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New York State Board of Real Estate

New York State Board of Real Estate is made up of fifteen members. Out of these one is the Secretory of the State, other the Executive Director of the Consumer Protection Board and thirteen appointed members. These appointed members can be real estate brokers and from public. Minimum of five members should be real estate brokers with at least ten years of experience. All the members of the NY Real Estate Board are appointed by the Governor for the period of two years. Real Estate Board administers the Real Property Law.

NY State Board of Real Estate

Functions of the New York State Board of Real Estate:
  • NY Real Estate Board makes the rules and regulations that are necessary for the real estate brokers and salespersons.
  • Real estate board of NY also approves the real estate schools and defines courses for the salespersons and real estate brokers. Along with this, policies that are necessary for the administration of the exams are also suggested by the Board to the Secretary of State.
  • Along with pre-licensing, real estate education, schools for the continuing education are also approved by the New York State Board of Real Estate. For this approval rules and regulations are also formulated by the Board/new York real estate commission.
  • Apart from the education, NYS Board of Real Estate also investigates the complaints against licensed real estate salespersons and brokers. Each year, the report containing description of the complaint types, status of cases, time from the beginning of the compliant to final disposition is submitted to the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees.

New York Real Estate Licensing

Real estate brokers and salesperson can download forms and place an order for the publications online in the official website of New York Real Estate Board. Along with this info related to the Real Estate License Law, exam, centers and addresses can also be obtained from the website. The Article 12 of the Real Property Law covers the Licensing of Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Salespersons and helps the Division of Licensing Services. Different sections of this law defines the broker and salesperson, provides info on the license and pocket card, license fee, violation, saving clause etc and thus covers each and every aspect of licensing.

If an applicant wants to schedule the exam of real estate then this can be done online on Occupational Licensing Management System i.e eAccessNY. Customer can search for all the active licensees online.

All the work that is done by the New York State Board of Real Estate/real estate commission is directed towards the public interest and thus is a very information and useful agency that governs the real estate sector. Contact information of the New York State Board of Real Estate has been given by So you can check this or log on to the website to get particular information on any topic. Address:

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201

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