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Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to become a real estate salesperson?
You must be at least 18 years old. No prior education or real estate experience is needed.

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 then 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 brokers commission. Basically, the skies the limit.

If I would like to get my real estate license, what should I do next?
Register at Express Real Estate School located at 700A 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11215. You can also call us directly at (718) 832 - 9300 or click on the "Sign me up for a class" button to register instantly online.

What's the name of the book?
New York Real Estate for Salespersons (Forth Edition) by Marcia Darvin Spada
You can buy it here (at Express) for only $45.00!

Can I bring my own book?
If it is the same book that we use in class, then yes - no problem. If the book is different, it will be harder to follow along with the instructor.

Are the classes held in Spanish or any other language?
No, we only offer the class in English because the state examination is given in English.

I am not a citizen and do not have social security - may I take the exam?
In order to be a licensed Real Estate Salesperson you have to have a working permit, be a legal resident and have some form of identification.

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.



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