Change of address

FREC notification       

If a sales associate or broker associate changes employing brokers, he or she must notify the FREC of the change within 10 days after the change. The licensee is required to use the FREC’s Change of Status for Sales Associates or Broker Sales Associates (DBPR RE 11) form found online at

https://www.myfloridalicense.com/CheckListDetail.asp?SID=&xactCode=9001&clientCode=2501&XACT_DEFN_ID=1065.

If the licensee chooses to use the printable form, it must be signed by the new employing broker and submitted to the FREC. Rather than using the printable form, the new employing broker can add the licensee to his or her own license through the broker’s online account. The licensee’s license ceases to be in force until a new license is issued under the new broker.

Sales associate broker change            

Violation of the obligation of confidentiality. When a licensee changes employing brokers, he or she is still held to the duty of confidentiality to transaction principals and to the former employing broker. That duty does not end with the end of employment with a broker. 

Duplication of records.  When a licensee changes employing brokers, he or she may not duplicate records to take the copies to the new employing broker. Doing so is a breach of trust and violation of license law, even if the records were originated by the licensee.

Removal of records from previous broker’s office.  When a licensee changes employing brokers, he or she may not remove records from the former broker’s office. Doing so constitutes theft and is punishable as such.

Change of address     

Florida license law requires all licensees to submit their current mailing address to the FREC. If a licensee changes mailing addresses, he or she must notify the FREC within 10 days of the change. The licensee is required to use the Demographic Changes for Real Estate Individuals (DBPR RE 10) form found online at

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/re/documents/DBPR_RE_10_Demographic_Changes_and_Dup_Lic_Individuals.pdf.

Broker change of  business address. If a broker changes business address, the broker must notify the FREC within 10 days of the change. The broker must use the required form found online at

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/re/documents/DBPR_RE_12_Company_Transactions.pdf

and include the names of all sales associates and broker associates who remain in the broker’s employ and those who are no longer employed by the broker. The form serves to notify the FREC of the business address change for those remaining associates. The broker and sales associates’ licenses cease to be in force until new licenses are issued for the new address.