In order to get your Colorado real estate license, you must first complete your required education and pass your real estate exam. This test can be very challenging for many aspiring realtors. In fact, only 50% of people pass the real estate exam on the first try. Failing the exam can be costly, as it requires you to invest additional time preparing and delays your ability to begin your real estate career.
Preparing for such a high stakes and challenging exam can be both stressful and overwhelming, especially if you’ve traditionally never been a strong test taker. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prepare more effectively and increase your likelihood of passing your Colorado real estate exam on the first try. The following tips will help set you up for success and allow you to take your exam with confidence.
This first tip may seem obvious, but the energy and focus you put into your real estate courses will play a significant role in how well you understand the information that will be contained on the exam. Make sure to complete all of your course work, including all assigned reading. Take diligent notes on everything you read so that you can review these notes once you begin studying for the exam.
If you choose an online real estate course, you have the ability to choose the pace at which you work through the course materials. This is a huge benefit. However, it also puts additional onus on you to be proactive about covering everything in the course.
It’s understandable that you may feel compelled to cut corners and skip over certain items if you’re juggling a full-time job and family obligations while working through your online real estate course, but this approach will only make it more challenging to pass your exam. Putting in the time upfront to complete all course work will help you gain a more thorough understanding of the material that will be covered on the exam.
Real estate math is an important component of your real estate exam. This math is not only important for passing the exam and getting your Colorado real estate license, but it will also be used in your daily life once you embark on your career as a realtor.
If math has traditionally not been your strong subject, you’re not alone. Many aspiring real estate agents identify math as their weakness as they study for their exam. Fortunately, you can learn to master these real estate math concepts by putting in additional time practicing the types of problems that will appear on your exam.
When you take Colorado Real Estate School’s online course, we cover real estate math in detail. In addition, we offer a fully interactive online tool with our real estate exam prep course to provide the robust reinforcement necessary to master these concepts.
As you work through your real estate course, take notes on the key concepts being covered. The format of these notes should align with your learning and study style. They can be physical notes in the margins of books you’re reading, digital notes, flash cards, or any other approach that works for you.
As you start studying for the exam, reviewing these notes will be extremely helpful. It will help you reinforce the key concepts from your course work, and this repetition will be critical to your ability to master the subject matter.
While careful review of your notes is an important first step to mastering the information, it’s also a good idea to distill your notes into a cheat sheet that covers the areas where you’re the weakest. This may involve real estate laws, specific aspects of real estate math concepts, or any other item you may need additional help learning.
Make sure to include real estate vocabulary terms on your cheat sheet, as these terms will be referenced throughout the exam. Becoming familiar with industry-specific vocabulary is critical to your ability to pass your real estate exam.
Once you’ve created this cheat sheet, review it daily. This will help drill these terms and concepts into your brain, improving your ability to remember them on exam day.
There’s a tremendous amount of material to master for your real estate exam. Studying haphazardly will make it much more challenging to learn all of this information. To set yourself up for success, you should build study time into your daily routine. This will provide the consistency necessary to develop mastery of such a comprehensive subject matter.
In addition, you should be methodical about your study schedule. This will help you make the best use of your study time and ensure you’re able to retain the information. To do this, split your study time into the following sections:
While diligent daily studying is important, make sure you don’t overdo it. Studying on all your free time and neglecting your personal life isn’t a formula for success. Instead, it will lead to exhaustion and burnout. Make sure you still build in time for exercise, nurturing the personal relationships in your life, and rest. This will help provide the balance you need to get the most out of your study time.
The best way to become familiar with the format of the exam, the style of questions asked, and the way the subject matter material is covered is to take practice exams. In addition to becoming more familiar with the exam, taking practice exams will help you learn how to pace yourself to ensure you’re not spending too much time on any particular section. The more practice exams you take, the more comfortable you’ll become, and the more likely you are to feel confident on exam day.
The best way to incorporate practice exams into your prep routine is to start taking them periodically once you’ve reviewed the majority of material covered in your course work. This provides the consistency you need to become comfortable with the format. It also highlights areas where you’re struggling so that you can focus a bit more on these subjects in future studying.
At Colorado Real Estate School, we have a virtually unlimited supply of practice exams for you to work through. Our practice exams are patterned after the actual license exam and are updated to reflect the most current information being covered.
There’s no substitute for putting in hard work studying for the exam and taking practice tests. But the material covered in your Colorado real estate course is so expansive that it can be overwhelming to know exactly what you should focus your studying on. Taking a real estate exam prep course can help focus your time and energy on the areas that are most important to master for the exam.
You’ll experience a variety of benefits when you take a real estate exam prep course:
The real estate license exam is one of the hardest tests you’ll ever take. Therefore, the courses you take and the prep work you do will be critical to your success. At Colorado Real Estate School, we can provide the foundation you need to not only pass your exam, but also build a thriving real estate career.
Our online real estate licensing courses provide the comprehensive information you need to master the material on your exam. As part of our courses, you’ll receive:
You’ll also benefit from our TruSupport Pass Guarantee™. If you don’t pass the exam on your first try, you’ll receive extended access to our course materials, and we’ll work with you to develop a customized study plan to help you improve your results next time.
You can also supplement our licensing course with our industry leading Colorado real estate exam prep course. Our exclusive Insider’s Ultimate Exam Prep System™ was developed by Colorado real estate agents for Colorado real estate students. They know the exam and what it takes to pass it, and they provide these industry insights to you in our prep course.
As part of our prep course, you’ll have access to our exam cram workshop, a live intensive eight-hour webinar with a highly touted instructor. This workshop provides a deep dive on the topics that are most critical to passing the exam. Our prep course and exam cram webinar can make all the difference when trying to ace the exam on your first try.
Contact us today to learn more about our online real estate courses and our exam prep course.
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