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6 Tips To Help You Pass Your Real Estate Exam

Updated on August 1, 2014

Passing the state exam for a real-estate license is no easy task—it takes tenacity, initiative and resolve to even get to that point. If you have a strong work ethic, enjoy social interaction and have good communication skills you’re half way there. Though one’s education in real-estate doesn’t end with passing the state exam, getting that exam behind you is absolutely necessary, of course. Here are some suggestions you might want to consider to increase your chances of passing that all-important state assessment!

1: Seek Out Insight:

It’s a good idea to speak with agents who have taken the state exam within the last 6 months or less. Tests will change so secure the most updated information as possible.

2: Find Updated Guides:

Real-estate study guides are only as good as the accuracy of their information. Tests change due to continual changes in the real-estate field; and that means study guides have to keep up, as well. Check the publishing dates on any guides you have and make-sure they are as current as possible.

3: Focus on Text Book and Workbook Questions:

When you have your textbook or workbook, read over the study questions for each chapter before you actually begin your study of a particular chapter. Focus on the questions provided since they will, most likely, give you a ‘heads-up’ concerning what will be on the final exam. As you read, jot down the main points within each section of each chapter as you go, in addition to highlighting pertinent material. Make sure you put the main points in writing so you can easily refer to them, on demand. Once a chapter has been read, be able to answer the chapter questions with ease; and if you’re not sure about a question or two, make sure the answers are located so all questions can be answered with confidence.

4: Partner With A Classmate:

Studying can be an excellent time to partner with a classmate. He or she can write 10 questions that cover a specified chapter while you do the same with your own questions. Quizzing one another is a great way to glean additional information; and discussing aspects of what you both have learned can be a true morale booster.

5: Focus On The Final Exam, Only:

There are a million and one things that could be running through your head and it’s easy to get off-track feel overwhelmed, but thinking in stages will keep our sanity! For now, focus only on passing your state exam and eliminate thoughts of ‘so what will be on my agenda once I pass the test?’ Right now, you don’t have the luxury of thinking too far ahead, other than prepping for the state exam. Any appropriate study materials you have are fine, but invest your time with taking a pre-exam prep course. Even if you don’t pass the first time, some courses offer re-training at no cost.

6: Create Flashcards That Prompt You:

Flashcards are a wonderful way to absorb copious amounts of information, especially if you are a visual learner. Things such as terms, places and dates etc. can be jotted down, one at a time, per card. If you are able to draw a quick sketch of a term, for example, you will end up associating that sketch with the term and its meaning. Your mind will make an ‘imprint’ that will be easy to remember during the actual test.

Once the state exam is passed, you’ll need to work with a real estate broker to become an official agent. Until you work with a broker, you will hold an inactive real estate license. As soon as you get employment via a broker, you can file to get your license moved to active status.

There is so much to take in isn’t there? But don’t lost heart, since it will be worth all your efforts. Your study’s for the real estate field provide career opportunities that have unlimited potential for income; and good money can be made if you’re willing to put forth the effort it will take.


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