24.210.601 GENERAL LICENSE ADMINISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
(1) Trust account records and real estate related documents, including sales contracts, leases and options, agency agreements, closing statements, and all other real estate related documents shall be maintained for eight years from the latter of the date of receipt or the date the transaction was completed.
(2) Any time that a salesperson's association with the supervising broker is terminated, the supervising broker shall immediately return the salesperson's license to the board office with a letter noting the termination. The supervising broker remains the supervising broker for the salesperson, until the license and release are received by the board.
(3) A dispute between a salesperson and the supervising broker shall not be cause for failing to immediately return the salesperson's license to the board office.
(4) A salesperson shall not practice without being associated with a supervising broker. A salesperson whose association with their supervising broker has been terminated must properly notify the board of any new supervising broker relationship, or the desire to place the license on inactive status and pay all required fees within ten days of the board receiving the termination of association. A licensee shall not practice with an inactive license.
(5) When required in writing to do so by a salesperson formerly associated with a supervising broker, the supervising broker shall promptly provide the former salesperson with a certified statement on the form prescribed by the board, identifying all real estate transactions in which the salesperson was involved in connection with the salesperson's association with the supervising broker, within the three years preceding the request.
(6) Upon termination of a salesperson's association with the salesperson's supervising broker, the supervising broker shall immediately notify all principals as to the listings or pending transactions in which the salesperson was involved, that the salesperson is no longer affiliated or associated with the supervising broker, and that the listings and pending transactions are the responsibility of the supervising broker.
(7) Listings and pending transactions of a salesperson are the responsibility of the supervising broker upon termination of the association between the salesperson and supervising broker.
(8) Supervising brokers are responsible for the performance of salespeople under the supervising brokers' supervision. If a complaint is submitted to the Board of Realty Regulation, alleging improper conduct on the part of a salesperson, a copy of the complaint shall be provided to the supervising broker who shall also provide a response to the complaint.
(9) Supervising brokers must provide ongoing real estate training to all salespeople under their supervision, in order to assure competent practice of the profession.
(10) A listing agreement negotiated by a salesperson is not valid until it is reviewed, signed, and dated by the supervising broker.
(11) Supervising brokers have the responsibility to exercise adequate supervision to assure that all documents for a real estate transaction, prepared by salespeople under their supervision, are appropriately prepared and executed.
(12) A broker shall not sign the application of a salesperson, unless the broker and salesperson will be in lawful association, through employment contract or otherwise.
(13) Principals and agents to a particular transaction may consent to communication directly with each other's client.
(14) A salesperson whose supervising broker has failed to renew or reinstate the broker's expired broker license or supervising broker endorsement must request to be placed on inactive status or transfer their salesperson license to another supervising broker within ten days of being notified by the board that their supervising broker's broker license or supervising broker endorsement has expired. A salesperson shall not conduct licensed activity during this unsupervised period.
(15) A supervising broker must immediately inform the broker's supervised salespeople that the supervising broker's broker license or supervising broker endorsement has expired.
(16) An active, licensed salesperson may be temporarily associated with a supervising broker other than the existing supervising broker of record listed on the salesperson's pocket card as follows:
(a) The temporary transfer of supervision must be in writing and must be provided to the salesperson by the broker of record. The writing must include:
(i) authorization of the transfer of supervision of the salesperson by the existing supervising broker, including the name and signature of the existing supervising broker;
(ii) acceptance of responsibility for the performance of the salesperson by the temporary supervising broker, including the name and signature of the temporary supervising broker;
(iii) the names of all salespersons transferring to the temporary supervising broker, which may be less than all of the salespersons under the supervision of the existing supervising broker; and
(iv) the effective beginning date and termination date of the temporary transfer.
(b) An existing supervising broker supervising more than one salesperson may temporarily transfer said salespersons to different temporary supervising brokers. Each individual salesperson may only have one temporary supervising broker at any given time.
(c) An existing supervising broker may not transfer temporary supervision of a salesperson for more than 60 days in any 12-month period, and any individual salesperson may not be temporarily supervised by anyone for more than 60 days in any 12-month period, unless transferred to a new supervising broker of record. This limit may not be extended without written approval by the board, which must be based on good cause. A temporary supervising broker may exceed 60 days of temporary supervision in any 12-month period. A temporary supervising broker is not the "broker of record" of any salesperson who is temporarily transferred to the temporary supervising broker.
(d) The existing supervising broker may terminate the temporary transfer of supervision prior to the effective termination date by providing notice to the temporary supervising broker. Written notice shall also be provided to the board.
(e) A temporary supervising broker must supervise the salespeople for the agreed length of time and may not transfer supervision to any broker, other than the original existing supervising broker of record.
(f) Temporary transfers of supervision may be extended beyond the effective termination date subject to the limitation of (c).
(g) The written transfer of supervision must be provided to the board no later than the three business days prior to the effective beginning date of the temporary transfer of supervision. A late filing will result in a late fee assessed against the existing supervising broker regardless of cause.
(17) In the event of the death or unanticipated incapacity of a salesperson's supervising broker (both existing and temporary):
(a) The salesperson may not practice real estate until the salesperson's license is transferred to a different supervising broker.
(b) The salesperson must inform the board of the death or incapacity within ten days of the existing supervising broker's death or incapacity.
(c) Supervision of the salesperson may be transferred to a temporary supervising broker as provided in (16). However, the authorization set forth in (16)(a) shall not be required.
(18) A salesperson who does not wish to be supervised by a temporary supervising broker may place their salesperson license on inactive status or transfer their license to another supervising broker as provided in this rule.
History: 37-1-131, 37-51-203, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-51-202, 37-51-301, 37-51-305, 37-51-308, 37-51-309, 37-51-313, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 1156, Eff. 6/15/90; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2397, Eff. 11/10/95; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 405, Eff. 3/12/99; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 2905, Eff. 10/18/02; TRANS, from Commerce, 2005 MAR p. 2455; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1329, Eff. 9/7/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 1776, Eff. 9/7/12; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1621, Eff. 9/6/13; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1163, Eff. 6/23/18.