Q: Can I legally have an appraisal business in the same office as real estate sales?
A: I am not aware of any reason why you could not have an appraisal business and a real estate business in the same office, but you can't render a neutral opinion on value for properties for which your real estate business is handling the transaction. You should contact the DRE and ask them if there are special requirements (e.g., disclosures...) that you need to know about. Make sure you talk to an experienced deputy commissioner.
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