Real Estate Program

Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Workforce Training Network
Institute: Business & Entrepreneurship
College: NVC

Are you interested in pursuing a challenging and rewarding career in real estate?  Start your training to become a Real Estate Sales Agent!  A sales agent is a person who is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) to act as an agent on behalf of a real estate broker and their clients.  This program provides the 180 classroom hours of qualifying education required before you can apply to become a Sales Agent with TREC.  Upon successful completion of the program, you will file an application with TREC*, submit your course completion documents, get your fingerprints taken and pass your background check.  A license will not be issued if the background check has not been passed.



Gain the basic knowledge of real estate laws, practices, and terminology which is essential for anyone desiring to enter the field. Cover all the topics required by the Texas  Real  Estate License Act to be included in a principles core course, with both national and states specific content, and it illustrates the real-life applications of the concepts learned. Learn about real estate as an industry and a profession and examine the nature and characteristics of 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.



Principles II provides additional knowledge of real estate laws, practices, and specifically, 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, and the licensee’s role in real estate.


Learn about Law of Agency that will include, but not be limited to, the principal-agent and master-servant relationships, 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.


Cover the use and application of basic real estate law and promulgated contracts during real estate transactions. More specifically, explore interests in real estate, homestead issues, the various addenda and amendments that may 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 the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) considerations and title work.



Promulgated contract forms course shall include, but is not limited to, unauthorized practice of law, broker-lawyer committee, current promulgated and approved forms, commission rules governing the use of forms and case studies involving the use of forms.


Monetary systems, primary and secondary money markets, sources of mortgage loans, federal government programs, loan applications, processes and procedures, closing costs, alternative financial instruments, equal credit opportunity laws affecting mortgage lending, Community Reinvestment Act, and the state housing agency.



A criminal history may make you ineligible for the license you seek.  You may request a criminal history evaluation prior to enrolling in courses or applying for a real estate, inspector or appraiser license.  Please refer to the criminal history eligibility guidelines set out in Texas Occupations Code §53.025 and TREC Rule 541.1.  Potential applicants for a license may request a criminal history evaluation by submitting a completed Fitness Determination form to TREC prior to applying for a license.


Continuing Education Department @ NVC:

Mountain Laurel Hall, Rm 234

3535 N. Ellison Dr.

San Antonio TX, 78251

For more information, email Ms. Amparo R. Polendo at

Financial Aid available for those who qualify



Program Manager

Yvonne Haynes

Phone: 210-486-4407
Campus: Northwest Vista College (NVC)
Building: Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH) Room 234

Admin. Service Specialist

Amparo Polendo Garcia 

Phone: 210-486-4421
Campus: Northwest Vista College (NVC)
Building: Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH) Room 234

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