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 [...]

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 [...]

Qualities To Watch Out For Hiring A Real Estate Professional

By |2021-08-20T15:51:02-04:00May 15th, 2021|Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools|

Successful real estate professionals possess a crucial mix of qualities that seemingly have little to do with each other. What drives a salesperson (self-motivation, goal setting) and a marketing professional (creativity, a love of language and imagery) are often disparate. These talents often divide people into disparate professions, but a visionary real estate agent must possess all these skills. If you are looking to boost sales and add an enigmatic member of your team, is there a way to assess a candidate’s probability of success by simply looking at a resume and asking the right questions at an interview? What are the [...]

What Does it Take to Become a Real Estate Broker

By |2022-06-09T14:50:03-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Advance Your Career, Real Estate Broker|

Becoming a Real Estate Broker Some agents in the Real Estate industry take continuing education to meet a state minimum requirements. Then there are those who better equip themselves for change. Many have recognized in their own businesses that because of the lack of educational advancements in the real estate industry, there is significant room for career advancements. So many choose to go above and beyond to advance their own careers by attending every classroom opportunity. So the question remains, what does it take to become a Real Estate Broker? Opportunities to grow are all around you, all it takes is your [...]

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