How to Get a Real Estate License in NY | Byson Blog

How to Get a Real Estate License in NY | Byson Blog

  • Byson Real Estate Co
  • 01/13/23
Getting a real estate license can open up a wide range of opportunities and offers the potential for a flexible, lucrative career with unlimited earning potential. It also provides the chance to help people achieve their real estate goals, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Obtaining a real estate license in New York requires fulfilling several requirements and can be a time-intensive process. However, a real estate license can provide you with the opportunity to start a rewarding career in the real estate industry. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the process:
  • Meet the eligibility requirements: To obtain a real estate license in New York, you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. You must also be able to pass a background check and be of good character.
  • Complete the required education: In New York, you must complete 75 hours of approved real estate courses before you can sit for the licensing exam. These courses cover topics such as real estate law, ethics, and principles. You can find a list of approved real estate schools on the New York Department of State's website.
  • Pass the licensing exam: Once you have completed the required education, you must pass the New York State licensing exam. The exam consists of a national portion and a state-specific portion, and you must pass both to obtain your license. You can find information about the exam, including study materials and exam locations, on the Department of State's website.
  • Apply for a license: After you have passed the licensing exam, you must apply for a real estate license with the Department of State. The application process includes submitting an application form, paying a fee, and providing proof of your education and character.
  • Find a sponsoring broker: In New York, all real estate agents must work under the supervision of a sponsoring broker. You will need to find a broker who is willing to sponsor you and supervise your work as a licensed agent.
  • Maintain your license: To maintain your real estate license in New York, you must complete 22.5 hours of continuing education every two years. You must also renew your license every two years and pay a renewal fee.

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