Mathis, Robert | Principal Broker | Bella Vista, AR
07/01/2006 | Hearing No. 3018
By Consent Order, Formal hearing # 3018 the Commission ordered that “…Respondent Robert Mathis shall within six months of the date of this Consent Order, complete a six (6) hour Real Estate Contracts Course, and pay $500 penalty to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission to be received on or before 30 days after the date of this Order.” (8/14/2006)
“It is further ordered that a Letter of Reprimand be issued to Respondent Mathis and placed in his license file.”
“It is further ordered that a Letter of Reprimand be issued to Respondent Arthur R. Brunje and placed in his license file.”
- The Commission found Respondent Mathis guilty of violating Commission Regulation 8.5(a).
- Respondent Mathis did not protect or promote the interest of his client, or deal honestly with the Complainants, the buyers. Knowing that the Seller intended to remove the water softener system from the property, Respondent Mathis failed to cause the Seller to delete the water softener system from the contract, and that system was included in the contract for the sale of the property. Notwithstanding the fact that the contract included the water softener system in the equipment that was included in the purchase price, his client removed the water softener system when vacating the property, and the Complainants failed to receive the water softener system.
- The Commission found Respondent Brunje guilty of violating Commission Regulation 8.5(a).
- Respondent Brunje did not promote the interest of his clients. When Respondent Brunje learned from Complainants, that the Seller intended to remove the water softener system, Respondent Brunje contacted Respondent Mathis who indicated he would “take care of it”. Respondent Brunje did nothing else, prior to closing, to protect the interest of his clients, the Complainants, by documenting that the water softener system would remain in place and be conveyed with the property.