Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Florida Real Estate License For Convicted Criminals

    Can a convicted criminal get a Florida real estate license?  The short answer is yes.  On the application for a Florida real estate license, there is a question; "Have you ever been convicted,pleaded guilty or pleaded no lo contend re to any sort of crime?"

     This does not mean that you can not get a Florida real estate license if you have been convicted of a crime.  Plenty of people with misdemeanor convictions and even felonies have earned a Florida real estate license. The type of crime that will prevent you from getting a Florida real estate license is fraud and embezzlement. 

     If you had that little possesion charge or that disorderly conduct situation where things got out of hand at spring break, this will not prevent you from getting a Florida real estate license.  Answer the question honestly on the application.  When the Department of Business and Professional Regulation get your fingerprints, they will know the truth. Do not lie on your application.

     Here is my advice.  If you have a couple of midemeanors, apply to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation for your Florida real estate license before you enroll in real estate school.  The DBPR's website is www.myfloridalicense.com. The fee for this is $105.  You also need to spend $57 to get your fingerprints taken. If your application is denied, you have a right to appear in person before the Florida Real Estate Commission and tell them why they should give you a Florida real estate license.  If you are denied by the FREC, they will refund $80 of your application fee IF YOU REQUEST A REFUND. 

     If you are in doubt, get yourself approved for a real estate license BEFORE you enroll in real estate school.  At Climer School of Real Estate, we charge $220 tuition for the pre license class.  You do not want to pay this money only to find out that you cannot get approved for a license. 

     Get approved first.  Then enroll at Climer School of Real Estate www.climerrealestateschool.com .


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