The Richmond County Real Estate Institute (RCREI) has suspended in-person classes during the Covid-19 pandemic. At this time all courses are being held VIRTUALLY, using live-streaming technology such as ZOOM.

Become A Realtor and help people achieve the American Dream!

If you’re looking for the right job, spend the next moments reading about a career in real estate. Real estate professionals are typically independent contractors, and as a result, enjoy the freedom of being their own boss with the guidance and support of their broker/manager. Your income potential is unlimited with many agents earning six figure incomes and employing assistants.  Today’s real estate professional is a trusted advisor helping clients traverse the difficult nuances of the real estate transaction.

There is no such thing as a “stereotypical” image of a successful real estate agent. Agents come from all backgrounds, education and experience. Prior professions of some of the industry top producers include teachers, nurses, homemakers, bartenders, waitresses, bankers, etc.  The key to your success in real estate is not so much in your past experiences, as it is in your future plans.


Some qualities that you will typically see in a successful agent are:

  • Strong self esteem and confidence
  • Good communication skills (especially in listening)
  • Self motivation
  • Goal orientated
  • Empathy
  • Problem solving skills

If you have these attributes, then a career in real estate may just be what you have been looking for.  At the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® we can help you get started on the right path. For more information call Debbie Lerner, Director of Education at (718) 928-3225 or e-mail her at [email protected]



Course Information

Virtual Class - New York State Salesperson Pre-Qualifying 75-Hour Real Estate Course

Next class start dates to be announced. Classes are held Mon-Thurs nights from 5:30-9:30-pm

NYS Real Estate Salesperson License Qualifying Registration Form

For more information or help with registration, contact Debbie Lerner, Director of Education: [email protected]; 718-928-3225


In-Person Classessuspended until further notice

The Richmond County Real Estate Institute (RCREI) offers the New York State Salesperson Pre-Qualifying 75-Hour Real Estate Course weekdays, weeknights and weekends, taught by subject-specific expert instructors.


Self-paced online real estate classes are also available through our affiliate Career Webschool.  Click here for more information on online classes.