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Old 06-22-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast, Fl
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In the state of Florida you can do it if you are not compensated. It's all about the compensation here. You can also do it if you are court ordered (for a fee) as in an executor of a will or an attorney.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Check also the public records for any criminal convictions...you don't want a convicted felon in your home while you are away!!! I had it and she had a license and was 3x convicted!!! Just to be safe on your part. You can also check local title companies and get referrals, they work with realtors all the time and know which once are selling more, so IMO they have more experience. Good Luck.
Do you think criminal background checks should be run for all potential buyers, too?
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Do you think criminal background checks should be run for all potential buyers, too?
Well, I'm done talking to ALL of you until I see your files...
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: South Metro Denver for 25 years
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In Colorado, we go thru CBI/FBI backround checks in order to get/renew our licenses.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Check also the public records for any criminal convictions...you don't want a convicted felon in your home while you are away!!! I had it and she had a license and was 3x convicted!!! Just to be safe on your part. You can also check local title companies and get referrals, they work with realtors all the time and know which once are selling more, so IMO they have more experience. Good Luck.
I love anecdotal stories! We had a Realtor deliver Christmas presents to an orphanage while dressed as Santa Clause. There, now we are even on anecdotal evidence.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I love anecdotal stories! We had a Realtor deliver Christmas presents to an orphanage while dressed as Santa Clause. There, now we are even on anecdotal evidence.
Hi Brandon,

You just can't handle leaving bettlebee's comments alone can you. Every time I see you comment it cracks me up. Thanks for the laugh hopefully I can return the favor sometime.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:48 AM
 
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Do you think criminal background checks should be run for all potential buyers, too?
I don't mind if it makes the realtors feel saver...yes!!

But this thread is about realtors and my realtor was a 3 x convicted felon (shoplifting. fraude, grand theft)...do you want a realtor with all this...having access to your home and soc. sec. number!!!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:51 AM
 
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Hi Brandon,

You just can't handle leaving bettlebee's comments alone can you. Every time I see you comment it cracks me up. Thanks for the laugh hopefully I can return the favor sometime.
One of the realtors on this forum asked me by PM to send the proof, which I did and that realtor was shocked to find out that in Florida it is possible to obtain a license and become a realtor after being convicted for the third time and getting 36 months of probation because a deal was struck. It was either 15 months in prison or 36 months of probation....I know it is hard to believe, was for me too, but unfortunatelly it is true and instead of making fun of me....I don't care, I just keep writing about it....the realtors should ask the State legislations in charge to prevent this from happening!!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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bentlebee, since you won't divulge the information proving your claim here, could you send your evidence to me, privately, as well? Or ask the realtor that you did send it to to contact me, since you've said you won't divulge their name without their permission.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Interestingly, the very first question under Background Information on the Florida application for a real estate agent or broker's license is about any convictions, and it states that a background check WILL be done. They also take fingerprints, presumably for this purpose, and have since 2006.
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