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Requirements to Obtain Your New York Salesperson License

To earn your real estate license in New York, you must be 18 years of age, complete the 75-hour pre-licensing education requirement with an approved school, find a sponsoring broker, pass the New York Real Estate Salesperson licensing exam, and apply for your license. While the process to become a real estate agent is similar in most states, each state has unique steps that must be adhered to. The five steps to becoming a New York real estate agent are as follows:


Step 1: Be at Least 18 Years of Age

You must be 18 years of age, have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, and be a US citizen or lawfully admitted alien.


Step 2: Register and Complete the 75 Hours of Required Education

In order to obtain licensure, you must complete a 75-hour course that is approved by the Department of State. Ask us about how to get your discount code for the online 75-hour pre-licensing course

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Step 3: Find a Sponsoring Broker

As you follow the process of becoming a licensed real estate salesperson, you must be sponsored by a New York State licensed real estate broker. 


Step 4: Schedule and Take the New York Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam

In order to obtain a New York Real Estate License, you must take the New York Real Estate Exam and pass with a 70% or higher. Applicants must schedule their exam on the New York Department of State Occupational Licensing Management System, where you can also find other helpful exam information. Finally, be sure you bring a photo-bearing, government-issued identification to the exam.

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Step 5: Apply for Your New York Real Estate Salesperson License

Once you pass the New York Real Estate exam, you need to fill out the online application and pay the required fee to obtain your license. The New York Real Estate Salesperson Application can be found on the New York Department of State Division of Licensing Service website, or you can complete it online.


     Is this License good in any other states?

     Yes, there is reciprocity in:

  • Arkansas

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • Georgia

  • Massachusetts

  • Mississippi

  • Nebraska

  • Oklahoma

  • Pennsylvania

  • West Virginia


What if I have a criminal record?

That is no problem. If it is a felony, the case needs to be closed and you should be able to obtain a certificate of good conduct which you can get from your parole officer or call the state correction department.


What do real estate salespeople do?

With your salesperson license, you work under the supervision and sponsorship of a broker. You make a living by listing, selling, renting, managing, relocating and auctioning residential or commercial properties.

Is it easy to find work as a real estate salesperson?
Real estate in New York is hotter than ever! Brokers are always hiring to keep up with the demand.

Is it true that a real estate salesperson can make tons of cash?
What you make is up to you. There is unlimited income potential. The more you work, and the more effort you put into it means the more money you make. Brokers commissions on average are about 6% of the sales price. Usually, a salesperson gets 50% of the broker's commission. Basically, the skies the limit.