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License Renewals: Many Have Not Yet Done So This Quarter

As of March 16, 44% of licensees due to renew at the end of March 2020 had not yet done so. DBPR has since delayed the deadline to April 30, and anyone who still needs CE classes or credits for any other type of license renewal has time to complete them online via Florida Realtors’ virtual classes.

ORLANDO, Fla. – About one in four Florida real estate licensees were set to renew their license before the end of March of 2020, but as of March 16, 44% had not yet done so. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has since pushed the deadline back to April 30, 2020, as the coronavirus spreads since it’s no longer wise to attend live classes.

“We offer CE classes for all types of renewals, including brokers and first-time renewals, via our online education partners,” says Florida Realtors Director of Professional Development Sharon Hoydich. “Once a class has been completed, you get a certificate immediately. From there you can go to DBPR’s website and renew your license.”

Online class and license renewal information is outlined on Florida Realtors’ website.

Beyond classes needed to renew a license, Florida Realtors offers a roster of “Videos for Learning” that cover many aspects of the state’s real estate industry, including information on COVID-19, economic forecasts, marketing tips – such as how to use Alexa to reach more clients, international real estate, first-time agent tips and more.

Finally, Florida Realtors offers “Videos for Sharing.” In addition to offering real estate advice that buyers and sellers can use, some sharable videos also market the Realtor name – and why customers should work only with someone who abides by the association’s Code of Ethics.

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