Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)

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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

In Florida, you do not have to state your name, but if you state your name, you have to state your last name.  You do have to include the brokerage.

In other words, you can say, "Call 222-222-2222 at XYZ Realty." 

Or you can say "Call John Smith at 222-222-2222 at XYZ Realty." 

You can NOT say, "Call John at 222-222-2222 at XYZ Realty."

Also, it has to be the last name that is registered with the Florida Real Estate Commission.  So if your legal name is Susie Smith-Brown, but you want to use Smith professionally, you can't.  You have to use Smith-Brown.

Aug 19, 2023 03:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes we are required to do so in both North and South Carolina.

Aug 19, 2023 05:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Funny, I received the same request and in NC & SC, yes, you are required to do that.

I can't IMAGINE CA would not require that as they seem to have an overabundance of regulations!

Aug 18, 2023 06:40 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

You didn't identify yourself correctly for IL.  We have to state our name & office brokerage name & then phone number.


Aug 18, 2023 03:01 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes, in California we are required to include our Department of Real Estate license number and contact information in marketing communications. 

Does everyone do that?  That would be a big NO. 


Aug 18, 2023 02:37 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Set Schedule is like an effin BAD RASH! They DO NOT GO AWAY and you have to block them like whack a mole continually after unplugging multiple times! 

When they 'have a few prospects in our area' that's not a referral but a grift. 

Most likely they won't have anything for us that we don't already have or can get without them. If they are legit referring a prospect they will notify that they have a referral sheet and see if they can send to us. 

Aug 19, 2023 09:28 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Block and Delete!

Yes, in NC you do.

Aug 19, 2023 07:33 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Much talk, in any form, is a disguised substitute for the real or genuine. A wolf learns to dress like a cute, little sheep.  

Aug 19, 2023 05:57 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have been licensed in two states Florida and Illinois. Karen Climer has Florida covered and Lyn Sims has Illinois covered.

Aug 19, 2023 04:36 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I got that as well  interesting.

Aug 18, 2023 03:02 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In California, you must disclose your license on any first point of contact with a potential client.  Since this is a B2B or realtor-to-realtor referral, there is no requirement for disclosure, since in theory you are both licensees.

Aug 19, 2023 06:11 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I get such solicitations regularly. I ignore them just as regularly.

Aug 19, 2023 10:03 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

What Karen Climer said.

  In Florida, failing to identify yourself (including your last name) and your brokerage (as registered with Florida DBPR) at any "point of contact", can result in disciplinary action from the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Aug 19, 2023 09:55 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

You are in all advertising and one needs to identify agent's name, brokerage, and the CA Department of Real Estate number.  You can go to DRE website and check to see if they're legit.   Search by name and/or license number.  If you have the Brokerage name, the website also lists their agent roster.

Aug 19, 2023 06:50 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have to identity myself as licensed to the public and other agents.  I don't do blind solicitations like that person did.  All advertising requires brokerage name and number the same size or larger and the same or more frequency.  People violate this all the time, but our investigations are 3 years behind so I don't think people care much.

Aug 19, 2023 12:51 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

If it smells fishy, it smells.  Period.

Aug 19, 2023 10:39 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

In CT we are always required to identify the brokerage along with other information. However, I don't think there is much oversight.

Aug 20, 2023 02:27 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Oh absolutely! And I call that one out every time and then they disappear for a few days... 

Aug 20, 2023 06:44 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm from Socal. My signature ( including texts) has my full name,  the name of my broker and my license #. 

Aug 19, 2023 11:43 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

We, in California are required to show our company and DRE License Number on anything we share with the public anywhere.  I don't have a clue about how other states handle this matter.

Aug 19, 2023 09:48 PM