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Florida Real Estate Brokers: Keep Your Records!

We all make mistakes, but if you’re a real estate broker in the State of Florida and fail to keep and maintain adequate business records, your license could be revoked and you could face fines of up to $5,000 for each violation. If you are a licensed real estate broker in Florida and have received […]

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Florida Real Estate Brokers Must Register Trade Names with Commission

We all make mistakes, but if you’re a real estate broker in the State of Florida and fail to register your trade name with the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC), your license could be revoked and you could face fines of up to $5,000 for each violation. If you are a licensed real estate broker […]

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Florida Real Estate Sales Associates Must Act and Receive Payment in Employer’s Name

Under Florida law, real estate sales associates cannot initiate a real estate brokerage transaction, or receive payment in connection thereof, except in the name of their registered employer. Failure to comply with the law can result in the sales associate’s license being revoked, and fines of up to $5,000 for each offense. If you are […]

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Florida Real Estate Brokers: Make Sure You Hire Licensed Sales Associates

Under Florida law, real estate brokers may not employ sales associates who are not licensed by the state. Failure to comply with the law can result in the broker’s license being revoked, and fines of up to $5,000 for each offense. If you are a licensed real estate broker in Florida and have received an […]

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Florida Real Estate Sales Associates Must Act Within Scope of License

If you are a licensed real estate sales associate in the State of Florida, acting within the scope of your license means you can’t operate as such for anyone not registered as your employer, and you definitely can’t operate as a real estate broker. Acting outside the scope of your license can result in your […]

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Accused of Practicing Real Estate Without License in Florida? You Need a Lawyer!

Practicing as a real estate broker or sales associate in Florida without an active license is not simply an administrative violation: It’s a crime that could land you several years in prison and fines in the amount of several thousands of dollars. If you have received an administrative complaint from the Department of Business and […]

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Too much fun over the 4th of July? Florida Real Estate Brokers: Commit a Crime, Do Your Time, Lose Your License?

If you’re a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida and you are convicted of a crime, even one unconnected to your profession and committed outside Florida, you may not only serve time in prison and be made to pay thousands of dollars in criminal fines, you could also lose your license, and […]

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Florida Real Estate Brokers: Dot Your I’s and T’s in Listing Agreements!

Did you know that if you are a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida, and fail to comply with the statutory requirements of a written listing agreements, your license could be revoked and you could face fines of up to $5,000 for each violation? If you are a licensed real estate broker […]

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Florida Real Estate Brokers: Be Careful with Fee-Sharing

If you are a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida, you can’t enter into a fee-sharing agreement with just anyone. If you share a commission with, or pay compensation to, a person not properly licensed in Florida as a broker, broker associate, or sales associate, your license can be revoked and you […]

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Florida Real Estate Brokers: If Disciplined, You Could Be Punished Twice?

If you’re a licensed real estate broker or sales associate in the State of Florida and you are disciplined in any other jurisdiction outside Florida for anything having to do with real estate, or if your application for a license is denied for any reason, your Florida license can be revoked and you could face […]

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