Obtain a real estate broker license by contacting the California Department of Real Estate (DRE). Property management companies are required by law to have a managing broker oversee activity in each office location.
(for the broker licensing exam, you must have either a four-year college degree or a record of employment as a licensed real estate salesperson. You're also required to have taken eight college-level courses in real estate. Information on specific courses and application requirements are available on the DRE )
Join a professional association. A good place to start is the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is an alliance of real estate professionals within a specific geographic area.
Consider purchasing liability insurance for your business, or you might be held personally liable for accidents that occur on a property you manage.
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