Disciplinary actions: Real estate brokers and managing brokers

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

May 2015

Trong Dang — Kent

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Providing false document.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 4 years; and assessed a fine of $500.

John Elliott — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Multiple real estate related judgments.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License revoked for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 5 years; and assessed a fine of $5900.

April 2015

Timothy Moyer — Spokane

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Selling securities without a license.
  • Action: Shall not apply for any real estate license for a period of 5 years.

Dennis Gorin — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Theft of government funds.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License revoked for 10 years.

March 2015

Joseph Eadie — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Commingling of client funds. Operated an unlicensed property management company.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 3 years.

February 2015

Thomas Biehl — Sunnyside

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Misrepresentation and conversion in connection with monies intended to fund numerous real estate transactions.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License revoked for 10 years.

Bryce Sheldon — Puyallup

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Commission of an act of dishonesty.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 5 years.

January 2015

Jess Stansberry — Bothell

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Failed to respond to Department's request for information.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended for one year or until he cooperates with the Department’s investigation.

Clifford Butler — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Failed to return tenant’s security deposit. Failed to respond to Department’s request for information.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License revoked for 10 years.

November 2014

Rachael Seelye — Forks

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Failed to notify Department of Criminal Information on Theft in the first degree charge. Failed to respond to DOL's request for information.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, or until she responds to our requests for information, whichever is longer.

Jaesuk Cavner — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Failed to deposit earnest money in a timely manner. Failed to submit transaction documents to her brokerage within 2 days of mutual acceptance.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended for 1 year, all stayed for a period of 3 years; and shall complete a 30 hour course in Real Estate Practices within 9 months.

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.
  • 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.

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

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