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These courses are defined in the Real Estate Licensing Act, and the TREC Rules. Qualifying course credit will not be awarded for the same qualifying course taken more than once within 2 years of each other.

Required for a Sales Agent License and an Individual Broker's License

Principles of Real Estate 

Includes an overview of licensing as a real estate broker and sales agent, ethics of practice, titles to and conveyancing of real estate, legal descriptions, deeds encumbrances and liens, distinctions between personal and real property, appraisal, finance and regulations, closing procedures, real estate mathematics , and at least three classroom hours of instruction on federal, state, and local laws relating to housing discrimination, housing credit discrimination, and community reinvestment.

Law of Agency 

Includes 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.

Law of Contracts

Includes elements of a contract, offer and acceptance, the statute of frauds, specific performance and remedies for breach, unauthorized practice of law, commission rules relating to use of adopted forms, and owner disclosure requirements.

Promulgated Contract Forms

Includes unauthorized practice of law, broker-lawyer committee, current promulgated forms, commission rules governing use of forms, and case studies involving the use of forms.

Real Estate Finance

Includes 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 acts, community reinvestment act, and state housing agency.

Real Estate Brokerage

Includes law of agency, planning and organization, operational policies and procedures, recruiting, selection and training of personnel, records and control, and real estate firm analysis and expansion criteria.

 

Elective Pre-Qualifying Courses 

Real Estate Appraisal 

Includes the central purposes and functions of an appraisal, social and economic determinant of value, appraisal case studies, cost, market data and income approaches to value estimates, final correlations, and reporting.

Real Estate Law

Includes legal concepts of real estate, land description, real property rights and estates in land, contracts, conveyances, encumbrances, foreclosures, recording procedures, and evidence of titles.

Real Estate Marketing

Includes real estate professionalism and ethics, characteristics of a successful sales agent, time management, psychology of marketing, listing procedures, advertising, negotiating and closing, financing, and the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act, as amended, Section 17.01 et seq., Business & Commerce Code.

Real Estate Mathematics

Includes basic arithmetic skills and review of mathematical logic, percentages, interest, time-valued money, depreciation, amortization, proration, and estimation of closing statements.

Property Management

Includes role of property manager, landlord policies, operational guidelines, leases, lease negotiations, tenant relations, maintenance, reports, habitability laws, and the Fair Housing Act.

Real Estate Investments

Includes real estate investments characteristics, techniques of investment analysis, time-valued money, discounted and non-discounted investment criteria, leverage, tax shelters, depreciation, and applications to property tax.

Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents

Includes property condition addendum, inspector and client agreement, tools and procedures, electro-mechanical system (plumbing, heating, air conditioning, appliances, energy saving considerations), and structures (lot and landscape, roofs, chimney, gutters, paved areas, walls, windows and doors, insect damage and storage areas.