Q. My neighbor said he’s a Realtor but I can’t find anything online about him or his company. What can I do?
A. Did your neighbor say he was a Realtor or does he just have his real estate license? There’s a huge difference. Nowadays it seems like everyone has a real estate license but fewer are Realtors and actually selling homes. To find out if your neighbor is licensed just visit www.myfloridalicense.com and click on “verify a license.” Then look up his company and complaint history. Florida is experiencing a surge of unlicensed activity in all trades as a result of the hurricanes. Unlicensed roofers, contractors and the like are all around us and real estate is not immune to this plague. Good luck.