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Don't get Hosed: Avoiding Water Leaks - 01/31/12 03:51 PM
Several times a year, my home insurer (Pemco) sends out a newsletter featuring short interesting articles on various safety/money-saving topics related to home and auto insurance. I’m one of those guys who actually reads stuff like that. The 2012 winter issue discusses a poll in which Pemco asked people to guess at the number one cause of homeowner claims.
What do you think accounts for the most claims each year? (Only 14% of the poll respondents guessed right.)
1. Break-ins 2. Fires 3. Windstorms 4. Water leaks
The answer may surprise you: it’s the last item in the list, water leaks. (0 comments)
Test-taking Tips: Don’t Let Distractors Distract You - 01/27/12 12:08 PM
Multiple choice questions are easy, right? But not so fast: while multiple choice questions may seem easier for the average test taker than essay questions, there are certain pitfalls that are unique to the multiple choice format.
One of the most insidious pitfalls of multiple choice questions is that reading the answer choices too soon can influence your interpretation of the question. Educators have a term for incorrect multiple choice answers: “distractors.” These wrong answers are designed to distract you, not only from the correct answer, but also from the question itself. So it’s important that you have a (0 comments)
Book Review: The Death Contingency - 01/25/12 12:47 PM
This month our book review departs from the usual, more serious fare and takes a look at something fun: The Death Contingency, by Nancy Lynn Jarvis (2008). Jarvis has been a California real estate agent for more than 20 years and owns a real estate brokerage in Santa Cruz with her husband. In recent years, she has turned her talents to writing the well-received Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries. The Death Contingency is the first in this series. I’m not normally a fan of the mystery genre, but I found this book to be quite entertaining. Regan McHenry is a Santa Cruz (1 comments)
Rockwell: How long have you been teaching? Brock: I started teaching in 2001, and I’ve been teaching real estate courses since 2007.
Rockwell: What do you like best about teaching? Brock: I enjoy helping students understand and apply new ideas and concepts. I also enjoy hearing success stories from former students.
Rockwell: What is the biggest change that you’ve seen recently in the field of real estate (0 comments)
“I Have a Dream”: The Fair Housing Act - 01/13/12 12:01 PM
If you’re a real estate professional, the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. has a daily impact on your career. We all know that in his life, Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist and a leader of the American civil rights movement. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped lead the 1963 March on Washington. During the March on Washington, King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, in which he called for a color blind America, where citizens are treated equally regardless of the color of their skin.
When he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, King’s fight (0 comments)
Want to Ace the Exam? Explain Yourself! - 01/12/12 12:59 PM
You've studied the course material, taken the practice exams, and jotted down the crucial formulas that must be memorized. And yet, somehow, you still don't feel confident about taking the exam. Why? Perhaps it's because you're aware that you don’t have a full grasp of some of the concepts underlying the test prep questions.
When preparing for an extensive test such as the real estate exam, having a conceptual understanding of a topic is more important than memorizing specific phrases and buzzwords. The best way to determine whether you have that kind of understanding is to explain the concept (0 comments)
Restaurant Review: Sugee’s - 01/10/12 12:33 PM
Today's restaurant review for our Bellevue real estate students spotlights a great place for both breakfast and lunch: Sugee’s Box Lunch Co.
Sugee’s (pronounced “Shugee’s”…as in, short for “Sugar”) is located right across the street from our office complex, but it can be a little hard to find. It's a bit tucked away in a parking lot, but don't give up! This hidden gem is worth seeking out. Their box lunches feature delicious hot or cold sandwiches on freshly baked bread, along with a bag of Tim’s Potato Chips, an adorable baby dill pickle, and a truly delicious chocolate chip cookie. (2 comments)
"I'm Mayhem, and I'm Your Worst Nightmare!" - 01/05/12 04:05 PM
Julia has brought up a very important topic--keeping your clients (and their children) safe when listing their home. We want to help spread the word, and thank you, Julia, for sharing this information! Via Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager Staging Fairfield & New Haven Counties (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes): "I'm Mayhem, and I'm Your Worst Nightmare!"
I like small children. I surf the internet looking for them. I don't have to bother with social networking sites. I can use the MLS. I know if it's a boy or a girl. I know approximately how old they are. I know (0 comments)
Rockwell Institute is a real estate school and publisher since 1974, and we've trained thousands of real estate students in Washington and California. We've learned a lot over the years about getting a real estate license and studying for license exams, and we've often got news about changes in real estate laws and regulations. So we’ll let our writers and instructors share some of their wisdom and pass on the answers to some of our common student questions.
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