Real Estate

Community Education and Lifelong Learning

Call (903) 236-2044 or email celgvw@kilgore.edu for more information on the real estate classes below.


How to Obtain a Texas Real Estate Salesperson License Through KC Continuing Education offerings:

Getting your salesperson’s license:

To be eligible to apply for a real estate salesperson license, an individual must be a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien, eighteen (18) years of age or older and a legal resident of Texas.

The individual must furnish the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) with satisfactory evidence of completing 180 classroom hours in the following courses. Evidence must be turned in with your application.

You must complete the following courses:

  • Real Estate Principles and Practice I (30 hours)
  • Real Estate Principles and Practice II (30 hours)
  • Real Estate Law of Agency (30 hours)
  • Real Estate Law of Contracts (30 hours)
  • Real Estate Promulgated Contracts (30 hours)
  • Real Estate Finance (30 hours)

You are now ready to make application for your salesperson’s license. Follow the steps as outlined on the TREC website. A salesperson is licensed to act on behalf of a broker and may not act as a real estate licensee independently. A Salesperson may only work for one broker in Texas at a time. Texas does not require an applicant to have a high school diploma or college degree.

You can contact the Texas Real Estate Commission in the following ways:

  • By mail: Texas Real Estate Commission, P.O. Box 12188, Austin, TX 78711-2188
  • By phone: (512) 936-3000
  • By web: www.trec.state.tx.us

Forms can be found on the Texas Real Estate Commission’s website. We strongly recommend that you check the website for any changes to the rules and regulations.

Pursuant to §1101.3521 of the Real Estate License Act, any person applying for or renewing a broker or salesperson license must provide their fingerprints, in a specified format, so that an FBI criminal history check can be performed. These fingerprint requirements apply only to brokers and salespersons, not to other TREC license types. Once fingerprints are on file with DPS for a TREC license, a licensee will not need to be fingerprinted for subsequent renewals. The following six courses are required to fulfill your license educational requirements. Some courses meet on Mondays and Wednesdays for five weeks.  Some courses meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks.  No classes will be held during Spring Break (week of March 11, 2019).

Textbooks are sold in the KC Longview Bookstore located at:

300 S. High St.
Longview, TX 75601
Phone: 903-753-2642
Fax: 903-753-3372

www.kcbookstore.com


Principles & Practices I (Texas Specific)

32 hours, 5 weeks, $153

(RELE 1002 – Principles of Real Estate I (Texas Specific)

Overview of licensing as a real estate broker or salesperson in Texas.  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.  Fulfills at least 30 – 60 hours of required instruction for salesperson license.  Textbook info will be given at registration.

RELE 1002.800 Q2
Mondays and Wednesdays
Jan. 28 to Feb. 27, 2019
6 to 9 :50 p.m.

Location: KC-Longview,
Hendrix Building, Room 211


Law of Agency (Texas Specific)

32 hours, 5 weeks, $153

(RELE 2002 – Law of Agency (Texas Specific)

Legal concepts of real estate, land description, real property rights, estates in land, contracts, conveyances, encumbrances, foreclosures, recording procedures and evidence of title. Textbook information will be given at registration.

RELE 2002.800 Q2
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Jan. 29 to Feb. 28, 2019
6 to 9:15 p.m.

Location: KC-Longview
Hendrix Building, Room 211


Principles and Practices II (Texas Specific)

32 hours, 5 weeks, $153

(RELE 1039 – Principles of Real Estate II (Texas Specific)

A continuing overview of licensing as a broker or salesperson in Texas.  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 and local laws relating to housing, discrimination, housing credit discrimination, and community reinvestment.  Fulfills at least 30-60 hours of required instruction for salesperson license. Textbook: Same book as used for Principles and Practices I.

RELE 1039.800 Q3
Mondays and Wednesdays,
March 4 to April 10, 2019
6 to 9:50 p.m.

Location: KC-Longview
Hendrix Building, Room 211


Law of Contracts (Texas Specific)

32 hours, 5 weeks, $153

(RELE 1012 – Law of Contract (Texas Specific)

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 information will be given at registration. 

RELE 1012.800 Q3
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
March 5 to April 11, 2019
6 to 9:15 p.m.

(No class the week of Spring Break)

Location: KC-Longview,
Hendrix Building, Room 211


Promulgated Contract Forms (Texas-Specific)

32 hours, 5 weeks, $153

(RELE 1000 – Promulgated Contract Forms (Texas Specific)

This course includes unauthorized practice of law, broker-lawyer committee, current promulgated and approved forms, commission rules governing use of forms and case studies involving use of forms. Textbook info given at registration.

RELE 1000.800 Q3
Mondays and Wednesdays,
April 22 to May 22, 2019
6 to 9:50 p.m.

Location: KC-Longview,
Hendrix Building, Room 211


Finance (Texas Specific)

32 hours, 5 weeks, $153

(RELE 1020 – Real Estate Finance (Texas Specific)

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.  Community Reinvestment Act and the state housing agency. Textbook information will be given at registration.

RELE 1020.800 Q13
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
April 23 to May 23, 2019
6 to 9:15 p.m.

Location: KC-Longview
Hendrix Building, Room 211


Texas State License Exam Prep

20 hours, 3 weeks, $95

(RELE 1058 – Real Estate Exam Review)

A review of current and updated information for the preparation for the Texas Real Estate License Exam.  Textbooks: Use the same textbooks from the 6 classes already taken.

Location: KC-Longview
Hendrix Building, Room 114

RELE 1058.800 2018 Q2
Mondays and Tuesdays,
Jan. 28 to Feb. 12, 2019
6 to 9:30 p.m.

RELE 1058.801 2018 Q2
Mondays and Tuesdays,
Feb. 18 to March 5, 2019
6 to 9:30 p.m.

RELE 1058.802 2018 Q3
Mondays and Tuesdays,
March 18 to April 2, 2019
6 to 9:30 p.m.

RELE 1058.803 2018 Q3
Mondays and Tuesdays,
April 8-23, 2019
6 to 9:30 p.m.

RELE 1058.804  2018, Q4
Mondays and Tuesdays
June 3 to June 18, 2019
6 to 9:30 p.m.

RELE 1058.805  2018, Q4
Mondays and Tuesdays
July 8 to July 23, 2019
6 to 9:30 p.m.

For information about Community Education:

Community Education Courses in Kilgore
Phone:
(903) 983-8661
Community Education Courses in Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2044
Brenda Brown
Administrative Assistant
Workforce Development and CE
Phone:
(903) 983-8288
Office:
Woodruff Adult Educ. Center (WDRUF), 104