In FL your license has to be active in order to earn a fee. A real estate referral company is a great option to those who have a Florida Real Estate license but are not able to sell full-time, but can still earn a real estate referral fee. Go to http://www.ParkPlaceNetwork.com for a company that pays back 90% of the referral fee.
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I do agree with Alma as it relates to some banks if it is a bank owned property will not pay a comission to a buyer that is a licensed realtor.
You do not specify if you are a sales associate or a broker. If you are a broker, you would not need to "hang" your license with an office, just activate it. If as has been suggested here, you do not have access to the MLS then it will become more difficult to get the most up to date listings on the market.
If I may suggest, you can activate your license, and as you clearly are not a full time agent, if you are a sales associate "hang" your license, and then find a realtor that you feel can meet your needs. This realtor can act as your realtor and then provide you with a referral fee. If you will need the commision to complete your transacation , then your circumstances are quite different.
But as all agree here, you will need to activate your license in order to collect a comission.
Good luck in your hom search.
Some bank owned will not pay any commission to realtors buying for themselves. Not all but I've seen a few listed like that.
I would think you must be a licensed and "active" Florida Realtor on the date you sign an offer in order to receive the commission.
Don't forget to pay the extra fees for an electronic lockbox key if you are looking at re-sale properties as most listing agents will not waste their time showing you the listing if you do not have a lockbox key. You cannot "borrow" one from your broker, that's against the rules.someone else.
Also make sure to join a Realtor board so you can pay for MLS access, too. That way you can search complete details and be able to set up appointments to see properties.
Good luck in your search.
Commissions cannot be paid to unlicensed people. Plus, i'm sure if this bid does not get accepted that you will go after another home.
Like Marcos said below, if buying for yourself ask the commission be used as a credit or seller contribution towards the sell. Or if buying for yourself but want the cash, then activate your license with a 100% brokerage, so that you will only pay a small flat fee out of your commission.
Good luck to you,
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