Boost your chance of becoming a New York real estate salesperson

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December 5, 2017

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — OnCourse Learning Real Estate is now offering a fully enhanced New York Sales Qualifying Course to help aspiring real estate salespersons pass the New York license exam and begin a successful career in the industry.

“This sales prelicense course takes online education to the next level,” said Brian Sholly, OnCourse Learning Real Estate executive vice president. “The interactive audio and video course features appeal to different learning styles, and the mobile compatibility of the course means students can study anytime, anywhere.”

Real estate training professionals who have previewed the course are impressed with the enhancements as well.

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“Our students come from many different educational backgrounds with different learning styles,” said Lin Fields, GRI, AHWD, ePro, HOMES, MRP, ITI, director of the Professional Institute for Real Estate Training based in Watertown, NY. “Through the video and audio enhancements in the New York Sales Qualifying Course, OnCourse Learning truly reaches all types of learners. From the visual walkthrough of important math concepts such as decimals and percentages, commissions, and interest rates to the audio summaries of important legal concepts, along with the same time-tested narrative, this course fully prepares students on the fundamentals of our industry.”

Audio vignettes

To help an aspiring real estate salesperson understand the learning outcomes of the course, the following audio vignettes are available:

  • License Law and Rules
  • Law of Agency
  • Legal Issues: Estates and Interests
  • Legal Issues: Liens and Easements
  • Legal Issues: Deeds
  • Legal Issues: Title Closing and Costs

Video features

  • Real estate professionals discuss different real-life scenarios and lessons they’ve learned during their careers.
  • New York State real estate instructor and licensed real estate broker Nancy Mosca explains math concepts step-by-step with use of a lightboard. Mosca provides extra context around each step in the process, explaining why specific steps are necessary and why they must be done in the demonstrated sequence.

Math topics covered include:

    • Decimals and percentages
    • Commissions
    • Estimating the net sum to seller at closing
    • Interest rates and points appreciation and depreciation
    • Measurement of area mortgage qualifying
    • Tax rates

Each concept is presented, then applied to situations one would encounter as a licensee. After being guided through the concepts, students are offered a chance to solve real-life math examples.

Exam taken in physical location

While students are able to study online to become a real estate salesperson in New York, the state of New York requires the exam at the end of the course must be taken in a physical location in your state. OnCourse Learning is able to assist students in finding a location to take the exam as well as schedule the test. For assistance in finding a test-taking location, call 800-532-7649.

OnCourse Learning Real Estate is a trusted source of training, licensing and continuing education. It has helped more than 650,000 real estate, appraisal and home inspection professionals begin and advance their careers through a blend of e-learning, instructor-led courses and textbooks. To learn more, please contact 800-532-7649, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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