Title 43, Chapter 40, Section 30
(a) Any person who, directly or indirectly, with the intention or upon the promise of receiving any valuable consideration, offers, attempts, or agrees to perform, or performs, any single act defined in paragraph (2) of Code Section 43-40-1, whether as a part of a transaction or as an entire transaction, shall be deemed a licensee within the meaning of this chapter. The commission of a single such act by a person who is required to be licensed under this chapter but who is not so licensed shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, to engage in or conduct the business of, or advertise or hold himself or herself out as engaging in or conducting the business of, or act in the capacity of, a licensee within this state without first obtaining a license as provided in this chapter unless such person is exempted from obtaining a license under Code Section 43-40-29.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the
commission may issue a cease and desist order prohibiting any person
from violating the provisions of this chapter by engaging in the
practice of a real estate broker without a license. Such cease and
desist order shall be final ten days after it is issued unless the
person to whom such order is issued requests a hearing before the
(d) The violation of any cease and desist order of the commission
under subsection (c) of this Code section shall subject the person
violating the order to further proceedings before the commission,
and the commission shall be authorized to impose a fine not to
exceed $1,000.00 for each transaction constituting a violation of
such order. Each day that a person practices in violation of this
chapter shall constitute a separate violation.
(e) Initial judicial review of the decision of the commission
entered pursuant to this Code section or an action for enforcement
of such decision shall be available solely in the superior court of
the county of domicile of the commission.
(f) Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to prohibit the
commission from seeking remedies otherwise available by statute
without first seeking a cease and desist order in accordance with
the provisions of this Code section.