C-TV host Michelle tells you why you should consider a career as a Real Estate Broker.
Regardless of the market, buyers and sellers need the help of trained agents and brokers to facilitate transactions.
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"It's a buyers market....It's a seller's market"...Be part of the nation's largest industry with a career in Real Estate
The Real Estate program at Coastline is a very exciting, in-depth study of various areas of the Real Estate profession. All courses are taught by experts in their chosen area in a student-oriented environment. From a basic introduction to the field to more advanced sections. Courses are offered during the evening, on weekends and in the classroom or online.
The Real Estate FieldReal estate is the nation's largest industry, and involves an exciting and diverse mix of career opportunities. The real estate field is challenging and changing. Today's participants need a background in technical skills as well as a solid academic background to be competitive in the real estate industry. Certainly having strong interpersonal skills will continue to dominate. A variety of positions are being created as the result of the expanded usage of electronic technology. Increasingly the new entrant in the real estate field will be more competitive and therefore more likely to succeed if they posses the latest technical knowledge and academic background.
Coastline College's Real Estate program strives to assist students in developing strong technical, academic, critical thinking and reasoning abilities. This is accomplished by teaching applied concepts and theory to resolve real estate finance and other real estate related business concepts. A track in real estate courses will provide the background necessary to become a future leader in the industry.
Graduates will find challenging and rewarding work in a wide variety of areas, which could include managing residential, retail or office buildings, in suburban or rural settings. Their careers could be in the area of real estate, financing, property management, investing or the exciting community association management.
Starting with Real Estate Principles, additional areas of study include:
- Property Management
- Finance, Loan Underwriting
- Loan Brokerage
- Real Estate Law
CertificatesYou can choose to earn an A.A. degree with an emphasis in Process Technology, or a Certificate of Achievement in Process Technology. Your Certificate of Achievement in Process Technology demonstrates to a potential employer that you have a base level of knowledge about process technology that will allow you to quickly become a productive employee in any of the following industries:
- Real Estate Broker - Certificate of Achievement
- Real Estate Studies - Certificate of Achievement
- Real Estate Lending and Mortgage Brokering - Certificate of Specialization
- Real Estate Property Salesperson - Certificate of Specialization
- Real Estate Appraisal I
- Real Estate Finance
- Real Estate Legal Aspects
- Real Estate Mortgage Brokering
- Real Estate Practice
- Real Estate Principles
I hear the market is dropping, why should I go into real estate now?
While Real estate is a "cyclical" business, the best time to enter into the real estate program is while it is at its lowest point, so that you can enter into the industry right before it hits an upswing.
What are the different kinds of positions I can get in real estate?
- Sales Agent
- Loan Officer
- Property Manager
What kinds of things will I learn in the program?
The different types of sales:
- Details about contracts and loans
- Financing real estate
- How to find loan officers to help your clients
- How to sell effectively
- How to manage properties
- How to lease property
- How to list and market your property
- Appraisel skills
What do I do after I complete my classes? Can I get my real estate license? How?
You can apply for your real estate license after completing the two required courses (Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice) and one optional class. After passing the real estate license exam and passing a background check, you can start working for a broker. It would be advisable to interview brokers early so you can start working as soon as you receive your license.
Access the college catalog for specific information regarding courses, certificates, and pathways to professional advancement!REAL ESTATE STATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
Information from the California Department of Real Estate
To obtain a Real Estate Salesperson license, you must qualify for and pass a written state examination. Those that pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the California Department of Real Estate. How to Get a Real Estate Salesperson License.
To obtain a Real Estate Broker license, you must qualify for and pass a written state examination. Those that pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the California Department of Real Estate. How to Get a Real Estate Broker License
Information on the requirements to apply for the exam and license, fees and exam schedules can be found at Department of Real Estate's Examinees/New License Applicants - Real Estate Salesperson and Broker Information web page.
The California State Department of Real Estate publishes aggregate figures only, with no breakdown of pass/fail rates by school at: http://dre.ca.gov/Stats/
Access the college catalog for specific information regarding courses, certificates, and pathways to professional advancement!
Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure
Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.