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Southwest Texas Junior College offers the core Real Estate courses necessary to fulfill the educational component required by the Texas Real Estate Commission to become eligible to receive a Real Estate Salesperson License in the State of Texas. Participants must then pass a state licensing examination (exam not offered through Southwest Texas Junior College).

Educational Requirements for Prospective License

Effective September 1, 2012, pre-license education requirements for a Real Estate Sales Associate is 180 core hours. These 180 core hours must consist of Real Estate Principals I & II (60 classroom hrs.), Law of Contracts (30 classroom hrs.), Law of Agency (30 classroom hrs.), Promulgated Contracts (30 classroom hrs.) and Real Estate Finance (30 classroom hours).  Related course credit may no longer be used to meet education requirements for a salespersons license.  For more information on educational and legal requirements, contact the Texas Real Estate Commission at (800) 250-8732, (512) 459-6544, or visit their website at www.trec.state.tx.us.

Course Descriptions

RELE 1002 - Principals of Real Estate I (Texas Specific) 30-hours - An overview of licensing as a real estate broker or salesperson in Texas. It includes ethics of practice as a license holder, titles to and conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances and liens, distinctions between personal and real property, appraisal, finance and regulations, closing procedures, and real estate mathematics. Covers at least three hours of classroom instruction on federal, state, and local laws relating to housing discrimination, housing credit discrimination, and community reinvestment. Textbook is required.

RELE 1039 - Principles of Real Estate II (Texas Specific) 30-hours - A continuing overview of licensing as a broker or salesperson in Texas. It includes ethics of practice as a license holder, titles to and conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances and liens, distinctions between personal and real property, appraisal, finance and regulations, closing procedures, and real estate mathematics. Covers at least three hours of classroom instruction on federal, state, and local laws relating to housing discrimination, housing credit discrimination, and community reinvestment. Textbook is required.

RELE 1012 - Law of Contracts (Texas Specific) 30-hours - Elements of a contract, offer and acceptance, 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. Textbook is required.

RELE 2002 - Law of Agency (Texas Specific) 30-hours - A study of law of agency including 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 procedures, and the disclosure of an agency.

RELE 1020 - Real Estate Finance (Texas Specific) 30-hours - An overview of 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 laws affecting mortgage lending, and the state housing agency. Textbook is required.

Promulgated Contracts (Texas Specific) 30 hours - Coming soon!!!