New York & New Jersey State Real Estate Agent Licensing Information

Is a Career in Real Estate Sales Right for You?

As a real estate salesperson, you will have a great deal of flexibility, the opportunity to work with and meet many interesting people and enjoy a variety of activities in your work.

REALTORS® work as independent contractors, paid by commission. It is considered to be a full-time job with flexible hours. You need to be able to preview inventory, attend training sessions, and be available to meet with buyers, sellers, engineers, appraisers, and attorneys.

Some qualities that you will see typically in a successful agent are:

  • Strong Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Good Communicators
  • Self-Motivated
  • Goal-Oriented
  • Ethical, Honest & Fair
  • Enjoy People

To become the best, you must be consistent, organized, dedicated to increasing skills and knowledge, and passionate about providing the best possible customer experience.

Professional Requirements for a Career in Real Estate

Entry into the real estate profession takes preparation. Prior to being sponsored by a licensed real estate broker, New York State requires all agents to be over the age of 18, be a permanent resident of the United States have no felony offenses (some exemptions), complete a 75-hour licensing course from an accredited school and pass the New York State Real Estate Licensing Exam. Agents are also required to complete 22.5 hours of continuing education every 2 years.

New York & New Jersey State Accredited Schools

There are several schools in the region that offer the licensing courses in both classroom style and online. The approximate fee for these courses and books varies between $300 and $400. Please contact us for a list of local schools.

Sponsorship & Fees

Once you complete the licensing course and pass the exam, you’ll need to be sponsored by a real estate broker and will be required to become a member of the Board of Realtors / Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Working with Joyce Realty

If Joyce Realty sponsors your real estate license, you will participate in our Pro-Start Joyce Delta Academy Training Program which is free of charge. This program teaches you how to sell real estate and build your business. We respect our licensed salespeople as business partners and we will be committed to providing you with the support, resources, affiliations, and professional development necessary to achieve the highest level of success in today’s market while also building a sustainable career for the future.

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