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Georgia State Code
Title      43
Chapter      40  
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Title 43, Chapter 40, Section 1 (43-40-1)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Associate broker" means a person who acts on behalf of a real estate broker in performing any act authorized by this chapter to be performed by the broker.

(2) "Broker" means any person who, for another, and who, for a fee, commission, or any other valuable consideration or with the intent or expectation of receiving the same from another:

(A) Negotiates or attempts to negotiate, or assists in procuring prospects for the listing, sale, purchase, exchange, renting, lease, or option for any real estate or of the improvements thereon;

(B) Holds himself or herself out as a referral agent for the purpose of securing prospects for the listing, sale, purchase, exchange, renting, lease, or option for any real estate;

(C) Collects rents, assessments, or other trust funds or attempts to collect rents, assessments, or other trust funds;

(D) Is employed by or on behalf of the owner or owners of lots, time-share intervals, or other parcels of real estate at a salary, fee, commission, or any other valuable consideration to sell such real estate or any part thereof in lots or parcels or intervals or other disposition thereof;

(E) Engages in the business of charging an advance fee or contracting for collecting of a fee, other than an advertising fee, in connection with any contract whereby he or she undertakes primarily to promote the sale of real estate either through its listing in a publication issued primarily for such purpose, or for referral of information concerning such real estate to brokers, or both;

(F) Auctions or offers or attempts or agrees to auction real estate;

(G) Buys or offers to buy, sells or offers to sell, or otherwise deals in options to buy real estate;

(H) Performs property management services or community association management services;

(I) Provides or attempts to provide to any party to a real estate transaction consulting services designed to assist the party in the negotiations or procurement of prospects for the listing, sale, purchase, exchange, renting, lease, or option for any real estate or the improvements thereon; or

(J) Advertises or holds himself or herself out as engaged in any of the foregoing.

(3) "Commission" means the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

(4) "Commissioner" means the real estate commissioner. (4.1) "Community association" means an owner organization of a residential or mixed use common interest realty association in which membership is mandatory as an incident of ownership within the development, such as condominiums, cooperatives, homeowner associations, timeshares, lot division with restrictions in management, and other forms of common interest or planned developments wherein there is a common management.

(4.2) "Community association management services" means the provision, for a valuable consideration, to others of management or administrative services on, in, or to the operation of the affairs of a community association, including, but not limited to, collecting, controlling, or disbursing the funds; obtaining insurance, arranging for and coordinating maintenance to the association property; and otherwise overseeing the day-to-day operations of the association.

(4.3) "Community association manager" means a person who acts on behalf of a real estate broker in providing only community association management services.

(4.4) "Firm" means any business entity, including, but not limited to, a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship.

(5) "Licensee" means any person who is licensed as a community association manager, salesperson, associate broker, or broker.

(5.1) "Ministerial acts" means those acts related to real estate brokerage activities which a licensee or a licensee's employee performs and which do not require discretion or the exercise of the licensee's own judgment.

(6) "Person" means individuals and firms.

(7) "Property management services" means the provision, for a valuable consideration, to another of marketing, including referring prospective tenants; leasing; physical, administrative, or financial maintenance; and overall management of real property; or supervision of the foregoing activities for another pursuant to a property management agreement.

(8) "Purchaser" means a person who acquired or attempts to acquire or succeeds to an interest in land.

(9) "Real estate" means condominiums and leaseholds, as well as any other interest or estate in land, whether corporeal, incorporeal, freehold or nonfreehold and whether the real estate is situated in this state or elsewhere; and shall also include a mobile home when such mobile home is affixed to land. "Mobile home," as used in this paragraph, means any factory-built structure or structures equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit or units and designed to be used as a dwelling unit or units.

(10) "Salesperson" means any person, other than an associate broker, who acts on behalf of a real estate broker in performing any act authorized by this chapter to be performed by the broker.

Saturday May 23 14:57 EDT


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