A real estate associate is a person who helps the clients in selling or buying a house and provide guidance to the clients in negotiating the deals. They also provide an outlook of the legal agreements that follow the deal.
The candidates who want to become real estate associates in Florida can proceed with the application process as follows:
A candidate who wishes to become a sales associate in Florida can do so by applying for the license on the Florida DBPR website if the general requirements are met. You can check the information provided by the Florida Real estate Commission here.
Anyone who meets the general requirements of the state can become a real estate associate in Florida. People who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for a real estate associate licence:
A sales associate in another state may obtain an equivalent license in Florida if they are licensed in a state that holds mutual agreement with Florida. The intent of mutual agreement is to recognize the education and experience the candidate has in another state. In addition to the basic requirements, the following criteria also hold:
The eight states that have mutual agreement with Florida are:
Florida no longer has active mutual agreement with the following states:
While the application process is the same through both types of applications, the examination through mutual agreement application is not the same. A licensed sales associate equivalent in a state that holds mutual agreement with Florida must pass a written test on Florida real estate. The examination consists of 40 questions with 1 point for each question and a score of 30 points or higher is required to pass the exam.
Post the obtaining a license, the candidate is subject to the same post licensing criteria and process. He/she has to finish the 45 hour post licensing course to activate the license. Read more about post licensing and education of a sales associate.