Welcome to the Saddleback College Real Estate program: Home of one of the largest and most successful Real Estate Program in the California Community College System. We offer a comprehensive program for students looking to become a Real Estate Salesperson, Real Estate Broker, Licensed and/or Certified Real Estate Appraiser, Property Manager, Real Estate Mortgage Broker, Real Estate Mortgage Banker, Real Estate Mortgage Underwriter, Real Estate Mortgage Loan Processor, Real Estate Escrow Agent, Real Estate Title Representative, etc.
Our program has the added benefit of allowing anyone in the world to take their qualifying Real Estate Classes Online. We offer a staggered schedule and have classes starting nearly every month of the year. Students may be eligible for a $600 per semester real estate scholarship.
Here's how to get started in the world of real estate...
For your Salesperson's license, you will need to take a total of 3 classes:
RE170 Real Estate Principles and RE172 Real Estate Practice are required.
You will then need to choose one of the classes below:
RE174 Legal Aspects of Real Estate
RE175 Real Estate Finance
RE176A Real Estate Appraisal I
RE178 Real Estate Economics
RE195 Property Management
RE202 Computer Applications in Real Estate
RE280 Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
Once you have successfully completed RE170, RE172 and one approved Real Estate elective, you can sit for the Salesperson's exam.
If you are taking an online class from M. Welc or B. Schermerhorn, you will be required to view the class orientation.
We also offer several certificates and degrees in Real Estate. Please see the college catalog for details.
Here is a list of some of our course offerings:
RE 170 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES
The fundamental real estate course covering the basic laws and principles of California real estate. Required by the CA BRE (Bureau of Real Estate) for those preparing for the state salesperson's exam, and serves as an elective for those preparing for the state broker's exam. For professionals, consumers, and investors.
RE 172 REAL ESTATE PRACTICE
A foundational real estate course covering day-to-day operations in real estate sales and brokerage, including: Listing, prospecting, advertising, financing, sales techniques, and escrow. Required course for Salesperson's and Broker's license by CA BRE (Bureau of Real Estate). For professionals, consumers, and investors.
RE 174 LEGAL ASPECTS OF REAL ESTATE
A study of California real estate law, including consumer rights, agency, and contracts, probate proceedings, trust deeds, and foreclosures, as well as recent legislation governing real estate transactions. Applies toward State's elective educational requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson License. Applies toward state's core educational requirements for the broker's examination. Applies toward Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) basic education. For professionals, consumers and investors.
RE 175 REAL ESTATE FINANCE
Analysis of real estate financing, including lending policies and problems in financing transactions in residential properties. Methods of financing properties are emphasized. Applies toward state's elective educational requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson's License. Applies toward state's core educational requirements for the broker's examination. Applies toward Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) basic education. For consumers, professionals, and investors.
RE 176A REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL I
Introduction to residential real estate appraisal. Applies toward Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) State's elective educational requirements for the Real Estate salesperson's exam. Applies toward BRE state core educational requirements for the broker's exam. Applies toward 50 hours of Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) credit. For consumers, professionals, and investors.
RE 176B REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL II
An advanced course in real estate appraisal with emphasis on investment-property appraisal. Includes the appraisal of certain types of apartment properties. Concepts of loan appraisal and various methods of appraisal are delineated and are included in a student project. Applies toward state's core educational requirements for the broker's examination and toward basic and continuing educational hours of Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) credit.
RE 176C REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL III: MARKET ANALYSIS AND STUDIES
Recommended Preparation: 176B An advanced course in real estate appraisal to evaluate the productive attributes of parcels of real estate as they relate to the demand for a particular use and supply of competitive properties within a specified market. The student will learn the process of property analysis through the study of property productivity, supply and demand factors, and comparative analysis. Focus is placed on the role of market analysis and highest and best use analysis in decision making and evaluation. Counts toward 50hrs BREA.
RE 178 REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS
Covers the impact of national, regional, and local trends on real estate values. Includes the role of the government in the economy and how that role affects real estate issues, cycles, business fluctuations, credit markets, real property taxation concepts, land use controls, development of real property, and limitations imposed on real estate markets. Applies toward state's elective educational requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson License. Applies toward state's core educational requirements for the broker's exam. For consumers, professionals, and investors.
RE 190 ESCROW
Provides students with a real-life application of the steps in a real estate sale including completing and reviewing the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) Joint Purchase Agreement and Escrow Instructions, reviewing the Preliminary Report and solving title problems, learning lenders' closing requirements and the recording process, and balancing and figuring the settlement of the closing funds. Applies toward the State's elective educational requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson license and toward the requirements for the broker's examination. Letter grade of "C" or above applies toward the requirements of California Escrow Association professional designation. For consumers, investors, and professionals.
RE 195 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Professional management of residential, commercial, retail, and industrial properties: organization, staffing, marketing, accounting, operations, maintenance, landlord/tenant relations. Addresses antitrust, disclosure, tenant screening, antidiscrimination, employment, land use, and environmental laws and compliance therewith. Excellent preparation for the real estate practitioner wishing to specialize in property management. Applies toward California's elective educational requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson License and Broker license.
RE200 UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE (USPAP)
A 15 hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course developed by the Appraisers Qualification Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation. Emphasizes professional appraisal standards and the basic rules of competent performance and ethical behavior required for appraisers. Taught by an experienced AQB Certified USPAP Instructor/Certified Real Estate Appraiser. Approved for 15 hours of pre-licensing appraisal education by the CA Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) and for 14 Hours of continuing education by the BREA. Cannot be used as a substitute for the 7-Hour USPAP Update course. Satisfies the appraisal education requirements for the Trainee License from the BREA upon completion of RE176A/B/C.
RE 202 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN REAL ESTATE
Provides real estate assistants, real estate agents or soon-to-be agents, and other real estate professionals with the information needed to use the technologies currently employed in the real estate industry. Covers web applications, social media marketing technologies, web sites, email, mobile devices, MLS, digital cameras, virtual tours, WinForms, and other current technologies. Applies toward CA Bureau of Real Estate (BREA) Salesperson's and Broker's exam elective requirements. For consumers, professionals, and investors.
RE 250 REAL ESTATE LICENSE PREPARATION
Recommended Preparation: For Sales License: RE 170, 172 and one Real Estate elective. For Broker License: The eight broker courses. See www.bre.ca.gov
Real estate licensure preparation. Fundamental information regarding practice of real estate with emphasis on real estate law, principles, practice, and other topics covered in the state licensure examination. Important preparation for those intending to take the California real estate salesperson's or broker's license examination.
RE 280 MORTGAGE LOAN BROKERING AND LENDING
Introduces the principles and operations of the mortgage loan brokering field. The emphasis is on the lending rules for residential property. Students learn lending laws of Regulation Z, usury laws, disclosures, maximum fees and charges, agency relationships, advertising laws, HUD/RESPA calculations, and the loan process. Satisfies the elective requirements for the California Real Estate Salesperson's and Broker's licenses. For consumers, professionals, and investors.
The Real Estate Department in the Business Science Division offers courses in all phases of the study of real estate practice. Programs include courses in real estate business and finance. Students learn the principles, techniques and problems related to the buying and selling of real property, personal property, businesses as well as real estate appraisal, escrow and financing.
Courses offered through the department may be taken to satisfy the requirements for Certificates and Degrees in Real Estate.
- Sales/Broker License
Visit the Department of Real Estate for Examinee/New License Applicants Information.
Co-Chair of Real Estate Department
Real Estate Professor
BGS 226, Office 204
Brock Schermerhorn J.D.
Co-Chair of Real Estate Department
Real Estate Professor
BGS 226, Office 204
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