Real Estate Broker

A "real estate broker" means any person, firm, limited liability company or corporation, who, for another and for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration, lists for sale, sells, at auction or otherwise, exchanges, buys or rents, or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale, at auction or otherwise, exchange, purchase or rental of an estate or interest in real estate, or collects or offers or attempts to collect rent for the use of real estate, or negotiates or offers or attempts to negotiate, a loan secured or to be secured by a mortgage, other than a residential mortgage loan, as defined in §590 of the Banking Law, or other incumbrance upon or transfer of real estate, or is engaged in the business of a tenant relocator, or who, notwithstanding any other provision of law, performs any of the above stated functions with respect to the resale of condominium property originally sold pursuant to the provisions of the General Business Law governing real estate syndication offerings. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Real Estate License Law, where a more detailed definition of "real estate broker" can be found, including information about different types of brokers:
• Individual Broker • Associate Broker • Trade Name Broker • Limited Partnership Broker • Corporate Broker

Real Estate Board Approves Regulations to Strengthen Fair Housing Enforcement Efforts

For more information:

Fair Housing Information

Guidance Document


License Requirements


Tenant Screening Report Notice

List of Approved Law of Agency Courses

Real Estate Broker Schools, Education and Exam Information

Real Estate Reciprocity List

Unlicensed Real Estate Assistants

Real Estate Publications

Photo I.D. Cards

NYS Board of Real Estate

Frequently Asked Questions

LICENSE LAW —  pdf It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Real Estate License Law.