5 Tips: How to Pass the Florida Real Estate Exam

5 Tips: How to Pass the Florida Real Estate Exam

1. Take your time

You have three and a half hours to answer the questions, which means there is no need to rush.

Just take a deep breath and trust your preparation.

2. Read all the darn questions…2 times

It’s too easy to skip over key words in the question. Our brain has this nasty habit of filling in the blanks of sentences when we haven’t even seen every word.

Give yourself a chance of getting the questions right by reading them each 2 times.

3. Read all the darn answers…2 times

Before choosing an answer, even if you are 100% positive it’s right, read through all the choices.

It may be that you have prematurely selected a response that is correct, but there could be another answer that is more correct.

If you fail to read through all the answers there’s a chance you may mark the wrong one.

4. Longer is better

If you come to a question that has you completely stumped, usually the longest choice is the most likely to be correct.

This is not a hard rule of thumb, but rather an indicator to go off of when you don’t have any idea what the answer could be.

5. Treat each multiple choice question as 4 true-false questions

Each multiple choice question will have 4 answers, each of which you should regard as a true-false question.

This will help you ensure that you aren’t missing any details when responding to each question.

In order to learn the information necessary to pass the state exam, you need access to hundreds of sample questions, immediate feedback, and explanations covering the content you’ll see on test day.

That’s exactly what you’ll get with LarsonEd’s Real Estate Exam Tutor, available here for $69.

We also offer a Broker Exam Tutor, which you can purchase here for $89.

About Larson Educational Services:

Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing, and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and online.

Larson Educational Services

13040 Livingston Rd. #12,

Naples, Florida

34105

(239) 344-7510

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Real Estate Photography Tips!

Are you sick of your listing photos looking unprofessional? Can’t afford to pay for a photographer? Check out these simple real estate photography tips to help make your listings sparkle!

To sign up for classes, give us a call at 239-344-7510 or visit our website, LarsonEd.com.

About Larson Educational Services:

Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing, and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and online.

Brad Larson
Larson Educational Services
13040 Livingston Road #12
Naples, Florida
34105
239-344-7510
info@larsoned.com
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Real Estate Job Interview Tips Part 2

Whether you’re a new real estate professional or a broker, you can learn from the brokerage employment process. As a new agent, it helps to know what you can expect from the recruitment and hiring process to better prepare yourself. As a broker, you can improve your recruiting and hiring process to find the best new agents.

Read Part 1 Here!

In our last post, we started to outline some of the common elements of a good job interview. Let’s continue with that list.

Professional Assets

Take time to explain the job in detail and give the candidate the opportunity to sell himself or herself. Questions might include:

“What do you think are your major assets as an employee?”
“What strengths do others see in you?”
“What are your areas that need development?”

Closing

Conclude the interview with a summary and ask, “Do you have any further questions about the job, our company, or anything else we’ve discussed?” A good candidate will have questions prepared for the interviewer, which will allow the candidate to listen to the interviewer sell themselves to him or her.

Selecting a Candidate

Once the interview process is finished, the next step is choosing who to hire. The right person is the one whose knowledge, skills, abilities, goals, values, and expectations fit the job. The right fit for the organization is the one who is motivated, creative, flexible, and will work well in the company’s culture.

Converting all of this to an employment decision requires a quantifiable assessment according to certain established selection criteria. Criteria related to the job and the organization must be established and become the platform for evaluating and selecting a candidate.

Hiring

The person who hires is also the person who fires. The hiring person should be completely committed to the person who is finally selected. The hiring process generally consists of two steps:

  1. The offer and acceptance
  2. The formal employment paperwork.

Once you have followed through on these job interview guidelines, the company and candidate will have both found the right fit for the job. Follow these hiring guidelines to better prepare for your upcoming real estate job interview, no matter which side of the table you’ll be sitting on.

Read Part 1 Here!

To sign up for classes, give us a call at 239-344-7510 or visit our website, www.LarsonEd.com.

About Larson Educational Services:

Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing, and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and online.

Brad Larson
Larson Educational Services
13040 Livingston Road #12
Naples, Florida
34105
239-344-7510
info@larsoned.com
www.LarsonEd.com

What is a SWOT Analysis and How Could It Help Your Real Estate Career?

What is a SWOT Analysis and How Could It Help Your Real Estate Career?

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A SWOT analysis is an honest inventory of your strengths and weaknesses as an agent and what opportunities and threats exist for you (professionally).

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  1. Strengths are your personal assets that can propel you to success. For example, one of your strenghts may be that you have a background in lending and finance.

 

  1. Weaknesses are those personal liabilities that can prevent you from achieving your goals. For example, one of your weaknesses may be that you have little understanding of technology.
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This isn’t a job interview; answer your SWOT questions honestly.

 

  1. Opportunities are environmental factors that are helpful in achieving your objectives. For example, one of your opportunities may be that higher rent prices are causeing renters are looking to purchase real estate as first-time homebuyers.

 

  1. Threats are environmental factors that are harmful to the achievement of your objectives. For example, one of your threats may be that lenders are not financing your buyers.

 

Remember:

Strengths and Weaknesses = internal and personal

Opportunities and Threats = external and environmental

Strengths and Opportunities = Helpful

Weaknesses and Threats = Harmful

 

An honest SWOT analysis can help you better understand where you are as an agent and what you should be doing to improve yourself.

 

About Larson Educational Services:

Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing, and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and online.

Brad Larson

Larson Educational Services

1400 Colonial Blvd. Suite 44

Fort Myers, FL 33907

info@LarsonEd.com

239-344-7510

www.LarsonEd.com

Real Estate Job Interview Tips Part 1

Whether you’re a new real estate professional or a broker, you can learn from the brokerage employment process. As a new agent, it helps to know what you can expect from the recruitment and hiring process to better prepare yourself. As a broker, you can improve your recruiting and hiring process to find the best new agents.

Generally, the real estate employment process will consist of:

  1. Recruiting
  2. Prescreening
  3. Interviewing
  4. Selecting
  5. Hiring
  6. Recruiting

Any brokerage needs to be able to recruit from a position of strength, which is why company image is so important. Recruiting is the process of assembling a pool of candidates for consideration.

That means the company’s business reputation and its workplace environment play a vital role in attracting the best people in the pool, which gives management good candidates to consider. Recruiting, therefore, can begin internally or externally.

Prescreening

The prescreening process is meant to gather basic information in order to decide whether an applicant meets the position requirements. Prescreening is often done with an application, a resume, a brief face-to-face, and a phone call or videoconference conversation.

Sometimes a candidate will be required to answer a few questions that require written answers. This exercise is useful not only for analyzing the content of the answer, but also for evaluating the candidate’s communication skills.

Interviewing

Candidates who make it through the prescreening process will move forward to a formal interview, the most important information-gathering part of the process. If the brokerage hasn’t found any suitable candidates to interview, then it’s better to go back to the recruiting process rather than waste everybody’s time with an interview with a candidate who doesn’t meet the qualifications.

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Best practices for interviews

A good interview will include some common elements that the interviewer will use to find the best candidate.

Introduction

The opening question can be used to put the candidate at ease with an icebreaker. For example, get the conversation going with an easy question such as, “How did you become interested in our company?”

Work Experience

Questions about previous work experience can reveal the candidate’s skills, motivations, initiative, and problem-solving ability. Questions might include:

“What have you done best in previous jobs?”
“How have you handled job-related problems in the past?”
“What are your major work accomplishments?”

Education

Questions about education can reveal the candidate’s level of accomplishment, professional interests, and potential for growth and development. Questions might include:

“What have you learned related to your desired career in real estate?”
“What made you choose to work in real estate?”
“How do you feel about getting additional education?”
“What do you want to learn next?”

Check back next time for part 2!

To sign up for classes, give us a call at 239-344-7510 or visit our website, www.LarsonEd.com.

About Larson Educational Services:

Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing, and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and online.

Brad Larson
Larson Educational Services
13040 Livingston Road #12
Naples, Florida
34105
239-344-7510
info@larsoned.com
www.LarsonEd.com

Get Your License from Florida Insurance School LarsonEd

Remember: LarsonEd is not only your Florida real estate school, but also your insurance school of choice!
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To sign up for insurance classes, give us a call at 239-344-7510 or visit our website, www.LarsonEd.com/insurance.

About Larson Educational Services:

Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing, and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and online.

 

Brad Larson

Larson Educational Services

13040 Livingston Road #12

Naples, Florida

34105

239-344-7510

info@larsoned.com

www.LarsonEd.com

 

4 Leadership Styles to Fit Any Situation

You may think that leadership is fixed and finite–a boss tells people below them what to do, and those people do it. However, as your personal skills change so too will your leadership needs. Likewise, as your team grows and improves, your leadership skills will become more valuable.

A one-size-fits-all approach to leadership may be hurting your real estate business. Here are 4 leadership styles you need to know as a real estate professional and when to use them.

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Directive

Use this leadership style when people are highly committed but not necessarily competent with the given task.

When the task is difficult, and the people performing it are inexperienced or have low commitment, then it’s necessary to give instructions as to how the job should be done. This style of leadership puts a strong emphasis on the task, as well as a low emphasis on the people performing it.

Coaching

When people have some competence relative to the task, but are low on commitment.

When the task is difficult, but the people have some skill they need direction and supervision because of their relative inexperience. They also need support and recognition to build their confidence and involvement in decision-making to restore their commitment (which may have declined because of frustration on the team).

Supporting

Use this leadership style when people are highly committed but have varied competence.

When you have a situation that requires a supporting leadership style the individual’s skill-set has improved, but they still require support to sustain motivation to bolster their confidence. As a leader, you can start to take a backseat, giving acknowledgement and praise when necessary.

Delegating

Use this leadership style when people are both competent and committed.

People who are competent and committed will be able and willing to work on a given project by themselves with little supervision or support. Occasional monitoring allows you, as a leader, to stay informed and ensure that team members have the necessary resources. But, for the most part, this team will be better when left alone.

The better you understand your team, the more likely you’ll be able to use the most effective form of leadership. Utilize these 4 types of leadership to better lead your team in the future.

To sign up for classes, including brokers post-licensing courses, give us a call at 239-344-7510 or visit our website, www.LarsonEd.com.

About Larson Educational Services:

Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing, and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and online.

Brad Larson

Larson Educational Services

 

13040 Livingston Rd. #12

Naples, Florida 34105

info@LarsonEd.com

239-344-7510

www.LarsonEd.com