Published on: May 13, 2008
If you're looking for a career that offers flexibility and the freedom to set your own pace and schedule the world of real estate is waiting for you.
LSC-Kingwood's Continuing Education program offers day, evening and online courses in real estate to meet state education requirements with an extensive schedule of real estate core classes being offered this summer.
Keith Hall teaches Real Estate at LSC-Kingwood. He has over 15 years experience in urban planning and development and is licensed in Texas as a real estate broker and a certified real estate instructor.
Hall says, "Successful real estate agents are goal-oriented, self motivated, and people-oriented. Real estate can be a satisfying and rewarding career."
To be eligible to apply for a Texas salesperson license, an individual must have completed 150 classroom hours of core real estate courses and 60 related (or other core real estate) hours for a total of 210 classroom hours followed by successful completion of a state licensing exam. LSC-Kingwood offers students the opportunity to take the 150 classroom hours of core real estate courses online.
"Most online students continue to work while taking the class and they have flexibility as to when they complete their requirements," comments Hall. "In short, it is a way to gain a qualification without sacrificing their current job. Obviously, students save some gas money, too!"
Helping people buy and sell homes is where most real estate agents work, but the field is much broader than many people know. Agents also help buy and sell office buildings, industrial property and corporation farmland. They're involved in property management, land development, mortgage banking, urban planning, real estate counseling, and appraisal and research.
Real estate agents also work for the state of Texas or engineering firms under contract to the state (TxDOT) as right-of-way agents purchasing land for roads and utilities; others work in commercial or mixed-use development and sales for developers or investors or other public agencies that purchase land.
For more information and to see a complete listing of classes visit Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/ce, call 281-312-1660, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register today for Summer Term I (June 2-July 8), Summer Term II (July 10-Aug. 14) and Fall (August 25-December 14) credit classes online, by telephone and on-site. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.