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How to get the CRECI: know why it is important to remain legal

How to get the CRECI: know why it is important to remain legal

According to  Federal Law 6530/78 , the discipline and supervision of the exercise of the profession of real estate broker in Brazil, both for individuals and legal entities, is carried out by the Regional Councils of Realtors – better known as Creci.

To find out how to remove Creci and offer more ethics and tranquility to those involved in real estate transactions, follow this post. Registration appears as a differential in real estate intermediation and is valued by both clients and owners, bringing countless benefits to your career.

By the way, at a time when so many people are changing their area of ​​expertise, inspection tends to intensify and drive bad faith agents away from brokerage. Read on and see how to adapt to industry requirements!

Why is it important to take the Creci out?

Having a professional registration guarantees the real estate broker the authorization to carry out any type of negotiation, whether of purchase, sale and/or rent, of commercial and residential projects in the country.
The certification is regulated by law, which establishes that only professionals with Creci can register land and real estate (houses, apartments, rooms and/or offices) in rural or urban areas at the Real Estate Registry Office.

The practice of the profession without proper accreditation is considered illegal and can generate sanctions, according to Decree-Law 3688/41, which deals with the practice of activities without fulfilling the prescribed requirements.
The contraventions can lead to a notice by Creci itself, in the administrative sphere, or to the drawing up of a Detailed Term by the Federal Police, in the criminal sphere.

How to get the Creci and specialize?

To obtain a professional registration, you must complete a technical course — such as a Real Estate Transaction Technician (TTI) — or a higher degree — such as Real Estate Science or Real Estate Business Management — recognized by Creci.

The technician lasts 6 months, while the superior lasts 2 years. It is possible to take them either in person or at a distance. Due to the convenience it offers, distance learning (EAD) is an increasingly sought after format.
During training, it is necessary to complete a mandatory internship period, which proof of record must be requested from the council of each region.

Once the diploma is in hand, it must be presented to the board, accompanied by a series of documents and proof of internship, annuity payments, emoluments and fees to, finally, apply for the Creci.
But don’t stop there! It is worth investing in continuing education and preparing yourself with other courses aimed at the area in which you want to specialize. There are modules for the sale of residential launches, for leasing commercial properties, etc.

What are the advantages of having Creci?

In addition to the feeling of belonging to a category that registration alone provides, the preparatory process to obtain it certainly makes you a more capable professional in the market.
Among the benefits directly linked to Creci, the autonomy to negotiate on its own behalf, without depending on other brokers, the possibility to participate in large real estate projects, to form partnerships with professional colleagues or from other segments, and even to open your brokerage.

Regarding the clientele, it is always interesting to present your Creci portfolio. Many customers are interested in checking the registration number on the regional council website to check whether the registration actually exists, as well as whether it is active, suspended or cancelled. When you see that you are up to date with the obligations of the profession, confidence in your work increases.

Is there an industry code of ethics?

Certainly. A real estate broker who is duly accredited by Creci knows and strictly follows the norms of the Code of Professional Ethics, of the Federal Council of Realtors (Confect) — an agency above the regional councils.

The class’s code of ethics determines, among other things, that the professional ensures that he/she is aware of all the circumstances of the business before offering it. Therefore, it cannot omit even details that detract from it and its principle is to inform the client about possible risks (imminent or future). In other words, there is no “salesperson talk”.
And more: according to Federal Law 8078/90, the Consumer Defense Code must also be respected by brokers — another point in favor of customer safety.

Is it possible to lose registration with Creci?

Yes. If a professional with Creci acts in a way considered improper by the supervisory board or violates the consumer’s rights, he/she has to bear the penalty and runs the risk of losing the registration.

That’s where Cerci’s portfolio makes the difference with clients: when choosing who to negotiate with, they know that the registered professional is supervised, therefore, correct.

What are the actions of a registered broker?

The duties of a real estate broker include activities such as providing advice, helping clients with all the documentation and the subsequent contract — always ensuring that they do good business.
The professional can also mediate negotiations in Brazil and abroad, supporting both customers and owners and tenants, with a commitment to meet the interests of both parties.

He can also handle the on-site presentation   of properties open to visitation. In addition to leaving the environment in order beforehand, it is necessary to have notions of architecture and urbanism in order to answer customers’ doubts and show the advantages of the spaces.

At the same time, it can sell properties on the plants, in the pre-launch, launch or construction phase.
It is up to the broker to identify the needs and desires of customers and family members, cross-check them with the available budget and, finally, suggest the projects that best suit them.
Once again, mastering the characteristics of urban infrastructure and the region where the property will be built is essential at the time of negotiation.

Dealing with issues of a legal and bureaucratic nature on a day-to-day basis, it makes no sense for a professional in this area not to take such basic and important measures, such as removing the Creci. After all, registration makes all the difference in the degree of trust generated in customers.