Prepare to Earn a Real Estate License at A-B Tech through Affordable Classes
A-B Tech Community College is offering a broker prelicensing course to prepare students to pass the real estate license exam at much lower cost than private schools. Real Estate Educator Anne Rasheed, who has nearly 30 years of experience, will teach the 75-hour Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Course, which starts September 9.
“My class is for people who want to get a real estate license,” Anne said. “You can take and pass the class, pass a state exam, and begin a new career with no student debt.” The course curriculum and exam are provided and regulated by the NC Real Estate Commission.
Because A-B Tech is part of the statewide community college system, tuition prices are regulated to keep training affordable for the community the college serves.
The class will cover topics including basic real estate principles and practices, law and contracts, financing, closing valuation, fair housing and real estate laws. Classes will meet for five weeks from 5 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays on A-B Tech’s Asheville campus.
“I enjoyed teaching at the private school, but the class sizes were so big that it was hard to connect with the students,” Anne said. “I had 15 students in my first real estate pre-licensing class at A-B Tech. All 15 students passed the class. Anyone in real estate will tell you that’s extraordinary. With the smaller class size, I can offer students more one-on-one time. The schedule is also appealing to people who have fulltime jobs.”
Anne, a native of Pawleys Island, SC, took a real estate class at night at a community college while she was a senior in high school. “I passed the real estate class and exam and the day after I turned 18, they sent me my license. My first sale was the house I had grown up in.”
After graduation, Anne left to attend Appalachian State University and majored in real estate. She stayed in Boone to pursue her real estate career and bought her first company within a year. She has won The North Carolina Real Estate Educator’s Instructor of the year award and was the first ever recipient of The North Carolina Real Estate Commission’s Billie J Mercer Excellence in Education award.
Later in the semester Anne will teach Real Estate Post 302: Contracts and Closings starting November 4 and Real Estate Post 303: NC Law/Rules & Legal Concepts starting December 2.
“My students have begun baking and bringing food for the entire class,” Anne said. “You have to smile, that’s what puts the ‘community’ in community college. I also watched the students help each other.”
For more information, visit abtech.edu/coned-registration and type “real estate” in the search bar.