Continuing Education Requirements

By |2022-04-01T00:50:36-04:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Approved Continuing Education, Continuing Education, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker|

In the last two years, so many changes have occurred in the New York real estate continuing education requirements. Most recently, on December 21st, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of new Fair Housing bills into law. Including additional required continuing education topics for the real estate salesperson and broker licensee. What are the Current Continuing Education Requirements? As of July 1, 2021, all licensees must successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. It must include at least 2.5 hours of ethical business practices or NAR Code of Ethics.  At least 1 hour of recent legal matters and at least [...]

Agent’s Guide to Surviving the Winter

By |2022-03-01T20:10:57-05:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Broker, Continuing Education, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: |

Winter is considered a slow season for many businesses. The real estate world is no different, as there seems to be significantly less work during the cold months. With holidays just around the corner, the clients' focus seems to shift from buying and selling to spending more time with their loved ones. While that kind of mindset isn't particularly working out in your favor as a real estate agent - at least not in a financial sense - you too could benefit from the decreased workload. To learn how, continue reading this real estate agent's guide to surviving the winter. Real [...]

The Ethical Agent Always Wins!

By |2022-03-03T13:46:49-05:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Continuing Education, Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools|

Ethics and fair housing are two of the most important issues will face in your real estate career. The Ethical Agent Always Wins! Although ethics, as a philosophical discipline, is a vast topic, in the simplest sense, ethical behavior can be thought of as nothing more than doing the right thing, behaving with integrity, treating people fairly, evaluating a situation and choosing the moral path, even if that path is not the easiest one to follow. How would you characterize an ethical person? You might answer "an ethical person would treat other people fairly and honestly. Regardless, of their background or [...]

Broker Continuing Education Exemption

By |2021-08-21T20:25:01-04:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Advance Your Career, Continuing Education, Real Estate Broker|

Firstly, it's hard to believe that New York Real Estate board no longer allows real estate broker continuing education exemption. Secondly, for many learning how to complete this required continuing education is going to the biggest challenge. Manfred is happy to help because we have your best interest at heart. Real Estate Salesperson and Brokers Most importantly, you are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. Make sure to include, at least 3 hours of fair housing and/or discrimination. 1 hour of  Law of Agency, 2 hours if it is your first licensing cycle. 2.5 hours of ethical [...]

Staying Compliant: Continuing Education for Brokers and Salespeople

By |2022-06-10T11:19:05-04:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Broker, Continuing Education, Real Estate|

Every two years, real estate salespeople and brokers are required to complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education including at least 3 hours covering the topics of fair housing and/or discrimination and one hour of Law of Agency (two hours if it is the licensee’s first licensing cycle).  Beginning July 1, 2021 the Department of State will require that your 22.5 hours of continuing education will also include 2.5 hours of ethical business practices and at least 1 hour of recent legal matters governing the practice of real estate brokers and salespersons in New York. Staying compliant with continuing education for [...]

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