I'm starting my property management company in California. Do I need a California Business License?

Asked by Rm, Glenwood Triangle, Fort Worth, TX Mon May 2, 2011

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David Akram , Agent, Granada Hills, CA
Wed May 18, 2011
You need a Real Estate Salesperson license to be able to operate a property management company in California. Please check with your local city hall for details on getting a business license.

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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Wed May 18, 2011
Dear Rm,

Property management is a business that is regulated and requires a real estate license, as well as a business license in most states. Check with your local City Hall for the Business license and regulations.
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Rm, , Glenwood Triangle, Fort Worth, TX
Tue May 3, 2011
Thank you for your answer. I will look into it. I'm in southern California. My best guess would be City Hall?
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Centermac Re…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Tue May 3, 2011
Only if that city requires it. There is no law in California that says you have to have a business license for your business to be legitimate.
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Rm, , Glenwood Triangle, Fort Worth, TX
Mon May 2, 2011
Thank you for your response. I should of explain myself better. I'm currently a broker and i do hold a broker real estate license. Do I need a business license in the city i will be doing business?
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Mike Linkena…, Agent, Jacksonville, FL
Mon May 2, 2011
If you are performing real estate services for a fee, you need a real estate brokerage license first. The fact that you asked if you need a general business license tells me you likely don't have a brokers license as of yet. I am from Florida where it is a 3rd degree felony to practice real estate without a license, I'm sure its still criminal in California.
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