TL;DR: To become a property manager in California, you must first get your real estate license and sign with a brokerage. Then you will need to get your property manager certificate with an accredited institution.
How do I file a complaint against a property manager in California?
Starting the Complaint Process
The complaint form may be obtained directly from the DRE website (www.dre.ca.gov) or by calling the Department's Enforcement Section at (877) 373-4542.
Who regulates property managers in California?
What is the most common complaint filed against realtors?
One of the most common lawsuits brought against real estate agents is for breach of duty. Real estate agents know they must always act in the best interest of the client, as clients place a special trust in real estate agents for their expertise.
Who is exempt from real estate licensing requirements in California?
Exemptions to the license requirement include: resident managers of apartment buildings and complexes or their employees; short-term (vacation – only if under 30 days) rental agents; employees of certain lending institutions; employees of real estate brokers for specific, limited functions; certain agricultural
Do you need a license to be a leasing agent in California?
Leasing in California falls under the property management category. You don't need a real estate license to act as a property manager or lease agent for your properties. But there's a catch. There are specific leasing or property management activities that require either a real estate license or a broker license.