Can an attorney act as a real estate broker in California?
Beside this, can a lawyer be a real estate broker in California?
If you are an attorney who is a member of the California State Bar in good standing, you are exempt from some of the requirements to become a licensed real estate salesperson or real estate broker. However, you must still take and pass the relevant exam to become a salesperson or broker.
Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between a real estate agent and a broker? A real estate agent is anyone who has earned a real estate license. A real estate broker is an agent who has also passed their broker license exam. The primary difference between a real estate agent and broker is that a broker can own a real estate firm or hire agents to work for them.
Similarly, you may ask, can an attorney also be a real estate agent?
If you talk to some lawyers, they might say you should hire a lawyer and not a real estate agent because a lawyer can provide both services. The trouble with that idea is few lawyers professionally sell real estate. On the other hand, real estate agents are not licensed to provide legal advice.
How do you become a real estate broker in California?
7 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Broker in California
- Meet the Minimum License Requirements.
- Gain Real Estate Experience.
- Complete Eight College-Level Broker Courses.
- Get Fingerprinted If You Haven't Already.
- Submit the Combo Exam/Licensing Application and Fees.
- Schedule Your Exam.
- Pass the Real Estate Broker Exam.