YES. Key components of property management (renting and managing) are considered real estate brokerage services under existing Minnesota real estate licensing laws. If a property manager is going to lease, rent, 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.
YES. For example, employees of the owner or manager of a residential building who lease residential units in the building are exempt from the license requirement.
For more information about these and other Minnesota property management requirements and exceptions, please contact the Minnesota Department of Commerce/Real Estate Division.
Before hiring a property manager to manage your Minnesota rental property, you should always check that he or she is licensed appropriately. You can check the license status of Minnesota property managers and the Minnesota's License Lookup Directory.
NO. A broker's license is not required to manage community associations in Minnesota. However, The Department of Commerce has stated that if an association management company is engaged in trust activities or if it is signing contracts, then it must have a real estate broker license.
Minnesota real estate broker licensing requirements include:
For more information about these and other licensing requirements, please contact the Minnesota Department of Commerce/Real Estate Division. The licensing section of that website includes information about broker licensing and salesperson licensing.