Florida Real Estate License News

03/12/2023 7:23am
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...
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02/20/2023 8:23am
Show and Tell

Seasoned real estate agents know there are many bumps and obstacles on the path to the closing of a sale. Disclosure...
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02/16/2023 2:36pm
Real Estate Careers Give Women the Flexibility to Balance Career and Family

More women are looking for flexible careers, and are finding that real estate fits their needs. A recent study by the...
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01/13/2023 10:00am
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...
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01/12/2023 6:01pm
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...
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01/01/2023 7:41pm
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; state the...
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01/01/2019 12:00am
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...
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01/12/2016 11:35am
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...
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12/09/2013 12:08pm
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...
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08/14/2012 8:18am
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 common...
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08/14/2012 8:18am
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,...
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07/27/2007 12:28pm
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 transaction. Those unwelcome surprises...
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07/25/2007 8:06am
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...
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02/26/2007 8:00am
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,...
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02/01/2007 5:09pm
Getting Your Real Estate Web Site Listed in the Major Search Engines: Part 3

So far in this series, we've really just talked about building links to improve your rankings. Internal links should be descriptive and...
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10/18/2006 2:27pm
Getting Your Real Estate Web Site Listed in the Major Search Engines: Part 2

Last week we took a look at internal link optimization as a way to boost the ranking of your real estate...
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10/09/2006 2:32pm
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...
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06/29/2006 3:21pm
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...
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01/17/2006 1:46pm
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...
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01/17/2006 1:41pm
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...
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