Real Estate Agent

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Agents perform duties such as studying property listings, interviewing prospective clients, accompanying clients to property sites, discussing conditions of sale, and drawing up real estate contracts. Training includes agents who represent buyers. CSM can prepare you to sit for the Maryland Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam.

BUS-9580 Real Estate Principles and Practices for Salesperson License

This intensive 60-hour course meets Maryland state requirements for pre-licensing education prior to taking the state license exam for real estate salespersons. All topics relevant to the industry and the state exam will be covered in detail. The Maryland Real Estate Commission requires all students to attend all hours of each commission-approved course. Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate may sit for the Maryland Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam. The college does not administer the licensure examination for salespersons or brokers. Upon successful completion of the pre-licensing course, candidates' names will be submitted to Psychological Systems, Inc. (PSI). PSI is the authorized testing service for this exam. PSI will notify qualified candidates of the date, time, and location of the examination via email. Examinations will be offered each regular business day at test centers. Textbooks required.

For additional information regarding licensing, please visit the Maryland Real Estate Commission website at For additional information regarding the exam, please visit the PSI website at or call 1-800-733-9267.

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BUS-9610 Introduction to Commercial Brokerage

This course of instruction is designed for licensed residential real estate salespersons who want to transition into commercial sales or real estate investment opportunities. This course will provide 60 clock hours of classroom instruction on the attributes of income and investment properties and thoroughly delve into the specialized key provisions of identification, acquisition, disposition, operation and marketing income producing properties in accordance with the fiduciary responsibilities pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations. Textbook required.

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BUS-9620 Social Media for Real Estate Professionals

This course for real estate professionals will primarily focus on the highly visual social media tools Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to help real estate professionals build a following based on your beliefs, values, and areas served. In today's competitive market of real estate you have to stand out in more ways than one. Socially connecting with someone that wants you to be their advocate is a very personal decision. At the completion of this course, you will be able to utilize these tools immediately to increase your listings and sales.

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BUS-9630 Property Management

This course will provide real estate agents with the knowledge and skills required to become effective, professional property managers. The course will cover the interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with owners, prospects, tenants, employees, outside contractors, governmental agencies and others in the real estate business that interface daily with the property manager. Students will be taught critical analysis needed to assess the present and future value of a property based on net operating income and construct a management plan that will meet the owner's objectives. Textbook required.

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TEC-5670 Home Inspection Training

This course meets the requirements for home inspection pre-licensure for the State of Maryland as a provision of law under the Business Occupational and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, ' 16-3A-03(1). The home inspection profession has grown rapidly over the last several years. More homebuyers use home inspectors to evaluate the condition of their prospective purchases. This course covers the basics of home inspection as required to be a licensed home inspector in the State of Maryland. These topics include the following systems: structural, exterior, interior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, insulation and ventilation, fireplace and solid burning systems, and heating. Students must also pass a test given by DLLR in addition to successfully completing this class before applying for their license. Textbook required and can be purchased at

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AVN-5010 Introduction to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) are a dynamic, emerging technology that will literally transform industries and have an economic impact of $100 billion over the next four years. This 12 hour Introduction to sUAS -Learn to Fly course is comprehensive, hands-on training that gives you all the vital skills and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally. In addition to teaching safety best practices and piloting skills, you will learn the types of flight systems available, their capabilities, and which one would be best for your use. Drone photography and videography skills, discussion on how drones can be used in business and industry application and how to apply drone technology to bring efficiencies to business will also be discussed. All materials are included in the cost of the class to include a quadcopter with a camera, computer flight simulator, and workbook.

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AVN-5020 Remote Pilot Test Preparation

To legally operate a drone for any business purpose, FAA regulations now require remote pilot certification. This course prepares you to successfully pass the comprehensive FAA Knowledge test, which includes general aviation topics in addition to drone-specific information. Topics covered include regulations relating to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUas); airspace classification, interpretation of sectional navigation charts, operating requirements, flight restriction; aviation weather sources and effects; small unmanned aircraft loading and performance; emergency procedures; aeronautical decision-making and crew resource management; radio communication procedures; physiological effects of drugs and alcohol; airport operation and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures. All materials are included in the cost of the class to include a workbook and 50 FAA sample test questions. Certification testing must be administered at an authorized FAA knowledge Testing Center and is not included in the cost of the class. Hobbyists and students new to drone piloting should precede this course with the comprehensive 12-hour Intro to sUAS-Learn to fly course, which provides all the vital skills and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally.

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