This course covers basic real estate principles and Texas-specific information. Upon completing this course, you will be able to identify the requirements for obtaining a real estate license in Texas and the agency duties and ethical responsibilities that accompany licensure. The course starts with an overview of the real estate careers, focusing mainly on residential brokerage, and giving insights on how to be a successful real estate sales agent. The product that real estate licensees sell is real property; therefore, real property (along with its property rights, interests, and legal descriptions) is presented. The different methods of property ownership are described as well as the contracts used to buy and sell real property. Because home ownership is one of the most expensive assets a person will ever purchase, the concepts and responsibilities of homeownership are covered. Additionally, the information presented will assist students in preparing for their real estate licensing exam.