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Salesperson’s Classroom Qualifying Course

October 2017 Sales Flyer

Are you thinking about getting in to the real estate business? Tired of online courses? Wanting to take a classroom course? We have one for you!! It’s designed to help the busy person – scheduled on the weekends, it will be held in October and early November.  You must attend all sessions to obtain credit.  If you are interested in finding out more, Download the registration flyer for more information or call 315-785-9856 or email us at


05 Jul 2017

2017 Course Brochure Available

Interested in finding out about our courses for 2017? Then click here for our brochure. You’ll find our sales courses, broker’s courses and continuing education courses here.


Questions, just give us a call, or email us at! We’re happy to help!

2017 PIRT Courses brochure

12 Jan 2017

Online salesperson’s qualifying course


Click here to register for online salesperson’s course

03 Oct 2016

Appraisal CE Classes


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27 Feb 2016

Appraisal Review Courses


Click here to register for online Appraisal Exam Prep!

27 Feb 2016

Review Courses for Sales and Brokers’


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27 Feb 2016

Online Continuing Education Courses


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27 Feb 2016

Remedial Sales Course


Click here to register for online Remedial Course


27 Feb 2016

Online Broker’s Qualifying Course


Click here to register for online broker’s qualifying course

27 Feb 2016

How do you start your new real estate career?



Just what are the costs involved??

You’ve decided you would like to become a licensed real estate agent? Now what do you do?

1.  You will have to take a salesperson’s course – whether it is online or in the classroom, it is required before you get your license. Course costs vary, so check into what works best for you.

2.  During the time you are taking the course, it is best to look for a real estate broker to affiliate with. I always suggest interviewing with a broker close to your home. Should you take a course with PIRT, we have a list of questions to ask that broker – you will receive this when you apply for the online course or take the classroom course.

If you are looking for a real estate broker, we have a page that might help!  If you are interested, click HERE.

3.  After you complete the course, you will have to take a final examination, which you have to pass. This is whether you take the course online or in the classroom. In both cases, passing is usually 70%. If you don’t pass the test the first time, more than likely you will be allowed to take the exam again at no extra charge. Once passing that, you will have to sit for the NYS licensing examination. You still cannot sell real estate until you get your license. You do not need a broker to affiliate with to take the test — only to get your license. To take the State exam, you will have to register online. The state examination is given in a variety of places – Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, etc. There are no state examinations given in Watertown.  See below for more info.

4. The cost of the NYS examination (at this date) is $15.00 per time you take the examination. If you do not pass the state examination, you may take it again for an additional $15.00.

5.  Once you have received notification from NYS (at this time the length of time between taking and passing the exam and getting your license is about 4 weeks)  that you have passed your examination and have found a broker to work with, you will then be able to apply for your license.  The cost of the license is $50.00 every two years.  You will also have to take 22 1/2 hours of continuing education every two years. Of that 22 1/2 hours of CE (continuing education) a minimum of 3 hours MUST be an approved course in Fair Housing. This Fair Housing course must be taken every 2 years. If you are a member of a local board of REALTORS®, you will also have to take an Ethics course.  This is available through your local board, or you can take it online. I heartily recommend taking it through your Board of REALTORS®.  This must be taken every 2 years. This means that between January 1 2013 and December 31 2017 you will have to take the Ethics class once per four years. Fair housing is once per licensing period — every two years. As of January 1 2017, you will also have to take 1 hour of AGENCY law if you have been licensed before 2017.  If you have been licensed after 2017 you will have to take 2 hours of agency law during your first renewal period.

6.  IF your broker is a member of a local real estate board and multiple listing service, you will be required to join that board. Be sure to ask your broker the costs of joining. There may be additional classes required – orientation, ethics, etc.

  1. To find out more about becoming a real estate salesperson, click here….

So…. the bottom line is… it’s a lot of work to become a real estate salesperson, there is a lot of education beforehand and while you are licensed, there are a lot of laws you have to abide by, and it’s not cheap! We always tell interested individuals you can expect to spend between $1000 and $1500 before you make a penny in the business. It’s commission only — no draws, no weekly paychecks. But it is one of the most rewarding careers you will ever find!

27 Feb 2016