Property Management requirements in Hawaii
Must Hawaii property managers have a real estate broker's license?
YES. Key components of property management (renting and leasing) are considered real estate activities under existing Hawaii real estate licensing laws.
A real estate broker's license is required for any person or company that, for compensation, rents, or offers, attempts or agrees to he rental of any real property or who advertises or holds out to the public by any oral or printed solicitation or representation that she or he is engaged in the business of leasing or renting business enterprises or business opportunities or the real property of another, or leases, or who directs or assisting in the procuring of prospects or in the negotiation or closing of any transaction which does, or is calculated to, result in a leasing of real property; and all persons who advertise rental property information or lists. A salesperson working under a broker may engage in such activities.
Are there any exceptions to the requirement that a Hawaii property manager have a broker's license?
YES. For example, there are limited exceptions for onsite residential managers (there are the custodial and care taker exemptions).
Before hiring a property manager to manage your Hawaii rental property, you should always check that he or she is licensed appropriately. You can check the license status of Hawaii property managers at the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs licensee search webpage.
Must Hawaii community association managers have a real estate broker's license?
NO. A broker's license is not required to manage community associations in Hawaii; however, condominium association managers must register with the state.
Hawaii Real Estate Broker Licensing Requirements
Hawaii real estate broker licensing requirements include:
Hawaii Salesperson Licensing Requirements
Hawaii real estate salesperson licensing requirements include:
IMPORTANT: This information is intended for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should it be considered legal advice or relied upon without first confirming its contents with your state real estate commission. Laws are updated frequently, and this information may not reflect the current law in your state. To confirm the specific requirements for each state, please contact your state real estate commission.