Real Estate

Real Estate

Professional Development,
Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

From buying a new home, becoming an investor for income, or being a landlord, our real estate classes provide the knowledge you need to be successful.

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education



Register and pay online for real estate courses

Summer 2018 registration has started! Call 314-984-7777 to register by phone or click the button above to register and pay online.

How To Start A Career In Real Estate

Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered getting into the business of real estate and wondered what it takes to be successful? The real estate profession offers one of the widest career opportunities in the business world. There is the buying and selling of homes, office buildings, industrial property and corporation farmland; property management, land development, mortgage banking, urban planning, real estate counseling and appraisal. Come find out about the licensure process to become a real estate agent and the starting opportunities. We’ll show you how you can build a new career in real estate.
REAL:715 | $25 | SR $15
S01 | W 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
June 27 | Forest Park - G Tower 115

How To Be A Successful Landlord

Increase the income on your real estate investments by improving your skills as a landlord. You can lower property damages and eviction costs by performing effective initial screening of potential tenants. Our experienced instructor will explain how to be creative and to use the telephone, interview, computer, rental application and lease expectations to avoid an undesirable tenant-landlord relationship. Lunch on your own.
REAL:720 | $69 | SR $44
S01 | Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mary Hankins
July 14 | Forest Park - G Tower 325

Buying A Home? Top Home Buying Mistakes To Avoid

“If only we had known...” is the sad tale of too many home buyers. Come spend a valuable evening preventing mistakes that don’t have to happen. Purchasing a home is the largest investment you’ll ever make. Come get the inside scoop to avoid surprises at closing. We’ll discuss what you need to know before you purchase, what you can expect throughout the process, the strategies to use to obtain the best value, the importance of understanding the contracts you sign, getting the right inspections before closing the deal and how to safeguard yourself in any market.
REAL:701 | $19 | SR $14
S01 | Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
June 7 | MC - SW 108

Homes Selling: Your Guide To A Successful Sale

If you’ve never sold a home before (or even if you have, but it’s been a while), it’s important to know your marketing options. You need to know what to expect from the home selling process, how to add impact and value to your home that will get you top dollar (staging without breaking the budget), how to use knowledge of the competition in your area to determine a realistic selling price, the pros and cons of “for sale by owner,” and how to find the right agent to sell your house. Come spend a short evening learning the inside track that will get you the best deal for your home.
REAL:702 | $19 | SR $14
S01 | Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
June 21 | MC - SW 108

Real Estate Investing For Income

True financial wealth is about having the unearned income to finance your life goals without having to work. Private market commercial real estate returned an average of 8.4% over the 10-year period from 2000 to 2010. The key is to understand what you are buying by having a solid knowledge and a good plan. Come find out how to plan your investment strategies to lead to true financial wealth.
REAL:712 | $29 | SR $19
S01 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
July 10 | WW 225

At the time of registration, adults 60 years and older may enroll in select courses for the reduced fee shown as the "SR" price. Reduction will be calculated at check-out in the online system.

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