50-State Real Estate Broker Licensing Compliance Guide
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Mississippi Real Estate License

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Licensing requirements for Mississippi 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.

Company Licenses

Mississippi Real Estate Company Licenses

Mississippi Real Estate Brokerage Firm License

Agency:Mississippi Real Estate Commission
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations 
  • General Partnerships 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Sole Proprietorships 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:
  • If the firm is a corporation or LLC, it must be registered and in good standing with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office before it can be licensed by MREC.
  • If you plan to operate the company from your home, you must send a copy of a privilege license from the city or county (if you are not in the city limits). If you are in a covenanted subdivision, the commission will need a copy of the covenants showing home businesses are allowed, or a letter from the HOA granting you approval to operate a business from your home. 
  •  A Mississippi salesperson cannot be an owner, co-owner, partner, or member of the brokerage firm. All owners, co-owners, partners or members of the brokerage firm must either be licensed as brokers in Mississippi, or NOT hold any Mississippi real estate license.

Initial Registration

Form:

Brokerage Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Before you Apply:
  • If the firm is a corporation or LLC, it must be registered and in good standing with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office before it can be licensed by MREC.
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Required Attachments:
  • If you plan to operate the company from your home, you must send a copy of a privilege license from the city or county (if you are not in the city limits). If you are in a covenanted subdivision, the commission will need a copy of the covenants showing home businesses are allowed, or a letter from the HOA granting you approval to operate a business from your home. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75 for one year renewal or $150 for two year renewal.

Due:

Either annually or biennially depending on which option is chosen.

Notes:

Brokerage firm licenses can be renewed for either one or two years.

Individual Licenses

Mississippi Individual Real Estate Licenses

Mississippi Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Mississippi Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Broker License Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by June 30.

Mississippi Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Mississippi Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Salesperson License Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially by June 30.

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.

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