If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in South Carolina, you need to know who you are dealing with!
I recently read an interesting article about an unlicensed agent selling real estate. Now first off, I am not sure how you can call someone that is not licensed an agent. Being licensed goes hand in hand with being an agent. Not being licensed and calling yourself an agent seems like telling a lie to me.
And considering the huge amount of money involved when buying or selling real estate, it goes without saying that unlicensed individuals with ulterior motives creep in. And why would they want to get a license when, more often than not, they are trying to take advantage of someone? Being licensed might hurt their business, and leave them more liable for their actions!
Just because I say I work for a real estate company or have a sign to put in your yard that says realty, real estate etc–it does not mean I am licensed!
But how can you find out if someone is licensed as a real estate agent in South Carolina?
How can you protect yourself?
Not only that, but you can also check to see if someone has been disciplined by the LLR!
I hope before you ever sign paperwork about buying or selling real estate in South Carolina, you know who you are dealing with!