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(a) No person shall practice or represent himself or herself as a real estate broker or salesperson without first applying for and receiving a license to practice under this chapter.
(b) Any person who directly or indirectly for another with the intention, or on the promise of receiving any valuable consideration, offers, attempts, or agrees to perform any single act described in § 17-42-103(10), whether as part of a transaction or as an entire transaction, shall be deemed a broker or salesperson within the meaning of this chapter.
(c) The commission of a single act by a person required to be licensed under this chapter and not so licensed shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, to act as a real estate broker or salesperson without first obtaining a license and otherwise complying with the provisions of this chapter.
(e)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a person or other legal entity not licensed by the Arkansas Real Estate Commission may own a real estate firm, provided the employees or agents employed by or associated with the firm who perform real estate activities identified under § 17-42-103(10) hold an active license under this chapter.
(2) The firm may enter into contracts or otherwise perform activities identified under § 17-42-103(10) only through a principal broker and a licensee employed by or associated with the principal broker that holds an active license issued by the commission at the time of performing the contract or activities.
(f) The commission may provide for the continuing temporary operation of a real estate firm having all rights under § 17-42-107(a) upon the death, resignation, termination, or incapacity of the principal broker or upon the closing of a real estate firm, under the direction of a person approved by the commission, subject to time limitations and other conditions imposed by the commission.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 17. Professions, Occupations, and Businesses § 17-42-301. Unlawful activities - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-17-professions-occupations-and-businesses/ar-code-sect-17-42-301/
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