Notice of Public Rulemaking Hearing:
Tennessee Real Estate Commission

The Tennessee Real Estate Commission will conduct a Rulemaking Hearing on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. CDT. If this rulemaking hearing is conducted in-person, the hearing will be held at the following address:

500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower, Conference Room 1-A
Nashville, TN 37243

However, if this rulemaking hearing is conducted remotely, via WebEx, the hearing can be accessed with this information:
Meeting number (access code): 171 659 6085
Meeting password: TfC37Jywm3m
Join by phone: +1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Join from a video system or application: Dial ; You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

The hearing will cover two (2) sets of rules. First, the proposed rules are in response to the enactment of the Fresh Start Act (Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-76-101 et. seq.) that became effective on July 1, 2018. The rule removes a previous requirement that prevented individuals convicted of any felony, or a misdemeanor involving theft of money, services, or property from eligibility for examination or licensure unless two (2) years from the date of expiration of probation, parole or conviction, or the date of release from incarceration, whichever is later in time. Furthermore, the rule narrows the individuals required to appear before the Commission for licensure consideration due to a criminal conviction. Currently, the rule requires all individuals convicted of any felony to appear before the Commission. To comport with the Fresh Start Act this requirement is narrowed. Pursuant to the Act, certain felony classes have a rebuttable presumption that the conviction relates directly to the fitness of the applicant engaged in the applicable occupation, profession, business, or trade.
Second, the proposed rule is an amendment to the advertising rules set forth by the Commission. The rule amends one of the general principles. Previously, the rule required licensees to obtain written permission from the owner to advertise the property listed by another licensee. Now, the rule requires this authorization to come from the listing agent or listing broker.

A copy of the rules to be considered at the rulemaking hearing can be viewed online at:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Open Meetings Act (Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-44-101, et. seq.), the above-referenced hearing is open to the public, and you may attend the hearing in person. If you have any comments regarding the rules, you may either submit your written comments in advance of the board meeting to Anna D. Matlock, Associate General Counsel, at (615) 741-3072 or electronically at , or appear at the rulemaking hearing to make your comments on the record. All previously submitted comments have been retained and will be read at the rulemaking hearing in November.