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Beschreibung

Your ticket to passing the real estate license exam

In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must pass your state's real estate licensing exam-and with this hands-on guide, you'll get everything you need to succeed. Inside, you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, plus four full-length practice tests to help prepare you for test day. Before you know it, you'll have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent.

Every year, thousands of Americans make the leap to an exciting, rewarding new career in real estate. If you want to get the best possible score, Real Estate License Exams For Dummies will help you pass with flying colors-and get your new career off to a great start!

  • Includes four sample tests with detailed answer explanations and walk-throughs
  • Covers real estate laws for all 50 states
  • Provides proven test-taking strategies and study techniques
  • Offers a glossary of real estate terms

If real estate is your dream career, this unbeatable, bestselling guide arms you with the skills to make it a reality.

John A. Yoegel, PhD, is a certified real estate instructor and a member of the Real Estate Educators Association. He is the author of several real estate books including Cliffs Test Prep California Real Estate Salesperson Exam and Cliffs Test Prep Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Exam.

Autorentext

John A. Yoegel, PhD, DREI, is a certified real estate instructor and a member of the Real Estate Educators Association. He is the author of the first edition of Real Estate License Exams For Dummies and the Cliffs Test Prep California Real Estate Salesperson Exam.



Zusammenfassung
Your ticket to passing the real estate license exam

In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must pass your state's real estate licensing examand with this hands-on guide, you'll get everything you need to succeed. Inside, you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, plus four full-length practice tests to help prepare you for test day. Before you know it, you'll have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent.

Every year, thousands of Americans make the leap to an exciting, rewarding new career in real estate. If you want to get the best possible score, Real Estate License Exams For Dummies will help you pass with flying colorsand get your new career off to a great start!

  • Includes four sample tests with detailed answer explanations and walk-throughs
  • Covers real estate laws for all 50 states
  • Provides proven test-taking strategies and study techniques
  • Offers a glossary of real estate terms

If real estate is your dream career, this unbeatable, bestselling guide arms you with the skills to make it a reality.

Inhalt

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 3

Icons Used in This Book 3

Where to Go from Here 4

Part 1: Putting Real Estate License Exams into Perspective 7

Chapter 1: Sold! Taking a Glance at Real Estate License Exams 9

Checking Out Licensing and Exam Basics 9

Sign Me Up: Registering for the Exam 12

Knowing What to Take to the Exam and What to Leave at Home 13

Scoring High: Figuring Out How Scores Are Determined 14

Take Two: Retaking the Exam 15

Chapter 2: Using Successful Study and Test-Taking Techniques 17

One Word to Get You Through: PREPARE 17

Trying Terrific Test-Taking Strategies 21

Part 2: So You Want to Sell Real Estate: The Job and Basic Laws 25

Chapter 3: The Job: It Isn't Just Driving People Around 27

Recognizing Those in the Real Estate Business and How They Got There 28

Knowing What a Real Estate Broker/Salesperson Does 30

Understanding How a Real Estate Broker/Salesperson Gets Paid 32

Working Hard: Career Opportunities 33

Property Management: A Special Kind of Career Opportunity 35

Managing a Real Estate Office: You're the Boss, Ms or Mr Broker 39

Working as an Independent Contractor 40

Focusing on Job-Related Laws That You Need to Understand 41

Review Questions and Answers 43

Chapter 4: Understanding Agency Law 47

Becoming Someone's Real Estate Agent: You're Hired 48

Keeping the Faith: The Relationship between an Agent and a Principal 54

Meeting Obligations: The Relationship Between an Agent and a Customer 57

Making Money (No, Not at the Copy Machine) 59

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Ending an Agency Relationship 61

Review Questions and Answers 62

Chapter 5: Knowing the Fair Housing Laws for Selling Real Estate 67

Practicing Fair Housing: The Basics 67

Don't Do It: Avoiding Discriminatory Actions 69

Feeling Safe: Identifying Who's Protected 73

Bending the Rules: Understanding Exceptions to the Law 74

Extra Coverage: Protecting the Disabled from Discrimination 76

Staying Strong: Enforcing the Law 76

Review Questions and Answers 76

Part 3: It's All Mine: Owning and Transferring Real Estate 81

Chapter 6: Owning It: Estates and Interests 83

What Do You Own? Understanding Ownership Terms 83

Estates (Even Without the Castles) 85

Eyeing Different Ownership Rights 88

Review Questions and Answers 90

Chapter 7: Understanding Forms of Real Estate Ownership 93

Real Estate Ownership: A Solo or Group Activity 93

Special Types of Ownership: Cooperatives, Condominiums, and More 98

Review Questions and Answers 100

Chapter 8: Knowing the Limitations on Real Estate Ownership 103

Carrying a Not-So-Heavy Encumbrance: Private Limitations on Property Use 103

Land-Use Regulation: A Major Public Limitation 111

The Government Has Its Say: Other Public Limitations on Property Use 117

Review Questions and Answers 119

Chapter 9: Transferring Ownership: Deeds and Title Closing 123

Doing the Deed: Delving into Deed Basics 123

Getting Closure: Title Closing 135

Review Questions and Answers 143

Chapter 10: Giving Up or Losing Property 147

Fine by Me: Giving Up Property Voluntarily 147

By Force: Losing Property Involuntarily 148

Losing Property Very Involuntarily: Passing Title After Passing Away 151

Review Questions and Answers 152

Part 4: A House Is Made of Lots of Paper: Legal and Physical Issues 157

Chapter 11: Contracts 101 159

Agreeing to Do Something: The Basics of Making a Contract 159

So Many Choices: Examining Types of Real Estate Contracts 162

The End of the Line: Discharging a Contract 167

Breaching a Real Estate Contract 168

Review Questions and Answers 169

Chapter 12: Leasing Property 173

Identifying Who's Who and What's What 173

The Usual Suspects: Preparing a Typical Lease 175

Distinguishing Among Various Types of Leases 177

Breaking a Lease: Types of Eviction 178

Getting What You Paid For 178

Review Questions and Answers 180

Chapter 13: Dealing with Environmental Government Regulations and Issues 183

Deciphering the Federal Government Alphabet Soup 184

Assessing the Environmental Effects of Building Developments 186

This Stuff Can Make You Sick: Examining Environmental Pollutants and Situations 187

Go with the Flow: Water and Waste Issues 191

Review Questions and Answers 192

Produktinformationen

Titel: Real Estate License Exams For Dummies
Autor:
EAN: 9781119370666
ISBN: 978-1-119-37066-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: For Dummies
Genre: Sonstiges Schule und Lernen
Anzahl Seiten: 456
Veröffentlichung: 10.04.2017
Jahr: 2017
Auflage: 3. Aufl.
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 4.9 MB