Disciplinary actions: Real estate brokers and managing brokers

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

October 2014

Mark Rau — Cle Elum

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Pled guilty to Tampering with Public Records.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; and heightened supervision for 3 years

September 2014

Sheri Hilton — Bend, OR

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Deceptively facilitated the purchase of multiple homes for personal gain.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended for 2 years, all stayed for a period of 5 years; assessed a fine of $2,500; and shall complete a course in Real Estate Finances

John Velezmoro — Kirkland

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Failed to notify the Department of pending charges of 1 count of Possession of Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct in the First Degree.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 10 years.

Ann Hwang — Kent

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Pled guilty to 4 counts of Theft in the First Degree.
  • Action: Complete Real Estate Practices and Fundamentals courses, and pass real estate exam.

Aaron Johnson — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Entered listed home under false pretenses.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed for a period of 3 years.

Randall Berg — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Failed to adhere to Property Management Agreements. Failed to keep adequate records. Conducted unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License revoked for 10 years, all stayed for a period of 18 months; must provide monthly reconciliation statements for 18 months; and assessed a fine of $2,500.

Greg Hanson — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed for a period of 3 years; and assessed a fine of $500.

August 2014

Pushpinder Kaur — Puyallup

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Commingling of funds. Failed to deliver transaction documents to the firm within 2 business days.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed for a period of 3 years; and shall complete a course in Real Estate Practices.

Michael Jerabek — Olympia

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Failed to notify the Department of the following convictions and judgment:
    • Criminal Trespassing 1
    • Three counts of Violation of a Protection Order – DV
    • Civil judgment in the amount of $2,805.54
  • Action: Fined $3,000.

Timothy Moyer — Spokane

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct - Sold securities without a license. Failed to satisfy promissory notes.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License revoked for 10 years.

Tracy Tyler — Olympia

  • Finding: Failed to return property management funds.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License revoked 10 years.

Khai Nguyen — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Failed to disclose convictions - 3 counts First Degree Theft and one count Second Degree Theft.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; Assessed a fine of $2,500

July 2014

Paula Fortier — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failed to supervise broker.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

June 2014

Ryan Rockwell — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Failed to ensure earnest money was delivered to closing agent.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed for a period of 3 years; and assessed a fine of $1,000.

Ray W Davis

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Convicted of 2 accounts of Theft in the Third Degree.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 5 years from January 31, 2014.

Nicholas Southard

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct - False advertising.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 2 years, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 5 years; and Complete a course in Ethics.

Kert A Zavar — Des Moines

  • Finding: Misrepresentation.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended for 6 months, all stayed for a period of 6 months; Assessed a fine of $1,000.

May 2014

Terry Suzuki — Federal Way

  • Finding: Failed to disclose real estate or business related judgments.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 2 years.

Frederick Nogales — Kennewick

  • Finding: Failed to supply fingerprint card.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License suspended until the we receive fingerprint card.

Debra White — Wenatchee

  • Finding: Failed to formally present a written offer in a timely manner.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; Assessed a fine of $2,500.

Anne W Curry — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to deposit earnest money in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; Assessed a fine of $2,500.

Roger S Weaver — Ellensburg

  • Finding: Failed to have a signed property management agreement, or signed lease agreement.
  • Action: Assessed a fine of $2,500, complete a course in property management.

April 2014

Paula G. Anderson — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failed to deposit earnest money in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 60 days, all stayed (not imposed) for 1 year; Assessed a fine of $1,000.

James C. McClung — Mukilteo

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Convicted of Attempted Theft in the Second Degree.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 10 years.

Valerie J Claypool — Edmonds

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Judgment for sums and property fraudulently converted for personal gain and/or not accounted for during appointment as an Attorney-In-Fact for elderly and vulnerable person.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 10 years from November 16, 2010.

Kristen D. Carlson — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failed to keep adequate records or accounts for lease deposits, lease payments and the lease to own contracts.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 60 days, all stayed (not imposed) for 1 year; Assessed a fine of $1,000.

March 2014

Daniel Curtin — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Failed to disclose easement.
  • Action:
    • Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Required to complete a 30 hour Real Estate Practices course within 9 months.

Janine Duncan — Seattle

  • Finding: Failed to exercise reasonable skill and care and failed to disclose easement.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License suspended 1 year, all stay (not imposed) for 3 years.

Thomas Hopper — Anacortes

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct –
    • Failed to disclose 2010 conviction for Theft 3rd Degree.
    • License to practice as a registered nursing assistant was revoked for 5 years by the Washington State Department of Health.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License suspended 3 years, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 5 years.

Sue Kim — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct – Failed to deposit earnest money.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Gabriel Graumann — Everett

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct – Performed unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years.

Duane Hodges — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct – Aiding and abetting unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years.

February 2014

Maureen Moore — Marysville

  • Finding: Failed to ensure information presented to parties was accurate.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 7 years.

January 2014

Ronald Gilles — Sequim

  • Finding: Failed to exercise reasonable skill and care.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Vicki Smith — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Failed to report conviction.
  • Action:
    • Real estate broker license suspended 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $2,500.

December 2013

Steven P. Davenport — Yakima

  • Finding: Failed to resubmit another fingerprint card after an original card was rejected by the Washington State Patrol.
  • Action: Real estate broker license suspended until a new fingerprint card is received.

Kelly L. Bauer — Enumclaw

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct —
    • Brokered lease agreements without going through brokerage.
    • Deposited money into personal account instead of brokerage firm’s trust account.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 10 years.

Kenneth F. Enslow — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Failed to deposit earnest money.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Tracie Rebar — Bonney Lake

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct —
    • Falsified information on multiple listings and purchase sales agreements.
    • Failed to deposit earnest money.
    • Gave false information to sellers.
    • Allegedly forged a signature resulting in release of earnest money.
    • Failed to show up for multiple interviews with us.
    • Failed to provide requested documents to us.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 10 years.
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