You would not necessarily be a better candidate with a lesser license as your Brokers license shows a level of transactional experience. I also believe anyone in this business who is an agent and has done enough deals to accrue the points needed to begin their studies to take the NYS Brokers exam will do so as a matter of course. Good luck.
I think that taking accelerated NYS agent and also the NYS brokers’ course or at least reviewing the coursework would be advisable as there might be many important differences in Real Estate law & procedure between MA & NY. As to whether being a broker gives you a better edge with a company in NYC in my experience the most important thing is that you know how things are done here especially as it applies to board packages and the like that your are well groomed , can cold call and and that you can demonstrate that you have a lot of contacts and a "large circle of Influence- aka- COI “
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one more sort of related question - the broker i associated with previously is back in Boston but there is a page on the broker license application that requires his signature. is it acceptable to submit a scanned copy that he signed and returned to me through email or does the application have to have all original in-ink signatures in order to be approved?
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Would a company prefer to see that I have the broker's license because it's proof positive of my experience? Or would the trappings that come with holding the greater license (ie. my eligibility to open my own brokerage) actually make having just a salesperson's license better?
Before you need to ask anyone check the NYS Division of Licensing Services regarding the reciprocity.
Like I understand the reciprocity between NY and Massachusetts is broker only. In NYC is plenty of Real estate companies that would be happy to have a experienced agent or broker.
Good luck and Welcome to New York.