Starting from square one. Seeking to find out what type of licenses or permits are needed, and the process in obtaining.
I will recategorize your question under the "Business" practice area so that you are more likely to receive worthwhile guidance.
I am not sure exactly what a "real estate locator service" is. However, you plan help people find real estate to buy or rent, you are performing the function of a real estate broker and will need a license.
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The definition of a Real Estate Agent is a person who performs real estate services for compensation. Are you seeking to get paid for the purchase or sale of real estate? Or are you simply starting a Real Estate Internet platform, and who will you be targeting the Real Estate Agents or the buyers and sellers of real estate? I guess the answer as with many legal questions is it "Depends"?
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