Unlicensed Assistants


Permissible Activities of an Unlicensed Assistant
Unlicensed assistant is defined as support staff for a real estate corporation or other licensed individuals.

•  Answer the phone and forward calls
•  Fill out and submit listings and changes to any multiple listing service
•  Follow-up on loan commitments after a contract has been negotiated and generally secure the status reports on the loan progress
•  Assemble documents for closing
•  Secure documents (public information) from courthouse, utility district, etc.
•  Have keys made for company listings, order surveys, termite inspections, home  inspections and home warranties with the licensed employer’s approval
•  Write ads for approval of the licensee and the supervising broker, and place advertising (newspaper ads, update web sites, etc); prepare flyers and promotional information for approval by licensee and the supervising broker
•  Receive, record and deposit earnest money, security deposits and advance rents
•  Only type the contract forms for approval by licensee and supervising broker
•  Monitor licenses and personnel files
•  Compute commission checks
•  Place signs on property
•  Order items of repair as directed by licensee
•  Prepare flyers and promotional information for approval by licensee and supervising broker
•  Act as a courier service to deliver documents, pick-up keys
•  Place routine telephone calls on late rent payments
•  Schedule appointments for licensee to show a listed property
•  Be at an open house for:  a)  Security purposes   b)  Hand out materials (brochures)
•  Answer questions concerning a listing from which the answer must be obtained from the licensed employer-approved printed information and is objective in nature (not subjective comments)
•  Gather information for a Comparative Market Analysis
•  Gather information for an appraisal
•  Hand out objective, written information on a listing or rental

 Revised and approved by FREC 09/15/2009