Real Estate Exam Prep - Real Estate Study Guide

Be prepared for the real estate exam with this real estate study guide! Get the best real estate exam prep!
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  • Lectures 45
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

You cannot become a real estate agent without mastering the core concepts of real estate. Truly mastering these concepts will help you pass the real estate exam and make you a better real estate agent.

NOTE: This course is applicable in all 50 states.

In this real estate study guide, you will gain a deep understanding of the core concepts of real estate, prepare to pass the real estate license exam, and put that knowledge to use in a real estate career to avoid common pitfalls and drastically improve your chances to be a successful agent. You will find solutions to issues that veteran agents may find incomprehensible.

This real estate exam prep will cover such advanced concepts as real property vs personal property, types of ownership, types of agency, types of listing agreements, how to figure list price, cost approach to valuing property, descriptions used to define real estate, sales contracts, negotiations, mortgages, mortgage insurance programs, property taxes, and more.

We'll take a hard look at subjects such as fiduciary duties and types of disclosures to protect agents when helping clients buy and sell real estate.

Finally, you'll learn about the various types of closings and how real estate agents are paid.

What you'll learn in this course will help you pass the real estate exam, prepare you for a career in real estate, and help you when you are faced with objections in your real estate career.

What are the requirements?

  • This is not a accredited pre-license course. You must enroll and pass your state's pre-licensing course to be eligible for your state's exam. Each state has a portion of the exam that is state specific. This guide is intended to be a general guide and cover the basics that are consistent with each state.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Pass the Real Estate Exam! Consider this Real Estate 101. The curriculum will cover what you need to know to be prepared for the real estate exam.
  • Included are topics, such as: License Law, Financing, Agency, How to Value Property, Types of Ownership, Negotiations, and much more!

Who is the target audience?

  • If you are about to take your real estate licensing exam
  • If you are interested in learning the concepts of real estate
  • If you are an active agent who needs a refresher
  • If you are looking for real estate exam prep

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Learn about the course: How To Get Into Real Estate And Pass The Real Estate Exam!

Section 2: Real Property Vs. Personal Property

Learn the differences between real and personal property.


Learn about fixtures in real estate.

Section 3: Types of Ownership

Learn the different rights of ownership and the bundle of rights.


Learn about surface, air, and water rights in real estate ownership.

Section 4: Ownership in Real Estate

Learn about freehold estates.


Learn about leasehold estates.


Learn about the different types of ownership in real estate.

Section 5: Selling a Home

Agents can get very creative when searching for listing prospects. They might mail flyers or knock on doors. These are great things. But what about creating fear in sellers to force the sell of a property? This 


Learn about what must be disclosed in a real estate transaction.


Learn about the duties an agent owes to clients and customers.

Section 6: Agency

Learn about agency relationships in real estate.


Learn about the different types of agency in real estate.


Learn about the reason and repercussions of terminating a real estate contract.

Section 7: Types of Listings

So you found someone who wants to sell their property. Now what? This lecture describes the forms used to turn a listing prospect into a client.


Learn about the different types of listing agreements used in real estate transactions.

Section 8: Figuring List Price

Learn the process appraisers use to value property.


Learn the important role location plays in real estate.

Section 9: Cost Approach to Valuing Property

Learn how to use the cost approach in valuing real estate.


Learn how to factor depreciation in real estate.

Section 10: Income Approach to Valuing Property

Learn how to value property using the income approach and capitalization rate.

Section 11: Property Descriptions

Learn about the various descriptions for defining real estate.


Learn about the government rectangular survey in describing real estate.


Learn about the metes and bounds method to describe real estate.


Learn about the lot and block method to describing real estate.

Section 12: Sales Contract

Learn about sales contracts, contingencies and additional items in a real estate transaction.

Section 13: Sales Contracts and Negotiations

Learn about sales contracts and negotiations in real estate.


Learn about equitable title in real estate.

Section 14: Breach of Contract

Learn about a breach of contract and the repercussions in a real estate transaction.

Section 15: Other Real Estate Contracts

Learn about land contracts and option contracts in real estate transactions.

Section 16: Mortgages

Learn about mortgages in real estate.


Learn the differences between mortgages, notes and trust deeds in real estate transactions.


Learn about the various requirements of mortgages and notes in real estate transactions.


Learn about assigning contracts, assuming contract, and "subject to mortgage" in real estate transactions.

Section 17: Mortgage Marketers

Learn about the primary and secondary mortgage markets in real estate.

Section 18: Mortgage Insurance Programs

Learn the basics of mortgage insurance programs.


Learn about FHA loans in real estate.


Learn about VA loans in real estate.

Section 19: Property Taxes

Learn how to determine property taxes and the difference between assessed value and market value.

Section 20: Deeds explained

Learn about the various types of deeds in real estate.


Learn about the requirements for a valid deed in real estate.

Section 21: Closing

Learn about traditional closings and escrow closings in real estate transactions.


Learn about how real estate agents get paid.

Section 22: Conclusion

Thank you for completing the course: How To Get Into Real Estate And Pass The Real Estate Exam!


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Instructor Biography

Jeff Crowe, jeffcrowe.REALTOR

Jeff Crowe, Realtor®, Real Estate Instructor, Owner at jeffcrowe.REALTOR - Teaching Real Estate Licensing Principles

With a background in construction management, I decided to get into real estate. Not long after getting my license, I teamed up with the number one agent in my market and have quickly learned the best practices to becoming highly successful with a real estate career. As a member of a very successful real estate team, I have learned the in's and out's of real estate through 80+ transactions a year with gross commission in excess of $200,000 per year. I serve the North Georgia market where recovery has been slow, but we still exceed our goals from the previous year.

Do you want become a licensed real estate agent?

Do you want to take control of your life?

Do you want to have independence and freedom to work when and where you choose?

Do you have motivation and drive?

You too can become a highly successful real estate agent if you are willing to put in the work. I won't tell you it will be easy. It takes time to build your business. However, I will give you the tips successful agents use to dominate their markets, beat out the competition, and become a top agent.

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