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Real Estate Express is the leading online school for aspiring California real estate agents. Thousands of people in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland and across the state chose us for their California real estate license education. Our real estate school is accredited by ARELLO and IDECC.

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Choose the California real estate learning package that’s best for you

Our California real estate learning packages range from the required pre-licensing course to everything you need for a strong start in your real estate career. Plus, you can now customize your package by calling customer service at 844-701-2941. See instructions below.

Choosing the right California Real Estate package is key to your learning success. In the video below, we'll walk you through each of our packages and help you decide which option is best for you.

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Want to customize your package?

We now offer 6 different electives you can choose from. While California Real Estate Principles and California Real Estate Practices are required, you can now choose which elective course you'd like to take. Choose between: California Real Estate Finance, California Legal Aspects of Real Estate, California Property Management Course, California Real Estate Appraisal, California Real Estate Economics, and California Real Estate Office Administration.

To customize your California real estate package, simply call customer service at 844-701-2941 and let them know which elective you'd like to add to your package! (Note: if you don’t call to customize your package, you will automatically get the California Legal Aspects of Real Estate course as your elective.)

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Purchase California real estate courses individually

If you prefer to purchase a course individually, please select from the options below.

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Pre-License

45-Hour California Principles Course

The California Real Estate Principles course is the first of three mandatory course for all potential California real estate licensees. This course discusses California law, agency issues, land use regulations and more.

$99

Pre-License

45-Hour California Practices Course

The California Real Estate Practices Course is the second of three mandatory courses for all potential California real estate licensees. This course discusses practical topics for establishing a successful real estate career.

$99

Pre-License

45-Hour California Finance Course

This course is the third and last mandatory course for all potential California real estate licensees. You'll learn about real estate financing, consumer protections, rules, regulations and laws, types of loans, qualifications and other practical topics geared toward real world financing in California.

$99

Pre-License

45-Hour Real Estate Appraisal Course

This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, and includes instruction in Appraisal Principles, the Valuation Process and Problem Definition, Date Collection and Property Description, and Data Analysis. In real property appraisal, this mean understanding the basics of land, real property, personal property, real estate, real property rights, and the various types of real estate.

$99

Pre-License

45-Hour Legal Aspects of Real Estate

This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, and includes instruction in Real Estate Law; Characteristics of Real Property; Estates and Ownership; Agency Law and Relationship Agreements; Conveyance Issues; Escrow and Closings and Landlord and Tenant Relations.

$99

Pre-License

45-Hour Property Management Course

This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, and includes instruction in the profession of Property Management, the Manager/Client relationship, Different Types of Owners, Leasing, Landlord/Tenant Relations, Office Administration and Managing different types of Properties.

$99

Pre-License

45-Hour Real Estate Economics Course

This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, and includes instruction in Economic Principles, Influences and Forces, Economic Influences in Real Estate Market Segments, Economic Dynamics of Real Estate Development, and Real Estate Investment.

$99

Pre-License

45-Hour Real Estate Office Administration Course

This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, and includes instruction in Management and Leadership; Developing a Strategic Operating Plan; Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Recordkeeping; Policies and Procedures; Broker-Salesperson Agreements; Recruiting, Selecting and Hiring Personnel; Mentoring and Coaching; Office and Brokerage Operations and Growth Options.

$99

What do the California pre-license courses cover?

Our California real estate pre-license courses are certified by the California Department of Real Estate.
Statutory DRE Sponsor ID: S0410
See the chart below for details on each unit within the courses.

45-Hour California Principles CourseShow Unit Descriptions
Time(Hours)
1.Introduction to California Real Estate Principles
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2.The California State Bureau of Real Estate
0
3.License Law
0
4.Professional Code and Ethics
0
5.Property
0
6.Ownership of Real Property
0
7.Transfer of Interest in Real Property
0
8.Principle Instruments of Transfer
0
9.Escrow
0
10.Leases
0
11.Agency
0
12.Impact of the Penal Code and Other Statutes
0
13.Real Estate Finance
0
14.Institutional Lenders and Government Participation in Real Estate Finance
0
15.Alternative Forms of Financing
0
16.California Mortgage Loans
0
17.Real Estate Syndicates and Real Estate Investment Trusts
0
18.Appraisal and Valuation - Introduction
0
19.Taxation and Assessments
0
20.Subdivisions and Other Public Controls
0
21.Planning and Zoning
0
22.Brokerage
0
23.Contract Provisions and Disclosures in a Residential Real Estate Transaction
0
24.Trust Funds
0
25.Property Management
0
26.Business Opportunities
0
27.California Law Updates
0
28.Math: Closing Statements
0
29.Practice Exam 1
0
30.Practice Exam 2
0
31.End-of-Course Final Examination
0
State Requirement: General Information Page
45-Hour California Practices CourseShow Unit Descriptions
Time(Hours)
1.Introduction to Real Estate
0
2.Ethics, Fair Housing and Trust Accounts
0
3.Agency and Other Mandatory Disclosures
0
4.Prospecting
0
5.Listing Presentations
0
6.Listing Contracts
0
7.Servicing Listing
0
8.Advertising
0
9.Working with Buyers
0
10.Writing the Offer and Closing the Sale
0
11.From Offer to Closing
0
12.Financing: Loan Types
0
13.Financing the Process
0
14.Escrow and Title Insurance
0
15.Using Real Estate Assistants
0
16.Real Estate Taxation
0
17.Real Estate Investing
0
18.Business Sale, Property Management and Leasing
0
19.End-of-Course Final Examination
0
State Requirement: General Information Page
45-Hour California Finance CourseShow Unit Descriptions
Time(Hours)
1.Introduction to Finance Overview
0
2.Financing Instruments
0
3.Available Loans
0
4.Lenders
0
5.Lending Programs
0
6.Loan Term and Payment Plans
0
7.Secondary Mortgage Market
0
8.Underwriting Residential Property
0
9.Processing Residential Loans
0
10.Defaults and Foreclosures
0
11.Residential Income-Producing Properties
0
12.Commercial Income-Producing Properties
0
13.Valuation of Income Properties
0
14.Financing Land and Development Projects
0
15.Investment and Risk Management
0
16.Real Estate Syndication and REITs
0
17.Tax Consequences
0
18.Finance Math
0
19.End-of-Course Final Examination
0
State Requirement: General Information Page
45-Hour California Finance CourseShow Unit Descriptions
Time(Hours)
1.Introduction to Finance Overview
0
2.Financing Instruments
0
3.Available Loans
0
4.Lenders
0
5.Lending Programs
0
6.Loan Term and Payment Plans
0
7.Secondary Mortgage Market
0
8.Underwriting Residential Property
0
9.Processing Residential Loans
0
10.Defaults and Foreclosures
0
11.Residential Income-Producing Properties
0
12.Commercial Income-Producing Properties
0
13.Valuation of Income Properties
0
14.Financing Land and Development Projects
0
15.Investment and Risk Management
0
16.Real Estate Syndication and REITs
0
17.Tax Consequences
0
18.Finance Math
0
19.End-of-Course Final Examination
0
State Requirement: General Information Page

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Choosing the right package is key to your learning success. In this video, we'll walk you through each of our packages and help you decide which option is best for you.

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Our online courses offer the ultimate in convenience and learning effectiveness. With support from and access to our instructors, you gain new knowledge in your own time and at your own pace.

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