Brokerage Office and Sign Requirement

Am I, as a Broker required to maintain a physical office to conduct business? If so, what are the requirments for an office sign?

Yes, you are required by law to maintain an office and a sign a the entrance of the office. There are very specific details on the way the sign should be. The law describes this more in detail in Chapter 475.22, Florida Statutes.

This is an excerpt of this Chapter:

"Each active broker shall maintain an office, which shall consist of at least one enclosed room in a building of stationary construction. Each active broker shall maintain a sign on or about the entrance of her or his principal office and each branch office, which sign may be easily observed and read by any person about to enter such office. Each sign must contain the name of the broker, together with the trade name, if any. For a partnership or corporation, the sign must contain the name of the firm or corporation or trade name of the firm or corporation, together with the name of at least one of the brokers. At a minimum, the words “licensed real estate broker” or “lic. real estate broker” must appear on the office entrance signs".