Created by Chapter 127, Acts of the Legislature, Regular Session, 1937; Reestablished by Chapter 245, Acts of the Legislature, Regular Session, 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)
The Commission is not authorized to give legal advice or answer questions on legal subjects other than the West Virginia Real Estate License Law and Legislative Rules.
The WVRE Commission is an independent state governmental agency. It should not be confused with the West Virginia Association of REALTORS® (or its local Boards), which is a trade organization whose members are known as "REALTORS®".