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SAE: Real Estate Brokerage

Education Provider #701075   Course Approval #751

If you’re thinking about opening or operating a real estate brokerage, this class is essential. This 30-hour course will cover everything you need to know about running a profitable real estate brokerage business. It will teach you how to organize your firm both structurally and financially; how to recruit, train and manage your team, and how to position yourself for success and growth.  In addition, the course will review details relating to operational procedures and policies, proper record keeping and risk management.

Course Facts

Documentation Provided
Certificate of Completion

30 Mandatory Hours

Course Type
100% Online

Regulatory Agency
Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)

Course Schedule
Self-Paced & Available 24/7


Course Outline

Topic Duration
Welcome to Your Real Estate Brokerage Course 0 minutes
The Real Estate Industry and the Brokerage Firm 20 minutes
Analyzing Business Opportunities 40 minutes
Analyzing the Market and the Competition 140 minutes
Developing and Implementing a Business Plan 60 minutes
Structuring the Brokerage 100 minutes
Establishing the Brokerage Office 120 minutes
Brokerage Finances 90 minutes
Brokerage Marketing and Advertising 100 minutes
Management Skills, Theories and Functions 80 minutes
Staffing a Brokerage 180 minutes
Running a Brokerage: Development and Coaching 180 minutes
Running a Brokerage: Reviewing Operations 90 minutes
Running a Brokerage: Managing Risk 120 minutes
Ethical Business Practices 90 minutes
Legal Business Practices 90 minutes
Real Estate Brokerage Course Wrap Up 0 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

All of our courses are completely online and self-paced.  Our online course delivery system is interactive and easy-to-navigate, so you stay engaged throughout the course.

TREC requires that all Qualifying Education course final exams be proctored or monitored by a disinterested third party proctor. Our course packages include proctoring at no addition cost.  Our proctoring solution is 100% online and can be utilized anytime at your convenience.

Yes, TREC requires 3 days to elapse between the time you start your course and when you take your final exam. Please be sure to wait a full 3 days from starting your course to taking your final exam, otherwise TREC will not award you credit for completing the course.

By keeping our operating costs low and only offering online courses, we’re able to save on overhead costs that other brands can’t and pass the savings along to you!

Students have up to two attempts to pass the final exams with a 70% of higher passing score. If both attempts are exhausted, students will be required to start over from the beginning and pass all lesson quizzes to move on to the final exam again.

Yes, we are a TREC approved course provider!

License Classroom is committed to student satisfaction. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, License Classroom will refund the purchase price of any course if the refund request is submitted within 30 days of purchase, prior to course expiration, and the course is not more than 50% completed.

Regarding Exam Prep Edge, License Classroom will refund the purchase price of any Exam Prep Edge product if the refund request is submitted within 30 days of purchase and if the initial assessment has not been completed.

License Classroom does not offer price adjustments on previously purchased items.

Each 30 Credit Hour course will take a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) to complete, and TREC will verify this by looking at course start and completion times on each course certificate. The maximum amount of time that you may spend on a particular course per day is 12 hours.

No. The Salesperson Apprenticeship Education (SAE) renewal is the first license renewal in Texas, two years after you obtain a real estate license.

The first renewal requires a total of 270 qualifying real estate course hours. If you obtained your license by submitting 180 hours of qualifying courses, you will need an additional 90 hours of elective SAE courses, plus 4 hours each of Legal Update I and Legal Update II courses. Sales agents who have been made a supervisor by their broker must also take the 6-hour Broker Responsibility course to renew.

All subsequent renewals after the SAE renewal will require only 18 hours of Continuing Education.

TREC requires course providers to report credits directly to TREC for all SAE completions. All students taking our TREC SAE courses will be asked to provide their license number upon course launch.

This update eliminates the need for licensed sales agents to send their course completion certificate(s) directly to TREC. We typically report course credits to TREC within 1-2 business days of your completion, but processing times may vary.