Getting a Broker’s License in NY is not something you do overnight. It actually can take years. First you need to become a real estate agent, which is about 40 hours of training. You work under a broker until you get enough points.

You can get points by doing real estate related transactions such as rentals, sales and management. For example you would need to sell 7 houses to get the full points.

Then you need to take another set of classes and tests to become a broker. It was 40 hours but now it has increased to almost double.

Being a broker is a great feeling because you are free to start your own business and don’t have to work under another broker’s license.