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Essential Package

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$ 260
  • Courses + Exam Prep with over a thousand questions and concept explanations.
  • Complete 135-Hour Course
  • California Exam Prep
  • Instructor Support
  • 12 months Access to Course
  • Exam Application Assistance

Career Package

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$ 350
  • Most popular package to learn and pass the state exam on the first try!
  • Complete 135-Hour Course
  • California Exam Prep
  • Live 1-day Webinar Crash Course with Hot Questions
  • Instructor Support
  • 12 months Access to Course
  • Exam Application Assistance

Premier Package

(Save $131)
$ 440
  • Courses + Exam Prep along with three textbooks for those who like to take notes.
  • Complete 135-Hour Course
  • California Exam Prep
  • Live 1-day Webinar Crash Course with Hot Questions
  • Three Physical Textbooks (No Shipping Fee)
  • Instructor Support
  • 12 months Access to Course
  • Exam Application Assistance

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Why Choose Chamberlin?


100% satisfaction is our goal. Try the courses for 30 days, and if you are not satisfied, we will process a refund. There is no risk for signing up!

Accredited School

Chamberlin is accredited by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) in California for both pre-license education and continuing education. DRE Sponsor No. S0692 and CE Sponsor No. 6354.

Instructor Support

All pre-license students are assigned a “Personal Instructor” to answer content-related questions. Instructors are licensed real estate professionals with real-world experience.

 Oakland, California Area And Real Estate Overview

Oakland, is a city that pulsates with diversity, creativity, and a real estate market brimming with opportunities. The Town, as some locals call it, is an enticing place to live, with distinctive neighborhoods that define the city’s character. It’s a happening atmosphere that can propel a real estate agent toward success. Here are some factors that attract residents to this dynamic Bay Area community and its interior neighborhoods.

Cultural Kaleidoscope: Oakland stands as a vibrant mosaic of cultures, attracting individuals who appreciate diversity. From Chinatown to the Fruitvale District, residents can immerse themselves in an array of cultural experiences, festivals, and celebrations.

Art and Innovation Hub: Renowned for its thriving arts and entertainment scene, Oakland boasts a spectrum of galleries, theaters, and music venues. The city’s commitment to creativity fosters an environment where residents can engage with local artists and explore innovative expressions.

Breathtaking Scenery: Nestled alongside the picturesque San Francisco Bay, Oakland offers stunning waterfront views and access to outdoor havens like Lake Merritt and Redwood Regional Park. Nature enthusiasts find solace in the city’s diverse landscapes.

Foodie Paradise: Oakland’s culinary scene is a gastronomic adventure, with diverse dining options reflecting the city’s cultural richness. From gourmet restaurants to food trucks, residents can savor a world of flavors without leaving their neighborhood.

Economic Opportunities: Proximity to San Francisco and its tech-centric economy makes Oakland an attractive location for professionals seeking career growth. The city’s thriving job market includes opportunities in technology, healthcare, and various other sectors.

Oakland’s Unique Neighborhoods:

Downtown Oakland: The heart of the city, known for its historic architecture, bustling businesses, and vibrant nightlife. Residents enjoy easy access to cultural events, theaters, and a variety of dining options.

Rockridge: A charming residential area with tree-lined streets, Rockridge is renowned for its upscale shops, cozy cafes, and a sense of community. The neighborhood’s proximity to BART makes it a convenient choice for commuters.

Temescal: An eclectic neighborhood known for its artsy vibe, Temescal features a mix of boutiques, galleries, and trendy eateries. Its community-oriented atmosphere appeals to those who value local businesses and creative expressions.

Montclair: Nestled in the hills, Montclair offers a suburban feel with stunning views of the Bay. The neighborhood is popular for its family-friendly environment, excellent schools, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Steps for Real Estate Agent Success in Oakland

Local Expertise: Successful real estate agents in Oakland possess in-depth knowledge of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Understanding the unique characteristics of each area helps agents match clients with properties that align with their preferences.

Community Engagement: Building relationships within the community is essential. Successful agents actively participate in local events, support neighborhood initiatives, and establish themselves as trusted advocates for both buyers and sellers.

Tech-Savvy Approach: Given Oakland’s proximity to the tech hub of San Francisco, real estate agents benefit from embracing digital tools. Leveraging online marketing, social media, and tech platforms can enhance an agent’s visibility and outreach.

Cultural Sensitivity: Oakland’s diverse population requires real estate agents to be culturally sensitive and adaptable. Understanding the unique needs and preferences of clients from different backgrounds fosters trust and successful transactions.

Networking Skills: Building a robust professional network is crucial for success. Real estate agents in Oakland should connect with other professionals, including mortgage brokers, contractors, and local business owners, to create a collaborative ecosystem.

Common Questions

Age – You must be 18 years of age or older to be issued a license.

Residence – A California resident and no paperwork is required. If you are an out-of-state resident, you need to fill out a Consent to Service of Process From (RE 234) with the California Department of Real Estate.

Honesty – Applicants must be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a license.

Education – Must complete three approved pre-license real estate courses:

    1. Real Estate Principles
    2. Real Estate Practice
    3. One Elective course for you to choose.

The minimum time to complete courses according to the Department of Real Estate (DRE) is 18 calendar days per course.  The minimum time to complete three courses would 54 days from your enrollment date.

The maximum time allowed for completion of your course is 1 year from the date of enrollment. Completion of the course means taking and passing the course final examination.

The Department of Real Estate (DRE) allows you to take a final exam 18 calendar days after enrollment. Three courses are required, so the minimum time to complete all three would be 54 days. 

After three courses are complete, an application must be submitted to the DRE to take the state exam. It can take 6-8 weeks for an application to be approved, and then you can choose a test date & time provided by the DRE.

The maximum time allowed by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) for completion of your courses is 1 year from the date of enrollment. Completion of the course means taking and passing the course final examination.

Chamberlin allows the maximum of 1 year. Many schools only allow 6 months to complete courses and then charge you an extension fee. Look for this when doing your research and choosing an education provider.

Yes, all Chamberlin California courses are approved by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE). Once completed, and you have applied with the DRE, you are eligible to sit for the California Real Estate License Exam. Approval # S0692

  • Access courses 24/7 from any device
  • Course progress is saved as you go
  • Each course has 15 chapter quizzes which are 10 questions each. (You must pass with a 60%)
  • You CANNOT take the final exam until all quizzes are complete.

How the Final Exam Works

  • 100 multiple choice final exam
  • You must pass with a 60%
  • 2.5 hours to complete

If you fail the Final Exam you are eligible to take it again immediately. We recommend going back and studying the course before re-trying. If you fail a 2nd time you will need to wait 2-1/2 weeks (18 days) before re-taking the Final again and will need to also re-take the quizzes. This is a DRE regulation.

Yes, California pre-license courses are open book for the final examination.

There are numerous jobs which require a CA real estate license that many people don’t know about. Some of these include:

  1. Residential Sales Agent
  2. Commercial Real Estate Agent
  3. Referral Sales Agent
  4. Property Manager
  5. Real Estate Broker
  6. Business Broker (Sell businesses)
  7. Sales Assistant
  8. Leasing Agent
  9. Real Estate Instructor
  10. Real Estate Transaction Coordinatoor
  11. Real Estate Consultant
  12. Real Estate Investor (Single Family, Apartments, etc..)

No, these courses are designed for beginners just entering the real estate profession or switching from another career. The most successful students we see follow the Chamberlin outline of courses, exam prep, and crash course to earn their real estate license on the first try.