One of the most complex and significant financial events in peoples’ lives is the purchase or sale of a home or investment property. Because of this complexity and significance, people typically seek the help of real estate brokers and sales agents when buying or selling real estate.
Real estate brokers and sales agents have a thorough knowledge of the real estate market in their communities. They know which neighborhoods will best fit clients’ needs and budgets. They are familiar with local zoning and tax laws and know where to obtain financing. Agents and brokers also act as intermediaries in price negotiations between buyers and sellers.
In Texas, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a Texas resident, demonstrate integrity, satisfy certain educational requirements, and pass a state examination to receive a license. (TREC http://www.trec.state.tx.us/index.asp.) Effective September 1, 2012, pre-license education requirements for a salesperson license changed to 180 classroom hours of specific core real estate courses.
The Real Estate Program at Cisco College provides all courses required for salesman and broker licensure and renewal by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Program leading to a Level I Certificate includes the following courses:
RELE 1406 - Principles of Real Estate
RELE 2301 - Law of Agency
RELE 1311 - Law of Contracts
RELE 1200 - Promulgated Contracts Forms
RELE 1319 - Real Estate Finance
To be considered for admission to the Real Estate program, interested persons should:
- Complete application to the college
- Rick Marks, division chair, for more information
Applicants for admission to this program must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the College. The procedure for seeking admission to the College follows:
- Complete the Cisco College application
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Talk to a counselor about testing
Prospective students should also remember that acceptance by Cisco College does not guarantee admission into specific occupational programs. Additional factors considered for admission may be a satisfactory record in high school or college, placement tests and other criteria.
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