Thinking of A Career In Real Estate

    Dan and Denise Byrne, are licensed instructors in real estate in the state of New York, is deeply committed to being well-versed in all current laws and education regarding real estate. As Broker/Owners, Dan and Denise Byrne strive to keep their agents informed and up to date in an ever-changing real estate market. By providing agents with access to the latest tools and resources, we aim to ensure their success. The process of becoming an expert in the field takes time, training, and on-the-job experience, but the knowledge gained from this process will transform the way you approach buying and selling homes. Ultimately, this will enable you to make a lasting impression on the clients or customers you serve.

    Are you interested in joining our team? Whether you’re a seasoned Agent considering a change or an aspiring Licensed Real Estate Agent, Fresh Start Properties can provide you with the opportunity for success. Our fast-paced industry allows you to set your own hours while helping others achieve their dreams. As a family-owned business, we take pride in our non-competitive structure, enabling our agents to thrive and succeed. Collaboration is the foundation of our brokerage, ensuring that our agents can rely on each other for support in times of scheduling conflicts. Our primary objective is to help all individuals achieve their goal of homeownership, with a marketing strategy that remains current with the latest trends in technology and real estate. We’re fortunate to have knowledgeable agents in all geographic areas, from Manhattan to Montauk. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions at 516-775-0043.

    Become a Real Estate Salesperson

    To become a licensed real estate salesperson in New York State, you must complete the 75-hour Salesperson’s Qualifying Course covering real estate law, regulations and procedures. The course is offered by Long Island Board of Realtors and is available online. Highly recommended to go through Long Island Board of Realtors.

    Once you’ve completed and passed the qualifying course, you are eligible to take the New York State salesperson’s licensing exam. Licensing is done through the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing.

    • Click  here to create an account (scroll down to written exam, click on create an account) this is where you will schedule your RE state exam, as well as renew your license in the future.
      • When you receive notice that you’ve passed, interview with companies in your area to find one that’s a good fit.
      • Submit your application and fee to the NYS Department of State.

      Applicants must:

      • Be 18 years of age.
      • Not be more than four months in arrears on child support payments.
      • Provide information about the conviction for any crimes.
      • Name a sponsoring broker on the application.

    Any questions? Feel free to fill out contact form below or call 516-775-0043

    What are the Current Continuing Education Requirements? 

    All licensees must successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education.  The education must include at least 2 hours of instruction pertaining to cultural competency, 2 hours of instruction on implicit bias, 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.

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