RULE 076.00.09-001 - Regulation 10.4 - Broker Responsibilities; and Regulation 7.4 - Branch Office

RULE 076.00.09-001. Regulation 10.4 - Broker Responsibilities; and Regulation 7.4 - Branch Office

10.4 Broker responsibilities; executive brokers: part-time brokers.

(a)

(1) A principal broker is generally responsible for all business conducted by the broker's firm and for all of the real estate activities of all of those licensed under or associated with the principal broker, unless the licensee conducted real estate business independently and without permission or authority from the principal broker. If the principal broker learns that a licensee is conducting business independently, that principal broker must comply with Commission Regulation 10.1(a).

7.4 Branch office.

(a) All branch offices shall have and display a real estate sign and a duplicate principal broker's license. Principal Brokers who wish to open a branch office shall furnish the Commission a photograph of the branch office sign as previously approved by the Commission bearing the name of the company. If licensees are to be licensed at that branch office, an executive broker shall be designated by the principal broker, to be in charge of the branch office. Such executive broker shall be responsible for any licensee licensed with such branch office pursuant to a written designation of responsibility filed by the principal broker with the Commission on a form provided by the Commission consistent with Regulation 10.4(a)(1). and shall not be gainfully employed or engaged in any non-real estate related field pursuant to Regulation 10.4(e).

(b) If such branch office, maintains its own trust account or separate escrow agent the principal broker shall be responsible and accountable for any and all trust funds received by the branch office and any and all deposits to or disbursements from the trust account.

(c) A principal broker of a licensee that is licensed at the principal broker's place of business or any branch office thereof may authorize that licensee to be issued a duplicate license at the principal broker's place of business or at any branch office where the principal broker holds a duplicate license. Provided, however, a duplicate license shall not be issued at a branch office unless an executive broker has been designated to be in charge of the branch office.

(12/18/2009)

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