Broker Program

You got into the business to become your own boss.  An Entrepreneur.  It’s time you got your broker license.  TREC says you need 900 Hours to be eligible to take your Brokers Exam.  We can look at your education hours and help you put a package together just for you!

If you know you need as many hours as you can get your hands on, our 278 Hour Package is the right one for you! TREC is requiring Real Estate Brokerage (30 HRs) for all agents wishing to get their brokers license.  So make sure to add that to your cart.

Remember, the broker licensing exam is the same exam you took to get your license plus 10 more Broker related questions.  So our 278 Hour Broker Package has all your pre-licensing courses again as a review and they will count towards your hours.

Call us to put a specialized package together for you.  254-947-1332

 

Choose Your Package

No matter how much education you have, you must take the 30-hour TREC approved Real Estate Brokerage course (this is a TREC requirement) within two years prior to filing the application. You may retake ANY course and receive credit toward your broker’s license if you have not taken the course for two years.

We recommend that if you decide to repeat some or all of the pre-licensing courses to obtain additional hours, we definitely recommend retaking Real Estate Principles 1 and Real Estate Principles 2. The broker state exam is still based on these two courses and it will be a good review for you to prepare for taking the state exam. This package complies with TREC guidelines for needed hours.

 

Included Courses:

  • Real Estate Marketing: Principles of Business – #526
  • Marketing: The Number ONE Skill to Have – #538
  • Real Estate Marketing: Buyer’s Agent – #530
  • Real Estate Appraisal: Principles and Standards – #230
  • Real Estate Brokerage – #751

This course package includes the TREC required 6 courses plus our Exam Prep. You can choose “Online” and get started today at your own pace.  You can choose “LIVE & Online” and you will get 2 full days of instruction for each course plus be able to take quizzes and exams in the comfort of your own home.  This package is a favorite of our students because it also comes with the 98 hours you need for your first two year renewal (SAE Renewal) after you become licensed. It’s just one less thing you have to remember and pay for! We’ve got you covered.

 

Package Includes:

  • PRE-LICENSING COURSES:
  • Principles of Real Estate I (30 Hours) – #121
  • Principles of Real Estate II (30 Hours) – #122
  • Law of Agency  (30 Hours)- #1151
  • Law of Contracts  (30 Hours)- #1251
  • Promulgated Contracts  (30 Hours)- #351
  • Real Estate Finance (30 Hours) – #451
  • Exam Preparation

 

  • SAE COURSES:
  • Business Principles and Strategies (30 Hours)- #558
  • Marketing: The Number ONE Skill to Have (30 Hours)  – #538
  • Buyers Agent (30 Hours)  – #530
  • Legal Update I (4 Hours)  – #33197
  • Legal Update II (4 Hours)  – #33198

YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE THESE BONUS ITEMS:

FREE Web-site w/Marketing Included

FREE “New Agent Startup Class” (1 1/2 hour video)

FREE Wayne and Lynn Morgan’s eBook ” How To Get Rich In Real Estate …And Have A Life!”

FREE Copy of Real Estate Business Blueprint®

Purchase Courses Individually

The purpose of this course is to give the student an understanding of property management and the many laws that relate to it.  There are many different areas of property management and they will be covered in the course.

The student will learn the many laws that are required when working with an owner or a tenant.  These landlord-tenant laws will be covered in depth with examples of many of the laws given. The student will learn who their client is and who their customer is and will understand the duties owed to each. The course will also cover marketing plans, management operations, and maintenance the real estate agent must be knowledgeable about.

Upcoming LIVE Classes:
There are no upcoming events at this time.

The purpose of this course is to provide potential brokerage owners the information and considerations for opening a brokerage office so they can make a more educated decision and have the tools necessary to successfully achieve a productive office. The Texas Real Estate Commission has made this course mandatory for anyone obtaining their broker’s license. The course is invaluable to anyone who is considering opening their own brokerage office, considering purchasing an existing brokerage office or considering becoming a franchisee. The course details the many decisions that need to be made and the tasks that need to be accomplished to run a successful real estate brokerage business.

* required course by TREC

Upcoming LIVE Classes:
There are no upcoming events at this time.

The purpose of this course is to assist someone who is interested in the appraisal profession to understand what appraisal is and what an appraiser does to be in compliance with the guidelines of professional appraising. This is a basic overview course devoted to the principles of appraisal. The course includes information regarding levels of licensure and certification, ownership rights in property, how to construct an appraisal report, the four elements of appraisal, the principles of time, supply and demand, substitution, conformity, increasing and diminishing returns, principles of progression, regression, contribution competition, change, anticipation superadequacy, unearned increments to value and economic obsolescence. In addition, the course covers how to inspect a property, the three basic approaches to appraisal, i.e. the cost, income and market approaches, and basic real estate math concepts.

Upcoming LIVE Classes:
There are no upcoming events at this time.

Texas Broker License Requirements

  • You will be required to have 4 years active experience out of the past five years whether you are in-state applying for your broker’s license or out-of-state.
  • You will need to have the equivalent of 900 clock hours 270 in “core” hours* and 630 in “related” hours).
  • You will also need to obtain 3600 points by various listing, leasing and sales activities to qualify.

Once your Broker Application and application fee is submitted to TREC, you will have one year to take all the necessary education requirements, submit your transaction affidavit (for the 3600 points) and pass your Broker’s examination. If you do not complete this process, you will need to re-apply and re-submit your application fee.

Texas Broker License Education Requirements

If you have a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, the Texas Real Estate Commission will award you 630 clock hours of “related” credit; therefore, with a four-year degree you will only need to acquire at total of 270 clock hours in “core” credit. All courses you took to obtain your salesperson’s license and your SAE renewal hours will all count toward the 270 hours of “core” credit. MCE credits only count as “elective” credit toward your Broker’s license.

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Bachelors Degree (4-year)
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Associates Degree (2-year)

If you do not have a four-year degree but you have some college hours, you will need to estimate what percentage of a four-year degree you have and then estimate the number of “clock” hours you will most likely receive. For example, if you have an associates degree (2 year degree), then you can estimate that you will receive approximately 300-315 hours of credit toward your broker’s license 630 ÷ 2= 315.

OR if you have a year of college, you can estimate that you will receive approximately 150 -160 hours credit 630 ÷ 4 = 157.5 hours.

Of course, it will be necessary for you to submit a Broker’s Application to the Texas Real Estate Commission and the application fee to find out exactly how many hours they will award, but your estimate can be helpful for you to determine if you can complete the necessary requirements in the one year time-frame.

Texas Broker License Experience Requirements

Certain types of transactions are worth a certain number of points and the applicant is required to use the forms adopted by reference in the rule to summarize the transactions. For example, a closed purchase or sale of a single family home (residential) is worth 300 points, while a closed purchase or sale of an apartment complex with five of more units (commercial) is worth 450 points.

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An applicant may continue to gain experience after an application has been submitted until such time that the applicant meets the total number required but before the applicant may take the qualifying examination. The applicant has up to one year after an application if filed to complete all requirements, and must meet experience and education requirements before the applicant can take the licensing examination. Experience earned after the application is submitted is to be reported on a different form adopted by reference in the rule.

If an applicant is unable to obtain sufficient documentation and/or the signature of the sponsoring broker, the applicant is required to use an affidavit adopted by reference in the rule to describe the applicant’s efforts to obtain the documentation and/or signatures.

In addition, the applicant is required to provide two additional affidavits each signed by a different individual familiar with the applicant’s circumstances and attesting to the applicant’s efforts to obtain the appropriate documentation. Lastly, the rule gives the commission the discretion to request additional documentation, rely on the documentation provided under the new rule, or utilize any other information provided by the applicant to determine whether the applicant has sufficient experience as required by the Act.

Steps to Apply for the Texas Broker License

STEP 1

Obtain satisfactory evidence of successful completion of:

  1. At least four years active experience in Texas as a licensed real estate sales agent or broker during the 60 month period immediately preceding the filing of the application;

AND

Qualifying active experience for a total of 3600 points

  1. 270 classroom hours of qualifying real estate courses
  2. An additional 630 classroom hours in related courses acceptable to the Commission.

You can receive Core course credit again for a course, even if you took the course before, if you have not taken the course in the past two years.

CORE REAL ESTATE COURSE LIST

ADDITIONAL COURSES:

  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Marketing
  • Real Estate Mathematics
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Residential Inspections for Real Estate Agents
  • Principles of Business, Marketing and Investing

STEP 2

Submit your broker application to the Texas Real Estate Commission with the application fee along with your college transcript and any course certificates for courses that are not already on the TREC website.

If you do not meet the educational requirements at the time of application, TREC will notify you as to what you are lacking and you will have one year to obtain the necessary education hours, meet the 3600 in points toward the experience requirement and take and pass the Broker’s State examination.

STEP 3

Fingerprinting and Exam

If fingerprints were submitted for a Texas sales agent license, fingerprints do not need to be resubmitted but the $27.00 fee is required to obtain a background check.

License examinations are administered by Pearson VUE, a testing service company. Once the complete application is received and processed and education is satisfied, you will be notified of eligibility to sit for the examination. The exam eligibility notification will have instructions for contacting the exam administrator and obtaining a copy of the Candidate Handbook to register for the exam. The Candidate Handbook contains information about the examination, study material, and instructions for making an exam reservation. Two forms of current signature identification are required for admission to a testing site. The name on the identification must match the name on the application for a license. You must pass the examination within one year after the date the application is filed with TREC.

(Steps 4-8 are additional steps that apply to out-of-state brokers only.)

STEP 4

You must show proof of the Broker’s license from the State you are coming from.

STEP 5

If you want to use credit from your real estate courses in the state you are coming from, (i.e. agency, principles, contracts, etc.), you must provide a course description of each course.

STEP 6

You must provide a written history of your real estate education.

STEP 7

You must take the required TREC Brokerage course #0711.

STEP 8

Once your application is processed by TREC and you have received notification that you meet the education and experience requirements you will need to be fingerprinted and instructed on how to set up your Broker State Exam with the Pearson Vue testing center.

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