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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Franklin is one town from the RI line.... when I was active, I had a RI license.....our office is licensed in RI.... one state is more than enough for me...

May 05, 2019 09:54 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®


May 06, 2019 02:16 AM
Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ
Serving Central & Northern New Jersey Since 1971

Corinne Guest In the early 1970's through the early 1980's I worked in New Jersey within about 10 miles of Staten Island in New York City.

Although I was born and raised on Staten Island and had numerous friends and relatives there, I didn't get my New York broker's license until the early 1980's when I was designing and selling custom built new homes there.

I've since given it up since their market became so terribly difficult for me to work within.

May 05, 2019 10:00 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I live within 10 miles of 2 other states. I am literally at the point on the US map where Nevada California and Arizona intersect. I have no desire to be licensed in Nevada or California. There's not enough inventory in those local areas to pencil out when I can just refer it out.

May 05, 2019 10:28 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I do not. We're closer to the center of our state. If I did, I'd probably get licensed in the other. I know agents who have license in VA or SC. Too far for me.

May 05, 2019 10:10 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Our office is licensed in all 4 nearby states... NY, MASS & Jersey. I am only licensed in CT but have options if I needed to list out of state.

May 05, 2019 10:00 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I live a mile and a half from another COUNTRY but US can not get a Canadian real estate license. So we branch out in three directions... not east. 

May 05, 2019 08:47 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I would have to drive through Canada to get to another state...

My geographical area is quite enough! 

May 06, 2019 12:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That would not be me. I am far more than 50 miles from a state border. I have my hands full with one state license. 

May 05, 2019 06:08 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I live right in the center of the state,, yet we do a lot of work in the neighboring states, and sometimes far beyond.

May 05, 2019 05:27 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not me, I am only close to Mexico! Even when I lived in MA and was close to RI and NH I was only licensed in MA!

May 05, 2019 05:25 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Our company is licensed in MD, WV & PA also with in 50 miles of VA & DC , Personally I just carry a MD license.

May 05, 2019 05:16 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I am within much less than 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Not licensed to sell there nor elsewhere than California.

May 05, 2019 02:41 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do not! But do Florida and Illinois count?

May 05, 2019 02:30 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not close enough.  But with AZ and NV having reciprocation now for my license, if I did enough business to justify it I would get a license.  But for now, I have a few people in each state that I'd refer out to.

May 05, 2019 01:24 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I live in the geographic center of Washington and almost always referred out any business for neighboring towns... totally different markets.  I'm pretty sure if I lived near a state line I would NOT get licensed in the other state.  But one can never say never.  As usual, it depends.  

May 05, 2019 01:21 PM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Corinne ~ I live within 5 miles of DC and Maryland, but only sell in Virginia.  There is more than enough inventory to work with and effectively know about on this side of the Potomac, though quite a few agents in our area are licensed in multiple jurisdictions.  I prefer to be a master of Northern VA and refer out to DC & MD.  

May 05, 2019 01:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not I... I live within a mile of South Carolina and sell actively in both South and North Carolina.

May 05, 2019 12:12 PM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I'm 20 miles from the state line - however that state line is also the an international border so working on both sides of the border maybe possible but not easy to get set up.

May 05, 2019 12:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was licensed in Virginia before moving to Maryland.

Many agents in our market are licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

May 05, 2019 11:18 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Me!  Super close to MA but it's still far enough away that I wouldn't begin to "work it" as my territory.  

May 05, 2019 10:32 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Not close enough & don't care about Wisconsin.

May 05, 2019 09:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Some California agents who live close to Nevada (lake Tahoe area) have both.  I would venture to guess that many do.  Many Californians are moving to Nevada from Silicon Valley for tax purposes. A

May 05, 2019 09:12 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Interesting because your question causes one to consider the distance factor as relevant. Not being close to borders makes inter-state licensing moot for me but I wonder if closer to borders...what my response/action would be?

May 05, 2019 08:55 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not. 

May 06, 2019 10:29 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm within just a few miles from the NC/SC border and am definitely licensed in both states - we have a lot of Charlotteans who migrate to SC for the tax break and to get out of the city. 

May 06, 2019 04:53 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

We do live within fifty miles of the eastern border of The Land of Lincoln but we are not licensed there.  No desire to do so.

May 05, 2019 05:57 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes. Arizona and Nevada. Not interested in taking on other states.

May 06, 2019 06:53 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I live within that distance to MA and Maine. In MA the regulations are far more and different in NH. I have enough business here that i dont have to sell in MA. But never say never, lots of MA agents are coming up to NH to sell, so maybe I could take over some border towns?

May 06, 2019 05:09 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That's me.

May 05, 2019 08:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is further to the border, and only one a license in CO.

May 17, 2019 04:20 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

about 150 miles from the boarder so no.


May 07, 2019 01:20 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

I do not, but if I did, I don't think I would have a second license. Too much to keep up with just one license as it is.

May 07, 2019 05:54 AM
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

I live less than 50 miles from another country.

No one agent can properly serve clients beyond 50 miles,

fooling yourself to think you can.

Something suffers somewhere.


May 06, 2019 08:05 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I live about 40 miles from DC and probably about the same from Maryland.  I do not have a license in either place.  Heck, even going inside the Beltway in my own state is a different way of life.  There is plenty to keep me busy outside the Beltway in VA.

May 06, 2019 02:10 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I do. 30 minutes to Oregon. I have only thought twice in my 15-year career about getting a license there. Our MLS even crosses over the border, so we sometimes get Oregon inquiries. But not a lot. It's more effective to just refer. -K

May 06, 2019 08:26 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

not me. I am 10 miles from Pacific Ocean. No neighboring state.

May 06, 2019 08:05 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Nope... I'm sitting right in the middle of Georgia.  I own property in another state, but doubt I will ever want to be licensed there.  

May 06, 2019 07:44 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I live in the NW section of Arkansas.  I have a license in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  That's enough... LOL

May 06, 2019 07:22 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Corine, I'm less than 5 miles from one state and 45 miles to another state. I do have licenses in both. The Maryland license was just procured, but I've had a WV license since 2007. We do run back and forth across the border frequently. 

May 06, 2019 07:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm about 20 or 25 minutes from the NJ border but I really don't have any interest in being licensed in NJ. And I don't know that area so wouldn't be able to service it properly.

I have lost a few clients, though who were looking in NY and decided to purchase right over the border. When I could, I referred them. (Sometimes they just said, oh, this weekend we saw something in NJ - we know you aren't able to sell there so we called a NJ agent). Oops.

May 06, 2019 06:33 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not live within 50 miles and do not have a license in another state.

However, I frequently encounter agents from the lands of the frozen chosen who follow their locals to the state of Florida during the snowbird flocking season. It is not uncommon to find 'experts' in Florida real estate who spend 9 months in IL, IA, NY, NH, CA, OH, WI, MI, PA and VA. They seem to be OVERWHELMINGLY from one franchise!

May 06, 2019 06:09 AM