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)

30 hours, $150

Overview of licensing as a real estate broker or salesperson in Texas.  Includes ethics of practice as a license holder; titles to & conveyance of real estate; legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances & liens; distinctions of personal/real property; appraisal, finance/regulations; closing procedures & real estate math. Covers at least 3 hours of federal/state/local laws on housing discrimination & community reinvestment. Textbook information given at registration.  Offered in Longview and Henderson.

RELE 1002.750
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Aug. 24 to Sept. 28, 2020
Location:  KC-Longview

RELE 1002.751
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Aug. 24 to Sept. 28, 2020
Location:  Henderson Higher Education Center


Law of Contracts (Texas Specific)

30 hours, $150

Elements of a contract, offer/acceptance, statute of frauds, specific performance & remedies for breach, unauthorized practice of law, commission rules relating to use of adopted forms & owner disclosure requirements.  Textbook info given at registration.

RELE 1012.750
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Aug. 25 to Sept. 24, 2020
Location: KC-Longview

RELE 1012.751
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Aug. 25 to Sept. 24, 2020
Location: Henderson Higher Education Center


Principles and Practices II (Texas Specific)

30 hours, $150

A continuing overview of licensing as a broker or salesperson in Texas.  Includes ethics of practice as a license-holder, titles to & conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances & liens, distinctions between personal/real property, appraisal, finance & regulations, closing & local laws for housing, discrimination, housing credit discrimination & community reinvestment. Fulfills at least 30-60 hours required for salesperson license. Textbook: Same book used for Principles and Practices I. Offered in Longview and Henderson.

RELE 1039.750
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Sept. 30 to Nov. 2, 2020
Location:  KC-Longview

RELE 1039.751
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Sept. 30 to Nov. 2, 2020
Location:  Henderson Higher Education Center


Law of Agency (Texas Specific)

30 hours, $150

Legal concepts of real estate, land description, real property rights, estates in land, contracts, conveyances, encumbrances, foreclosures, recording procedures & evidence of title. Textbook info given at registration. Offered in Longview and Henderson.

RELE 2002.750
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Sept. 29 to Oct. 29, 2020
Location:  KC-Longview

RELE 2002.750
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Sept. 29 to Oct. 29, 2020
Location:  Henderson Higher Education Center


Promulgated Contract Forms (Texas Specific)

30 hours, $150

Includes unauthorized practice of law, broker-to-lawyer committee, current promulgated & approved forms, commission rules governing use of forms & case studies involving use of forms. Textbook info given at registration.  Offered in Longview and Henderson. 

RELE 1000.750
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Nov. 4 to Dec. 9, 2020
Location: KC-Longview

RELE 1000.750
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Nov. 4 to Dec. 9, 2020
Location: Henderson Higher Education Center


Real Estate Finance (Texas Specific)

30 hours, 5 weeks, $150

Monetary systems, primary/secondary money markets, sources of mortgage loans, federal government programs, loan applications, processes/procedures, closing costs, alternative financial instruments, equal credit opportunity laws affecting mortgage lending. Community Reinvestment Act & the state housing agency. Textbook info given at registration.  Offered in Longview and Henderson. 

RELE 1020.750
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Nov. 3 to Dec. 10, 2020
Location: KC-Longview

RELE 1020.751
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Nov. 3 to Dec. 10, 2020
Location: Henderson Higher Education Center