50-State Real Estate Broker Licensing Compliance Guide
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New Hampshire Real Estate License

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Licensing requirements for New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire Real Estate Company Licenses

New Hampshire Firm Branch License

Agency:New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification - Real Estate Commission
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Bond Requirements:

Principal broker and managing broker applicants shall submit to the commission a surety bond in the sum of $25,000 to run concurrently with the dates of licensure, executed by the applicant and by a surety company authorized to do business in the state of New Hampshire

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Branch Office Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$110

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

New Hampshire Real Estate Firm License

Agency:New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification - Real Estate Commission
Law:

NH Real Estate Commission Laws and Rules

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerships 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:
  • Provide a completed “Real Estate Commission Firm Application” 
  • Provide a current certificate for the firm name from the New Hampshire secretary of state’s office
  • Foreign Entities:
    •  A corporation organized under the laws of another state shall be registered with the New Hampshire secretary of state pursuant to RSA 293-A in order to do business in New Hampshire
    • A completed “Firm Application” form, effective June 2017, shall be filed with the commission by the principal broker in order to have its New Hampshire real estate license issued in its corporate name.
    • “Firm Application” forms shall contain the notarized signature of the principal broker and power of attorney.
Financial Requirements:

Every resident and non-resident principal broker who in the course of her or his real estate business in the State of New Hampshire receives, accepts, and holds any monies on behalf of any principal, client, or other person shall at all times maintain a separate escrow or real estate trust account, distinct from her or his own account, in a financial institution of her or his choice located in this state, for the deposit of all such monies so received by the licensee, pursuant to RSA 331-A:13.

Bond Requirements:

Principal broker and managing broker applicants shall submit to the commission a surety bond in the sum of $25,000 to run concurrently with the dates of licensure, executed by the applicant and by a surety company authorized to do business in the state of New Hampshire

Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • The principal broker shall supply a current certificate from the NH secretary of state for the registered corporation, along with the completed “Firm Application.
  •  Principal broker and managing broker applicants shall submit to the commission a surety bond in the sum of $25,000 to run concurrently with the dates of licensure, executed by the applicant and by a surety company authorized to do business in the state of New Hampshire
Requirement Notes:

All individuals or firms shall apply for re-accreditation of pre-licensing, core, and elective continuing education courses within 2 years from the date of original accreditation or re-accreditation.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License as a Real Estate Firm

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$110

Registration Renewal

Form:

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Biennially

Individual Licenses

New Hampshire Individual Real Estate Licenses

New Hampshire Real Estate Broker License

Agency:New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Broker Application

Agency Fee:

$110

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Biennially at the same time as the Broker's license.

New Hampshire Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Salesperson Application

Agency Fee:

$90

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially at the same time as the Broker's license.

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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