Your ticket to passing the real estate license exam
As the housing market begins to recover, jobs are becoming available in the real estate sector and hard-working, competitive people are taking them. Real Estate License Exams For Dummies gives you the information you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent.
In order to become a real estate agent, you must pass the real estate licensing exam. This fully updated and revised edition of Real Estate License Exams For Dummies provides the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, as well as new real estate law for all 50 states.
- Includes four practice tests with detailed answer keys that explain the concepts behind each answer
- Offers proven test-taking strategies and study techniques
- Subject reviews cover all real estate exam test topics, plus sample practice questions throughout
If you're looking to start a career in real estate, turn to the trusted guidance and test-prep help in Real Estate License Exams For Dummies.
About the Author
John A. Yoegel, PhD, DREI, a certified Real Estate instructor and member of the Real Estate Educators Association, teaches a variety of real estate pre-licensing and continuing education courses.
Table of Contents
Part I: Putting Real Estate License Exams into Perspective 5
Chapter 1: Sold! Taking a Glance at Real Estate License Exams 7
Chapter 2: Using Successful Study and Test-Taking Techniques 15
Part II: So You Want to Sell Real Estate: The Job and Basic Laws 23
Chapter 3: The Job: It Isn’t Just Driving People Around 25
Chapter 4: Understanding Agency Law 43
Chapter 5: Knowing the Fair Housing Laws for Selling Real Estate 63
Part III: It’s All Mine: Owning and Transferring Real Estate 77
Chapter 6: Owning It: Estates and Interests 79
Chapter 7: Understanding Forms of Real Estate Ownership 89
Chapter 8: Knowing the Limitations on Real Estate Ownership 99
Chapter 9: Transferring Ownership: Deeds and Title Closing 117
Chapter 10: Giving Up or Losing Property 139
Part IV: A House Is Made of Lots of Paper: Legal and Physical Issues 147
Chapter 11: Contracts 101 149
Chapter 12: Leasing Property 163
Chapter 13: Dealing with Environmental Government Regulations and Issues 173
Part V: You Want How Much? Valuation and Financing of Real Estate 185
Chapter 14: Appraising Property 187
Chapter 15: Finding the Money: Mortgages 211
Chapter 16: It’s So Taxing: Real Estate Assessment and Taxes 237
Chapter 17: Investing in Real Estate 251
Chapter 18: All in the Numbers: Real Estate Mathematics 269
Part VI: You’re Ready to Pick Up Your Pencil: Taking Practice Exams 293
Chapter 19: Practice Exam One 295
Chapter 20: Answers and Explanations to Practice Exam One 307
Chapter 21: Practice Exam Two 317
Chapter 22: Answers and Explanations to Practice Exam Two 329
Chapter 23: Practice Exam Three 339
Chapter 24: Answers and Explanations to Practice Exam Three 351
Chapter 25: Practice Exam Four 363
Chapter 26: Answers and Explanations to Practice Exam Four 375
Part VII: The Part of Tens 387
Chapter 27: Ten Things to Find Out From Your State’s Real Estate Law 389
Chapter 28: Ten Tips to Help You Succeed on the Exam 395
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book contained good information. I actually feel like, I'd be better prepared should I want to pursue a License. I read it just b/c I felt it was good info to know anyway. The major problem I have with this book is the writing style. He seems to introduce everything before he talks about it. This book could be just as useful in about half as many pages should he choose not to Introduce each topic before he talks about it. It made it a very boring read. But again, good info - once you finally get to it. I suggest you use a highlighter so you don't have to re-read so much should you save for reference.
I, not knowing much about real estate, found this of some help. It did help me in passing my real estate exam!!!
I'm not sure what the return policy is on this book; but pages 204-236 are missing. Turn to page 204 and the next page is 268 -- UPSIDE DOWN! Skip past the UPSIDE DOWN pages 237-268 and you get a right side up page 237. Pages 204-236 are missing. I need to find out if I can return this crazy book.