If I am licensed to practice Real Estate in California, am I able to practice Commercial Real Estate in other states?

More specifically, am I able to write offers on properties on behalf of Principles? Also, can I collect due diligence information or act as a transaction coordinator on deals?

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You haven't mentioned which other states you're interested in.  I would not assume that your California license is good in other states, although it may enable you to get a license somewhere, with less than the starting-from-scratch requirements such as the real estate course.  Exactly what you could or could not do, without a local license, might well also vary from one state to the next.  Before you get involved anywhere outside California, do your due diligence on these questions!  One place to find an attorney in any state, who can advise you about the law there, is our website, http://attorneypages.com

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You haven't mentioned which other states you're interested in.  I would not assume that your California license is good in other states, although it may enable you to get a license somewhere, with less than the starting-from-scratch requirements such as the real estate course.  Exactly what you could or could not do, without a local license, might well also vary from one state to the next.  Before you get involved anywhere outside California, do your due diligence on these questions!  One place to find an attorney in any state, who can advise you about the law there, is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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