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Real Estate Agents Background Checks

Sometimes real estate brokerage firms think that because agents, appraisers, and property managers are licensed by the state that they have undergone an extensive background check. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A real estate agent background check is for the safety of not only the buyers but also the homeowners. Since agents are typically allowed to have keys to properties and passwords to alarm systems to show houses, it is important that they go through certain security measures to ensure everyone’s safety. A lot of trust is given to real estate agents, and so it is in the owners and companies best interest to vet their employees just like any other company.

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Keys to the Kingdom

Real estate agents are allowed into other peoples homes and with it, they are often given a large amount of trust. If anything were to be damaged, stolen, and mishandled the liability lays directly on the company that employed the persons in the first place. Employment screening should be done during the application process to prove trustworthiness and reliability on these types of workers. Granted some felonies are permitted, but those involving forgery, embezzlement extortion, fraud and similar offenses will not allow a person to hold a real estate license. It is best to talk to a legal consultant before applying for a real estate license and to know your rights during the application and hiring process.

What Does Real Estate Agent Background Checks Look Like?

In many cases, however, the background check consists solely of checking the criminal records in a single state database. Some checks that are often overlooked are federal criminal records, a multi-state criminal record database check, and a check of the sex offender registry in all 50 states. At Absolute Background Search, we offer

All our reports are FCRA compliant.

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