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Smobley07, Renter in Atlanta, GA

I want to get a couple of homes and rent them out toget extra income here in atlanta do i need a real estate license or a brokerage license or nither?

Asked by Smobley07, Atlanta, GA Sat Feb 25, 2012

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As the earlier answers indicated no license is needed. Keep in mind you are running a business, providing services and dealing with the public. Rental housing is a 24/7/365 business. Having a knowledgeable, experienced, professional handle this investment will generate superior results. If you decided to open an auto transmission repair business, just because you owned cars in the past would not qualify you to work on the transmissions of your customers. Even if you read a couple of books and went to a course of two, you probably should not be working on a customer’s transmission. Doing so would put your investment in the business at risk. Don't make the same mistake with rental housing.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 27, 2012
No, but I strongly urge you to work with a real estate attorney in Georgia who knows landlord/tenant law.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 6, 2012
If I understand your question correctly you want to buy some property and then be the landlord. You do not need a license to be a landlord.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 26, 2012
You shouldn't need a real estate license if all you want to do is be a landlord. You might want to work with a realtor, however, to help you purchase these homes and find and keep good tenants.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 26, 2012
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