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.
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
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.