Real Estate Classes

The California Department of Real Estate (CalBRE) requires completion of three college-level courses before taking the California exam. Two of the classes required by the state of CA are Real Estate Practice and Real Estate Principles, plus an approved elective Legal Aspects of Real Estate. For complete information regarding real estate licensing, visit the State of California Website at www.dre.ca.gov .

Prerequisite: ESL Level IV

Real Estate Practice - Required

Required by the California Department of Real Estate (CalBRE) for licensing as a salesperson and broker. This course covers the aspects of day-to-day real estate sales and brokerage practices and the handling of a real estate transaction from listing to closing escrow. Topics include how to qualify and secure prospective sellers and buyers, the role of marketing and finance in the sales process, closing the sale and expediting escrow. Owning and operating a real estate business, managing salespeople and office personnel, budgeting and building community relations.


Real Estate Principles - Required

Required by the California Department of Real Estate (CalBRE) for licensing as a salesperson and broker. Overview of the Principles of Real Estate including better management of property, buying and selling a home and licensing requirements. Topics include legal descriptions and estates, encumbrances, liens and homesteads, agencies, contracts, mathematics, financing, lender’s appraisal, escrow, title insurance, leases for landlords and tenants, urban economics and planning, taxation, licensing requirements, and careers in real estate.

Escrows - Elective

Required by the California Department of Real Estate (CalBRE) for licensing as a Salesperson. An approved elective for licensing as a salesperson, this course provides an overview of California Basic Escrow Processes including how to take an escrow, execute the duties and responsibilities if the escrow, and close the escrow. The course also provides introductory understanding of the Preliminary Title Report, processing of the Exchange, the Note and Trust Deed, and the Laws, Regulations, and Sale of a Business.