Course Overview

Premier Schools Inc. is a California Real Estate school specializing in high quality traditional correspondence and online courses. Our staff has a combined experience of over 50 years helping students get their Real Estate licenses and keeping those licenses going year after year.

In order to get a Real Estate Sales License in California you must first qualify for the State exam and then pass it.

To qualify for the Real Estate Sales exam you must complete three mandatory and then take a State exam at the local State facility. The three courses are Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and an elective. Once you qualify it normal takes 6 to 8 weeks to get a test date from the state. The state exam is 150 questions and you need 70% to pass.

Our courses are designed to be done quickly and conveniently. They are designed to be informative and direct with no wasted time. You will get qualified and prepared to pass the California Real Estate Sales exam faster than in a classroom and at your own pace. They are portable and designed for the busy professional while at home or the office, wither you have a computer or not. And unlike a real estate office that offers a licensing program you are not obligated to work for a company giving away more of a commission then you should, and paying more for your course work than you should. Choose a company from a position of strength and knowledge. They are always recruiting check our Job Board!

Our traditional correspondence program provides you with quality textbooks for your library or sell the books back using our Textbook Buy Back program. However the textbooks do make excellent reference material for your career in Real Estate.

All of Premier's Real Estate license qualification courses are fully approved by the California Bureau of Real Estate CalBRE Sponsor No. S0184

We now also offer a complete online program. Books, homework, finals and prep. Nothing sent do it all online. Check the button on the left for more details. You can also order from that page

Requirements

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Have completed three (3) approved California Real Estate License Qualification courses
  3. Have taken and passed the California Real Estate License exam, and
  4. Have a legal presence in the United States

The three required qualifying courses must include a course in Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and one other pre-licensing course. All of our Real Estate License Qualification Course Packages contain these two required courses. The third course, needed to complete your three-course package may then be selected from the following list of home-study courses offered through Premier Schools. All of these courses are approved and accepted by the California Bureau of Real Estate CalBRE SPONSER # S10184.

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Property Management
  • Mortgage Loan Brokering
  • Escrows

Note: If you have previously taken any one of the above college level courses, you may be able to use it as your optional selection. If this is the case, you would only need to order and complete our two-course package of Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice (Combo-Pak #4).


Additional Notes:

  • A college-level Business Law or General Accounting course may also be accepted as your optional selection
  • Members of the California State Bar are exempt from the college-level course requirement.

If you have questions on qualifying, one of our counselors will be happy to help you. Call 1 (800) 227-6321 or email info@premierschools.com.

Course Descriptions
Click here for complete info on Sales Person Licensing requirements

How this program works

Home Study Courses Online Finals

When you order a course, we will ship your course material to you by UPS or USPS. You will receive a textbook and a course workbook for each course. The course workbook contains written exams based on the chapters in your textbook. The review quizzes in your course workbook will prepare you to take your "open book" course final. You must attain a score of 60% or better on your final exam to receive a Certificate of Completion for each course. The Bureau of Real Estate requires that a final exam for a pre-license course may not be taken in any less time than 18 days from the day you enroll in your course. To take your test online, just email or fax your request and we will email you an instruction sheet that will give you a link to our test site and full instructions on how to access our website and take your final exam.

You can complete your courses quickly and easily. Ten questions a night and you've completed the homework. Study two days for your final and then take the final online using a computer or internet device. If you wish, you may also take your final exam in written form. So, you may complete all three of the courses required to qualify for a salesperson license in as little time as 7 1/2 weeks! You can then apply for the state exam.

Once you have completed your three mandatory courses and applied for the state exam, the state will take a few weeks to process your application. Study for the state exam while you wait! To take a final exam in written form, you may send Premier Schools a monitor application form and we will send your final exam to your monitor. Or, you may take your final at Premier Schools.

You must attain a score of 60% or better on your final exam to receive a Certificate of Completion for a course. If you take a final exam online, you can print out your certificate. To take the test online, just fax or email your request and we will email or fax you an instruction sheet that will give you a link to our test site and full instructions on how to access our website and take your final exam.

We also offer the statutory courses and prep completely online! Textbooks, Courses and Finals "Everything" - Nothing sent to you and immediate access after you order. Complete tech support. Use on any device - Great for travel or for those who don't want physical books to carry around.

Exam Preparation

Once you have successfully completed your 3 mandtory courses, you can apply for the state exam. Use Premier's California real estate license exam prep tools to help you prepare for and pass the California Real Estate Sales exam while you wait. Premier offers you an excellent choice of preparation tools to help you pass your California Real Estate Sales license test the first time!

  1. Basic Kit: printed Material Only
    • "Fast Facts": Basic Kits: 16 study guides focusing on current state exam topics
    • Special Math Review: Formulas, questions, and answers with explanation and examples
    • 16 Practice Tests modeled after the State exam including answers and detailed explanations for each questions
    • Large 3-ring binder with sleeve
    • Updated with latest practice questions
    • 1-year subscription for online practice tests included $89.00
  2. Audio CDs Only: each set includes seven labeled audio CDs (approx. 8hr. total) 6 lecture CDs, PLUS "Last Minute Exam Review" CD. All the subjects on the State exams are covered in this CD set. $39.00
  3. Video DVDs Only: Each set included four labeled video DVD's. All the subjects on the Stat exams are covered in this DVD set. The bonus "Last Minute Exam Review" follows the "conclusion" on Disk 4. $39.00
  4. Online Practice exams Only: Includes 365 days access to 5 practice tests and the updates (newest questions). Includes flash cards and timed exam simulation modes
    • Salesperson Online Exam Prep ... $49.00

GET OUR COMPLETE SALES EXAM PREP PACKAGE WITH EVERYTHING ABOVE!

"Everything included" Printed Material, online access to practice exams, CDs, DVDs
Only $149.00 plus shipping

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Course Description & Pricing

Premier Schools currently offers you the following real estate pre-licensing courses and preparation to help you obtain your 4-year California Real Estate Sales License. You can order separately, Or our Combo-Pak pricing offers you the opportunity to group your choice of required CalBRE course(s) with our R.E. License Exam Prep materials, to obtain the highest quality of California Real Estate licensing materials at low, affordable prices.

Your Price

Statutory courses Only Your refund ON BOOK(S)
Single course Price $79.50
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textbook refund $10.00
Two course combo package $130.00
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textbook refund $20.00
Three course combo package $168.00
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Real Estate Sales Exam Prep Kits

  1. Basic Kit: printed Material Only
    • "Fast Facts": Basic Kits: 16 study guides focusing on current state exam topics
    • Special Math Review: Formulas, questions, and answers with explanation and examples
    • 16 Practice Tests modeled after the State exam including answers and detailed explanations for each questions
    • Large 3-ring binder with sleeve
    • Updated with latest practice questions
    • 1-year subscription for online practice tests included Only SALES $89.00
  2. Audio CDs: each set includes seven labeled audio CDs (approx. 8hr. total) 6 lecture CDs, PLUS "Last Minute Exam Review" CD. All the subjects on the Stat exams are covered in this CD set. $39.00
  3. Video DVDs Only: Each set included four labeled video DVD's. All the subjects on the Stat exams are covered in this DVD set. The bonus "Last Minute Exam Review" follows the "conclusion" on Disk 4. $39.00
  4. Online Practice exams Only: Includes 365 days access to 5 practice tests and the updates (newest questions). Includes flash cards and timed exam simulation modes
    • Salesperson Online Exam Prep ... $49.00

GET OUR COMPLETE SALES EXAM PREP PACKAGE WITH EVERYTHING ABOVE!

"Everything included" Printed Material, online access to practice exams, CDs, DVDs
Only $149.00 plus shipping

Buy Now


R.E. Sales Courses and Preparation combo Packages

Combo Package 1: Complete Licensing Kit for Salesperson - $199.00 Buy Now
Three mandatory courses and online access to practice exams for one year.

Combo Package 2: Complete Licensing Kit for Salesperson - $249.00 Buy Now
Three mandatory courses and Printed Prep and online access to practice exams.

Combo Package 3: Complete Licensing Kit for Salesperson - $299.00 Buy Now
Three mandatory courses and Printed Prep, CD & DVD Sets and online access to practice exams for one year. This is our deluxe package. THE BEST PROGRAM AVAILABLE ANYWHERE! Class room instruction at home or office 24/7 at your pace.


To review a description for a specific course, click on the title of the course below:

 

Real Estate Finance

  • Money and Monetary System
  • Fiduciary Sources for Real Estate Finance
  • Conventional, Insured, and Guaranteed Loans
  • Financial Agencies and Lending Programs
  • Junior Loans in Real Estate Finance
  • Loan Terms and Note Payments
  • Instruments of Real Estate Finance
  • Processing Real Estate Loans
  • Loan Defaults and Foreclosures

Real Estate Appraisal

This course provides the student with a basic introduction to the principles of real estate appraising. It covers the theory of value creation in real estate and relates these theories to practical application. All appraisal methods are thoroughly covered. The various types of appraisal reports and their various uses are discussed. A partial list of topics covered in this course would include:

  • The Appraisal Process
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Site Valuation
  • Residential Construction
  • Sales Comparison Approach to Value
  • Income Approach to Value
  • Reconciliation and Final Value Estimate

Real Estate Practice

This course provides the student with a basic introduction to the practice of real estate. It encompasses a thorough coverage of field related to real estate such as finance, appraisal, escrow, and real estate investing. It also details the areas necessary to conduct a modern real estate brokerage business. A partial list of topics covered in this course includes:

  • Getting Started in Real Estate
  • Mandatory Disclosures
  • Prospecting
  • Listing Presentations
  • Advertising
  • The Buyer and the Property Showing
  • From Offer to Closing
  • Escrow and Title Insurance
  • Property Management and Leasing

Legal Aspects of Real Estate

This course provides the student with a basic introduction to the field of real estate law. It thoroughly covers all legal aspects that relate to real estate including sources of law, land titles, and real estate contracts. This course also discusses certain alternatives to litigation through the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR's). A partial list of topics covered in this course include:

  • Interests in Real Property
  • Co-Ownership of Real Property
  • Agency Duties and Liabilities
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Titles and Alienation
  • Escrow and Closing
  • Civil Rights and Fair Housing
  • Landlord/Tenant Law

Real Estate Economics

This course provides the student with a basic introduction to the field of real estate economics. It acquaints the student with economic theories that relate to real estate and the practical application of these theories. Course details the factors that affect value in real estate and the government's role in real estate economics. A partial list of topics covered in this course include:

  • Economic Principles and Cycles
  • Economic Theories and Measurements
  • Money and Financing
  • Government Regulations & Taxes
  • Housing
  • Nontraditional Housing
  • Farms and Land
  • Planning & Land Use Control
  • The Economics of Development

Real Estate Principles

This course provides a broad coverage of the underlying principles of real estate. The student is introduced to all the key elements of real property, its ownership, and transfer. The course material gives the student exposure to latest law changes and real estate forms. It also provides an in-depth description of real estate related fields such as real estate finance, appraisal, real estate taxation and escrows. A partial list of the topics covered in this course includes:

  • Introduction to Real Estate
  • Estates, Transfers and Titles
  • Encumbrances
  • Agency and its Responsibilities
  • Contracts
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Escrows & Title Insurance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Subdivision & Government Control
  • Taxation of Real Estate

Mortgage Loan Brokering & Lending

This course provides the student with a basic introduction to the field of mortgage loan brokering. It provides the student with a broad technical knowledge of the state and federal laws that govern the practice of mortgage loan brokerage and lending. It also provides coverage of the disclosures required in the lending field, fair lending practices, and the handling of trust funds. A partial list of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Scope of Mortgage Loan Brokerage
  • Disclosures in Mortgage Loan Transactions
  • Fair Lending Practices
  • Trust Fund Handling
  • Hard Money Makers and Arrangers
  • Securities in the Lending Industry
  • Third Party Originators
  • Mortgage Banking

Property Management

This course provides an overview of the property management field and describes the major functions of the property manager. These functions include handling legal details, interpersonal relationship skills, maintenance, accounting, and administrative activities. This course also deals with practices and problems in the management of various types of property which include residential, office, commercial, and industrial properties. A partial list of topics covered in this course would include:

  • Leases and leasing
  • Residential Property Management
  • Commercial, Office, and Industrial Property Management
  • Liability and Risk Management
  • Records and Controls
  • Fair Housing and Ethics
  • Tenant and Owner Relations
  • Management Operations

Escrows

This course provides the student with a firm understanding of the basic escrow procedures that every real estate licensee who is involved in the buying or selling of real estate should know. It provides a solid footing for students who want to advance their professional standing in the real estate and escrow industries. A partial list of topics covered in this course include:

  • Basic Escrow Processes
  • The Title Report
  • Handling Money and Documents Deposited into Escrow
  • Handling Title Report, Fire Insurance & Property Taxes
  • Debits, Credits & Prorations
  • Reconciliation
  • Exchange Escrow

Online Real Estate License

Want to get your license but can’t make it to our live courses?

Premier Schools is proud to partner with The CE Shop for your online real estate education needs. The CE Shop offers all 135 required hours for the California Pre-Licensing exam, with some of the highest pass rates in the industry.

Packages:

135 Hr CA Pre-Licensing Package
The CE Shop

How to Order Licensing Courses

Online Orders

You may use our secured online order system to place your order with a credit card. To use our automated system, 24/7 click here to Order Online.

Telephone Orders

Please call 1 (800) 227-6321. You may use Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover to order your courses by phone You will always be able to talk directly to one of our school counselors who will be happy to assist you.

Order by Fax

Click here FAX/MAIL Order Form to print out a fax order form. Fax your order form with your credit card information to 1 (310) 838-1004.

Order by Mail

Click here FAX/MAIL Order Form to print out a mail order form. Mail your order form along with your check or credit card information to Premier Schools, 10640 Woodbine Street, Los Angeles, California 90034.

Order In Person

You may purchase any of our products at our administrative offices, which are located at 10640 Woodbine Street, Los Angeles, California 90034. Our school counselors are available to help you between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Mon-Thur, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Fri, Weekends by Appointment Only; except on recognized holidays.

Payment for the Products

You may use a check, money order, or credit card to pay for your order. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards.

Shipping Information

The shipping and handling charge for all packages is $15.00. Regular shipping is done by U.P.S. We also accommodate delivery to a P.O. Box via U.S. Mail.