Unlicensed Administrative Assistants
Unlicensed administrative assistants can perform a variety of activities to assist real estate licensees in transactions, however, they may not perform any activity which requires a real estate license or mortgage loan originator license endorsement. Please refer to Business and Professions Code Section 10130 et seq. for a general description of licensed real estate activity and to Business and Professions Code Section 10166.01 et seq. for a general description of licensed mortgage loan originator activity. In this regard, when unlicensed assistants are employed, it is essential that they be provided adequate supervision to ensure that the proper limitations are placed upon them so they do not perform activities which require a real estate license or mortgage loan originator license endorsement. It should be remembered that Business and Professions Code Section 10137 makes it unlawful for a real estate broker to employ or compensate, directly or indirectly, any unlicensed person for performing licensed acts; therefore, it is imperative that the activities of unlicensed assistants be properly monitored.