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Pre-License Broker

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Larabee has options! Day classes and Evening classes make it easy for you to fit real estate education into your busy schedule. Check out the details below:

Broker License Requirements:

  • 180 clock hours (6 classes) OR 2 years experience as a salesperson + 60 clock hours (2 classes)
  • Must be 19 years of age

Required Courses:

Broker Licensure prerequisite through Larabee School of Real Estate consists of  Foundation 1:  Principles & Practice. After salesperson classes have been completed you can take any of the remaining classes we offer toward your broker license.

 

Course Descriptions:

Foundation 1: Real Estate Principles/Practices and Foundation 2: Real Estate Finance

The two foundation courses for Salesperson Pre-license covers an introduction into the field of real estate, providing a comprehensive picture of the field of real estate, covering terminology, concepts of real estate law, agency, finance principles & practices, basic math, title, property management, appraisal, leases, investment, listing agreements, fair housing, ethical practices, Nebraska license law, environmental issues, contracts, closings and brokerage.  Each course provides 30 hours towards your Broker License.  Each course may also be used for 9 hours of Salesperson or Broker CE

Real Estate Sales & Brokerage

This pre-license course will assist learners in attaining a solid understanding of legal real estate practices and classic marketing principles and sales techniques from the perspective of the real estate industry.  It will also provide insight into roles and responsibilities from a macro and micro level of a broker.  Provides 30 hours towards your Broker License.  May also be used for 9 hours of Salesperson or Broker CE.

Real Estate Investment

Designed for the student to become efficient in determining appropriate investments to match client or customer’s needs. Various types of investment will be examined with characteristics, which affect gross and net incomes. Students will be working with calculators finding capitalization rates, internal rates of return, discounting, and other areas. Provides 30 hours towards your Broker License.  May also be used for 9 hours of Salesperson or Broker CE.

Farm & Ranch Brokerage

This course is intended for students desiring knowledge of rural real estate in the various aspects of buying, selling and the ownership of rural real estate including tax considerations. Case studies are presented and solved in classroom groups and discussions.  Provides 30 hours towards your Broker License.  May also be used for 9 hours of Salesperson or Broker CE.

Real Estate Property Management

This is intended for students desiring instruction in the management of various types of real estate, either for professional purposes or for managing their own investments.  Provides 30 hours towards your Broker License.  May also be used for 9 hours of Salesperson or Broker CE.

Real Estate Appraisal

An introduction to real estate evaluation, factors affecting value, valuing land and improvements, depreciation and the math of appraisal.  Student appraisal of a single-family dwelling is required for course completion. Provides 30 hours towards your Broker License.  May also be used for 9 hours of Salesperson or Broker CE.  NO CREDITS FOR THE APPRAISER LICENSE PROVIDED BY THIS COURSE.

Nebraska Real Estate License Law

What can or can’t I do as an agent? What can or can’t I say in my advertising? This brand new course is a fresh take on NE License Law. The state laws that govern real estate agents and brokers are put in place to protect the public. Take this course to learn more about your rights and responsibilities to your fiduciary in your day-to-day practice.

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Registration

Registration and payment must be received at least three business days prior to the start of class. Note that all classes require pre-work so please allow ample time to purchase a book, have it delivered to you and time to look over the pre-work required before class. No registrations will be accepted after the class has been closed.

It doesn’t hurt to plan ahead! Look over the pre-license and exam prep schedule online and pre-plan the path you will take to obtain all your class hours. This way, you will not be stuck waiting for the next class or miss an important registration date. Planning ahead can save you time and money!

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be made if you cancel at least 3 working days prior to the start of the class or event.  Any cancellations after 3 working days the school will retain a cancellation charge of 20% of the tuition. Withdrawals will be refunded on a prorated basis if the withdrawal occurs before 50% of the course is completed. A 100% refund will be made if the school cancels the class. Students have the option to transfer their tuition fee to another course for up to 6 months, if the student would prefer that option.  No refunds on materials.

Classroom Attendance Policy

100% attendance is required.  If a class is missed a student is expected to make up that session in an upcoming class in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Re-take Policy

Should you feel the need to re-take a course, the Larabee School will allow you to retake the class for a $25 charge within 30 days of the initial course completion. Should you fail the NE Real Estate license exam and want to retake a course, you may retake the course within 3 months of taking the exam for a $25 charge. After 3 months past your exam date, full tuition for the course will be charged to re-take the course minus the cost of materials.

Winter Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, our cancellation policy follows Southeast Community College’s policy. Communications will be made to local radio, television stations and will be placed on SCC’s website. If SCC cancels classes, it is to be assumed that Larabee School of Real Estate’s classes are also canceled. In the absence of a specific announcement to the contrary, it should be understood that classes will continue as scheduled. If you cannot attend class due to the weather, and we do not inform you of a cancellation, please call us and we will assist you with your options.

Passing the Course Exams

Our students must get 70% on course exams in order to receive a certificate of completion.