Bulletin 1981 V12-3
"Is a real estate broker or salesman license required in order to sell 'timber land' and/or 'standing timber'?" This question was recently posed to the Real Estate Licensing Board in response to a publication wherein certain persons indicated that they were "qualified and especially equipped to handle . . . timber land acquisition & sales" and/or "timber
The Real Estate Licensing Board determined that since it was unaware of any legal distinction between "timber land" and other forms of real estate, then persons who sell (or offer to sell) or who buy (or offer to buy) timber land as agents for others must be licensed as real estate brokers or salesmen.
As to the question of "standing timber" (i.e., trees which have not been severed from the land), the Board was advised by the Attorney General's Office that persons who engage in the sale of standing timber as an agent for others would be required to be licensed as a real estate broker or salesman.
In short, a real estate license is required in order to sell or purchase "standing timber" or "timber land" as an agent for others.