YES. Property management is expressly considered a real estate brokerage activity under existing Washington real estate licensing laws. If a property manager is going to perform property management services (including marketing, leasing, renting; the physical, administrative, or financial maintenance of real property; or the supervision of such actions) for compensation, he or she will need a broker's license. A Washington broker must be working under a managing broker to engage in such activities.
YES. For example, any person employed by a managing broker if the person is limited in property management to any of the following activities:
For more information about these and other Washington property management requirements and exceptions, please contact the Washington Real Estate Commission.
Before hiring a property manager to manage your Washington rental property, you should always check that he or she is licensed appropriately. You can check the license status of Washington property managers using the Washington Business and Professional License Search Tool.
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There is no requirement that a community association manager in Washington hold a real estate broker's license. Common interest community managers are specifically exempt from licensure as a real estate broker as of June 7, 2012, unless they promote the purchase, exchange, optioning, leasing, renting of a specific real property interest.
Washington managing broker licensing requirements include:
Washington real estate broker licensing requirements include:
For more information about these and other licensing requirements and exceptions, please contact the Washington Real Estate Commission. Specific information about licensing for brokers and managing brokers is available online.