Become A Realtor

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The Richmond County Real Estate Institute (RCREI) offers the New York Salesperson Pre-Licensing 75 Hour Real Estate Course conveniently scheduled on weekdays, weeknights and weekends. These are live in-house classes taught by experienced instructors. Register today!

If you’ve been spending a lifetime looking for the right job, spend the next moments reading about a career in real estate. 

Real estate sales can be very lucrative and a rewarding career. Real estate salespeople are typically independent contractors, and as a result, enjoy the freedom of being their own boss with the guidance and support of their broker or manager. As a real estate salesperson, you will have a great deal of flexibility, the opportunity to work with and meet many interesting people, and enjoy a variety of activities in your work.

Your income potential can be very high with many agents enjoying six figure incomes and actually employing assistants.

There is truly no such thing as a “stereotypical” image of a successful real estate agent. Successful agents come from all sorts of backgrounds, education and experience. Prior professions of some of the industries top producers include teachers, nurses, homemakers, engineers, 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
  • Ethical, honest and fair
  • Excellent people skills

If you feel that you have these qualities, then a career in real estate is just what you have been looking for.  At the Staten Island Board of REALTORS®  we can help you get started on the right path. The first step is to sign up for the New York Salesperson PreLicensing 75-Hour Real Estate Course.The Richmond County Real Estate Institute (RCREI), located at our SIBOR site, offers the Licensing Course conveniently scheduled on weekdays, weeknights and weekends. Register Today!

For more information on how we can satisfy your educational needs, call Debbie Lerner, Director of Education at (718) 928-3225 or e-mail her at

Online real estate classes are also available through our affiliate Career WebSchool.  Click here for more information on online classes.