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Maria Fernanda Arcila Barahona, Currently Unlicensed
File #14-411
Consent Order: September 14, 2018
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Ms. Arcila, while licensed as a representative with Sutton Group-West Coast Realty, committed professional misconduct, in that she:

  1. represented herself as the buyer in a contract, when she did not intend to complete the transaction, and in order to conceal the identity of the intended buyer (“Mr. X”); and
  2. represented herself as the buyer on the contract in order to convince an assignee to enter an assignment and to mislead the assignee as to the involvement of Mr. X in the transaction.

Ms. Arcila also:

  • failed to promptly deliver the funds received from the assignee under the assignment to her brokerage;
  • misappropriated and/or wrongfully converted all or a portion of the assignment amount, when she deposited it into her personal bank account and disbursed the funds upon the instructions of Mr. X;
  • accepted remuneration for real estate services from a person other than the brokerage in relation to which she was licensed
  • failed to promptly provide her managing broker with the records in relation to real estate services; and
  • failed to keep her managing broker informed of the real estate services being provided and other activities performed.

Real Estate Services Act



A discipline committee of the Council has ordered the following:

  1. Ms. Arcila is prohibited from applying for re-licensing for three years until September 14, 2021.
  2. Ms. Arcila must pay enforcement expenses of $1,500 to the Council.

Posted on November 14, 2018.