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Real Estate Agent/Broker

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek full-time employment in the real estate field, for those presently in the field who are seeking promotions, for those seeking to improve or acquire knowledge and understanding of essential real estate subjects, and for those seeking recertification.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Real Estate Salespersons, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Office Manager, Real Estate Sales Manager

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The Real Estate Agent/Broker Career Studies Certificate satisfies the Virginia Real Estate Commission’s Educational Requirements for Salespersons.

For specific information regarding Virginia Real Estate licensing of agents and brokers, students should contact the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations (DPOR) at dpor.virginia.gov.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION:  Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_221-212-70.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS. 
CRE.

REA 100

Principles of Real Estate

4

0

4

REA 110

Real Estate Sales

3

0

3

REA 215

Real Estate Brokerage

3

0

3

REA 216

Real Estate Appraisal

4

0

4

REA 217

Real Estate Finance

3

0

3

REA 245

Real Estate Law

3

0

3

TOTAL

20

0

20

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Real Estate Agent/Broker 20

03.16.15

REAL ESTATE

REA 100 Principles of Real Estate 4 cr.

Examines practical applications of real estate principles. Includes a study of titles, estates, land descriptions, contracts, legal instruments and concepts, real estate mathematics, financing, agency, appraisal, fair housing, and management of real estate.Lecture 4 hours per week.

REA 110 Real Estate Sales 3 cr.

Focuses on the fundamentals of sales and principles as they apply to real estate. Includes prospect, motives, needs, and abilities to buy real estate.Lecture 3 hours per week.

REA 215 Real Estate Brokerage 3 cr.

Considers administrative principles and practices of real estate brokerage, financial control, and marketing of real property.Lecture 3 hours per week.

REA 216 Real Estate Appraisal 4 cr.

Explores fundamentals of real estate valuation. Introduces the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report formulations, working problems, and reviewing actual appraisals. Includes the opportunities available in the appraisal field.Lecture 4 hours per week.

REA 217 Real Estate Finance 3 cr.

Presents principles and practices of financing real estate. Analyzes various types of note contracts and mortgage and deed of trust instruments. Covers underwriting of conventional and government insured and guaranteed loans.Lecture 3 hours per week.

REA 225 Real Property Management 3 cr.

Introduces the field of property management. Focuses on the principles of tenant selection and retention, financial management, and building maintenance.Lecture 3 hours per week.

REA 245 Real Estate Law 3 cr.

Focuses on real estate law, including rights pertaining to property ownership and management, agency, contracts, transfers of real property ownership, fair housing, and tax implications.Lecture 3 hours per week.

REA 247 Real Estate Investments 3 cr.

Focuses on estate investments with emphasis on property selection and analysis, ownership interests, financing, and tax aspects.Lecture 3 hours per week.

REA 256 Land Planning and Use 3 cr.

Presents land value and usage, planning, zoning regulations, building and site requirements, sanitation and utilities, highest and best use concept, population analysis, influence of market forces, and public policies.Lecture 3 hours per week.


Name Program Email Phone
Barry Bomboy Real Estate Agent/Broker CSC BBomboy@reynolds.edu 804/523-5757
Melvin Burton Real Estate Agent/Broker CSC MBurton@reynolds.edu 804/523-5491
Maxie Cannon Real Estate Agent/Broker CSC MCannon@reynolds.edu 804/523-5756
Clarence (Douglas) Cobbs Real Estate Agent/Broker CSC DCobbs@reynolds.edu 804/523-5495
Christopher Osuanah Real Estate Agent/Broker CSC COsuanah@reynolds.edu 804/523-5481

 

Common Job Titles1: Broker; Broker Assistant; Broker Associate; Designated Broker; Managing Broker; Real Estate Associate; Real Estate Broker; Real Estate Sales Associate; Realtor; Supervising Broker


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 348

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $42,200 - $132,400


Common Job Titles1: Associate Broker; Broker Associate; Broker in Charge; Real Estate Agent; Real Estate Broker; Real Estate Broker Associate; Real Estate Salesperson; Realtor; Sales Agent


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 1,375

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $31,600 - $60,000


1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accuarate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on February 08, 2017.