Bob Publicover, Thinking outside the box (Publicover Realty Group, inc)

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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I think it's a bad idea.  I do believe the state has already accomplished that through the Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Jun 09, 2015 10:43 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't seen this done.  Though, I think it would make good sense to do it.

Jun 10, 2015 03:02 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I've never seen it done, if I owned a brokerage I would to protect my brand/business. In most states before you get licened they do somekind of Check, in Nevada it even involves giving finerprints and and FBI background check so everyone is at least not a serious criminal.

Jun 10, 2015 01:46 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It is a sign of the times and sadly I think it is necessary these days.

Jun 10, 2015 12:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is probably a smart business practice but I have not seen the precautions in practice.

Jun 10, 2015 12:49 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I dont believe they do, but it would be a great idea.

Jun 10, 2015 12:09 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's a very good idea....we don't do it.... we needed to dismiss one agent in the past....slick character!!! he didn't want any marketing on him....I think he was on the lam....

Jun 09, 2015 10:41 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

No need for me. The state handles background check.

Jun 09, 2015 10:33 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our state licensing commission runs a background check when a license is issued and every 2 years when they are renewed.  If it were not for them doing this then yes I think it is a good idea for a broker to do it.

Jun 09, 2015 10:19 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Arizona DRE does that

Apr 09, 2018 04:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Not that I'm aware of.  No opinion on the question.

Jun 10, 2015 02:43 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I've never done it.  

Jun 10, 2015 02:22 AM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

In North Carolina, the real estate commision requires a background check before they give you your broker's license.

Jun 10, 2015 01:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

To tell you the truth, I have no idea and have never asked. I'm somewhat neutral on this subject.

Jun 10, 2015 12:07 AM
Bob Publicover
Publicover Realty Group, inc - Stuart, FL
Thinking outside the box

I know the licensing process does a background check on all applicants. However, do you think the "State's"standards are at your level of standards?

Can't speak for anywhere outside of Florida but there are many Florida licensees who have been convicted of crimes. As a Broker, I like to know for what. Any agent wanting to work with your company and have nothing to hide should not have an objection to the checks.


Jun 09, 2015 11:45 PM