Texas Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) Classes

The First Important Step to Maintaining Your Real Estate License

Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) courses are for Real Estate Sales Agents renewing their license for the very first time. Completing your SAE courses is one of the most important steps to maintaining your real estate license and furthering your education. Our 30-hour Texas SAE courses contain the latest information and useful topics to help you not only keep your Texas Real Estate license active but also to focus on improving your career.

PLEASE NOTE

If this is NOT your first license renewal, you will need 18-hours of CE credit to renew your license. Learn More

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98-Hour SAE Program

Includes three 30-hour elective Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) courses (90-hours) and

  • 8-hours of Mandatory Legal Update Education

Everything you need to satisfy the requirements for your very first license renewal!

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8-Hour Legal Update Program

Includes the 8 hours of TREC mandated Legal Update Education.

Perfect for anyone who has already satisfied the SAE elective course requirement!

Real Estate SAE Programs
A convenient package which includes everything you need to satisfy the requirements for your first license renewal. Learn More
Real Estate SAE Courses
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Important TREC Notices
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SAE Requirements / Updates
Important requirements and updates related to Real Estate SAE. Learn More

SAE Program Options

Our 98-Hour SAE Program includes everything a newly licensed Real Estate Sales Agent will need to renew their license for the first time including three 30-hour electives and the TREC mandated 8-hours of Legal Update. If you are a newly licensed agent and coming up on your first license renewal, look no further!

$495
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98-Hour SAE Program

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Package Description:

Don't let your Real Estate license lapse. Within the first two years of gaining your Real Estate Sales Agent License, you are required to complete 98-Hours of Sales Agent Apprenticeship Education courses. This program includes three 30-hour elective courses and 8-hours of Legal Update credit for only $490 - you'll save $55 and complete your SAE requirement. Textbooks are included and may be picked up from a campus or shipped to your door for an additional $8 per book.

Elective Choices Include:

  • Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents
  • Real Estate Marketing
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Property Management
  • and more...

Additional Information:

  • 98 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

Please Note: When you choose the 98-hour SAE program, you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.

     
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$80

8-Hour Legal Update Program

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Package Description:

Great for both residential and commercial agents! This program includes all 8-hours of TREC Legal Update credit that is required by the Texas Real Estate Commission for renewal of your license! If you already have other hours and just need the remaining 8-hours required by TREC, this is the package for you!

This Program Includes:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)

Additional Information:

  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included

Please Note: This program is intended for those who only need to complete the 8-hours of Legal Update required by the state with each license renewal. Most licensees will need additional hours to satisfy the renewal requirements.

   
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Elective SAE Course Topics
(Online Textbook Available)

Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved 30-hour SAE elective courses. All of these courses include downloadable materials when taking them via our Online-Correspondence or Live Broadcast delivery methods. All of the courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the SAE programs listed above.

$165

Real Estate Marketing: Power House Training

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Course Description:

The purpose of this dynamic Real Estate course is to assist new Real Estate agents in developing skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the Texas Real Estate industry. New Sales Agents who take this course will be better equipped to practice ethically and effectively. The course material addresses current techniques and approaches for a long-term successful career and provides step-by-step guidance to starting up and maintaining your Real Estate business in Texas. The courses presents cases of the right and wrong way of doing business and practical approaches to developing systems and processes. The Real Estate Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are emphasized throughout each phase of business.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 527
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included
   
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Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents

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Course Description:

This easy to understand guide to residential home inspection arms agents with critical inspection information including foundational construction terms and information on issues such as 'Stachybotris' or 'Black Mold.' Additionally, students will learn to identify and avoid problem houses and review common questions that come up during Real Estate inspections.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Residential construction, insects & critters, electricity, plumbing, environmental issues, and more!
  • Course Approval # 1021
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included
   
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Real Estate Marketing

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Course Description:

This course is a must for agents who wish to thrive and survive in today's highly competitive Real Estate market. This course covers all of the areas necessary to present yourself as a professional and well trained agent. It will introduce and review all aspects of successful Real Estate marketing techniques for the agent.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Successful sales & listing qualities, time management, servicing the seller, advertising & public relations, negotiating & closing, and more!
  • Course Approval # 551
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

   
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Real Estate Brokerage

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Course Description:

This course teaches you how to set up your Real Estate Brokerage office. It offers practical, experienced-based strategies and techniques for managing virtually every aspect of a Real Estate office. Business planning and development guidelines, recruiting and retaining agents is all part of this comprehensive course. The range of the book covers Real Estate Office Management, time-tested techniques and authoritative guidance making this course an indispensable resource for Real Estate Brokers, owners and managers.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Dimensions of Management (The 7-S Model), qualities essential to success as a leader, strategic business planning, training for success, retaining & terminating, and more!
  • Course Approval # 751
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

   
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Elective SAE Course Topics
(Shipping / Pickup Required)

Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved 30-hour SAE elective courses. All of these courses DO NOT include downloadable materials and therefore require the materials to be shipped (Standard shipping is $8 per book) or picked up from a campus. All of the courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the SAE programs listed above.

$165

Real Estate Investments

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Course Description:

This specialized course teaches the basic principles and strategy of Real Estate as an investment. Special income tax rules, tools of analysis, comparison screening, discount analysis, computer-aided analysis, and marketing investment properties are all presented in this basic approach to investment.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Land use controls, environmental constraints, legal documents, property and income taxes, ownership of real property, and more!
  • Course Approval # 911
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.


Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

   
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Property Management

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Course Description:

This specialized course is an overview of residential/commercial industrial management. It explores the daily issues facing practitioners including maintenance, accounting, administrative tasks, and legal activities. The course also provides up-to-date information on federal regulations such as civil rights, fair housing, ADA issues, and environmental concerns. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of Property Management for anyone seeking to enter the field, those who are already in the field, and any real estate agents seeking to broaden their education beyond just listing and selling.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Professional property management, economics and planning, owner relations, lease negotiations, tenant relations, federal and state laws, and more!
  • Course Approval # 851
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.


Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

   
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Real Estate Marketing: Commercial

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Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the specialty of Commercial Real Estate. The listing process, using the proper commercial forms and marketing strategies are included. The course introduces concepts critical to successfully working with commercial properties and clients. This course is for the new agent who wants to know about Commercial Real Estate as well as the experienced agent seeking new ideas or ways to brush up on existing techniques.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: The Commercial marketplace, finding customers and clients, clauses in listing agreements, marketing for success, and more!
  • Course Approval # 528
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

   
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Real Estate Law

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Course Description:

This course was written by Charles Jacobus, a renowned Real Estate attorney and notable author. This course begins with the grassroots of the legal system and progresses into current statutes, case laws, and regulations. Anyone desiring more in depth reading and explanation of Real Estate terminology and practice should purchase this textbook for their reference library.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Introduction to Real Estate law, how ownership is held, voluntary & involuntary conveyances, mortgages, and more!
  • Course Approval # 311
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

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Real Estate Appraisal: Real Estate Appraisal Fundamentals

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Course Description:

This course helps you understand today's ever-changing appraisal marketplace. Using an effective blend of theory and practice, this course explores relevant legislation, key environmental considerations and the increasing role of technology in the industry. This course includes the purpose and functions of an appraiser, the social and economic determinates of value, case studies, the market data approach to value final correlation's and reporting of the appraisal.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: The Appraisal profession, building construction & environment, data collection, site valuation, the appraisal process, and more!
  • Course Approval # 226
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

   
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Real Estate Appraisal

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Course Description:

This course covers the fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal. It explores the basic concepts of value, the appraisal process and the principles involved. This course is relevant for any beginner appraiser to have a thorough understanding of the basic principles. Knowledge of these principles is paramount to a successful career in the appraisal of Real Estate.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Introduction to Appraisal, legal terms in Real Estate, economic principles, Real Estate market analysis, types of value, and more!
  • Course Approval # 211
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

 
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Real Estate Appraisal: Real Estate Appraisal Procedures

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Course Description:

This course covers approaches to value, geographic characteristics of the land/site, valuation procedures, location and neighborhood characteristics, collecting/analyzing data, land/site considerations for highest and best use, reconciling and final value opinion, architectural styles and types of construction and communicating the appraisal.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 222
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

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Real Estate Appraisal: Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approach

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Course Description:

The Income Approach is one of the most widely used approaches to determine value for residential, multi-family residential, commercial, industrial and other properties. Due to its widespread use, complete understandings of its procedures are requirements for every appraiser. The Income Approach is relevant for appraisal assignments in which the subject property is leased, or could reasonably be leased, producing an income stream for the owner. Properly performed, it can provide a firm foundation for an opinion of value. The purpose of this course is to show you the procedures and analysis involved in performing the Income Approach in an appraisal assignment. Specifically, this course will provide a complete review of the Income Approach, first defining the concept and key terms and then detailing the exact procedures involved. Collecting and analyzing income and expenses data will be discussed in detail. Through a variety of examples and case studies, you will be able to apply your knowledge of the Income Approach.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 225
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

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Texas Real Estate License SAE Requirements and Updates

TREC 2016 Requirement Update - As of January 1, 2016, TREC now requires all licensed salespersons to complete 8-Hours of Legal Update credit with every renewal. This rule applies whether you are completing SAE for your first license renewal or CE credit for any subsequent renewal. As a result, the required 90-hours of SAE has been increased to 98-hours and the CE requirement has been increased to 18-hours.

Do NOT repeat the same course within the same 2 year period - Every course you take has a 4-digit course number (Example: Real Estate Marketing is 0511). You cannot repeat a course with the same course number within a 2-year period. Please make sure that you check your TREC profile with the courses you would like to take for SAE to avoid duplicating a course.

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