Can a real estate agent call an auction on real property?

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The head of a wooden gavel rests on top of a small model of a white, two-story house.

12/04/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

My client wants to hold an auction to sell her house. Since I’m a licensed real estate agent, can I call the auction?

No. You must be licensed as an auctioneer by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to call an auction. Your real estate license alone doesn’t authorize you act as an auctioneer.

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Tobias Armstrong on 02/10/2016

I had no idea that a real estate agent couldn’t call an auction on real property. I guess it makes sense that you’d have to be a licensed auctioneer, but it’s just one of those things that I’ve never really thought about. I had a friend who was wondering, so I’ll pass this right along to him. Thanks for sharing!

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