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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the global leader in real estate, offers a clear pathway to success for independent sales associates.  An innovative leader in the industry, Coldwell Banker’s Education Platform has been named in the Top Ten Educational Programs in all industries in the country for three consecutive years.

We offer a comprehensive education program from pre-licensing through long-term success:

Obtaining Your California Real Estate License

Your career success relies on the strength of your education. That’s why Coldwell Banker Southern California has partnered with Kaplan Real Estate Education to provide you with the best real estate education in the industry! Kaplan has made a commitment to provide you with the highest level of education and support throughout your career.

To receive a sales license in California, three college-level courses must be completed satisfactorily prior to applying for and taking the license exam.  Please see the CalBRE website for full details: 

Through our relationship with Kaplan Real Estate Education, prospective independent agents receive a 30% discount on all preparation materials and courses needed for obtaining a California real estate license.  For more information, click on the link 


SuccessBuilder is a signature program designed for a multi-generational audience.  We provide material and support in office, online and in the classroom.  Our nine-day series in class is focused on helping an independent sales associate develop skills in the fundamentals of growing a viable real estate business.  This includes an introduction to Coldwell Banker, its tools and lead generation and technical systems as well as a practical approach to helping buyers and sellers of real estate achieve their goals.  All of these topics are supported by additional educational sessions in offices and online via monthly webinars and recorded videos.

Technical Skills Training

It is critical for any independent agent to understand the various contracts and documents needed to complete a transaction and to be able to communicate that understanding to the public.  We offer extensive and frequent tutorials on all the paperwork required for the successful completion of a real estate transaction.

On-Going Business Development Programming

Additionally, Coldwell Banker offers a robust curriculum for independent agents at all levels of development.  These offerings are based on basic, intermediate and advanced levels in the following areas:

    • Suggested Sales Skills for Sellers
    • Suggested Sales Skills for Buyers
    • Lead Generation
1. Online via websites and social media
2. In Print
3. Person to person 
    • Transaction Management
    • Video Skills
    • Developing the Luxury Market
    • Developing Successful Habits
    • Business Planning
    • National Designation/Certification Programs
    • Legal Issues
    • Webinars on current issues, technologies, and innovations

Intrigued?  Ready to develop a life-long business for yourself?  Contact Christine Barragan at, to arrange an interview with a local Coldwell Banker office.