Texas Real Estate Pre-License: Principles of Real Estate (60-hour)

$145.00

60 Hour Course

Course ID: 121 & 122

Approved By: Texas Real Estate Commission


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The Texas Real Estate Pre-License: Principles of Real Estate 60-hour course is required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for prospective real estate licensees in Texas. Our Principles of Real Estate course touches on a broad spectrum of subjects required to prepare for the real estate profession in Texas. These topics include:

  • Basic contract and agency law and their roles in Texas real estate

  • Real estate math and the multitude of roles math plays in the industry

  • A history of the monetary system and the impact of the economy on the real estate market

  • An overview of the loan process and the many sources of homebuying funds

  • An in-depth view of real estate brokerage as a business

  • And much, much more!

This course provides an essential overview of the real estate profession in Texas and touches on nearly every facet of the industry that licensees will need to know for their future in Texas real estate. Enhance your chances to succeed in Texas real estate. Sign up now and get started on your Texas license!

  • Principles of Real Estate I
    • Introduction to Modern Real Estate Practice [11 Activities]
      • 01. Real Estate - A Business of Many Specializations
      • 02. Education Standards Advisory Committee
      • 03. The Real Estate Market - Characteristics of Real Estate
      • 04. Sources of Real Estate Law
      • 05. Federal Laws, Continued
      • 06. Professional Organizations
      • 07. Introduction to Real Estate - The Business of Value (Video)
      • 08. Real Estate - The Business of Value
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. The Purpose of Licensing Laws
        • 10. The Texas Real Estate Commission & Licensing Requirements
        • 11. Conclusion (Video)
    • Introduction to Modern Real Estate Practice Quiz (3 questions)
    • Real Property [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Real Property (Video)
      • 02. Real Property
      • 03. Personal Property
      • 04. Manufactured Homes
      • 05. Conclusion (Video)
    • Real Property Quiz (3 questions)
    • Concepts and Responsibilities of Home Ownership [7 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Concepts and Responsibilities of Home Ownership (Video)
      • 02. Types of Home Ownership
      • 03. Tax Benefits for Homeowners
      • 04. Homeowners Insurance
      • 05. Additional Concepts
      • 06. Co-op & Condo Concepts
      • 07. Conclusion (Video)
    • Concepts and Responsibilities of Home Ownership Quiz (3 questions)
    • Scenario 1 (5 questions)
    • Real Estate Brokerage and Law of Agency [10 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Real Estate Brokerage and Law of Agency (Video)
      • 02. The Law of Agency
      • 03. Agency Positions and Disclosure
      • 04. Brokerage and Nature of the Brokerage Business
      • 05. Antitrust Laws
      • 06. Fiduciary Duties
      • 07. Introduction to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices - Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) (Video)
      • 08. Texas Deceptive Trade Practices - Consumer Protection Act (DTPA)
      • 09. House Bill 2590
      • 10. Conclusion (Video)
    • Real Estate Brokerage and Law of Agency Quiz (3 questions)
    • Scenario 2 (6 questions)
    • Fair Housing Laws [7 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Fair Housing (Video)
      • 02. Equal Opportunity in Housing
      • 03. Texas Fair Housing Laws
      • 04. Housing Discrimination
      • 05. Housing Credit Discrimination
      • 06. Community Reinvestment
      • 07. Conclusion (Video)
    • Fair Housing Laws Quiz (3 questions)
    • Ethics of Practice as a License Holder [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Ethics of Practice as a License Holder (Video)
      • 02. Professional Ethics
      • 03. Five Canons of Professional Ethics and Conduct
      • 04. National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics
      • 05. Conclusion (Video)
    • Ethics of Practice as a License Holder Quiz (3 questions)
    • Scenario 3 (6 questions)
    • Texas Real Estate License Act [22 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to The Real Estate License Act (TRELA) (Video)
      • 02. Basic Provisions of The Real Estate License Act (TRELA)
      • 03. Subchapter A. General Provisions
      • 04. Subchapter B. Texas Real Estate Commission
      • 05. Subchapter C. Executive Director and Other Commission Personnel
      • 06. Subchapter D. Commission Powers and Duties
      • 07. Subchapter E. Public Interest Information and Complaint Procedures
      • 08. Subchapter F. Texas Real Estate Broker-Lawyer Committee
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Education, Licensing, and Renewals (Video)
        • 10. Subchapter G. Approval of Real Estate Educational Programs and Courses of Study
        • 11. Subchapter H. License Requirements
        • 12. Subchapter I. Examinations
        • 13. Subchapter J. License Renewal
        • 14. Subchapter K. Certificate Requirements
        • 15. Practicing, Prohibitions, and Disciplinary Actions (Video)
        • 16. Subchapter L. Practice By License Holder
        • 17. Subchapter M. Real Estate Recovery Trust Account
        • 18. Subchapter N. Prohibited Practices and Disciplinary Proceedings
        • 19. Subchapter O. Administrative Penalty
        • 20. Subchapter P. Other Penalties and Enforcement Provisions
        • 21. Subchapter Q. General Provisions Relating to Liability Issues
        • 22. Conclusion (Video)
    • Texas Real Estate License Act Quiz (3 questions)
    • Legal Descriptions [8 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Legal Descriptions (Video)
      • 02. Describing Lands/Legal Descriptions
      • 03. Terminology
      • 04. Methods of Describing Real Estate in Texas
      • 05. Rectangular Survey System
      • 06. Legal Descriptions
      • 07. Surveying
      • 08. Conclusion (Video)
    • Legal Descriptions Quiz (3 questions)
    • Real Estate Contracts [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Real Estate Contracts (Video)
      • 02. Contract Law
      • 03. Contracts Used in the Real Estate Business
      • 04. Elements of a Contract, Part 1
      • 05. Elements of a Contract, Part 2
      • 06. Elements of a Contract, Part 3
      • 07. Contract Clauses, Breach of Contract, and Remedies for Breach (Video)
      • 08. Contract Clauses
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Breach of Contract, Part 1
        • 10. Breach of Contract, Part 2
        • 11. Conclusion (Video)
    • Real Estate Contracts Quiz (3 questions)
    • Scenario 4 (6 questions)
    • Interest in Real Estate [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Interest in Real Estate (Video)
      • 02. Interest in Real Estate
      • 03. Types of Estates
      • 04. Encumbrances
      • 05. Easements
      • 06. Liens
      • 07. Introduction to Water Rights (Video)
      • 08. Water Rights
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Public Beach Policy
        • 10. Residence as a Homestead
        • 11. Conclusion (Video)
    • Interest in Real Estate Quiz (3 questions)
    • How Home Ownership is Held [6 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to How Home Ownership is Held (Video)
      • 02. Forms of Ownership
      • 03. Common Interest Ownership
      • 04. Trusts
      • 05. Ownership of Real Estate by Business
      • 06. Conclusion (Video)
    • How Home Ownership is Held Quiz (3 questions)
    • Listing Agreement (REPI) [8 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Listing Agreements (Video)
      • 02. Listing Agreements
      • 03. Property Disclosures and Notices
      • 04. Introduction to Types of Listing (Video)
      • 05. Types of Listings
      • 06. Advertising/Assumed Names
      • 07. TREC Rules §535.154
      • 08. Conclusion (Video)
    • Listing Agreements Quiz (3 questions)
    • Affidavit - Real Estate Principles I
    • Proctor Qualification Documentation
    • Final Exam - Real Estate Principles I (60 questions)
  • Principles of Real Estate II
    • Real Estate Math [12 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Real Estate Math (Video)
      • 02. Overview of Key Terms and Concepts
      • 03. Calculators
      • 04. Fractions and Percentages
      • 05. Profit
      • 06. Interest
      • 07. Introduction to Amortization, Proration, and Property Taxes (Video)
      • 08. Amortization
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Prorations
        • 10. Property Taxes and Insurance Premiums
        • 11. Measurements
        • 12. Conclusion (Video)
    • Real Estate Math Quiz (3 questions)
    • Scenario #1 (6 questions)
    • Scenario #2 (6 questions)
    • Real Estate Appraisal [9 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Real Estate Appraisals (Video)
      • 02. Texas Requirements to Become an Appraiser
      • 03. Key Appraisal Terms
      • 04. Introduction to the Appraisal Process and Value (Video)
      • 05. Appraising and the Appraisal Process
      • 06. Value
      • 07. Three Approaches to Value
      • 08. Pricing a Property
      • 09. Conclusion (Video)
    • Real Estate Appraisal Quiz (3 questions)
    • Real Estate Finance Principles [13 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Real Estate Financing Principles (Video)
      • 02. Sources of Real Estate Financing
      • 03. Mortgage Market
      • 04. Application for Credit
      • 05. Payment Plans
      • 06. Conventional, FHA, & VA Loans
      • 07. Introduction to State and Federal Finance Programs (Video)
      • 08. Texas Loan Programs
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Government Influence in Mortgage Lending
        • 10. Government Influence in Mortgage Lending, Continued
        • 11. Other Financing Techniques
        • 12. Financing Legislation
        • 13. Conclusion (Video)
    • Real Estate Finance Principles Quiz (3 questions)
    • Control of Land Use [9 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Land-Use Controls (Video)
      • 02. Land-Use Controls
      • 03. Land Use Controls, continued
      • 04. Private Land Use Controls
      • 05. Public Ownership
      • 06. Introduction to Texas Land and Environmental Agencies and Legislation (Video)
      • 07. Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
      • 08. Environmental Protection Legislation
      • 09. Conclusion (Video)
    • Control of Land Use Quiz (3 questions)
    • Specializations [16 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Specialization (Video)
      • 02. Specialization
      • 03. Leases
      • 04. Property Management
      • 05. Resorts
      • 06. Investment
      • 07. Land
      • 08. Farm and Ranch
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Real Estate Owned or ‘REO’
        • 10. Short Sale
        • 11. Auction
        • 12. Foreclosure
        • 13. Residential Real Estate
        • 14. Commercial Real Estate
        • 15. Competency Policy/Scope of Authority
        • 16. Conclusion (Video)
    • Specializations Quiz (3 questions)
    • Real Estate Investments [8 Activities]
      • 01. Real Estate Investments (Video)
      • 02. Investing in Real Estate
      • 03. The Investment
      • 04. The Benefits
      • 05. Real Estate Investment Syndicates
      • 06. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
      • 07. Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits
      • 08. Conclusion (Video)
    • Real Estate Investments Quiz (3 questions)
    • Leases [7 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Leases & Leasing Real Estate (Video)
      • 02. Leasing Real Estate
      • 03. Leasehold Estates
      • 04. Common Lease Provisions
      • 05. Landlord & Tenant Act
      • 06. Types of Leases
      • 07. Conclusion (Video)
    • Leases Quiz (3 questions)
    • Property Management [9 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Property Management (Video)
      • 02. Property Management
      • 03. Property Management, continued
      • 04. Property Management, continued
      • 05. Property Management, continued
      • 06. Introduction to Management Considerations (Video)
      • 07. Management Considerations
      • 08. The Management Profession
      • 09. Conclusion (Video)
    • Property Management Quiz (3 questions)
    • Estates, Transfers, and Titles [12 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Estates, Transfers, and Titles (Video)
      • 02. Deeds
      • 03. Title
      • 04. Public Records, Recording, & Acknowledgment
      • 05. Evidence of Title
      • 06. Acquisitions and Transfers
      • 07. Introduction to Estate Ownership, Decedent Transfers, and Alienation (Video)
      • 08. Estate Ownership
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Transfer of a Decedent’s Property
        • 10. Voluntary Alienation
        • 11. Involuntary Alienation
        • 12. Conclusion (Video)
    • Estates, Transfers, and Titles Quiz (3 questions)
    • Closing Procedures/Closing the Real Estate Transaction [7 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Closing Procedures/Closing the Real Estate Transaction (Video)
      • 02. Pre-Closing Procedures/Closing the Transaction
      • 03. Conducting the Closing
      • 04. Introduction to RESPA and Closing Statements (Video)
      • 05. RESPA/Uniform Settlement Statement
      • 06. Preparation of Closing Statements
      • 07. Conclusion (Video)
    • Closing Procedures/Closing the Real Estate Transaction Quiz (3 questions)
    • Scenario #3 (6 questions)
    • Affidavit 2
    • Proctor Qualification Documentation 2
    • Final Exam - Principles II (60 questions)
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio


Phyllis Goodrich real estate instructor
Phyllis has been a certified real estate teacher since 1999. Her accomplishments in the field of Real Estate education are numerous and include things such as the CREI Designation from the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association, a CDEI designation from the International Distance Education Certification Center, and the At Home with Diversity Instructor Certification through the National Association of Realtors.

In addition to her own courses Phyllis reviews Qualifying classes for publishers, reviews MCE classwork for publishers, and is the author of the pre-license classes for salesman and brokers in Texas.