If you change brokerages, you will be required to pay a fee that disassociates you from one firm and associates you to another. When you've completed enough deal to equal 1700 points, you can then take the NY state required course of study to obtain your Brokers license. After that, you can either open your own R.E. business or remain with an established brokerage. You would then be considered a Broker Associate instead of just a licensed Agent.