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5 Things that can make it harder to pass your real estate exam

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Imagine you have completed all the required classes at our real estate school <Hyperlink to https://www.adhischools.com > and now you are in the process of studying for your real estate exam. You’re

Imagine you have completed all the required classes at our real estate school <Hyperlink to https://www.adhischools.com > and now you are in the process of studying for your real estate exam. You’re probably taking our real estate crash course <Hyperlink to https://www.crashcourseonline.com > and are focused on prepping for the test. You can probably tell from our hundreds of 5 star reviews <Hyperlink to https://www.yelp.com/biz/adhi-schools-newport-beach > that we know a thing or two about getting students to pass their real estate exam <Hyperlink to https://www.adhischools.com/real-estate-exam-app >. Still,I wanted to write a quick blog outlining a few things that can actually make it harder to pass your test so you know what not to do. I’ve read some other articles from folks that incorrectly say that the real estate test is purposely and unnecessarily difficult. This isn’t really the case. If you understand the concepts and study you should have no problem passing. I’ve read some other articles from folks that incorrectly say that the real estate test is purposely and unnecessarily difficult. This isn’t really the case. If you understand the concepts and study you should have no problem passing. Consider the below list as you do: Bad Prep Materials or a Bad Exam Prep Program Call me a little biased, but I think that our real estate crash course <Hyperlink to https:// www.crashcourseonline.com > is the best way to study for the real estate test out there. There are alternative products in the marketplace that aren’t California specific or that are written by people who have never even taken the real estate exam. Obviously, the purpose of real estate exam prep material is to increase comprehension of the subject matter.Understanding that most people are on their mobile devices the majority of the time, our team developed an app <hyperlink to https://www.https://www.adhischools.com/real-estate-exam-app > for Android and iOS devices that is second to none. If you don’t have this yet, get it! In the end, prep materials that do not play to your strengths decrease your chances of passing the real estate exam. 2. Too Much Study Time on What’s Not Important One of the common mistakes real estate examinees make is focusing on items not likely to be on the exam. What too often occurs is that folks can get bogged down in the minutia and lose focus on critical concepts and facts. Some call this not “seeing the forest through the trees.” I cringe when students send me articles about how to study for the “math portion” of the real estate test or 50 questions on the history of California. The truth is that there is very little actual arithmetic on the real estate test so spending 15 hours studying how to calculate capitalization rates isn’t going to do much good when there are other topics that appear far more frequently on the exam. The good news about our crash course system <hyperlink to https://www.crashcourseonline.com > is that questions are weighted in the same ratio that the actual real estate exam is. Our system is organized in a fashion that emphasizes primary concepts and focuses your study time in ways that actually matter. The point is that investing too much of your limited time in minutia might not be a good decision. 3. Procrastination Procrastinators of the World Unite! Tomorrow.” People from all walks of life come up with seemingly good reasons to put off studying. These rank among the common reasons people procrastinate. Feeling Overwhelmed Lack of Urgency Lack of Discipline Don’t Like to Study Can’t Choose a Starting Point Giving in to these and other inclinations puts potential real estate professionals behind the knowledge curve. The sooner you crack open the materials and begin learning at a deeper level, the better your chances of passing the test. I would recommend doing all the questions in the training mode of our real estate crash course <hyperlink to https://www.adhischools.com/real-estate-crash-course/california > at least twice before attempting a mock exam. Focusing on our training mode will expose you to all the questions in our system and eliminate any false confidence from a high score on a random mock exam. 4. Failing to Follow a Study Plan Possessing an actionable study guide and plan cures some of the reasons to procrastinate. Of course, potential real estate professionals will need to leverage a study plan in a timely and orderly fashion. Common missteps involve jumping around and prioritizing topics you feel comfortable studying. Such practices are more a lack of discipline than an attempt to gain high-level knowledge. It’s essential to use a study plan designed to build one concept on another. Like many other industries and disciplines, real estate knowledge tasks people with possessing a broad understanding of how things intersect. Rifling through study materials and jumping ahead typically results in fragmented ideas that don’t translate to sound professional skills. Remember to set aside plenty of time before the test to ensure that you don’t feel overwhelmed - This leads me to my final point. 5. Test Anxiety and Last Minute Cramming When I was in high school and college, I would love the adrenaline rush of studying for an exam at the absolute last minute and leaving with a good score. While exhilarating, it’s important to realize that the real estate exam should not be approached in this manner. There is far too much material to only study the night before. A study schedule at least two weeks before the test will help you stay focused and ensure you have ample time to review and understand the material. It’s totally normal to feel a little on edge before the exam starts. Issues such as self-doubt or fear of failure can derail efforts to pass the real estate exam. The good news is that test anxiety does not have to stop you from beginning a new career. TLDR: Learn to Study Effectively Establish a Study Routine Practice Relaxation Strategies Exercise, Eat Well, Hydrate, and Get Restful Sleep Reach out to our office at 888 768 5285 or shoot us a message if you’re having a hard time passing the test. Love Kartik
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What are easements in real estate?

If you are enrolled in our California real estate school , no doubt you would have seen the term “easement” pop up in your studies. Simply put, easements in real estate are the right of

If you are enrolled in our California real estate school , no doubt you would have seen the term “easement” pop up in your studies. Simply put, easements in real estate are the right of one party to travel over the land of another for access. What is an example of an easement? Consider the case where there are two properties adjacent to one another- a front house and a back house. Assume that the only way the owner of the back house can get to their property is by crossing over the front property. The right of the back house to travel over the front house is known as an easement. Who are the parties in an easement? Since the back house has the legal right to travel over the front house for access, the owner of the back house is known as the “dominant” tenement. Because the front house is burdened by the easement they are known as the “servient” tenement. While the simple example of a front house and a back house is the most common type of easement, there are others as well. For example, an electric company might have the right to string wires over a subdivision or a water utility might have the right to lay underground water pipe through an area. These are also types of easements, but they are known as easements in gross. So how do you know if you have an easement? Easements in real estate are almost always recorded with local authorities such as county or city clerks' offices. A title search would reveal easements that cross the property, and would appear in a preliminary title report obtained through a title insurance company. So how does an easement differ from a license? If you are taking our real estate crash course you have seen a discussion around the differences between an easement and a license. A license is a personal right to cross over the land of another held by an individual or entity. Licenses are not associated with the land itself, rather they correspond to an individual. An easement, on the other hand, is an appurtenant right. That is, easements are associated with the real property itself and run with the land. As such, easements are transferred to the new owner upon the sale of the property. Example of a license: I give Betty the right to travel over my land. I specify that this right is exclusive to Betty and it is able to be taken away from Betty. Analysis: This is a license because the right to traverse my property is exclusive to Betty and it not tied to the land. Finally, the right to travel over my land is able to be taken away from Betty hence it is a license not an easement. To reiterate, remember that an easement differs from a license based on the revocability of a license. In other words, an easement that is recorded in the county recorder’s office generally can’t be revoked by the servient tenement. A few ways that easements can be terminated, however, are: Release of the easement by quitclaim deed signed by the dominant tenement. Merger of both the dominant and servient tenements. Restruction of the servient tenement. Abandonment of a prescriptive easement for at least 5 years. But notice in an easement, the servient tenement cannot unilaterally terminate the easement like the grantor could do with a license. In summary, remember that an easement is the right to cross over another’s land for access. This simple definition should help you on the real estate exam . Love, Kartik
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7 Study Tips for Passing Your Real Estate Exam

Student studying for her real estate license exam

Doing well on your real estate exam is the first step to getting your career going. If you are like some of our students, this can be a daunting thing especially if you’ve been out of school for a while.

Doing well on your real estate exam is the first step to getting your career going. If you are like some of our students, this can be a daunting thing especially if you’ve been out of school for a while. It doesn’t have to be. What’s important is that you understand the information necessary to pass the real estate exam. To help relieve some frustration and improve your chances of success, consider these study tips. 1. Review What’s on the Exam Take a few minutes to review what’s on the actual real estate exam. If you were a student of ours, this is outlined for you in your Principles book. Merely having a basic understanding of what’s on the exam can calm a lot of fears for students. The state publishes a percentage breakdown of topics that are tested and our real estate exam preparation website is tailored so the questions are in the same ratio that the government exam is. This way there are no surprises on test day. 2. Create Digital or Physical Notes for Key Concepts As you are reviewing your notes from your pre-license coursework, consider creating notecards or flashcards with key concepts. Write them in a question format with the answer on the back. There are flashcard apps you can use as well if you want to have access to studying on your phone. Also, it’s been proven that the act of physically writing things down can go a long way to help retain information. 3. Read Your Notes If you haven’t done so yet, read through all of the materials you’ve been assigned. Create notes on topics that relate to your real estate exam. It’s a good idea to create notes for topics you are unsure about or very specific elements such as vocabulary terms or other more broad real estate concepts. As you do, remember how important it is to retain this information. It’s not just about the exam, but it is applicable for day-to-day work as an agent. For example, if there’s a topic that is complex to you, look for a real-life example of how this would apply to your career or the work you do. That way, you’ll better understand what to expect. 4. Don’t Reach Out to Practicing Agents I would avoid having long drawn out conversations with other real estate agents. Most of the time, they will say things like “Don’t worry what’s on the real estate exam, you won’t use any of that stuff anyway.” The constant repetition of how academic and impractical the concepts tested are can actually discourage some of our students from properly preparing and studying. While it is true that the real estate exam contains a broad set of topics, all of which are not applicable to every deal, it’s still important to stay focused on the goal of actually passing the real estate exam. If you can’t help yourself, make sure you talk to agents that support you in making key decisions and learning how to navigate complex topics. These agents can give you insight into real-life applications of the material you’re learning. They can also put your mind at ease. 5. Take Several Practice Real Estate Exams It’s important to have state-specific real estate license practice exams available to you. You can find them on our website. Luckily for you, our system is modern and up to date to ensure they include the most recent updates to the real estate test itself. Focusing on our real estate practice exams can point out areas where you need to focus a bit more on your studies. Refrain from taking them one after another. Instead, use them as you study to see areas you should focus on going forward. 6. Understand How To Take Tests While the material you need to pass the real estate license exam is critically important to know, it’s also helpful to have some test-taking skills, especially if you haven’t dealt with high-pressure tests recently. Consider these strategies: Read every word slowly in every question. Sometimes, you’ll miss words such as “if” or “all” – and that can change the answer. Don’t rush through the test. Take your time to read the data and analyze it from a strategic view. Breathe through your test. If you find yourself overwhelmed or under too much pressure, that’s when you know you need to close your eyes, breathe in deeply, and calm your heart rate. Make sure you sleep well in the week leading up to your exam. Don’t binge the night before as that can limit your cognitive capacity later on. Arrive on time for your test. Get a good idea of the layout of the area. You want to feel comfortable. If you don’t know the answer to a question right away, skip it. You can go back to it later. Don’t put too much time into a single question. Don’t rush through the exam. Make sure you take your time and focus. If you’re really struggling with test-taking itself, do a few practice exams in a formal environment, such as in a library or office space. This can help give you some peace of mind. 7. Stay Positive and Upbeat Passing your real estate exam is a step towards starting a new career. It is a lot of work – and that can seem like a big mountain to climb. However, focus on the big picture. This is a career that you are going to love. The more hands-on experience you have, the better your outcome will be. Practicing for your real estate exam can be a very eye-opening experience. This is what you’ll soon be an expert in, helping others to achieve their goals of property ownership. Love, Kartik