Did you know that in the state of Washington, not all criminal offenses are neccessarily a bar to getting a Real Estate license? In other words, there are some crimes that do not prevent a person from getting a Real Estate license.
I didn’t know this until I studied for my license. I have to admit, I was a little shocked to find this out.
So here’s my suggestion to anyone shopping for a Realtor:
- GET A REFERRAL…Ask your friends if they know a Realtor they can personally recommend.
- CHECK REFERENCES…If you don’t know the Realtor, check their references.
- TELL FRIENDS…If you know a Realtor you can trust, tell everyone you know about them.
- BE WISE…Lock up your valuables before allowing anyone to show your house.
I truly do not like using fear tactics, but I felt this information needed to be shared.
Reference: The Washington State Dept of Licensing website FAQ.
Disclosure: I am not a lawyer. If you have any questions regarding this information, please consult a legal professional.