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.
YES. For example, there are limited exceptions for onsite residential managers (there are the custodial and care taker exemptions).
For more information about these and other Hawaii property management requirements and exceptions, please contact the Real Estate Branch of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
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.
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 include:
Hawaii real estate salesperson licensing requirements include:
For more information about these and other licensing requirements in Hawaii, please contact the Hawaii Real Estate Board.