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AG Flash Poll – licensing and brokerage requirements

We talk to real estate professionals online and offline every day and one of the most contentious topics is licensing and what should be required of a real estate professional. Some argue that mandatory license requirements are the way to go while others emphasize that professional improvement should be optional as a means of survival of the fittest.

Regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, we really want to know your opinion of the following questions. Feel free to opine in comments about any of the below topics, otherwise, all poll answers are anonymous.

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Columbia County GA Homes

    July 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Interesting questions. Not sure but I think health care would be the biggest concern for agents and families. Just saying……

  2. Doug Francis

    July 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I actually think health insurance needs to be #1 for real estate companies to offer associates. If it wasn’t provided under my wife’s employer then I would be in trouble since a family of four needs coverage at least once a month!

    I do have a B.A., but I do not feel that having a college degree should be mandatory for real estate agents.

  3. Carole ODell

    July 25, 2010 at 10:32 am

    A bachelors degree should be mandatory. There should be no more “sales associate” and “broker” divisions. All professionals should be a “broker” and possess a degree, but not necessarily in “real estate.”

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