Alabama Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Course (60 hours)

$260.00

60 Hour Course

Course ID: 087

Approved By: Alabama Real Estate Commission


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This course will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of real estate, and the practical knowledge that you need to practice real estate in Alabama.


In the course, we’ll start with the basics of agency - what an agency relationship is, and what the legal rights and duties of the parties to an agency agreement are. You’ll learn how legal agency relationships are created, and how they are terminated. We’ll also review some basic contract law, including terms and clauses that you’ll see in real estate contracts.


Then, we’ll look at the listing, agency, and buyer agreements in detail. Understanding these contracts, and being able to help a client or customer navigate them is crucial to your duties as a real estate professional, so we’ll discuss the different arrangements that each of these contracts establish.


After that, we’ll spend some time discussing real property ownership and interest. This includes an overview of the different forms of ownership and types of estates, as well as Alabama real estate, lease, and tenant law. We’ll also spend some time talking about common interest ownership and real estate investments, and how real estate law applies.


Private land use controls are another important issue we’ll cover, as they relate to common interest ownerships such as Homeowners Associations and coops. We’ll follow that with a discussion of public land use controls, or powers of the government to dictate how real property may and may not be used.


We’ll also spend quite a bit of time discussing real estate finance. This includes basic terminology as well as real estate financing programs, methods of financing a real estate transaction, and how the government’s policies impact the real estate and lending market. We’ll also cover the various types of financing documents that you’ll encounter, such as mortgages and deeds of trust.


In the course, you’ll walk through the lending process step by step in order to prepare you to walk clients through the lending process. This includes being able to advice them on choosing a loan and a lender to suit their situation, and helping them calculate important ratios and their housing budget.


We’ll also spend quite a bit of time going over the lending documents and disclosures that are required of lenders by federal law. While you won’t be working with these directly, you’ll need to be able to help your clients understand them.


In our Real Property class, we’ll cover the different ways that real estate can be measured and mapped, and the important characteristics of real property. You’ll learn the basics of  space measurement and what your duties are in this area.


Then, we’ll talk about valuation, and the different approaches to valuing a property, including appraisals and CMAs. You’ll learn how to create an accurate CMA, as well as how to use it in your work.


Our Conveyance of Real Property Class will cover the details involved in transferring title in a real estate transaction. We’ll talk about different issues that may crop up, including clouded titles, title insurance, and more.


We’ll also cover the important topic of property disclosures. Alabama has unique rules and regulations when it comes to property condition disclosures, and it’s very important that you understand what a property owner must disclose when selling. We’ll also talk about some real cases that hinge on real property disclosures, and how the courts ruled on them.


Our property management classes will equip you with the knowledge you need to work with landlord and investors while remaining organized and compliant with the law.


Other essential topics we’ll cover in this course include fair housing laws, marketing and advertising regulations, as well as some basic real estate and lending calculations. Finally, we’ll end by going over Alabama’s license law and talking about the behavior and conduct expected of real estate professionals, the consequences of violations, and the discipline licensees may be subject to.


This course includes state-mandated periodic quizzes and a 100-question final exam to help you prepare for the state test!




  • Agency Relationships & Contracts
    • Agency Basics [12 Activities]
      • 01. Overview
      • 02. Introduction to the Common Law of Agency (Video)
      • 03. Introduction to Agency
      • 04. Parties to an Agency Agreement
      • 05. Creation of an Agency Relationship
      • 06. Types of Authority
      • 07. Types of Agency
      • 08. Responsibilities of the Parties and Termination
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Termination of Agency
        • 10. Agency and the Law
        • 11. Agency in the Real Estate Industry
        • 12. Conclusion (Video)
    • Legal Principles & Concepts [8 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Contract Review (Video)
      • 02. General Knowledge of Contract Law
      • 03. Requirements for Validity
      • 04. Assignment and Novation
      • 05. When a Contract is Considered Performed or Discharged
      • 06. Breach of Contract
      • 07. Contract Clauses
      • 08. Conclusion of Basic Contract Law (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 1 (62 questions)
    • Legal Principles and Concepts - Part 2 [4 Activities]
      • 01. Practicing Real Estate in Alabama (Video)
      • 02. Real Estate Contracts
      • 03. Common Law In Alabama
      • 04. Conclusion (Video)
    • Listing and Agency Agreements [23 Activities]
      • 01. Listing and Agency Agreements (Video)
      • 02. Agency Agreements and Overview
      • 03. Listings
      • 04. Professional Standards and Communication
      • 05. Commission
      • 06. Seller Agency
      • 07. Exclusive Right To Sell Listing: Details
      • 08. Exclusive Right To Sell Listing: Notices and Disclosures
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Dual Agency
        • 10. Subagency
        • 11. Launching the Listing
        • 12. Marketing the Listing
        • 13. Reviewing and Evaluating Offers
        • 14. Alabama License Law
        • 15. Alabama Administrative Rules
        • 16. Contractual Duties
        • 17. Customer Service Duties
        • 18. Handling the Funds of Others
        • 19. Clients’ Trust Account 
        • 20. Responsibility for Trust Monies
        • 21. Use of The Trust Account
        • 22. Escrow and Financial Violations
        • 23. Conclusion (Video)
    • Buyer Representation, Agency, and Agreements [27 Activities]
      • 01. Buyer Representation, Agency, and Agreements (Video)
      • 02. Buyer Representation
      • 03. Sample Buyer Representation Agreement
      • 04. Buyer Agency
      • 05. Benefits of Buyer-Agency Relationships
      • 06. Deciding to Represent the Buyer
      • 07. Professionalism and Communication
      • 08. Purchase Contracts: In Detail
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Other Terms
        • 10. Basic Information
        • 11. Contingencies and Terms
        • 12. Additional Provisions, Notices, and Disclaimers
        • 13. Counter Offers and Negotiations
        • 14. Contract Acceptance
        • 15. Termination or Breach of Contract
        • 16. Other Real Estate Contracts
        • 17. Real Estate Safety: Showing Property
        • 18. Crimes
        • 19. Safety Considerations: Personal
        • 20. Safety Considerations: Professional
        • 21. Before the Showing
        • 22. Know the Situation
        • 23. Occupied Properties
        • 24. Be Prepared
        • 25. The Showing
        • 26. After the Showing
        • 27. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 2 (104 questions)
    • Activity 1: Making an Offer to Purchase (50 questions)
  • Real Property Ownership & Interest
    • Forms of Ownership and Leaseholds [10 Activities]
      • 01. Basic Real Property Law
      • 02. Forms of Ownership and Types of Estates
      • 03. Commercial, Industrial, and Income Property
      • 04. Land Rights
      • 05. Other Elements of Real Estate Law
      • 06. Introduction to Leases (Video)
      • 07. Leases
      • 08. Common Lease Clauses
      • 09. Alabama Lease and Tenant Law
      • 10. Conclusion of Leases (Video)
    • Real Estate Law and Investment [9 Activities]
      • 01. Real Estate Law and Investments (Video)
      • 02. How Home Ownership is Held
      • 03. Common Interest Ownership
      • 04. Common Interest Ownership: Less Common
      • 05. Trusts
      • 06. Other Real Estate Investments
      • 07. Real Estate Syndication
      • 08. Real Estate Securities
      • 09. Conclusion of Ownership and Investment (Video)
    • Private Land Use and Controls [9 Activities]
      • 01. Land Use: Private Controls (Video)
      • 02. Encumbrances
      • 03. Easements
      • 04. Liens
      • 05. Other Types of Encumbrances
      • 06. Restrictive Covenants
      • 07. Building Codes and Regulations
      • 08. New Home Warranties
      • 09. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 3 (43 questions)
    • Public Land Use and Controls [17 Activities]
      • 01. Public Land Use and Control (Video)
      • 02. Government Land Controls
      • 03. Planning
      • 04. Public Land Use Controls, continued
      • 05. Alabama Regional Zoning Councils
      • 06. Other Land Laws
      • 07. Special Property Types
      • 08. Environmental Protection Legislation
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Green Building Certifications
        • 10. Environmental Hazards and Regulation
        • 11. Environmental Hazards and the Law
        • 12. Combating Environmental Hazards
        • 13. Hazardous Waste
        • 14. Environmental Hazard Disposal
        • 15. Environmental Hazards Common to Real Estate
        • 16. Environmental Hazards and Value
        • 17. Conclusion of Public Land Use Controls (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 4 (21 questions)
    • Activity 2: Real Property Ownership (111 questions)
  • Finance
    • Basic Concepts & Terminology [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Loans and Loan Programs (Video)
      • 02. General Concepts
      • 03. Loan Application Process
      • 04. Types of Loans
      • 05. Conclusion to Loans and Loan Programs (Video)
    • Financing Programs [6 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Sources of Financing (Video)
      • 02. Sources of Financing
      • 03. Down Payment Assistance Program
      • 04. Financial Markets
      • 05. Federal Monetary Control
      • 06. Conclusion (Video)
    • Methods of Financing [10 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Real Estate Finance Basics (Video)
      • 02. Government Loan Programs
      • 03. Government Loan Programs - Part 2
      • 04. Government Loan Programs - Part 3
      • 05. Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
      • 06. Other Mortgages
      • 07. Sale and Leaseback
      • 08. Collateral Assignments
      • 09. Other Financing Documents
      • 10. Conclusion of Real Estate Financing (Video)
    • Financing Instruments [4 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Financing Documents (Video)
      • 02. Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
      • 03. Other Financing Documents
      • 04. Conclusion of Financing Documents (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 5 (43 questions)
    • Lending Process [14 Activities]
      • 01. The Lending Process (Video)
      • 02. Government Influence in Mortgage Lending
      • 03. A History of Government Influence
      • 04. The Mortgage Market
      • 05. Parties to the Lending Process
      • 06. Sources of Real Estate Financing
      • 07. Credit Scores Matter
      • 08. Choosing a Mortgage
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Mortgage Terms
        • 10. Down Payment Size
        • 11. Entering a Transaction
        • 12. Property Taxation
        • 13. Other Closing Documents
        • 14. Conclusion (Video)
    • Government Oversight [17 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Lending Laws (Video)
      • 02. Lending and Disclosures: Integrated Disclosures
      • 03. Lending and Disclosures: Integrated Disclosures - Part 2
      • 04. Lending and Disclosures: Integrated Disclosures - Part 3
      • 05. Lending and Disclosures: Integrated Disclosures - Part 4
      • 06. Lending and Disclosures: Truth in Lending Act
      • 07. Lending and Disclosures: Truth in Lending Act - Part 2
      • 08. Lending and Disclosures: Truth in Lending Act - Part 3
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Lending and Disclosures: Truth in Lending Act - Part 4
        • 10. Lending and Disclosures: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
        • 11. Lending and Disclosures: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act - Part 2
        • 12. Lending and Disclosures: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act - Part 3
        • 13. Lending and Disclosures: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act - Part 4
        • 14. Lending and Disclosures: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act - Part 5
        • 15. Lending and Disclosures: Equal Credit Opportunity Act
        • 16. Fraud and Lending Practices
        • 17. Conclusion of Lending Laws [Video]
    • Foreclosure [8 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Foreclosure (Video)
      • 02. What is Foreclosure
      • 03. Loan Default – Where Foreclosure Begins
      • 04. Judicial Foreclosure
      • 05. Strict Foreclosure
      • 06. Foreclosure by Power of Sale
      • 07. Alternatives and Remedies for Foreclosure
      • 08. Conclusion of Foreclosure (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 6 (40 questions)
    • Activity 3: TRID Form (38 questions)
  • Real Property
    • Methods of Legal Description of Land [9 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Legal Descriptions (Video)
      • 02. Legal Descriptions
      • 03. Terminology
      • 04. Other Legal Descriptions
      • 05. Rectangular Survey System
      • 06. Physical Characteristics of Land
      • 07. Economic Characteristics of Land
      • 08. Physical Descriptions of Property
      • 09. Conclusion of Legal Descriptions (Video)
    • Methods of Measurement [15 Activities]
      • 01. Methods of Space Measurement
      • 02. Measurement Standards
      • 03. ANSI Standards
      • 04. Comparative Market Analysis
      • 05. Measuring Properties
      • 06. Measurement Tools
      • 07. Determining Square Footage
      • 08. Rooms
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Sketching the Property
        • 10. Measurement Techniques
        • 11. Complicated Structures
        • 12. Complicated Structures: Square the Structure
        • 13. Label, then Compute the Area of each Figure
        • 14. Complicated Structures: Definitions
        • 15. Conclusion
    • Property Valuation [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Valuation (Video)
      • 02. Value
      • 03. Methods of Estimating Value
      • 04. Appraisal Process
      • 05. Conclusion of Valuation (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 7 (22 questions)
    • Appraisal [10 Activities]
      • 01. Property Valuation: Appraisal (Video)
      • 02. The Appraisal Process
      • 03. Industry Standards
      • 04. Principles of Property Valuation
      • 05. Three Approaches to Value
      • 06. Alabama Requirements to Become an Appraiser
      • 07. Appraisal Practice
      • 08. Legal and Disciplinary Action Against Appraisers
      • 09. Other Methods of Valuation
      • 10. Conclusion (Video)
    • Comparative Market Analysis [10 Activities]
      • 01. Property Valuation: Comparative Market Analysis (Video)
      • 02. Property Ownership
      • 03. Market Principles and Economics
      • 04. Comparative Market Analysis
      • 05. CMA Format and Content
      • 06. Practice CMA
      • 07. Assessing the Market for an Offer
      • 08. Evaluating Offers
      • 09. Pricing a Property
      • 10. Conclusion (Video)
    • Conveyance of Real Property [22 Activities]
      • 01. Conveyance of Real Property (Video)
      • 02. What Happens During A Property Transaction
      • 03. Transfer of Title
      • 04. Clouded Titles and Title Insurance
      • 05. Navigating a Title Insurance Policy
      • 06. A Title Insurance Example
      • 07. What Makes a Deed?
      • 08. Recordation
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Alabama Real Estate Related Statutes
        • 10. Buyer Qualification and Interest Rates
        • 11. Calculations for Transactions
        • 12. Loan Calculations and Costs
        • 13. Amortization
        • 14. Assessment and Taxation of Real Property
        • 15. Tax Prorations
        • 16. Other Prorations
        • 17. Types of Insurance
        • 18. Probate
        • 19. Default of a Mortgage
        • 20. Bankruptcy
        • 21. Foreclosures and Short Sales
        • 22. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 8 (61 questions)
    • Activity 4: Real Property CMA (23 questions)
  • Marketing Regulations
    • Property Advertising Disclosure [11 Activities]
      • 01. Property Disclosures and Material Facts (Video)
      • 02. Material Facts
      • 03. Material Facts: Stigmatized Property
      • 04. Property Condition Disclosures
      • 05. Federal Property Disclosures: Lead Paint
      • 06. Alabama Property Disclosures
      • 07. Alabama Disclosure Cases
      • 08. Home Inspections
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. The Inspection
        • 10. After the Inspection
        • 11. Conclusion (Video)
    • Licensee Advertising [13 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Advertising (Video)
      • 02. Advertising Methods
      • 03. Creating an Advertising Plan
      • 04. Developing Your Professional Image
      • 05. Public Relations and Internet Presence
      • 06. Advertising Regulations and Restrictions
      • 07. Internet Advertising & Marketing Issues
      • 08. Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Advertising
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
        • 10. Social Media in Use
        • 11. Relations Between Competitors
        • 12. Antitrust Laws
        • 13. Conclusion of Advertising (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 9 (40 questions)
    • Fair Housing [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Fair Housing (Video)
      • 02. Introduction to Fair Housing
      • 03. History of Fair Housing
      • 04. Impact of Fair Housing on the Real Estate Professional
      • 05. Reaction of the Real Estate Profession to Fair Housing Laws
      • 06. Overview of the Fair Housing Act
      • 07. Other Civil Rights Laws that Impact Fair Housing
      • 08. Fair Housing-Related Presidential Executive Orders
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Fair Housing: Current Affairs
        • 10. Case Study
        • 11. Conclusion of Fair Housing (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 10 (29 questions)
    • Activity 5: Property Disclosures (20 questions)
  • Property Management
    • Introduction to Property Management [4 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Agency and Property Management (Video)
      • 02. Relationship Between Property Owner and Property Manager
      • 03. Property Manager Duties and Obligations
      • 04. Conclusion of Agency and Property Management (Video)
    • Landlord-Tenant Relations [11 Activities]
      • 01. Landlord-Tenant Relations (Video)
      • 02. Alabama Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act
      • 03. Rental Agreement Provisions
      • 04. Other Provisions
      • 05. Tenant’s Rights and Duties
      • 06. Landlord’s Rights and Duties
      • 07. Legal Remedies
      • 08. Termination of Tenancy Agreement
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Landlord Causes for Termination
        • 10. Termination by Tenant
        • 11. Conclusion of Landlord-Tenant Relations (Video)
    • Commercial Leases and Recordkeeping [8 Activities]
      • 01. Commercial Leases and Recordkeeping (Video)
      • 02. Commercial Leases
      • 03. Common Lease Clauses
      • 04. Record Keeping
      • 05. Record Retention
      • 06. Trust Account Records: Sample Reconciliation
      • 07. Security Deposits: Sample Reconciliation
      • 08. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 11 (28 questions)
    • The Economics of Property Management [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Economics of Property Management (Video)
      • 02. Economics of Property Management
      • 03. Expenses
      • 04. Evaluating the Owner's Objectives
      • 05. Conclusion of Economics of Property Management (Video)
    • Real Estate Investment [9 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Real Estate Investment (New video)
      • 02. Overview of Real Estate Investment
      • 03. Types of Investment Properties
      • 04. Investment Timing
      • 05. Developing an Investment Strategy
      • 06. Disclosure Laws
      • 07. Real Estate Syndication
      • 08. Real Estate Securities
      • 09. Conclusion of Real Estate Investment (Video)
    • Tenant Acquisition & Anti-Discrimination [4 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Anti-Discrimination Laws (Video)
      • 02. Fair Housing and Anti-Discrimination Statutes
      • 03. Fair Credit Reporting Act
      • 04. Conclusion of Anti-Discrimination Laws (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 12 (25 questions)
    • Activity 6: Tenant and Property Advertising (52 questions)
  • Real Estate Calculations
    • Real Estate Calculations [15 Activities]
      • 01. Real Estate Calculations
      • 02. How is Mathematics Used in Real Estate?
      • 03. General Math Concepts
      • 04. Appreciation
      • 05. Depreciation
      • 06. Building a CMA
      • 07. Lending Calculations - Part 1
      • 08. Lending Calculations - Part 2
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Lending Calculations - Part 3
        • 10. Lending Calculations - Part 4
        • 11. Lending Calculations - Part 5
        • 12. Commissions and Commission Splits
        • 13. Prorations and Taxes
        • 14. Results of a Transaction
        • 15. Property Investments and Rate of Return
    • Incremental Quiz 13 (73 questions)
  • Alabama License Law
    • Alabama License Law, Part 1 [13 Activities]
      • 00. Introduction (Video)
      • 01. The Real Estate Commission
      • 02. The Real Estate Commission
      • 03. The Real Estate Commission
      • 04. Licensing Requirements
      • 05. Licensing Requirements
      • 06. Licensing Requirements
      • 07. Licensing Requirement
      • View Additional Activities
        • 08. License Status
        • 09. Broker Licenses, Company Licenses, and Place of Business
        • 10. Broker Licenses, Company Licenses, and Place of Business
        • 11. Recovery Fund
        • 12. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 14 (25 questions)
    • Alabama License Law, Part 2 [15 Activities]
      • 00. Introduction (Video)
      • 01. Disciplinary Actions and Process
      • 02. Case Studies, 1-3
      • 03. Case Studies, 4-6
      • 04. Case Studies, 7-9
      • 05. Estimated Closing Statement
      • 06. Trust Funds
      • 07. Who is Responsible for Holding Trust Funds
      • View Additional Activities
        • 08. RECAD
        • 09. What Necessitated RECAD to Become Law
        • 10. When to RECAD
        • 11. Violations Which May Result in Disciplinary Actions
        • 12. Honesty and Good Faith Violations Which May Result in Disciplinary Actions
        • 13. Representation Violations Which May Result in Disciplinary Actions
        • 14. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 15 (25 questions)
  • Final Exam
    • Final Exam (100 questions)
    • Student Affidavit
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio


sheri wytcherley real estate atyourpaceonline
Sheri has been an online instructor for AYPO's Real Estate education classes for over 5 years and is a licensed real estate instructor across the United States.

Growing up in a military family, Sheri became very patriotic, developed an adventurous spirit, and grew passionate about helping people.

In 2005 Sheri became a principal broker and opened Oregon Ranch & Home Real Estate in order to better serve her clients. She received the honor of being ranked #5 in Southern Oregon for dollar volume sold for 2008, during one of the most challenging years the market has seen in decades.

"Common sense, integrity, and a quick wit. These are qualities I admire".