Florida Real Estate License News
What Should I Ask My Prospective Broker?
While hard work and good contacts can help you succeed during
your first years in the real estate business, probably the...
Show and Tell
Seasoned real estate agents know there are many bumps and
obstacles on the path to the closing of a sale. Disclosure...
More women are looking for flexible careers, and are finding
that real estate fits their needs. A recent study by the...
Are online courses more effective?
The DBPR Education and Testing Bureau has received information from the real estate testing vendor that has surprised many veteran...
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Associates
Why BUYERS AND SELLERS need a broker
Because buying or selling a home or investment property is acomplex and important financial...
Disclosure of Building Code Violations
Sellers must state the existence and nature of the code
violation; must give the buyer disclosure with copies of notices;
Rhode Island is the 8th state with mutual recognition agreement
Rhode Island and Florida have reached agreement to mutually recognize each state's education requirement for licensure. The following states have...
Florida Real Estate Exam for Sales Associates--Your Study "Hit List"
Here's your state exam study "Hit List."
The exam has 100 multiple-choice questions and the applicant has 3 1/2 hours to...
Florida Real Estate Exam for Brokers - Your Study Hit List
Here is your state exam study Hit List.The exam has 100 multiple-choice questions and the applicant has 3 1/2 hours...
Condo owners who are in arrears may not be able to use the pool
Recent changes to Florida law (Chapter 718) allow a condominium
association to deny owners (or their tenants) the right to use
Licensees must notify DBPR of ANY convictions
A little-known change in the law (July 1, 2009) requires current
licensees to report any conviction or plea to a crime,...
Don't Let Surprises Ruin the Deal
The home buyers might love the house, but they hate last-moment
surprises that tell them something new about the
Those unwelcome surprises...
Staging the House
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances’"
- William Shakespeare's...
Reverse Mortgages - Information to make an Informed Decision
Many older Americans are turning to "reverse"
mortgages to finance a home improvement, pay off a current
mortgage, supplement their retirement income,...
So far in this series, we've really just talked about
building links to improve your rankings. Internal links should be
Last week we took a look at internal link optimization as a way
to boost the ranking of your real estate...
Getting Your Real Estate Web Site Listed in the Major Search Engines
When building your real estate web site, it is essential to keep
proper search engine optimization techniques in mind, or you...
A Quick Reminder Regarding Referral Fees
The Department of Financial Services (DFS),
Office of Insurance Regulation, recently published an article to
remind real estate professionals of the laws...
FREC Case Study
The Florida Real Estate Commission is charged with protecting
Florida consumers from unscrupulous licensees, and takes its duties
very seriously. DBPR Press...
Explaining Listing Agreements
It is in the licensee's best interest to fully explain the
contents of a listing agreement to the seller before it...