As we told you not too long ago, anyone looking to get a real estate license (or make changes to existing information on file with the Real Estate Board) needs to be using the new forms DPOR has released. (They’re at www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Real-Estate.) 

After February 20, the old forms won’t be accepted.

The Board encourages you to always check the DPOR website before sending in any form that has been previous saved to ensure the saved version is the most recent. Board policy is that older versions of forms will not be accepted if received 30 or more days after the posting of a newer version on our website.

The change is because of a new computer system being installed by the board, which it hopes will allow potential agents to do more online.

As we all know, most of the time when an government agency makes a major change to its computers, nothing goes wrong. Just in case something does go awry, though, DPOR is warning that, while most applications will be processed in 10 to 15 business days, “while staff gets acclimated to the new computer system, application processing time will increase.”