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Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Post and Continuing Education Monitoring Database


In support of the statutory requirements for your profession, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has implemented a 100% Post and Continuing Education Monitoring database. All course providers are required to report your education completion to the department within 30 days of completion, or prior to the expiration date, whichever occurs first. If your required education is not complete and/or reported, you will NOT be able to renew your license. The Online services at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is the most efficient way to keep your Florida Real Estate License current. The Department of [...]

Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Post and Continuing Education Monitoring Database2023-01-31T15:15:06+00:00

What is The Florida Real Estate Recovery Fund


This is a short summary of what the Real Estate Recovery Fund (“RF”) is and how it works. It is not an exact restatement of the law. Any specific questions concerning eligibility or discussion of a specific claim should be directed to a licensed Florida attorney. The Real Estate Recovery Fund is an account created by the Florida Real Estate Commission (“FREC”) to reimburse any person, partnership, or corporation convicted by a court of competent civil jurisdiction in this state to have suffered monetary damages by reason of any act committed, as a part of any real estate brokerage transaction [...]

What is The Florida Real Estate Recovery Fund2023-01-31T13:39:26+00:00

Florida Real Estate Property Management License Requirements


Property management is the operation, control, and oversight of real estate. It encompasses all aspects of running an income property, from finding and screening tenants to maintaining the property, collecting rent, and handling any issues that arise. This article will explain Florida's property management licensing requirements, when you can perform property management services without a license and when you will need a license to perform property management services. We will also look at the different types of property management certifications in Florida. Is There A Property Management License in Florida? There is no specific property management license in Florida. [...]

Florida Real Estate Property Management License Requirements2023-01-31T14:04:45+00:00

Florida Real Estate Taxes


Real estate sales associates and brokers are required to comply with state statutes and the rules of the Florida Real Estate Commission. The rules govern not only property sales and purchases, but they also govern who can open a real estate office, the physical aspects of the office and any signage indicating an office is present.​​ Florida taxes are complex, just as they are in any other state. The real estate taxes that you pay on a home can vary widely depending on what city and what county you are buying the home in.However, in this article, we take [...]

Florida Real Estate Taxes2023-02-01T12:48:02+00:00

Florida Broker’s Office Requirements


​1. Ownership of a Broker’s Office Only real estate brokers can own and maintain a real estate office in Florida. A broker is someone with a minimum of two years real estate sales experience, who has completed advanced coursework, and passed the 72 Hour Broker Pre License Course, as well as the state exam, to become a licensed real estate broker. Florida’s real estate law prohibits real estate salespeople, or licensed sales associates, from office ownership. Real estate sales associates work from the broker’s office, where they are registered, under the employ and guidance of the managing broker. There [...]

Florida Broker’s Office Requirements2023-01-31T13:07:47+00:00

Florida Real Estate Career


The real estate profession has expanded and offers one of the widest career selections in the business world today. Helping people buy and sell homes, office buildings, industrial property and corporation farmland, property management, land development, mortgage banking, urban planning, real estate counseling, appraisal and research are all aspects of a career in real estate. Advantages and Rewards of a Career in Real Estate A career in real estate provides flexibility and freedom to set your own pace. Income directly reflects your efforts, with no limits on what astute, hard-working men and women can earn. Successful people in real [...]

Florida Real Estate Career2022-12-07T19:13:10+00:00

Florida Real Estate Contract Explained


If you are looking to become a real estate agent in Florida, it is imperative that you understand the fundamentals of a Florida Real Estate Contract. What is a Real Estate Contract ? A real estate contract, by definition, is a legally binding document between parties, that states the terms and conditions of the purchase and sale of real property. A real estate contract is also known as a real estate purchase and sale agreement, and standardized documents that have been approved by the Florida Association of Realtors and the Florida Bar, are generally used. A Florida Real Estate [...]

Florida Real Estate Contract Explained2023-01-31T15:39:31+00:00

Florida Real Estate Title and Land Records


Real Estate Title and Land Records In Florida TITLE (PROPERTY) Title is a legal term for a bundle of rights in a piece of property in which a party may own either a legal interest or an equitable interest . [1]The rights in the bundle may be separated and held by different parties. It may also refer to a formal document that serves as evidence of ownership . Conveyance of the document may be required in order to transfer ownership in the property to another person. Title is distinct from possession , a right that often accompanies ownership but is not necessarily sufficient to prove it. In many cases, both possession and title may be transferred independently [...]

Florida Real Estate Title and Land Records2022-12-07T19:25:09+00:00

Requirements to Register a Real Estate Company


Requirements to Register a Real Estate Company in Florida To qualify a real estate company, it requires: At least one active Florida Broker who is an officer, director, member, manager, or partner of the entity. This must be reflected on the Department of State, Division of Corporation website www.sunbiz.org Sales Associates may not be an officer, director, member, manager, or partner of a real estate company Broker-Associates may not be an officer, director, member, manager, or partner unless they upgrade to active qualifying broker with the new company. Initial fee $77.00 Form DBPR-RE 7 - Application for Real Estate [...]

Requirements to Register a Real Estate Company2022-12-07T20:25:21+00:00

How Much Money Can Real Estate Agents Make in Florida in 2022?


Florida home prices are expected to grow by 11% in 2022, according to Zillow.com. Now is a perfect time to consider a career in Florida Real Estate, with Zillow.com naming Tampa and Jacksonville the hottest housing markets for 2022! They are predicting house values in Tampa to grow by almost 25%. So if you are looking to jump into the world of real estate and get your real estate license, you may be asking yourself what income can real estate agents expect to earn in 2022? Let’s take a look! So, what is the average real estate agent income [...]

How Much Money Can Real Estate Agents Make in Florida in 2022?2023-01-31T14:47:48+00:00


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