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: 
    • Security purposes
    • 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