On December 31, 2008, every agent's Realtor dues were due to their local and national associations. They are giving a 30 day grace period to get those paid, but on February 1st, 2009, if your agent hasn't paid those dues, did you realize that he may not be licensed to do business on your behalf?
Times are tough for a lot of agents out there and February 1st is coming up quickly. Ask your agent if their dues have been paid and if they say "NO" ask them who is taking their work until they get that paid or if they are planning to leave the business.
I know it is a tough question to ask, but if you don't know the answer, than you might be left with a house to buy or sell without representation.