The Real Estate Board of New York®—REBNY®— created the New York Residential Specialist®— NYRS®— designation in 2007 to set a higher standard among New York City residential agents. Today, the organization is a powerful network of more than 400 members from nearly 40 firms who cross company lines and cultures to work together in promoting brokerage excellence. Certified by REBNY, the program gives agents the opportunity to take their knowledge to the next level. NYRS® agents comprise a powerful peer network of like-minded professionals committed to ethical behavior, professional excellence and advanced education.
REBNY® awards the NYRS® designation to the city's leading residential real estate agents who have completed the state approved curriculum. The curriculum is designed to address the unique challenges of NYC's real estate market and is updated regularly to reflect changing market conditions and emerging issues. Taught by industry leaders, courses include real estate law, macroeconomics, commercial real estate, ethics, negotiation, marketing and technology.