Enter the real estate market by learning to sell homes or get licensed to open a business at the Real Estate Training Center at Moraine Valley Community College. Broker and managing broker classes begin in the spring 2016 semester.
The Broker Pre-License Topics course provides instruction in real estate fundamentals. Topics include license law; real property; agency basics; seller and buyer relationships and counseling; local, state and federal laws affecting real estate; brokerage; marketing and advertising; market analysis and appraisal; financing; contracts; independent contractor and employee status; occupational disciplines; and business planning. The 13-week course is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 26.The cost is $665.
The next course is Broker Applied Principles/Interactive, which covers role play, and situational and case study examples. Topics include listing presentation, buyer representation, agency disclosure, purchase agreements, handling offers, market analysis, fair housing, antitrust, and inspection/repair issues. This three-week course is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., beginning May 5. The cost is $133.
Licensed real estate agents looking to open their own business after working with a managing broker for a year can enroll in the required managing broker courses to get certified. The Managing Broker Pre-License Topics covers licensing, operations, handling of money, recruiting, brokerage support, transaction supervision, marketing and advertising, dispute resolution, company policies, disclosure issues, and industry issues. This five-week course is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 1. The cost is $266.
For additional information, call (708) 974-5735. Register in person at the Registration Office, located in Building S, Room 125, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, by calling (708) 974-2110 (TTY 711) or online at morainevalley.edu