If you are doing it for another person and being compensated via comisiion you do.
If you are on a salary you do not (if you did then every hotel owner and desk clerk would need a real estate liscense)
Realty Institute 718 275-0003
To get the proper NYS requirements go to:
Also, you can call the NYS DOS for more information.
All the best and good luck to you in your endeavors,
WEICHERT, REALTORS - House & Home
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Bronx, NY 10463
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