YES. Key components of property management (leasing, renting and managing) are considered real estate activities under existing Rhode Island real estate licensing laws. If a property manager is going to lease, list, manage or rent real estate, or if he or she holds herself out as engaging in those activities he or she will need a broker's license. A salesperson working under a broker may engage in such activities.
YES. For example, property owners and their regular employees who acts of property management are performed in the regular course of, or as an incident to the management of the property.
For more information about these and other Rhode Island property management requirements and exceptions, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation.
Before hiring a property manager to manage your Rhode Island rental property, you should always check that he or she is licensed appropriately. You can check the license status of Rhode Island property managers by referring to the state's licensee lookup.
There is no requirement that a community association manager or condo association manager in Rhode Island hold a real estate broker's license.
Rhode Island real estate broker requirements include:
Rhode Island real estate salesperson licensing requirements include:
For more information about these and other licensing requirements and exceptions, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation.