Broker License

Scale Your Real Estate Career in Ways that Being an Agent Cannot

Many years of your salesperson experience has gone by and now you’ve decided to take on the next level. Challenge yourself to be a prominent leader and move up in the real estate world by obtaining your Broker License.

The Advantage

Online

This all-online program gives you immediate access to the college-level courses required to take the Broker Exam. Learning real estate has never been easier. With our newly improved student portal, we provide students with user-friendly features that requires no technological expertise. On the go? No problem! Our system is compatible on most mobile devices, including desktop, mobile, and tablet. Access your course materials, take and pass quizzes and final exams with the simplicity of our portal.

What's included?

Overview

Price: $350 Everything you need to take the real estate license exam and more:

    Student Orientation and Private Facebook Forum

    Pick Your 5 Courses Out of the 8 Below:

  • Real Estate Practice
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Office Administration
  • Escrow

    Digital Textbooks*

  • PDF or E-Book Optional
  • Course Follows a Linear Format
  • *Physical textbooks may be purchased separately

    Lesson Overview Videos

    Online Unit Quizzes

  • Open Book Quiz Testing
  • Pass with a Score of 60% or Higher
  • Results Display Correct/Incorrect Answers
  • Print Quizzes as a Study Tool

    Online Final Exams

  • Open Book Exam Testing
  • Pass with a Score of 60% or Higher

    Glossary and Answer Key Addendums

    FREE 1-Day Prep Course for the State Exam

  • 1-Day Prep Practice Online
  • 1100+ Practice Questions
  • Keyword Terms Practice Questions
  • UNLIMITED Access to Weekly Live Prep Classes held on Saturdays

Your Student Portal

Your student portal is your home for all the resources you will need throughout your real estate journey. We want to make sure our learning system is as effortless and efficient for you as possible.

Getting STarted

Here you will find your Student Orientation and an invite to join our private Facebook Group.

Dashboard

An overview of your enrolled courses where you can review quiz results, access and print completion certificates.

Courses

Access enrolled and additional course options here where you will view your online textbooks, required course work with online quizzes and final exams.

Webinars

Offers full access to Interactive Webinars held Saturday mornings, current and past webinar recordings, and sales training videos. This feature is available to Group Study students only.

Schedule

View all upcoming Group Study and 1-Day Prep Course locations, dates, and times. RSVP for 1-Day Prep attendance when it comes time to taking the state exam. Let us know if you'd like to "Be Our Guest to any of our Group Study In-Class and/or Interactive Webinars.

DRE Application

Once you’ve completed your required courses this resource walks you through all your next steps for applying to the State of California for your salesperson license.

Support

Reach out via email or chat if you need additional assistance in navigating your student portal. Locate FAQs here.

Account

Your personal information, scheduled orders, payment plans and billing can be found here.

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Become Licensed in 135 DAYS!

Complete Your Real Estate Courses 

The State of California requires 360 hours of DRE-approved college level real estate courses to include unit quizzes and a pass rate of 60% or higher on final exams for proof of completion to submit your application for a Broker License.  

 

Note: Each course requires a minimum 18 days of study 

 

Enrollment Expiration 

It takes as soon as 90 days to complete your courses. This isn’t always the case as life may get in the way and other responsibilities are prioritized. Therefore, the DRE allows a maximum of one year, from the date of enrollment, to complete all real estate courses. Course completion includes taking and passing the course final exam with a score of 60% or higher before the course expiration. 

Requirements

Experience Requirements 

 

Holding a salesperson license for two years does not necessarily qualify you for a broker license. 

 

Educational and/or Experience: Real estate agents pursuing their broker license may need two years of full-time salesperson experience as a licenseeHowever, this may be waived for applicants submitting evidence of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university provided the course of study to obtain their degree includes a major or minor in real estate.  

 

Completion of Statutory CoursesBroker examination applicants will be required to submit evidence of completion of eight college level required courses along with two years full time experience as a license real estate salesperson within the last five years.   

 

Pass a Written Examination The broker examination is distinct from the salesperson examination in that it tests appropriate knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and spelling; and of arithmetical computations common to real estate and business opportunity practices. To pass the broker examination and become eligible for a license, examinees must correctly answer at least 75% of the questions on the test. 

 

 

Required Courses 

Successful completion of the following eight college-level courses is required to become a real estate broker: 

 

FIVE REQUIRED COURSES:  

Real Estate Practice 

Legal Aspects of Real Estate 

Real Estate Finance 

Real Estate Appraisal

**Real Estate Economics or Accounting

 

THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

Real Estate Principles 

Property Management

Escrow

Real Estate Office Administration

*Business Law

*Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

*Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate

*Advanced Real Estate Finance

*Advance Real Estate Appraisal

*Computer Applications in Real Estate

*Common Interest Developments

 

*These courses are NOT currently offered by KW Real Estate Schools, Inc.

**If applicant completes both Accounting and Economics, only two courses from second group are required 

 

Course Description

Real Estate Practice

Textbook: California Real Estate Practice 10th Edition by Anderson, Otto & Pivar, © 2016 
 
Our latest edition of California Real Estate Practice offers practical how to information for the real estate salesperson and broker. Prospecting methods, sample "comp" presentations and the newest listing contracts and disclosure forms are only some of the features of this textbook. 
 
CONTENTS: Getting Started in Real Estate Ethics and Fair Housing Mandatory Disclosures Prospecting Listing Presentations Servicing the Listing Advertising The Buyer and the Property Showing Obtaining the Purchase Offer From Offer to Closing Real Estate Financing Escrow and Title Insurance Taxation Property Management and Leasing Glossary Index

Legal Aspects of Real Estate

Textbook: California Real Estate Law 10th Edition by Pivar & Bruss, © 2016 
 
California Real Estate Law is an introduction to the vast body of law that governs real estate transactions in California. It will help you recognize situations in which legal counsel should be sought and help you understand rights and obligations under the law. 
 
CONTENTS: Nature and Cycle of California Real Estate Finance Money and the Monetary System Fiduciary Sources for Real Estate Finance Semi-fiduciary and Non-fiduciary sources for Real Estate Finance Conventional, Insured and Guaranteed Loans Federal and State Financial Regulations and Lending Programs Junior Real Estate Finance Contemporary Real Estate Finance Instruments of Real Estate Finance Real Estate Loan Underwriting Processing Real Estate Loans The Secondary Mortgage and Trust Deed Markets Defaults and Foreclosures Investment Financing Strategies Mathematics of Real Estate Finance Glossary Index

Real Estate Finance

Textbook: California Real Estate Finance 9th Edition by Minnie Lush & David Sirota, © 2016 
 
This clearly written introduction to the world of real estate finance in California lays the ground work for understanding how real estate loans get made. It brings you up-to-date coverage of the latest tax law changes, Cal-Vet, FHA and VA guidelines. Electronic loan processing and other elements of the evolving California mortgage industry are discussed throughout the text. 
 
CONTENTS: Sources Of Law and the Judicial System Law Of Agency Duties and Responsibilities Of Licensees Regulation Of Licensees Law Of Contracts Real Estate Contracts Property, Estates and Recording Ownership Of Real Property Acquisitions and Conveyances Real Property Security Devices Involuntary Liens and Homesteads Adjacent Property Rights Land Use Controls Escrows and Title Insurance Landlord/Tenant Law Glossary Index of Cases Subject Index of Cases General Index

Real Estate Economics

Textbook: California Real Estate Economics 5th Edition by Gonzalez, © 2015 
 
California Real Estate Economics discusses economic theory relating to the real estate industry and emphasizes the factors that cause real estate value to change. To present this complex subject in a practical manner, the author has simplified this text so it is ideal for real estate students who have little or no background in formal economics. 
 
CONTENTS: Introduction to Economic Systems and Principles Supply and Demand Economic Change Analysis Money and Monetary Policy The Real Estate Market The U.S. Housing Market Californias Economic Profile The California Real Estate Market Land Use Planning Development Fair Housing and Environmental Regulations Financing and Taxation The Economics of Real Estate Investment The Economics of Appraisal Analyzing Residential Income Property Analyzing Commercial Investment Property Real Estate Trends in California Understanding and Using Economic Data California Facts Glossary Index

Escrows

Textbook: California Real Estate Escrow and Title by George W. Lawrence 
 
Real Estate Escrow provides a comprehensive study of escrow and title insurance principles, from early America's escrow practices to transferring title in today's high-tech environment. 
 
CONTENTS: Property Rights Transfer of Interests Elements of Escrow Title Insurance Basics Title Insurance Politics Contracts Real Estate Practice Opening Escrow The Escrow Instructions Northern and Southern California Regional Variations and Practices Preclosing Escrow Accounting Lending and the Escrow Process Protecting the Consumer Apartment Buildings, Commercial properties, and Exchanges Specialty Escrow Transactions Advanced Title Insurance Underwriting Default, Foreclosure, and the Title Insurer California Laws How to Read a Preliminary Title Report Glossary - Index

Property Management

Textbook: Property Management 10th Edition by Robert C. Kyle & Floyd M. Baird, © 2016 
 
This updated edition of Property Management holds all the tools you need for success in today’s competitive and ever-changing environment! Inside you'll find a complete offering of management techniques designed for a variety of properties — from apartment and office buildings to retail and industrial properties. 
 
CONTENTS: Professional Property Management Property Management Economics and Planning Managing Owner Relations Marketing Management Managing Leases Managing Lease Negotiations Managing Tenant Relations Managing Maintenance and Construction Managing Reports and Insurance Managing the Office and Computers Managing Residential Property Managing Cooperative, Condominium and Subsidized Property Managing Office Property Managing Retail Property Managing Industrial Property Managing Life Safety and Environmental Issues Glossary Index

Real Estate Office Administration

Textbook: Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide 9th Edition by Cyr, Sobeck & McAdams, © 2017 
 
Survival in the radically changing business environment of real estate brokerage requires sound management. This updated edition of Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide, will show you not only how to set up a sound business, but also how to make it flourish! Using a generally accepted business management model, this guidebook provides the five success steps to follow in establishing and keeping a brokerage on course. 
 
CONTENTS: The Challenge of Change Analyzing the Business Climate Analyzing the Market Developing a Plan Structuring Your Organization Structuring Your Business Systems Structuring Your Finances Business Policies and Procedures Marketing and Advertising Recruiting, Selecting and Hiring the Staff Professional Development for Your Staff Coaching Your Staff Monitoring Your Operations Managing Risk Becoming a Leader Developing as a Manager Being a Communicator Appendix Glossary Bibliography Index

Real Estate Appraisal

Textbook: Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal 13th Edition by Ventolo & Williams, © 2015 
 
This new edition addresses the changes in the appraisal industry, their impact on real estate transactions, and their practical application for appraisers, real estate professionals, lenders and consumers. 
 
CONTENTS: Importance and Purposes of Appraisals Nature and Characteristics of Property and Value Principles Controlling Real Estate Value Economic Analysis The Appraisal Process Considerations in Site Analysis Fundamentals of Site Evaluation Construction Methods and Materials Architectural Styles and Utility Cost Approach vs Replacement Cost Cost Approach: Accrued Depreciation Analysis Sales Comparison, or Market Data Approach Income Approach: Income Expense Analysis Income Approach: Capitalization Theory and Techniques Reconciliation and Final Value Estimate Appraisal Statistical Concepts Writing the Report Computerization of the Appraisal Process Considerations in Appraising Other Types of Single-Family Residences Special Purpose Appraising Professional Opportunities in Real Estate Appraising License and State Exam Requirements, Lender Appraisal Guidelines, and Common Errors and Omissions Appendix, Glossary, Index

How It works

After confirmation of enrolling, you will need to complete a quick online Student Orientation to officially welcome you to your program. You will then be able to view structured quizzes that pertain to the lessons in your textbooks as well as your overall progress throughout each course.

 

The Broker License Program follows a linear progression of courses. A thorough understanding of each course is a baseline for understanding the next. After completing all quizzes within a course, the final exam can be accessed while following this timeframe:

 

Example:

 

Real Estate Practice Final Exam – 18 Days From Enrollment

Legal Aspects of Real Estate – 36 Days From Enrollment

Real Estate Finance – 54 Days From Enrollment

Real Estate Economics – 72 Days From Enrollment

Property Management – 90 Days From Enrollment

Note:

The DRE requires a minimum of 18 days between final exams to complete all coursework

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What if I’m ready to enroll?

If you’re ready for us, then we’re ready for you. Let’s get you started with onboarding and put you on your way to your successful Broker career!