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This program meets the educational requirements established by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for becoming a licensed real estate agent. Upon completion of this intensive training, participants will have the skills and knowledge necessary for passing the TREC licensing exam. A sales license in real estate can be obtained, as stipulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission, only when an individual has completed 180 hours of course work. 

Classes will meet Monday - Friday, 6:00pm- 9:00pm

A minimum enrollment of eight students is required.

Cost:

  • Each section of the program costs $189.91

             

Class Schedule:

(Click Here) To View  Summer/Fall Real Estate Schedule

 

Real Estate Principles I 

Real Estate Principles II

Law of Contracts 

Law of Agency

Promulgated Contract Forms

Real Estate Finance  

 

Classes:

Real Estate Principles I

Course Description:

 

Principles of Real Estate I provides the basic knowledge of real estate laws, practices, and terminology is essential for anyone desiring to enter the field. This course covers all the topics required by the Texas Real Estate License Act to be included in a principles core course, with both national and state-specific content, and it illustrates the real-life applications of the concepts learned. Specifically, this course introduces students to real estate as an industry and as a profession and it examines the nature and characteristics of real estate; distinctions between real and personal property; physical and economic characteristics of real estate; the influence of supply and demand on real estate; the types of housing available and things to consider in the purchase of real estate, including tax benefits and insurance; legal relationships between buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals; a real estate professional's role in fair housing; provisions of the Texas Real Estate License Act; interests in real estate and how they affect ownership and use; forms of real estate ownership available to individuals and business entities; how land is identified and measured; the forms of legal description used in the United States; liens and how they affect homeowners; legal principles governing contracts; and contracts used in real estate; This course also discusses the types of listing agreements, as well as factors a broker or salesperson must consider when "taking a listing," allowing them to make decisions that respectful of the needs/wants of clients/customers.


 

Real Estate Principals II

Course Description:  

 Like Principles I, Principles II provides the basic knowledge of real estate laws, practices, and terminology is essential for anyone desiring to enter the field. This course covers all the topics required by the Texas Real Estate License Act to be included in a principles core course, with both national and state-specific content, and it illustrates the real-life applications of the concepts learned. Specifically, this course examines value and discusses appraisal methods; the principles of mortgage financing; alternative types of financing and payment plans; government involvement in real estate financing; methods of transferring title; conveyance documents; public records; mathematical formulas used in real estate transactions; the licensee's role in real estate closings; leasehold estates and specific provisions of lease agreements; the responsibilities and laws regarding property management; public and private land-use controls; and a basic introduction to real estate investment. This course also provides an overview of some of the many ways individuals can specialize in specific areas of real estate, allowing them to cater both to their interests and to the needs of their customers.

 

Law of Contracts  

 Course Description:  

Texas Law of Contracts covers the use and application of basic real estate law and promulgated contracts during real estate transactions. This course includes a discussion of TRELA and basic real estate law, types of contracts, and how those contracts are used in a real estate transaction. More specifically, this course explores interests in real estate, homestead issues, the various addenda and amendments that many be necessary, financing issues, and how title is conveyed. This course discusses the intricacies of leasing real estate and how to complete a sales contract. It includes a detailed walkthrough of closing, including Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) considerations and title work. Finally, this course discusses common contract mistakes, complete with examples and solutions.


 

Law of Agency

Course Description:  

Texas Real Estate Agency covers essential relationships, legal, and business relationships that are established during real estate transactions. As required by The Real Estate License Act, this course includes a discussion of the principal-agent relationship, the authority of an agent, the termination of an agent's authority, the fiduciary and other duties of an agent, employment law, deceptive trade practices, listing or buying representation procedures, and the disclosure of agency. More specifically, this course explores the relationship between principals and agents through examples, and all necessary disclosures, duties to the client, and duties and disclosures to third parties. This course covers seller agency, buyer agency, and intermediary brokerage. It discusses the creation and termination of agency and the means for clarifying agency relationships. It discusses employment issues within a brokerage as well as the relationship between agency, ethics, and the law. Finally, this course discusses the Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act and a practical guide to implementation and presentation.


 

Promulgated Contract Forms   

Course Description:  

Texas Promulgated Forms covers selecting the correct form or forms that are appropriate to define the agreement of the parties to a real estate transaction; completing promulgated forms and addenda to accurately set forth the wishes and intents of the parties; business details covered in the contract; how and when to use an amendment or an addendum; identifying notices and their roles; the unauthorized practice of law and how to avoid it; potential legal problems; and parties' options under the contract.


 

Real Estate Finance 

Course Description:

This comprehensive course discusses the real estate finance process in an easy-to-understand format. It covers the finance industry in depth, from the big picture of the cycle of real estate finance down to the details of the various financing programs. The past several years have seen tremendous changes in the real estate financing market and this course will bring students up to date on what occurred during the economic downturn and what real estate financing looks today.

Speaking the language of finance can be half the battle. In this course you will not only learn the terms and instruments of finance, but also understand the basics of real estate finance programs such as FHA, VA, and non-conventional loans and their available options. Explore what role you, the mortgage originator, the appraiser, and other interested parties play in your client's finance dance through examples and engaging activities.

   

  • Texas Real Estate Exam Prep-(Optional Course-Not required as part of the Real Estate License) 
  • This comprehensive exam review course covers all terminology and math calculations that have been discussed and presented in the mandatory classes leading up to the real estate license exam. Students will be provided sample questions of the exam along with open time to discuss any concerns with the instructor directly. 

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Department of Continuing Education 

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