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Real estate law, also called property law, oversees the purchasing, usage, and selling of land. The law dictates how people acquire property and what they do with the land they own.
A focused area of law, real estate law oversees who may own and use a specified area of land. Land may have structures, including residential or commercial buildings. The land may be owned by one person and used or rented by another. Land may also be passed from family member to family member through estate planning and may also be bought and sold.
State and local governments have rules and regulations on how land may be used.
Boost your resume by becoming certified. As a real estate paralegal, you may work alongside lawyers or real estate agents to assist with real estate transactions. Purchases may include sales, short sales, foreclosures, and leases. Real estate paralegals may draft documents, file lease agreements and contracts, and prepare closing documents. They may also prepare title information, facilitate communication between lawyers and clients, and prepare descriptions of land.
Prepare to become certified at your own pace in as little as eight months with Ashworth College’s flexible Real Estate Law Career Certificate program. In our program you’ll learn laws that cover real estate that may help you enter the field. Program topics include estates in land, concurrent ownership, landlord-tenant law, lending, deeds, and more. You’ll also take lessons such as
Once you complete the program, you may be required to meet the licensing or training specifications in your state before working. Licensing varies by state.
Start training for the legal field with Ashworth College. Call an Admissions Advisor at or enroll online today.