How much does a $5,000 real estate broker bond cost in Massachusetts?
A $5,000 real estate broker bond in Massachusetts costs $50 for six years of coverage and is required by the Massachusetts Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salesmen.
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Surety Bonds for Massachusetts Real Estate Brokers
Surety bonds for Massachusetts real estate brokers are required to ensure that brokers will account for all monies entrusted to them, as well as complying with all rules established in Chapter 112 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. If the broker—also called the principal—violates the terms of his or her surety bond, a claim can be made against them as a means of collecting reparation for damages.
The bond will only be accepted by the obligee if it includes a current licensee’s license or registration number or a new broker professional identification number. The broker’s name and address must be listed on the bond form exactly the same as on the broker license. The broker’s county must also be listed on the form.
Real estate broker bonds in Massachusetts are continuous until canceled. If the bond is to be canceled, the surety must provide 30 days’ written notice to the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salesmen.
How to become a real estate broker in Massachusetts
To become a real estate broker in Massachusetts, applicants must meet a set of criteria established by the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons. Only those licensed as a salesperson with at least 3 years of experience affiliated with a currently licensed broker are eligible to receive a real estate broker license. Additional requirements to be fulfilled by applicants seeking a license include:
- Completion of 40 hours of pre-licensing education
- Obtaining a $5,000 surety bond
- Passing a license examination covering general and state-specific rules and regulations for brokers
- Obtaining endorsements from 3 unrelated individuals
- Completing an application and paying all applicable fees.
Additional information on receiving a license as a Massachusetts real estate broker is available in the “Additional Resources” section of this page.