Learn how to get a license to operate a real estate branch office.
Who needs a license?
Any real estate branch location in addition to your real estate firm license.
How to apply
1. Meet the requirements
A branch office for a real estate firm must:
- Be authorized by the designated broker.
- Have the same Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number as the firm.
- Be established under the name of the firm.
- Have a licensed managing broker endorsed as a branch manager using the Real Estate Endorsement Application form. Managing brokers and designated brokers can be a branch manager of only one branch.
2. Submit your application
You can submit your application online or by mail.
Submit your application online
You'll receive your license faster by applying and paying online. The designated broker or their administrator must apply. See Designated brokers for more information.
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Submit your application by mail
Complete a Real Estate Branch Office License Application form.
Complete a Real Estate Endorsement Application form for the managing broker who will be the branch manager.
Mail your application, endorsement, and a check or money order (payable to the Department of Licensing) for the application fee to:
Real Estate Licensing
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3856
Seattle, WA 98124-3856
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