tom sims (tom sims property management)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  See an attorney, or check with your state licensing board.  My State of Florida has strict guidelines for what an unlicensed assistant can and cannot do.  You need to know where the line is; do not cross it.

Aug 10, 2018 10:05 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I'd ask your Broker or attorney.

An unlicensed assistant would only be doing admin for me, I'd never have them interact with my tenants other than through approved emails.

Aug 10, 2018 10:14 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sadly, it depends on the laws of your state.  Without knowing that, we can't advise.  I'd suggest getting a property management textbook from a licensing school in your state.  That should have all the laws for your state at the time of writing/publishing.

Aug 10, 2018 09:44 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
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You need to check with your own state laws. In my state property managers aren't licensed. If your state licenses property managers you need to check with your state commission on what is considered practicing real estate and what is not. -Kasey

Aug 10, 2018 09:36 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Check with your broker and attorney. It depends. I woudl think it should just admin work

Aug 10, 2018 11:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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every state has different laws....you need to check with the rules of the licensing board....

Aug 10, 2018 10:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Sorry,  I don't know California Real Estate Law..

Aug 10, 2018 09:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Check with your attorney, every state differs. A

Aug 10, 2018 10:54 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Your state licensing body will have an extensive list of duties requiring a real estate license by law. If you're a broker, look them up or talk to an attorney, if not, talk to your broker.

Property management is no different than sales in terms of what duties require licensure. That's where you'll find out what your assistant may/may not do.

Aug 10, 2018 10:49 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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tom sims Your profile states you are in California so you will need to research CA property management laws.  Good luck.

Aug 10, 2018 10:00 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Each state is different - I would check with your state REC.

Aug 10, 2018 07:44 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
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Laws vary from state to state so check with your local Board of Realtors and / or State Association.

Aug 10, 2018 03:06 PM
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Bob Crane
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This is a state specific question, check with your broker.

 

Aug 10, 2018 02:06 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Ask your broker.

Aug 10, 2018 10:22 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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It depends on state laws or real estate guidelines.

Aug 10, 2018 09:31 AM
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Valeria Mola
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I don't know.

Aug 10, 2018 09:52 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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I pass this question 

Aug 10, 2018 08:03 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow the rules in your state. Unlicensed assistants usually have limited activities.

Aug 10, 2018 12:18 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't do property manaement so can't help you here. Each state has its own rules about what unlicensed assistant can or can't do.

Aug 10, 2018 12:15 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Get the local ordinances and state law on landlord tenant relations. Best yet, check with an attorney specializing in landlord tenant law.

Aug 11, 2018 06:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Highly dependent on your state regulations.

Aug 11, 2018 06:02 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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State laws

Aug 11, 2018 03:35 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Look to your governing authority

Aug 10, 2018 05:29 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Check with your broker or attorney well versed in this.  States have different laws. 

Aug 10, 2018 02:09 PM
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Sam Shueh
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Unless the broker has proper insurance and has property insurance credentials in the State of California, most realtors are not supposed to engage in management of properties..

Aug 10, 2018 01:15 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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this probably STATE specific 

Aug 10, 2018 12:38 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Your state dictates what is lawful. That is the only opinion that matters.

The following is not legal advise but simply the rambling of a mind fatigued. My suggestion is anything requiring a direct meet/conversation, delivering or picking up anything of value, and most definitely using a key to open a door should not be done via an assistant. Your liability is simply too great.

The assistant CAN mow the grass if the assistant promises to talk to no one. 

Your broker will be able to advise what your state allows a property management company to do as well as restrictions of unlicensed staff. IF it's important and has consequences for the onwer...your assistant should not do it.

Aug 10, 2018 10:57 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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I am with the others here you need to consult either an attorney or your broker and these rules could vary from state to state I imagine

Aug 16, 2018 03:15 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sorry, don't do property management.

Aug 14, 2018 10:55 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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tom sims - check with state guideline on this topic.

Aug 12, 2018 10:29 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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 The are many laws regarding property management. Serious stuff…trust fund management…anti-discrimination housing laws on both a State and Federal level…evictions. There is much more that can be gleaned by quizzing the AR Q&A.

 

Aug 11, 2018 03:14 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Depends on the law in your state

Aug 11, 2018 11:35 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I would think it might vary from state to state, but it's a no go in GA for an unlicensed person to have contracts signed or handle funds.

Aug 10, 2018 10:11 PM