At its January meeting, the six members of the Georgia Real Estate Commission elected George Holtzman of Hinesville as the chairman for 2011.
“I consider it quite honor,” Holtzman said, “especially when you consider I’ve been appointed by both Republican and Democratic governors.”
Holtzman will preside over commission meetings, help formulate meeting agendas, and serve as an official representative of the commission in meetings with licensees, the public and the regulatory agencies of other states. He will also perform the administrative oversight and judicial duties all members must perform.
Holtzman was previously commission chairman in 1996 and 2003.
The commission regulates Georgia’s more than 95,000 licensed real estate brokers and sales agents.
The agency administers qualifying examinations for applicants, oversees education programs for licensees, investigates complaints from the public about licensees’ brokerage activity and disciplines licensees found guilty of violations of the license law. The agency also administers a recovery fund that pays court-ordered judgments if the court finds that a real estate licensee is unable to repay trust funds the licensee received from the public in a real estate transaction.
Georgia’s governors appoint the members of the Commission. Holtzman is the senior member of the commission having served for 18 years and having been appointed by Govs. Zell Miller, Roy Barnes and Sonny Perdue.
Holtzman’s current term runs through January 2012. He is the broker of Coldwell Banker Holtzman Realtors in Hinesville.