As a successful New York real estate licensee, you are blissfully aware of the steadily rebounding housing market. Industry experts are predicting that spring 2010 will see a return to the sales boom that New York real estate agents had been used to seeing prior to the housing crisis. Having maintained a successful real estate career in spite of the slowing in the market, you will want to be at the top of your game now that the market is poised for its rebound.
Beginning in February of 2010, the New York State Department of Licensing, in keeping with the Green Initiative, will no longer mail letters to licensees reminding them of the upcoming expiration date. There will be only a postcard mailed to the business address on record, and an email sent to the email address they have listed for you. The last thing you need to have happen on the verge of a housing market comeback would be for your New York real estate license to expire.
Two years goes by quickly in a busy New York real estate career, and before you know it renewal time will be upon you. It is important that you keep on top of your real estate license expiration date to avoid any periods of license inactivity. The New York State Department of Licensing requires that real estate licenses are renewed every two years on the anniversary date of the licenses issuance. It is the responsibility of the licensee to make sure that they meet all renewal requirements prior to the expiration date to maintain an active status.
Every person that holds a New York real estate license is requires to attend 22 ½ hours of continuing education within the two years between renewal periods. The course subjects you choose must be real estate related and contain at least three hours of real estate training on fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property. The remaining 19 ½ hours of real estate courses are entirely up to you. Proof of the completion of the continuing education requirements from qualified a real estate school will need to be submitted along with the fee and renewal application.
New York Department of Licensing has a number of services available online, and license renewal is one of them. Instead of the lengthy process of filling in an application and sending it through the mail and then wait even longer for the license, now the process can be completed entirely online. By using the eAccessNY link that can be found on the New York State Department of Licensing website you can simply login, click on license renewals, and fill out the application. If the requirements have been met and the application for renewal is accepted you should receive your renewed license and Photo ID in the mail within two to three weeks.
Do not let anything stand in the way of the success of your New York real estate career. Be aware of your license expiration date and make sure you keep your New York real estate education current.