How can the public tell if the Realtors answering questions still have a Real Estate licence?

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January 13 2011 - Burleson
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You can contact your local Realtor Association as well as go to your State Real Estate Licensing board.  Their information is current and accurate.  Ask the Agent for their license number and expiration date.  If they are a Realtor, they are held to a higher standard.
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January 14 2011
I know several retired Realtors that could answer questions better then some  active agents!  
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January 14 2011
I really fail to see the purpose of this thread.  This is an advice board and I have seen some excellent answers from people that are not licensed and I have to admit that I have learned from many of them too.  It give us "agents" a good perspective on how the consumers feel and think.

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January 14 2011
Each State has it's own licensing agency that you can look up.  I'm an agent in Florida.  The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is that agency.  Their website is: www.myfloridalicense.com
Hope that helps! :)
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January 13 2011
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Original poster:  why does it matter on the advice board?   I've seen pretty awful answers by agents who do have a license (and there are also excellent answers).   Therefore, on a free advice  board, the user should always be ware.

Fortunately those who claim to be agents, lenders and just part of the general public are very good at policing the board.

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January 13 2011
Wow....I'm really growing concerned when I see posts like this.
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January 13 2011
Is this a trick question?

Is this an adjunct to the whole 'Realtor or real estate agent question' from awhile back?

If they're a 'Realtor', of course they have a real estate license.

If they are on Zillow and are representing themselves as being a licensed real estate agent that is affiliated with a specific brokerage, they darn well better have an active license.
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January 13 2011
Having an active real estate license is important but more importantly their experience.  How many transactions have they participated in?  There is the agent with the real knowlege. 
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How can the public tell if the Realtor answering questions is a dimwit? By reading their answers. No license check required.
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January 13 2011
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What difference does it make? If someone was a real estate agent for a long time and retired or left the business they still have the proper knowledge to pass on. In fact they may be a better source of information because their advice is not at all being formed by their desire to gain a commission.

If that agent (oops, ex-agent) does not have a place of business it will soon be apparent if they do pretend.
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January 13 2011

They can check their states licensing board for that information. . .
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