State of Florida cracking down on unlicensed real estate activity

Real Estate Broker/Owner with RMS Realty, St Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach Counties

I wanted to reblog this because it is so important.  Please note that unlicensed activity includes those "former" real estate agents working without a license.  I don't know why someone would do that if their license can be easily reinstated.  Always check for the status of your agent.


Original content by Rob Arnold BK627826

I have said it before and I will say it again.  If you are an investor working short sales, doing property management, or taking options on property in order to shop it around, be very very careful.  You probably need a real estate license regardless of what your attorney or investor mentor guru is telling you.

The State of Florida is watching you.  The real estate and mortgage industry is all under a huge microscope right now and they are catching people and making their lives miserable. 

drago   (photo of DBPR Secretary Charles Drago)

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation chief Charles Drago just wrote in a letter to the editor re-emphasizing this today.  Orlando Sentinel commentary regarding unlicensed activity.  People are getting busted left and right. 

I hate to sound like I am scaring people, but this is serious business.  Unlicensed activity is a 3rd degree FELONY in Florida which could even lead to jail time.  Please be careful and think twice before you get too "creative" in your deals.  You might need a real estate license to do what you are doing. Begging for forgiveness may not work with the DBPR.


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