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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

For me it was compartmentalizing what answer the exam required as compared to what actually happens in real life! 

Jul 29, 2015 05:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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The hardest part about getting licensed is getting the funds together. The rest is rather easy.

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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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One gets a piece of paper.  Get a reality check.....

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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Passing the exam, most questions have at least 2 correct answers, you have to pick which is "more" correct. Even if you know all the information, it is still a challenge.

Jul 29, 2015 11:45 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Learning all the vocabulary and definitions

Jul 29, 2015 11:34 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Getting your license is the easy part.  Being a successful agent is the hard part!   As for passing the test, read the questions VERY carefully.  They are often worded in a way that will trick you into giving the wrong answer.  

Jul 29, 2015 08:35 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Passing the state text!  It is long and you have to remember so much stuff.   My advice is go to a cram real estate class to help you pass the test.

Jul 29, 2015 07:59 AM
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

It depends on where you live!  States have different licensing and real estate laws.  Some states use attorneys, some don't.  Some tests are fairly easy, others are tougher.  Just like college!

As Susan Emo said, what you are taught in pre-licensing class is not what you practice, unfortunately.  And that is true in every state.

Jul 29, 2015 07:13 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Getting licensed is actually one of the easy parts. Take a pre-licensing course and learn the material.

Jul 29, 2015 06:07 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Passing the test.  Without that you cannot practice. There are only Brokers exams in Illinois.

Jul 29, 2015 05:59 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

State exam

Jul 29, 2015 05:41 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The hardest part.

Here is the reality. All the questions are easy when you know the answers.

Keep taking the sample tests until you know the answers.

There are no short cuts.

The alternative, believing a higher power will show favor upon you.... now that is hard.

Jul 29, 2015 05:25 AM
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Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK
BobHaywood.com

You have to study to pass the license exam.  After licensing, you then take another series of classes where you learn how to sell real estate.  Studying to pass the license test can be tricky...

Jul 29, 2015 04:40 AM