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How To Become A Real Estate Agent In NYC

Real estate has become one of the most lucrative businesses across the nation. With the economy coming back up slowly, more and more people are realizing how much money can be made in this industry and I couldn’t be happier to have people hop on board to begin their career in real estate.

At Rapid Realty, we’re always looking for new talent, we offer equal opportunity to anyone who walks through our doors, whether you have any experience in real estate or not. Getting your real estate license in New York City is fairly inexpensive especially if you consider how much money you can make after you start closing deals, the amount of money you put towards educating yourself in the field is pretty reasonable.

According to Indeed.com, a real estate agent in New York City makes an average of $99,000 a year (as of June 13th, 2013). If you like that number, now is as good a time as any to get started. The first step to take is to get your NYC real estate license. I recommends the following two schools.

Express Real Estate School

As the owner of Express Real Estate School, I highly recommend this course because it’s thorough, convenient and cheap!! We’re located in Brooklyn, New York and make it easy for you to start and finish the course in a matter of 10 days if you attend day classes or 21 days if you attend night classes. Agent or Salesperson courses are priced at $340 and Broker’s courses are priced at $350. You can check out real estate companies that are hiring by clicking on the “Who’s Hiring” tab on the website: www.expressrealestateschool.com.

New York Real Estate Institute

We’ve recently partnered with New York City’s largest real estate school, New York Real Estate Institute (NYREI). They offer flexible schedules, online classes and financial assistance like Paypal’s Bill Me Later program. If you’re not convinced about their program by looking at their website, www.nyrei.com, check out what Donald Trump Jr. or Ivanka Trump have to say about their program:

“NYREI has experienced instructors, interesting courses, and boasts over 50,000 graduates. Why would I go anywhere else?” ~ Donald Trump Jr.

“Of all the schools for my continuing Real Estate education, I chose NYREI and I recommend it to all my colleagues.”  ~ Ivanka Trump

After graduating real estate school with a certificate, the next step is to take your real estate exam. Check the state’s website for more information about exam centers and dates, www.dos.ny.gov/licensing. After passing the exam, you will be a Licensed Real Estate Agent (or Broker) with the state of New York!

As a licensed agent, you can then begin working for Rapid Realty, even if it’s your first real estate job. But if you decide to continue your education and become a broker, you then have the option of coming into Rapid Realty as a Rapid franchise owner. If you so choose to open a Rapid Realty franchise, I guarantee my help and the help of the other franchise owners, every step of the way.