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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Because it's the law if you are not licensed as a broker.

May 25, 2018 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,473
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's the law.  Only brokers can sell property.  Agents are agents of the broker and sell on his/her behalf.

May 25, 2018 02:30 PM
Ambassador
2,564,011
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 It's the Law. 

May 25, 2018 02:50 PM
Rainmaker
6,543,976
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You must comply with the regulations in your state.

May 25, 2018 02:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Simple reason: IT'S THE LAW.  Check your state law, Sam Whitaker I bet Utah law require affiliation with broker, too.

May 27, 2018 06:45 AM
Ambassador
3,037,137
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Because agents are not brokers. The law requires agents to affiliate with a broker in order to transact real estate. 

May 25, 2018 03:26 PM
Rainmaker
2,634,187
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Same reason kids need a baby sitter Sam....

May 25, 2018 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,870,410
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great answers here. 

May 26, 2018 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Because of a law that predates the Dinosaur Era.

May 26, 2018 06:10 AM
Ambassador
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Because it's the law!

May 25, 2018 11:36 PM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

It's the law like gravity, you must obey it.

May 25, 2018 07:09 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

because it's the law.... 

May 25, 2018 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,059,870
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This is a good basic question that can be answered by most, if not all,licensees.  Study hard.  Take lots of practice exams. Good luck with your state exam.

May 25, 2018 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
507,733
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

The law states that you cannot practice real estate without your broker.

May 26, 2018 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,158,260
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It's the law. They want someone responsible for your actions!

May 25, 2018 05:12 PM
Ambassador
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's required by state law

May 25, 2018 03:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sam,

It is how it is done.  A

May 25, 2018 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
895,177
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It's the law!

I have never seen a question in this forum that received a unanimous answer. And, yes, maybe this one was not 100% either but as close as any answer ever will be.

May 27, 2018 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,109
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Because you will break your wallet being your own boss.

May 26, 2018 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
808,847
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Because that's how it works: It's the law. -Kasey

May 26, 2018 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,428,445
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Sam Whitaker it is the law to affiliate with a broker.

May 26, 2018 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's the law.

May 26, 2018 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

May 26, 2018 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,884,514
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Because states mandate a new broker be closely supervised for a full two years.

May 30, 2018 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,969,656
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

In our state you have to be for 2 years.

 

May 29, 2018 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Because there needs to be some real life experience to solve the ssues that come up

May 28, 2018 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Becuae, because, becuase, because of the wonderful things he does.

May 27, 2018 07:14 AM
Ambassador
3,725,370
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

May 26, 2018 11:22 PM
Ambassador
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

In my state one can't become a broker without three years active experience. That experience somes from being afflicated with a broker.

May 26, 2018 12:19 PM
Rainmaker
882,427
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That is the DEFINITION of  real estate sales agent, a sales person who works under the supervision of a broker. The self defined broker is 'one who collects the fees.' When it comes to supervision..'Fuh git aboot it!"

The same (new agent) individual can choose to get their brokers license. 

Or they could choose to work under the guidance of an attorney.

Laws in your state may be different.

Those two options will reveal how very little the newbies know and why they should be subject to persistent, enduring, and invasive supervision.

Your next question will be, 'Must I join NAR to be an agent?' The answer is no, you don't. However, NONE of the brokers with whom you will affiliate will take you on board unless you join the club.

Choice for the new real estate agent is an illusion.

 

May 26, 2018 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,104,714
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

They don't have to but most have a hard time making a living if they aren't.

May 26, 2018 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It's the Law ?

May 26, 2018 03:56 AM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sam Whitaker - required by the state.

May 25, 2018 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

For supervision

May 25, 2018 07:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It is the law and real estate laws are meant to protect the consumers.

May 25, 2018 07:48 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Someone to clean up my messes and keep me out of jail.

Actually they are the only ones who can represent a client, and I just represent their interests with the clients.

May 25, 2018 06:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

LAW

May 25, 2018 05:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Law.

May 25, 2018 04:37 PM