Texas Real Estate Pre-License: Principles of Real Estate I (30-hour)


30 Hour Course

Course ID: 121

Approved By: Texas Real Estate Commission

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Texas Real Estate Pre-License: Principles of Real Estate I is an important piece of our comprehensive Texas prelicense program designed to help you become a Texas real estate licensee.

This particular piece of our program covers many of the most critical subjects that you will need to be familiar with before engaging in real estate transactions in Texas. In this extensive 30-hour course, you will be provided with introductions to the real estate business and the real estate market, including:

  • an initial overview of real estate and contract law

  • the central role and purpose for the licensing of real estate professionals

  • the attendant licensing laws

  • a primer on the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), the governing body of real estate licensing and practice in Texas

  • And much, much more!

Also offered here for aspiring licensees is a detailed overview of subjects including the definition of real property and the many different forms of real property ownership, as well as a look into other real estate concepts and terminology. Plus, we provide instruction on working in a brokerage business, common law agency concepts, and we'll take our first look at some specifics of listing agreements and other real estate documents. 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 RealtorsĀ® 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 Ā§535.154
      • 08. Conclusion (Video)
    • Listing Agreements Quiz (3 questions)
    • Affidavit
    • Proctor Qualification Documentation
    • Final Exam (60 questions)
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • 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.

Course Reviews

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