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Navigating the Home Inspector Licensing Landscape

2024-03-14T14:06:44-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: Home Inspection|Tags: , , , |

In the world of real estate transactions, the role of a home inspector remains pivotal. Ensuring the safety, functionality, and overall integrity of residential buildings, home inspectors provide invaluable insights that influence buying decisions. Within New York State's regulatory framework, understanding the licensure requirements for home inspectors is essential for both aspiring and practicing professionals. This comprehensive guide unpacks the frequently asked questions surrounding home inspector licensing in New York. Offering clarity and direction for those navigating this profession. Who Needs a Home Inspector License? In New York, any individual performing home inspections on residential buildings for compensation must acquire [...]

Navigating the Real Estate Licensing Terrain in New York State

2024-03-03T07:27:11-05:00April 10th, 2024|Categories: Appraisal, Broker, Home Inspection, Membership, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , |

Understanding the ins and outs of real estate licensing in New York can be overwhelming. Considering the procedures involved and the constant updates in regulations and requirements. Regardless, having a clear, informative guide can make this process considerably simpler. Whether you’re an active real estate agent, an inactive broker, or simply want to verify the status of certain licenses. This guide aims to demystify the state of New York's real estate licensure landscape and help navigating the Real Estate licensing terrain in New York State. The Road to Checking Real Estate License Status All New York real estate licenses are [...]

A Fresh Perspective for Appraisers Amid the NAR Lawsuit

2024-03-28T15:40:13-04:00April 5th, 2024|Categories: Appraisal|Tags: , , |

The ebb and flow of the real estate market are nothing short of fascinating. And those within the industry, appraisers, agents, and educators alike must be ever-vigilant to the changes that can reshuffle the deck of property valuation. The spotlight today is on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) lawsuit. A hot topic stirring a maelstrom of conversations, especially on how concessions might be handled moving forward. As a school that stands at the intersection of education and real-world application. Manfred Real Estate School takes a keen interest in dissecting these industry shifts. The Heart of the Matter: Concessions and [...]

How to Start a Home Inspection Business in New York

2024-04-23T20:34:34-04:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Home Inspection|Tags: , , , , , |

Embarking on a career as a home inspector in New York is not just about starting a business; it’s about forging a path that combines passion with profit, autonomy with accountability, and expertise with entrepreneurship. With the right training, mindset, and plan, you can establish a thriving home inspection business in the Empire State. This guide, utilizing information from the comprehensive ATI Home Inspector Training, walks you through the essential steps to becoming your own boss in this rewarding field and how to start a home inspection business in New York. Step-by-Step Blueprint to Launching Your Home Inspection Career in [...]

Is Being A New York Real Estate Agent Worth It?

2024-04-15T20:47:13-04:00March 28th, 2024|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Embarking on a career as a real estate agent in New York presents a unique blend of challenges and opportunities. The vibrant city, renowned for its dynamic and diverse real estate landscape, offers a fertile ground for ambitious individuals. However, the path to becoming a successful agent in the city is fraught with fierce competition and market volatility. In such a competitive environment, the necessity of a solid educational foundation cannot be overstated. Manfred Real Estate School, with its comprehensive programs and the innovative Manfred Marketing Business Launcher, Real Estate Career-In-A-Box, emerges as a cornerstone for aspirants seeking to navigate [...]

Home Inspection Written Examination

2024-02-16T09:31:20-05:00March 24th, 2024|Categories: Home Inspection|Tags: , , |

For those embarking on the path to becoming a licensed home inspector in New York, 2024 promises a structured roadmap, leading to the prestigious designation. The New York Department of State has meticulously scheduled the Home Inspection Written Examination from January to June 2024, offering candidates a clear itinerary to licensure. Registering for the Examination The examination process is designed to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible. Candidates have the flexibility of registering for the exam directly at the test center on the day of the exam. However, seating is limited, and with a first-come/first-served policy, promptness is of [...]

Elevate Your Real Estate Game with Manfred Marketing Business Launcher

2024-03-19T09:56:09-04:00March 22nd, 2024|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Digital Marketing Tools|Tags: |

In the high-stakes world of real estate, standing out from the competition is more than a goal—it's a necessity. The stark reality is unforgiving: a staggering 87% of realtors exit the industry within their first few years, outpaced and outmaneuvered in a realm where only the fittest thrive. How about a real estate program that will set you apart from your competition? Sure the 77 hour Salesperson licensing course is required for the license but this is your business, why not treat it as such? Enter Manfred Marketing Business Launcher—the game-changer for every real estate professional seeking the upper hand. [...]

Embracing Real Estate’s Future with Confidence

2024-04-15T20:49:21-04:00March 20th, 2024|Categories: Choosing a Sponsoring Broker, NYC Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As someone on the verge of stepping into the dynamic and promising world of real estate. It's only natural to feel a flutter of hesitation amid a choir of changing laws, soaring voices about commissions, and whispers of a market where buyers might sidestep agents to save on perceived undue costs. Change in any industry, especially one as integral to the fabric of society as real estate, often comes loaded with apprehension. Still, it sprouts opportunities just as much as challenges. Venture into this arena with your goals locked in sight, ready for a journey unlike any other. It's all [...]

The Evolving Language of Appraisal Reporting

2024-02-16T09:33:11-05:00March 16th, 2024|Categories: Appraisal, Appraiser Assistant|Tags: , , |

The real estate appraisal industry, much like the rest of the world, is in a constant state of evolution. One of the less discussed, yet crucially important, aspects of this change pertains to the language of appraisal reporting. It's essential for appraisers to refine their reporting language to meet the ever-stringent standards of objectivity and non-bias. The language used in appraisal reports is a reflection of the appraiser's knowledge, experience and professionalism. It's also an important tool for communicating with clients, lenders and other stakeholders. As such, it's important to understand how the language of appraisal reports has evolved over [...]

Annual Parapet Inspections Started in 2024

2024-02-16T09:34:37-05:00March 12th, 2024|Categories: Home Inspection, NYC Real Estate|Tags: |

New York City is known for its striking architecture, diverse neighborhoods, and swift pace of daily life. But what truly keeps the city pulsing are the standards upheld to ensure the safety and integrity of the buildings that are part of NYC's architectural grid. An important and recent update in this regard is the upcoming enforcement of annual parapet inspections. New Mandate: Annual Parapet Inspections started in 2024. From January 1, 2024, all building parapets within NYC that face the public right-of-way must undergo an annual inspection. This mandate aims to preserve the city’s architectural integrity while safeguarding NYC residents [...]

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