Credit Hours: 360
To complete your education for a California Broker License, you must complete five CA DRE required courses and three elective courses. Combine these home study courses together for the best value.
Choose 8 courses from the list below:
The five California Department of Real Estate required courses are:
Real Estate Practice (45 Credit Hours)— A real estate license does not come with an operating manual, so we have created courses that focus on what it really takes to succeed in the business and will expand your knowledge of the industry in an engaging and effective forum. Topics include: The Business of Real Estate, The Art of Pricing and Listing, and How to Find and Counsel the Buyer.
California Legal Aspects of Real Estate (45 Credit Hours)— Make the law come alive and explore some of the common myths and misconceptions that affect your day-to-day activities. Find out how you can avoid legal entanglements with this exciting course! Topics include: Real Estate Laws, Contract Clauses, Influential Agency Policies and Concepts, and Disclosure Guidelines and Procedures.
California Residential Real Estate Appraisal (45 Credit Hours)— This course provides the principles of value, appraisal process, neighborhood and site analysis and valuations, the three approaches to value, depreciation concepts and the methods to arrive at value. This course provides credit for real estate licensing, but will not count towards appraisal licensing.
California Real Estate Economics (45 Credit Hours)—Study of the trends and factors which influence changes in real estate values to aid the broker and salespersons in the interpretations of the economy and the real estate market, including government and business conditions which affect real estate decisions, regional and local trends, market analysis, supply and demand factors.
Real Estate Finance (45 Credit Hours)— A useful overall view of the financing aspects of real property including mortgage money market, source of supply and demand for financing, loan processing, mortgages and trust deeds, government involvement, tax aspects of real property and junior financing.
Below are the elective courses that Brightwood offers:
Real Estate Principles (45 Credit Hours)— Become successful in your field by understanding key topics such as time management, the listing and selling process, property valuation, closing the sale, escrow procedure, taxes, financing, and more. Topics include: Land Descriptions and Subdivisions, Acquisition and Transfer of Real Property, Liens and Encumbrances, Leases, Contracts, Unlawful Discrimination, Agency and Business Principles, and Ethics.
California Real Estate Property Management (45 Credit Hours)— For real estate brokers, salespersons, owners and managers of income producing properties with major emphasis on small and medium apartment complexes. Topics: Marketing and maintenance, the management plan, resident manager's selection, advertising, records and procedures for operating the property.
California Real Estate Escrow and Title (45 Credit Hours)— Escrow opens when a buyer and seller sign a sales contract. Your ability to efficiently and effectively escort your clients through escrow and to the closing table will help you to stand out in the crowd. Not only will you close more properties, but you’ll also gain valuable word-of-mouth endorsements. This course is beneficial for all brokers and agents involved in closing, whether escrow is handled in-house or outside.
California Real Estate Office Administration (45 Credit Hours)—Practical management training to prepare brokers to recognize and solve the many specialized problems and challenges that are involved in administering a real estate organization. This is a valuable course for both new and experienced managers.