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32-2163. Unlawful acts; out-of-state broker; cooperation agreement
A. It is unlawful for any licensed broker in this state to employ or compensate, directly or indirectly, any person for performing any of the acts within the scope of this chapter if the person is not also a licensed broker in this state, or a salesperson licensed under the broker employing or compensating the salesperson, except that a licensed broker in this state may pay compensation to and receive compensation from a broker who is lawfully operating in another state.
B. Notwithstanding that pursuant to subsection A of this section a licensed broker in this state may pay to and receive compensation from an out-of-state broker, this authority does not allow an out-of-state broker to conduct activity in this state that would otherwise require a broker's license issued by the department.
C. A licensed broker in this state may cooperate with an out-of-state broker who would otherwise require licensure in this state if:
1. The licensed broker and the out-of-state broker enter into a written cooperation agreement before the out-of-state broker conducts any activity otherwise requiring a broker's license pursuant to this chapter. The cooperation agreement shall include the following:
(a) A list of the real estate activities to be conducted by the out-of-state broker.
(b) A statement that the out-of-state broker agrees to fully comply with the laws of this state and submit to the regulatory jurisdiction of the department for activities subject to real estate broker licensure pursuant to this chapter.
(c) A statement that the licensed broker in this state understands and accepts responsibility for the acts of the out-of-state broker.
2. All negotiations in this state or with people who own property in this state are conducted through the licensed broker in this state.
3. The licensed broker in this state assumes all responsibility for the acts of the out-of-state broker.
4. All principal funds handled by either the licensed broker in this state or the out-of-state broker are subject to the deposit and handling requirements of section 32-2151.
D. The offering of real estate brokerage services specified by section 32-2101, paragraph 50 for compensation or any other thing of value pertaining to real property located in this state through an internet website constitutes activity that requires a broker's license issued by the department.
E. This section does not allow an out-of-state broker who is not licensed in this state to list, market or advertise in this state real property located in this state for sale, lease or exchange.
F. Signs shall not be placed on real property in this state by an out-of-state broker. An out-of-state broker shall not use a cooperation agreement as authority to sell, lease, rent, exchange or attempt to sell, lease, rent or exchange real property to a resident of this state.