Property Management requirements in Mississippi

Must Mississippi property management companies have a real estate broker's license?

YES. Key components of property management (managing, renting and leasing) are considered real estate brokerage services under existing Mississippi real estate licensing laws. If a property manager is going to lease, rent, manage, list, procure prospects or negotiate, assist, or offer to perform any of those acts, he or she will need a broker's license. A salesperson working under a broker may engage in such activities.

Are there any exceptions to the requirements that a Mississippi property manager have a broker's license?

YES. For example, bona fide owners of property and their salaried employees who are engaged in property management in the regular course of business are exempt.

For more information about these and other Mississippi property management requirements and exceptions, please contact the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

Before hiring a property manager to manage your Mississippi rental property, you should always check that he or she is licensed appropriately. You can check the license status of Mississippi property managers at the Mississippi Real Estate Commission's "Find Licensee" webpage.

Mississippi Community Association Management Licensing

There is no requirement that a community association manager or condo association manager in Mississippi hold a real estate broker's license. In addition, no separate license is required.

Mississippi Real Estate Broker Licensing Requirements

Mississippi real estate broker licensing requirements include:

  • Trustworthiness: must provide Commission with evidence of trustworthiness
  • Experience: must have had an active sales license for twelve (12) months immediately preceding application
  • Education: must complete 120 classroom hours of real estate courses from a college/community college or from a Mississippi approved pre-license education provider.
  • Residency: Resident of Mississippi when application is submitted (although there is an exception for those obtaining non-resident licenses)
  • Age: must be 21 years of age or older
  • Exam: pass the broker licensing examination
  • Application: must complete application

    Mississippi Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Requirements

    Mississippi real estate salesperson licensing requirements include:

  • Trustworthiness: must provide Commission with evidence of trustworthiness
  • Education: must complete 60 classroom hours of real estate courses from a college/community college or from a Mississippi approved pre-license education provider.
  • Residency: Resident of Mississippi when application is submitted (although there is an exception for those obtaining non-resident licenses)
  • Age: must be 18 years of age or older
  • Exam: pass the salesperson licensing examination
  • Application: must complete application

    For more information about these and other licensing requirements please contact the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

    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.

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