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Frances, Both Buyer and Seller in Cupertino, CA

How can I check out an agent's license and if they have had any complaints.?

Asked by Frances, Cupertino, CA Sat Dec 29, 2007

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Here is the link to check on a license for the California Dept of Real Estate.

Good luck and hope this helps
3 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
Another idea is to check out the validity of their testimonials... that way you have the potential of receiving candid information that you may not otherwise be privy to. Of course, an unethical agent could weed out the "problematic" clients... but you wouldn't hire an employee without checking references, right?

And, of course, there is the old standby- "Google" the agent! :)
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 10, 2008

Use the site: to check out violations. You can also check how long they have had their license.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 8, 2008
Just go to your states department of real estate.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
Hi Frances,
Here is the link to the DRE license status check:
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
In Minnesota, it's done through The Minnesota Depatment of Commerce. I would think California would be similar, although different states have different names for thier regulatory departments.

Todd Norsted
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
In addition to checking the agent's license, also check with the local Realtor's Association, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I would also recommend contacting the Better Business Bureau. Find out if their company is even a member, then check for complaints.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 16, 2009
Go to licensing. simply put in the licesen's number.
All record is for public check. That is why we realtors are fllowing the code.
Again, not all agents are Realtors.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 15, 2009
Try the local Better Business Bureau for the Broker's firm
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 19, 2009
You can check out any licensed salesperson or broker at
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