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06/11/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Can I use the nickname “Johnny Doe” in my business activities even though I’m licensed with TREC as “John Doe”?

Yes, if your broker (or you, if you are the broker) has notified TREC in writing of the nickname, or assumed name, “Johnny Doe” by filing the TREC form Notice of DBA or Assumed Name for a Broker’s License.

Assumed names include any name other than the name listed on your TREC license that you would use in advertising, on a listing agreement or in a contract, or in any other business circumstance. TREC Rule 535.154(e) provides that a broker must notify TREC in writing within 30 days after the broker, or a salesperson sponsored by the broker, starts or stops using an assumed name in business other than the name under which the person is licensed. You must file all assumed names you use, and you can file as many assumed names as you want.

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