STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtor’s (SIBOR) educational wing is a proven gateway to success for those seeking to begin or advance a career in real estate.

The Richmond County Real Estate Institute is located under the roof of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR).

Launched in September of 1980, the Richmond County Real Estate Institute held its first class at Snug Harbor, Livingston. It has the distinction of being the first school in New York state to be operated by a local real estate board, and the first of its kind to run independently of a college or university.

Today, located under the roof of SIBOR headquarters, 1535 Richmond Ave., Bulls Head, the institute continues to offer a professional environment, with qualified teachers and state-of- the-art instructional equipment that encourage students to succeed.

Over more than three decades, thousands of students have attended classes at the school, successfully completing one or more of its many state-approved programs.

The Richmond County Real Estate Institute offers a variety of classes designed to launch or enhance the careers of real estate professionals. Courses help students qualify as New York state-licensed sales people and brokers, and prepare them for official designations, such as graduate, realtor institute (GRI); certified residential specialist (CRS); certified international property specialist (CIPS), and others.

In addition, the school offers an array of professional-enhancement classes such as: Basic Taxes; How to Prepare for a Home Inspection; Office Building Management; Notary Public, to name just a few. The institute even provides defensive-driving classes.

For additional information, the Richmond County Real Estate Institute may be reached at 718-928-3225, or via e-mail:

About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-979-0007 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on YouTube at the Staten Island Board of Realtors and RelevantPR channels.

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