Business Real Estate (BRE)

BRE 99  Introduction to Real Estate Careers  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to Real Estate Careers is the first course in the real estate series and designed for real estate students new to the program. Topics covered include: 21 different real estate careers (residential, commercial, public), goal setting for success, academic path and expectation, modern job skills required, equity in housing, ethics and legal compliance, résumé preparation, and interview readiness. Students will complete the class with a finished résumé and a personal career goal report. Course is open to anyone considering about a part-time or full-time real estate career in sales, mortgage financing, appraisal, escrow, tax assessor, investment, or corporate real estate. No Acceptable for elective credit by Department of Real Estate (DRE) for salesperson license.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Not transferable

BRE 100  Real Estate Principles  (3.0 Units)  

Introductory course stressing the study of basic information of fundamental subjects in the field of real estate. Topics include legal aspects, property descriptions, encumbrances, financing, escrow, contracts, taxation, subdivisions and zoning, appraisal, landlord/tenant relations, and arithmetic. Required course before testing for the California Department of Real Estate Salesman's license. Elective for the Real Estate Broker's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 101  Real Estate Practices  (3.0 Units)  

Working practices in listings and sales methods leading to competence. General basic course leading toward professionalism in real estate practice. Advanced topics involve prospecting and listing techniques, real estate agency and disclosure, selling and marketing techniques, advertising, office operations, finance, property management and real estate investment. This course meets the educational requirements and is required by the California Department of Real Estate for both the California Real Estate Salesperson's license and the California Real Estate Broker's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 110  Legal Aspects of Real Estate I  (3.0 Units)  

A practical, applied study of California Real Estate law which will help avoid legal difficulties arising from real estate transactions, instruments, zoning and planning. This class is required for the Real Estate Broker's license and meets an elective educational requirement for the California Real Estate Salesperson's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 120  Real Estate Appraisal  (3.0 Units)  

This course examines narrative appraisal reports, theories of valuation, studies in specific properties, neighborhood data, market research, cost analysis, causes of depreciation and how to treat the misplaced valuation of residential properties. Required course for the Real Estate Brokers license. Meets the educational requirements as an elective for the California Real Estate Salespersons's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 121  Advanced Real Estate Appraisal: Income Property  (3.0 Units)  

Special emphasis given to income properties, how to obtain significant data and relate to the subject property, the importance of thorough research, and the introduction of capitalization methods. This class is an elective for California Real Estate Broker's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 125  Real Estate Investing  (3.0 Units)  

Real Estate Investing is an introductory course for the novice investor. Students will learn four investment phases of a selected property: evaluation/selection; acquisition/financing; stabilization/profitability; and disposition/reinvestment. Students will exercise logic skills to calculate mathematical formulas on financial worksheets such as purchase budget, income statement, and investment return metrics. A comprehensive report will be prepared which includes detailing the phases and correct worksheet calculations. This course is designed for the aspiring real estate investor who has the time available, capital (or resources), and commitment to secure their first transaction, structure their passive income stream, and begin building their wealth portfolio successfully. No Acceptable for elective credit by Department of Real Estate (DRE) for license.

Recommended Preparation: MATH 10 and ENGL 101.0

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 126  Real Estate Finance  (3.0 Units)  

This course offers a practical, applied study and analysis of money markets, interest rates, and real estate financing with actual case illustrations. Cases explain lending policies, problems, and rules involved in financial commercial and special purpose properties. This course is required for the Real Estate Broker's license and meets educational requirements for the California Real Estate Salesman's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 127  Real Estate Office Administration  (3.0 Units)  

A practical approach to real estate office management. Explores the factors for the successful operation of a real estate brokerage. Emphasizes marketing, office location, office organization, accounting and finance, professional relations and more. Elective for the Real Estate Broker's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 138  Cooperative Education Business Real Estate  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education is a key element of Victor Valley College's comprehensive approach to career development. Cooperative Education is a 16-, 12-, or 8-week course that enables students to receive college credit for paid or unpaid work opportunities. This course helps students gain valuable on-the-job work experience while providing practical education, best practices in professional development, and academic guidance through the course of their work opportunity. The combination of practical experience and curricular development empowers students to be more competitive, efficient and valuable employees upon completion of this program and/or their academic program trajectory. The course is ideal for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or seeking career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences such as through an internship. Cooperative Education transforms community businesses, industries, and public agencies into expanded educational training laboratories. Credit is awarded on the basis of learning objectives completed and the number of hours the student trains. Students must create/complete new learning objectives each semester they enroll. Students may utilize their present work sites. More details are available in the Cooperative Education Office, (760) 245-4271, ext. 2281. The office, located in the Academic Commons, is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-6:00 p.m., and by appointment.

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 139  Real Estate Economics  (3.0 Units)  

This course offers a study of the economic aspects that impact real estate values and land use. Included is the government's role in the economy, money and credit, community growth patterns, land use controls, and the economic principles of capitalism. This course is required for the Real Estate Broker's license and meets the educational requirements for the California Real Estate Salesperson's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 140  Real Property Management  (3.0 Units)  

Professional approach to the principles and practices of managing income properties. Topics discussed include leases, rent schedules, collections, evictions, budgets, purchasing, market economics, taxation, maintenance, and record keeping. Elective for the Real Estate Broker's license. Meets the educational requirements for the California Real Estate Salesman's license.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BRE 142  Real Estate Marketing  (3.0 Units)  

A study of principles and processes involved in professionally marketing real estate. Course content includes: communication and marketing skills as practiced within the real estate industry, real estate advertising, target marketing, development of a marketing plan, product knowledge, people knowledge, qualifying both the buyer and the seller, negotiating and financing skills, and closing the escrow. Development of marketing tools including signs, maps, mail-outs and brochures, referrals, forms and media campaigns will also be covered.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only