The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) – help educate the public about the dangers of unlicensed activity be proactive and encourage your customers to verify real estate license. Additionally, if their new home property will require renovations, educate them about the types of construction services which require a state-issued professional license. DBPR licenses and regulates construction trades which impact the structure of a building and affect public safety, including roofing, HVAC, electrical and plumbing work.
During this fiscal year, which began July 1, 2014, DBPR has received 462 complaints against unlicensed real estate professionals and appraisers, resulting in 132 investigations and 35 Notices to Cease and Desist against unlicensed individuals in the real estate industry.
DBPR also has a coordinated media campaign with proactive public relations efforts including press releases, news coverage, social media and organization with industry associations to combat unlicensed activity statewide.
As a licensed Real Estate Brokerage and proud Members of the National Association of Realtors, we urge all members of the public to make sure they are working with a license agent or Realtors.
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