How do I find out if a real estate broker is licensed?
The fastest and easiest way to determine if the real estate broker you're working with has a valid license is through the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) website. The PRC has two methods of license verification: through the practitioner's name or through the number of their license.
Is it BRE or DRE in California?
Effective July 1, 2018, the BRE will again become the DRE. On July 1, 2013, after almost a century as the Department of Real Estate (“DRE”), California's governmental agency responsible for enforcing the state's Real Estate Law became the California Bureau of Real Estate (“CalBRE” or “BRE”).
How do I find my CA real estate license number?
You can use the official California Department of Real Estate broker license lookup. This involves visiting the DRE website or calling them. You can also ask an agent to see their license. Many have a pocket card that includes their license number.
How do I know if a real estate company is real?
You can verify whether a real estate broker or salesperson is licensed or has been subject to any disciplinary action by visiting California DRE's Public License Information webpage or by calling the California DRE's Public Information Line at (877) 373-4542.