California Sales Agent & New York Broker

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Hi all,

Does anyone have any experience and knowledge in regards to what to do when moving to New York with a California sales agent license?

Meaning, would I have to take the New York sales agent license exam or can the California one simply be transferred? Or is there something else that I haven't thought of, yet?

Thank you!

Sven

Thanks, @Joel Owens I was browsing the web, too, but couldn't find anything that gave me a clear answer either. Depending on additional responses, as you said, it may just be best to call them directly. Thank you!

Sven

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In NY you unfortunately have to take salesperson course then exam. I have a MD license, through reciprocity obtained my DC license. (just had to pass law portion) In NY had to take course. I am unaware of what your goal is but once you received your salesperson license and need a brokers license for property management(example) you don't have to wait the 2-3years to take exam if you had a real estate business elsewhere. I would recommend NYREIA.com rather than REEDC.com. Also just a heads up don't hesitate to schedule the exam as soon as you begin class. Long wait! Much success to you

NY has reciprocity with 9 States and unfortunately CA is not one of them. So you do have to go through with the 75 hour course and pass the State exam.

http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_reciprocity.html

Thank you all for your responses.

@Jonathan Marcus Thanks for the info and link. I read about the reciprocity part and it's definitely a bummer. I'll just call them tomorrow and get to the bottom of this. As you're in NY, I'll send you a PM in regards to a different topic in a moment.