BILL MANSFIELD

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  • REAL ESTATE Instructor
  • REAL 130, Real Estate Appraisal
  • BBA (Business), National University
  • MBA (Financial Mgmt), National University
  • VOICEMAIL: 760.757.2121 x1362
  • EMAIL: bmansfield@miracosta.edu
Bill Mansfield
REAL 130 Class

William Mansfield was born in New York City during a winter blizzard. He was raised under the sunshine of Southern California beaches. As an educator and author, he has been teaching classes in various real estate topics for over 25-years. He is a recognized authority on the subject with more than 40-years’ experience in the real estate industry.

Mr. Mansfield currently offers both career seminars and pre-licensing qualification courses in real estate appraisal at community colleges throughout Southern California. He teaches credit courses in real estate at MiraCosta College and Mt San Antonio College in Walnut.  He has published a textbook on the practice of real estate brokerage, California Real Estate Practice (ISBN: 0-13-121187-0). He has also authored several e-books: a real estate primer, a hands-on guide for new licensees and veterans needing a jumpstart; a real estate appraisal guide and three books in the Alex Wright Mystery Series - keep an eye out for more! View his website: WilliamMansfieldSeminars.com for current class schedules.

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SYLLABUS LINKS

REAL 130:2527 Spring 2015 (OCS)

REAL 130:2986 Spring 2014 (OCS)

VIDEO LINKS

REAL 130, Bill Mansfield Pt1 Pt2 Pt3 Pt4

REAL 130 Real Estate Appraisal Chapters for first two weeks of semester (PDFs):

BASIC REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL 8e: CH01 CH02

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Teaching Philosophy/Style and Class Management/Activities

I believe my role is to facilitate in the students’ learning experience.  With many years of real world experience as well as in the classroom, I use a variety of methods to assist my students to absorb that which is important and to place that knowledge into the context of what is needed in the real estate business.  Students are expected to complete assigned readings prior to class.  Rather than a review of the textbook through lecture, the class period will involve student interaction guided by the instructor.   This course will be cumulative, meaning students are responsible for information presented in earlier chapters on later quizzes and examinations during the course.