Sally Ladd is a New Jersey-based entrepreneur who provides short-term vacation property management services in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. But Pennsylvania law is forcing her to obtain a real-estate broker’s license—which requires her to spend three years working for an established broker, pass two exams, and set up her own brick-and-mortar office in Pennsylvania—just to keep working there. Unwilling to subject herself to such a regime, but fearful about the possibility of enforcement, Sally felt forced to shut down her business.
Economic Liberty | Occupational Licensing
Sally helps people list their homes for short-term vacation rentals, but one day she received a call from the Pennsylvania Department of State arguing she was engaging in unlicensed real estate. She was told she…