Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
International Tower, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-656-3916
Fax: 404-656-6650

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: grecmail@grec.state.ga.us

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Georgia Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$170

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mail-In Renewal Application for Individual Licensee

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Every 4 years.

Georgia Real Estate Firm License

Agency:Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Limited Partnerships 
  • General Partnership 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

If the firm and its agents receive real estate escrow/trust funds, the institute name and account number are required. 

Insurance Requirements:

Firms that provide community association management services and collect, maintain, control, have access to or disburse community association funds must be covered by a fidelity bond or fidelity insurance if those funds at any time total more than $60,000.00. That coverage must be for an amount at least equal to three months' assessments due from all members of the association or associations managed plus any reserves that the association or associations require the broker to maintain.

Qualifying Individual Requirements:

The qualifying broker must:

  • Attach a notarized Lawful Presence Verification form and a Secure and Verifiable Document.
  • Attach a Georgia Criminal Information Center report (GCIC) if you are a Georgia resident. If you are not a resident of Georgia, attach an equivalent report from your state of residency. This report must not be more than 60 days old.
  • Submit a `Real Estate Reciprocal Application' along with the application if the Broker needs to become licensed in Georgia
  • Ensure  the qualifying broker is a partner (if partnership), a member or the manager (if LLC), or an officer (if a corporation), or has ownership interest in the firm (sole proprietorship)

Initial Registration

Form:

Application to Open a Real Estate Firm
Lawful Presence Verification

Instructions:
  1. This form can be filled out on-line.
  2. Print TWO copies: one to sign and submit for processing and one for your records.
  3. If a fee and/or documentation are required, attach to the application and mail to the address above.
Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$275

Turnaround:

Once the completed application, including all supporting documents, is received the license will be issued within 15 business days. An application requiring background investigation will require additional time to process.

Penalties:

Incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed and result in a $25.00 charge

Before you Apply:
  • Firm Name for a Sole Proprietorship must include the Broker's First and Last Name or a ttach a copy of the Registered Trade Name Certification 
  • Firm Name for a Corporation or LLC must match the Certificate of Organization or Authority or attach a copy of the Registered Trade Name Certification
How to Apply:
  • The control number from the Georgia Secretary of State is required with this application.  You can locate this number on the certificate issued or on the website. (www.sos.state.ga.us).
Required Attachments:
  • Resident Corporations: attach a Certificate of Incorporation
  • Resident Limited Liability Companies: attach a Certificate of Organization
  • Resident Limited Partnerships: attach a Certificate of Partnership
  • Resident General Partnership: attach a Partnership Agreement
  • Foreign Corporations: attach a Certificate of Authority
  • Foreign Limited Liability Companies: Certificate of Authority
  • Foreign Limited Partnerships: attach a Certificate of Authority
  • Foreign General Partnerships:  attach a Partnership Agreement
  • Broker: Attach a notarized Lawful Presence Verification form and a Secure and Verifiable Document and a Georgia Criminal Information Center report (GCIC) if you are a Georgia Resident. If you are not a resident of Georgia, attach an equivalent report from your state of residency. This report must not be more than 60 days old. A report from a party other than a law enforcement agency is not acceptable
Bond Amount:

Firms that provide community association management services and collect, maintain, control, have access to, or disburse community association funds must be covered by a fidelity bond or fidelity insurance if those funds at any time total more than $60,000.00. That coverage must be for an amount at least equal to three months' assessments due from all members of the association or associations managed plus any reserves that the association or associations require the broker to maintain.

Background Check Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mail-in Firm Renewal

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Every 4 years by date of issuance.

Georgia Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$170

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mail-In Renewal Application for Individual Licensee

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Every 4 years.

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