sell, purchase, exchange, option, rent, manage, lease, or auction any interest in real estate for another; and to have charge of issuance and revocation of licenses of real estate Brokers, Associate Brokers and Salespersons. (Code 30-40)