Real Estate

With the housing market back on the rise, it’s an excellent time to consider a career in real estate. Our program is designed to provide the foundational skills necessary to begin your journey to work as a licensed real estate salesperson, property manager or rental agent.

Class will meet through remote digital learning environments such as Zoom for “live” group classes. Students will also be using remote environments such as Blackboard and email for asynchronous components. Students will need a computer, tablet or smart phone with reliable wifi connection.

Please note: registration for the class will close one week before the start date! You will be expected to regularly check your email for instructions on how to join the “live” classes and log into your Blackboard account. If the start date is approaching and you have not seen an email from us, please check your spam folder. You must also attempt to log into your account a few days prior to the start of the course so that you can notify us of any problems that may require assistance from the computer helpdesk.

Our real estate course is a New York state-approved Salesperson's 75-hour licensing course. Topics include: law of agency, ownerships and interests, contracts, deeds, liens, taxes and assessments, transfer of title and closing, construction, finance, valuation, Human Rights & Fair Housing, and more. In addition to passing the course final exam, passing a separate NYS exam is required for licensure. If you like working both independently as well as with other people, are confident, assertive, ambitious and not swayed by rejection, then you can go far in this field. While our students come from many backgrounds and varying education levels, some prior knowledge of retail and or sales is helpful.


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Office of Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Bowne Hall, Room 220/223
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8910