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License Renewal

Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.

Designations / Certifications

Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors

Course Calendar

Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.

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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in California

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses

NMLS Approved Education for California Mortgage Licensees

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd

C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members. The next regularly scheduled C.A.R. Business Meeting takes place April 29-May 2, 2024 in Sacramento. 

NAR Meetings

Check out NAR's upcoming meetings and conference schedule.


Learn how to schedule a C.A.R. outreach speaker for your next event and access presentations from previous outreaches.

Virtual Events

View C.A.R's upcoming and past virtual events.

For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

Down Payment Resource Directory Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets Fire Insurance
Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign

For Brokers/Managers

This information is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Office Managers to assist you in supporting your real estate business. 

Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.

Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Multimedia Library

From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

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C.A.R. publishes four magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine

10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started in Real Estate

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Course description:

Playing around in real estate is fun! But it can be a lot more profitable if you know what you're doing. Learn about overcoming obstacles, the pitfalls, joys and confusion you'll face as a new REALTOR® in this new 3-hour course "10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started in Real Estate." Learn the biggest industry secrets, most avoidable mistakes,and find success in an ever-changing business. 



Live or LearnMyWay®:  To register for this course near you, or in an upcoming webinar, visit the Education Calendar. 


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Course objectives:

  • Focus on the most important, profitable activities

  • Turn your weaknesses into strengths

  • Make open Houses more fun and productive

  • Attract clients with magnetic advertising

  • Incubate and convert leads

  • Avoid behavior that kills escrows - and careers!

  • "Be where you are" with technology to grow your business & your personal life


  • Better understand and not be intimidated by the "Perception of Success" in the real estate industry

  • Learn to focus on the most important activities in the business

  • Recognize pitfalls that can occur and avoid mistakes made by most new agents

  • Be able to turn their "greatest weakness" into a strategy even the most successful agent can't compete with

  • Prioritize activities and focus on the more profitable side of the business

  • Learn successful listing strategies that will virtually guarantee success

  • Learn the real purpose of an Open House and how to make them an integral part of their business

  • Understand what a real estate agent really does for a living and how to better manage your time

  • Learn how to avoid behavior that kills escrows and careers

  • Understand how to attract buyers and sellers in advertising that is magnetic instead of promotional

  • Learn how to organize prospects with technology

  • Be able to create realistic activities that incubate and convert leads as well as solidify "customers for life"

  • Understand how to embrace technology to "be where you are" in order to grow your business and your personal life

Who should attend:

New agents who want insider knowledge on real estate best practices.

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