When you look up a real estate broker’s license, next to their name you will see a “License Type” displayed. In New York State there are 7 different real estate broker license types. Below we have provided a description of what each type represents.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for a link to the real estate broker application on the NYS DOS website.
An individual broker has a license to do business using his or her personal name.
An associate broker is a broker that chooses to work under the name and supervision of another broker.
A corporate broker is a broker that does business under the name of a corporation.
Trade Name Broker
A trade name broker is a broker that does business as a sole proprietorship rather than as an Individual Broker.
A partnership broker is a broker that does business under the name of a partnership.
Limited Liability Company or Limited Liability Partnership
A limited liability company or partnership is a brokerage that does business under the name of a limited liability company or partnership.
Limited Partnership Broker
A limited partnership brokerage is a brokerage that does business under the name of a limited partnership.
To apply to become a licensed broker in NYS go to the NYS DOS website and complete the application here: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_broker/re_broker.html