Branch managers: Real estate


You must have a Washington State managing broker’s license to qualify for a branch manager’s endorsement.

How to apply for an endorsement

  1. Complete both a Real Estate Endorsement Application and a Real Estate Firm Application.
  2. If the firm is changing people with controlling interest other than the designated broker, also complete a Real Estate Firm Controlling Interest.
  3. Submit your completed application, any required supporting forms, and a check or money order for the fees (payable to the Department of Licensing):
    • By mail to:
      Real Estate Licensing
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 3917
      Seattle, WA 98124-3917
    • In person at our Olympia office (2000 4th Ave W).

Endorsement expiration

Your branch manager’s endorsement is on your managing broker’s license. The endorsement will expire with your license 2 years after it’s issued.

How to renew

Your branch manager’s endorsement will be renewed automatically when you update your managing broker’s license. See How to renew your license: Managing brokers to learn how to renew.

How to change branch managers

To change the branch manager of a branch office of your firm:

  1. Submit all of the following:
  2. Send the completed forms and license to:
    Real Estate Licensing
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 9021
    Olympia, WA 98507-9021
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