The Mississippi Legislature recently enacted a new law requiring real estate agents, licensed in the state, to have background checks and have fingerprints on file with law enforcement.
This is great news for the home seller and is a move fully supported by the Mississippi Association of REALTORS. Sellers can have peace of mind about who enters their house to view it. Real estate agents have always been required to take a Code of Ethics class, but now sellers are protected further by knowing their agent and those agents that bring buyers into their houses, are law abiding citizens as well.
Starting July 1, 2016, new agents and those renewing their license (an annual event) will have to have a state FBI background check and fingerprints taken.
If you have any questions about this, please contact me or your real estate agent for more information.
Eileen Saunders, REALTOR with Tommy Morgan Realtors, 2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655. 662-404-0816 or 662-234-5344 Equal Housing
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