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What services require a State of Florida Real Estate Brokers license?

A Real Estate Broker is an individual or entity that performs the services of real estate on behalf of another person, for compensation. The term “real estate” is defined in statute to include both interest in land or real property and business opportunities. The term “compensation” includes monetary compensation as well as valuable consideration, which includes benefits other than cash or tangible goods.

Sales associates are individuals who are allowed to perform these services but only at the direction and control of a real estate broker or for their registered owner developer.


Situations where a license is required

Appraising or attempts to appraise real property for another for compensation excludes services that must be performed by a Licensed or Certified Appraiser under Chapter 475, Part II, Florida Statutes.

Auctioning or attempts to auction real property of another for compensation.

Buying or attempts to buy real property of another for compensation.

Renting or Leasing or attempts to rent or lease real property of another for compensation.

Advertising or attempts to advertise real property of another for compensation.

Representing that you are engaged in the business of brokerage activity.

Undertaking to list or sell one or more timeshare periods per year on behalf of another individual or entity for compensation.

What services require a State of Florida license?

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