Massachusetts Real Estate License
Licensing requirements for Massachusetts brokerage firms.
A business entity offering real estate brokerage services to the public typically must register with the real estate commission before conducting business activity. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.
Massachusetts Real Estate Company Licenses
Massachusetts Real Estate Company License
Please note that it takes a minimum of ten (10) business days for the Board to review and approve a real estate business application. The Board only will review complete applications. Failure to submit all required information or supporting documents will result in your application being deemed incomplete or denied.
Once approved, the Board will mail an approval letter to the mailing address provided by the applicant during the application process. Your license information will be added to DPL’s public “Check a License” database within twenty-four (24) hours of issuance.
|Before you Apply:|
Biennially by the initial registration date.
Massachusetts Individual Real Estate Licenses
Learn about real estate licensing in other states:
Associate Broker - Associate brokers are qualified to work independently as a broker, but choose to work under the authority of a designated broker.
On-Site Manager - A broker or salesperson who oversees the operations of a branch office under the authority of the designated broker.
Qualifying Broker/Designated Broker - An experienced and licensed real estate broker responsible for management and operation of a real estate firm.
Real Estate - Land, buildings, and their permanent improvements and fixtures. Also called "real property" in contrast to personal property.
Real Estate Agent - This term refers generally to any licensed real estate professional.
Reciprocity - Reciprocity makes it easier for out-of-state real estate firms to gain approval to operate in a foreign state by streamlining some licensing requirements.
Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
Offers a license verification database accross 43 jurisdictions.
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Agencies
Aid education, research, and advocacy efforts in the real estate industry.
National Association of Realtors
Real estate trade organization that provides information and resources for development of the real estate industry.
Urban Land Institute
Research and education association concerned with responsible land use and creating sustainable communities.