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So, You Want To Be a Texas Real Estate Agent?

James clark June 28, 2013 0

360training blog 15There’s one question that we get more than any other: “How do you get your real estate license in Texas?

At 360training.com, you can get your real estate license in any state, but today we’re going to talk about getting pre-license training in the Lone Star State.

We offer three Texas prelicensing packages: Basic, Premium and Ultimate Success. They are described in detail at the bottom of this page. They all feature course content and exams that are 100 percent online. This gives students the convenience of classes anywhere there is a computer. These packages also offer around-the-clock customer support when you need help.

What about study materials? You get the option of a downloadable PDF eBook or having a physical course textbook mailed to you. Both options let you take your exams when you are ready to take them; there is no minimum amount of study time required. If you’re a fast reader, that means you can save a lot of time. Or you can feel free to take your time—you’ll have up to a year to finish your coursework if you need it.

Here are some other questions we hear fairly often:

Is 360training.com approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)?

According to TREC rules, only colleges and universities can provide course credit for courses not taught in a classroom. Our partner in online and correspondence courses, Lamar Institute of Technology, provides all course certificates and course credit for our Texas prelicensing courses.

How much time do I have to finish the course?

Your courses are available for one year from the date of purchase.

How many attempts do I have for the final exam at the end of the course?

You are allowed two attempts at the final exam.

What is the Nook® option?

If you purchase the Ultimate Success PDF package, all of your courses will be loaded on a free Nook e-reader, which will be shipped to you. The Nook is yours to keep at no charge!

What is the Instructor Connect option?

This option gives you access to a professional real estate instructor via email and phone seven days a week. Any questions you have, from specific course content inquiry to something general (like “How do I get started in real estate?”) will be quickly answered by an industry professional.

If I have a college degree, can I take fewer courses?

No. Everyone getting a Texas real estate agent license is required to complete 180 hours of education regardless of college credits previously earned.

How long does it take to complete the Texas real estate prelicensing?

Each course is designed to be 30 hours (a total of 180 hours all together). However, with the convenient options to use textbooks or PDFs, you can pace the courses yourself. You can finish each course however quickly you can move through the material.

What are Promulgated Contract Forms?

The scope of this course is to provide a clear, practical approach to explaining and filling out the One-To-Four Family Residential Contract and all appropriate addenda for the buyer. It will include an explanation of each paragraph of the contract in layman’s terms, case problems and explanation of the math concepts required when filling out the Residential Contract.

Do you offer payment plans?

We do not offer a payment plan option.

Here are the three packages 360training.com has:

  • BASIC PACKAGE, includes: Principles I and II, Law of Agency, Law of Contracts, Real Estate Finance, Promulgated Contracts
  • PREMIUM PACKAGE, includes: Basic Package plus Real Estate Exam Prep
  • ULTIMATE SUCCESS PACKAGE, includes: Premium Package plus Instructor Connect, Real Estate Math, Using the Internet to Serve Clients PDF

Once you have completed your courses and received Certificates of Completion, submit the Application for Inactive Salesperson License and Salesperson Sponsorship Form (both are on TREC’s website) along with copies of the Certificates of Completion (do not submit the originals), along with the required fees, to:

Texas Real Estate Commission
1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701

To file online, go to the TREC website. The information requested online is the same as on the paper application. You may either scan and send your documents electronically to education@trec.texas.gov or fax them to 512-936-3863 with a copy of your completed application.

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