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Contact

Jacequeline Mitchell
Director
Duke St North, room 131
919-536-7200, ext. 4013
mitchellj@durhamtech.edu

Real Estate (Non-credit)

Short Term

These classes are designed to prepare a student to become a fully licensed real estate broker in North Carolina.

To qualify for an individual real estate broker license, an applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age; 
  • Be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national or a qualified alien under federal law, or have a lawful presence in the U.S. 
  • Have a Social Security Number;
  • Pass the two-part real estate license examination 
  • Satisfy the North Carolina Real Estate Commission that the applicant possesses the requisite character for licensure.
     

Step One: Broker Prelicensing Courses

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires successful completion of this entry-level course to qualify to take the real estate license examination. The course may be offered only by institutions and instructors approved by the NC Real Estate Commission. Applicants are initially issued a provisional broker license upon successful completion of the NC real estate license exam. A provisional broker must be under the supervision of a broker-in-charge to be on active status and legally provide brokerage services.

The primary objective of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to act as a licensed real estate broker in a manner that protects and serves the public interest. Major topics include basic real estate concepts and law, property taxation, land use controls, environmental hazards, brokerage relationships and practices, real estate contracts, financing, closing real estate transactions, landlord, tenant and property management issues, fair housing, real estate valuation, federal income taxation of real estate, basic house construction, property insurance, Square Footage guidelines and agent safety. North Carolina Real Estate License Law and Real Estate Commission Rules and Trust Account Guidelines are also covered.

Required Textbook: Modern Real Estate Practice in North Carolina, 10th Edition, ISBN: 978-1-4754-8652-0 (ncrec.gov)

Step Two: Broker Postlicensing Courses

To remove provisional status, a provisional broker must complete the 90-hour Postlicensing education program. At least one course must be completed annually by NC provisional brokers within three (3) years after initial licensure to remain eligible for active license status. A provisional broker must complete all three Post Licensing courses within 18 months of initial licensure to retain eligibility to actively engage in real estate brokerage. A “full” broker can engage in brokerage, either as an affiliated agent of a real estate brokerage company (firm or sole proprietorship) under a broker-in-charge (BIC), or independently as a sole proprietor or an entity. An independent broker-sole proprietor must be a broker-in-charge to lawfully engage in most brokerage activities.

Required Postlicensing courses:  Post 301-Broker Relationships and Responsibilities, Post 302-Contracts and Closing, and Post 303-NC Law, Rules and Legal Concepts. Postlicensing courses may only be taught by institutions and instructors approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and may be taken in any sequence.

Required Textbooks may be purchased at ncrec.govThe North Carolina Real Estate Manual (2017-2018) is required for all three courses. Broker Relationships and Responsibilities also required the Commission’s Residential Square footage Guidelines booklet.

View more information in the NC Real Estate Commission Prelicensing FAQs.

RLS-3700A Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Course

The Real Estate Prelicensing class is required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (www.ncrec.gov) as the first step in preparing to become a fully licensed real estate broker in North Carolina. The NC Broker License is a multi-status license. Upon course completion and passing the final exam students qualify to take the NC real estate exam. After passing the NC real estate exam a provisional Broker license is issued. The provisional status is removed upon successful completion of three required Post-Licensing courses taken within 18 months. Required Textbook: Modern Real Estate Practice in North Carolina, 10th Edition, ISBN: 978-1-4754-8652-0 may be purchased online. It is highly recommended that students review the requirements at https://www.ncrec.gov/Education/PreFAQ before registering for this course.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
83478
1/12 - 4/13
4/18 - 4/18
DSN
106
106
T,TH 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classroom

SEF-3001OA Real Estate Exam Prep

This course gives a student a concentrated review of the North Carolina License Law and Commission Rules, brokerage practices, real estate finance, etc. In addition, test taking tips and strategies are discussed and opportunity to practice these strategies is provided through sample exams. This course also covers topics that have been identified as "problem" topics for exam applicants and the student is given an opportunity to practice real estate exam related math calculations. This class is for students that have completed a Real Estate pre-licensing course and are waiting to take the NC Real Estate provisional licensing exam.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
84739
4/27 - 5/8
4/27 - 5/8
4/27 - 5/8
DSN
116
M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classroom

RLS-3702B Postlicensing #1: Broker Relationships and Responsibilities

Topics include the agents duties to principals and third parties, pre-listing and listing practices and procedures, preparing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), the Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement, working with a For Sale By Owner (FSBO), Multiple Listing Service (MLS) rules and procedures, marketing listed property, working with buyers, and license status and education issues. Prerequisite: License issued after October 1, 2005. Proof is required at the first class meeting. Textbook required. 30 hours.
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This course has already started or is not being offered this term.

RLS-3704A Postlicensing 3: Selected Topics

The primary objective of the course is to provide instruction at a level beyond that provided in prelicensing courses on topics deemed to be of special importance to licensees. Topics addressed in this course include commercial real estate brokerage, residential property management, land use controls, loan fraud, license law issues and case studies, fair housing, establishing a brokerage firm, and manufactured and modular homes. Prerequisite: License issued after October 1, 2005. Proof is required at the first class meeting. Textbook required. 30 hours.
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RLS-3703A Postlicensing #2: Contracts & Closings

The primary objective of the course is to provide instruction at a level beyond that provided in prelicensing courses on topics deemed to be of special importance to licensees. Topics addressed in this course include selected basic contract law concepts, real estate sales contracts and addenda, and closing procedures and statements. Prerequisite: License issued after October 1, 2005. Proof is required at the first class meeting. Textbook required. 30 hours.
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This course has already started or is not being offered this term.

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