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Agents

Real estate sales agents are licensed salespersons for real estate.  An agent must work with a broker.  Sales agents often work for brokers on a contract basis, earning a portion of the commission from each property they sell.  A real estate agent is also sometimes referred to as real estate salesperson.

Brokers

Real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own businesses.  As independent businesspeople, brokers often sell real estate owned by others.  In addition to helping clients buy and sell properties, they may help rent or manage properties for a fee.  Many operate a real estate office, handling business details and overseeing the work of sales agents.

Real Estate Careers

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(Classroom real estate courses resume in the Fall)

Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties.

Real Estate Agent Career Certificate  

 

 

Real Estate Principles

 

Real Estate Practice

 

Real Estate Property Management

 

*Completion of this certificate program fulfills ALL of the course requirements to apply for a California Real Estate SALESPERSON License.

 

*Completion of this certificate program fulfills SOME of the course requirements to apply for a California Real Estate BROKER License.

Real Estate Principles

45-hour course. Required by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) and meets the pre-licensing requirement for real estate and/or broker license.  Covers every area of professional specialization and reviews all aspects of real property ownership. No prerequisites required.

Course Fee:  $235 (additional cost for books and supplies)

 

Dates:  Aug. 21 - Oct. 11

 

T/Th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Room 210

Hoyt

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Real Estate Practice

45-hour course, Tuesdays/ Thursdays.  This is the practical application of real estate knowledge to meet the needs of buyers, sellers, lessors, and lessees.  Mandatory pre-license course for sales license applicants.  No prerequisites required.

Course Fee: $235 (additional cost for books and supplies)

Dates:  Oct. 16 - Dec. 11

 

T/Th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Room 210

Hoyt

Click HERE to register for Real Estate Practice

Real Estate Property Management

45-hour course, Tuesdays/Thursdays. Teaches basics of residential property management including preparing property for rent, advertising property, written leases and other legal aspects including eviction and tenant landlord laws.  Also basics about retail, commercial and industrial property management. Students receive certificate upon completion of this course.  No prerequisites required.

Course Fee: $235 (additional cost for books and supplies)

Dates:  SPRING Semester only

 

T/Th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Room 210

Hoyt

 

 

Real Estate Agent/Broker Online Classes

Enroll anytime in our online real estate classes.

All materials included.

 

   Real Estate      Real Estate      Real Estate
  Principles    Practice   Finance
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   Real Estate      Real Estate      Real Estate
  Appraisal    Legal Aspects   Economics
  $99   $99    Fee $99
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  Real Estate      Property      Real Estate
  Escrows   Management   Office Administration
  $99   $99    Fee $99
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Job Duties

Real estate brokers and sales agents typically do the following:

  • Solicit potential clients to buy, sell, and rent properties
  • Advise clients on prices, mortgages, market conditions, and related information
  • Compare properties to determine a competitive market price
  • Generate lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features
  • Promote properties through advertisements, open houses, and listing services
  • Take prospective buyers or renters to see properties
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller
  • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met
  • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements, and deeds

Work Environment

About half of all brokers and sales agents were self-employed in 2014.  Most of the rest worked in the real estate industry in brokerage offices, leasing offices, and other real estate establishments.  Workplace size can range from a one-person business to a large firm with numerous branch offices. Many brokers have franchise agreements with national or regional real estate companies.  Under this arrangement, the broker pays a fee to be affiliated with a widely known real estate organization.   Although some real estate brokers and sales agents work in a typical office environment, others are able to telecommute and work out of their homes.   In both cases, however, real estate workers spend much of their time away from their desks, showing properties to customers, traveling to see properties for sale, and meeting with prospective clients.

Work Schedules

Many real estate brokers and sales agents work more than 40 hours per week.  They often work evenings and weekends to accommodate clients’ schedules.  Many brokers and sales agents spend a significant amount of time networking and attending community events to meet potential clients.  Although they frequently work irregular hours, many can set their own schedules.  Some brokers and sales agents work part time and may combine their real estate activities with other careers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

Employment Development Department/Labor Market Information Division, State of California, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2016