Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa (Maricopa Real Estate Co)

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Tamra Lee Ulmer
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Study very thoroughly and also before bed the night before, eat and sleep well before taking the test. Also, SAY A GOOD PRAYER.

Jul 03, 2015 05:19 AM
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Bob Crane
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Dont try to pass it, try to surpass it.

Jul 03, 2015 05:05 AM
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Renee Paray
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I would say to study and take as many practice tests as you can. Additionally, don't tell your friends/associates when you are taking the test as it adds to extra pressure by people wishing you well, etc...

Jul 03, 2015 06:08 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Study all the quizzes in book and know the answers well.  There are also study guide books, if needed, on top of that.  Study the exams.  Highlight the correct answers and read them as facts, until you know them.  Then, take the final chapter exams to see if you know the quizzes.  Do not take actual R.E. exam until you are at least achieve 90% on these chapter exams. 

Jul 03, 2015 06:04 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ I would tell my students that the real estate course is not a piece of cake. If you don't study, you won't pass.

Jul 03, 2015 06:00 AM
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Heidi Kelley
Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge - East Providence, RI
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Study the state laws and regulations throughly.

Jul 03, 2015 05:07 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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Study and pay attention in class.  Honestly, if a person can't pass they have no business representing clients.

Jul 03, 2015 04:59 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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there are no tricks that I know of other than learning the material....verbatum....

Jul 03, 2015 04:44 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
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Study.  Get a tutor if you must.  Take the course again from someone else. Study.  No cake walk.  I passed the first time because I locked myself in the bedroom and studied.

Jul 03, 2015 08:27 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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That RE exam is the easiest step on the way of becoming a realtor, that they will probably do not find practical implementation of anything they learned for test.

Jul 03, 2015 07:48 AM
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Roy Kelley
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The best advice is to apply themselves to their studies or consider another career path.

Jul 03, 2015 06:40 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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I would advise, "Take as many practice tests as possible. When you've aced them all, you are ready for the real thing."

Then, out of a real feeling of obligation I would be compelled to ask, "What is your plan?"  Typically followed by, "We need to talk."

Jul 03, 2015 05:59 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I probably overstudied for it, but I blew through it and in fact, the proctor thought I was sick, I finished so quickly.  No tricks, no advice, just STUDY and know the material backward and forward.  I did the class online, took every quiz and every test over and over until I scored 100% on each of them every time.  There is no secret formula, just know the material and it's a breeze.

Jul 03, 2015 05:20 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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Keep studying. Learning never ends in this business.

Jul 03, 2015 09:47 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I would recommend they take any cram courses which will give them tips on the make up of the questions and help them pass.

Jul 03, 2015 06:53 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Take the prep course, study the answers, and be prepared. There are no tricks. You just have to put the effort in.

Jul 03, 2015 05:27 AM
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Michelle M. Arnold
Keller Williams Realty Yuma - Yuma, AZ
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Study your vocabulary!!

Jul 05, 2015 02:02 AM
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Stefan Winter
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Study and just do it, if you don't make it the first time at least you know what to expect.

Jul 04, 2015 03:43 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Study and do lots of practice tests. Knowing how to take test is the best secret I can share. That will increase the pass ratio immensely.

Jul 03, 2015 01:40 PM
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Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
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I really don't "study for an exam"; rather, I study to UNDERSTAND the material.  What good is a canned course, if it does not equip one for a career.  I would read a paragraph or section, and question "why is this important?"

There are lists and details that require rote memorization, but "WHY is the information RELEVANT?"  

After learning the material, I would take practice tests, primarily to see if I understood.  I spent time reading definitions, and reviewing math formulas.  I found the flash cards helpful, as well.

Jul 03, 2015 12:44 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Tammy -- practice exams ----- over and over and over again.  

Jul 03, 2015 10:01 AM
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Eric Zetterholm
Coldwell Banker Commercial King - Asheville, NC
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Take a prep course and study hard!

Jul 05, 2015 08:24 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I would tell them to study or take a cram course for the test.  I tookt the test 30 years ago and trust me it has changed since 1984.

Jul 05, 2015 04:50 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I have no tips and tricks to share to this question. It's really a matter of attending classes, learning the material, and taking the test. Take a few practice tests that are often available in textbooks. There's no magic bullet to passing a test.

Jul 04, 2015 09:35 PM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Thanks everyone. Some great advice for folks. Sounds like the #1 recommendation is to study, then study again.   :-)

Jul 04, 2015 03:32 PM
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I think people who are eager to learn can be much more successful. I've heard that people who have a mentor or someone to work under before they start their business are seven times more likely to succeed than those who don't.

Jul 03, 2015 03:56 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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The Indiana State Test is really big on vocabulary. I always suggest they have that down pat.

Jul 03, 2015 02:16 PM