This is WHY you should Join Alberta Real Estate School

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Are you ready to become a Real Estate Agent or Mortgage Associate in Alberta? One of the questions we often hear is “why should I choose Alberta Real Estate School?”

Alberta Real Estate School passing grades are the highest of all the course providers in Alberta. In addition to that, the marks that our students get are the highest too. One of the reasons why our students do so well in the final exam is because at Alberta Real Estate School we are truly committed to our students’ success. Having said this, we are the best Real Estate School in Alberta! Look at the following charts provided by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA):

Fundamentals of Real Estate course in Alberta
Practice of Residential Real Estate in Alberta
Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage in Alberta

In these charts, you can see the names of course providers, exam attempts, success rates, and average scores from students. If you want to explore these statistics further, visit RECA’s official website.

Now let’s take a sneak peek and go behind the scenes and see what Alberta Real Estate School students see when they join our courses:

1. Students support 💪

We are here to support you; we’re just an email or a phone call away. If you need help with anything, please feel free to email your questions to our support email or call us during business hours. We have a Facebook group where you can ask questions as you are going through the material. We also have bi-weekly Q&A Sessions. In the Q&A sessions, Raman answers questions about course topics or concepts that aren’t clear to you. Please make sure that you use these valuable support tools.

2. Course materials 📒

The course is set up in a way that supports people with different learning methodologies, choose the one that works best for you. Make sure that you complete the slides and unit quizzes, those are the requirements for passing the course. In addition to that, we have given you PDFs. If you like to learn by reading and writing on paper, you can download the PDFs and make your own notes. We also provide videos. Videos are optional, but we highly recommend watching them, as Raman explains the many concepts, giving you a deeper understanding. Secondly, she points out concepts that are important to learn to prepare for the Alberta Real Estate final exam. Make sure that you pay attention to these important topics.

3. Access Exam Prep Materials 📑

We have summarized notes in point form, so you don’t have to go through the entire course material again, focusing on things that are important to know before you take the exam. We have also added extra questions for every unit, important topic review videos, and PowerPoint slides with concepts you need to know.

4. Mock tests 📝

We have 3 timed mock tests that have the same structure as RECA’s final exam. You will receive the same number of questions and they are timed for three hours. Once you complete the test, you can go back and review your answers. These answers have explanations to help you learn the concept in case you missed it during the course. 

Watch the following video to dive in behind the scenes:

At Alberta Real Estate School, we equip with the necessary skills future Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Associates in Alberta. Pass your Alberta Real Estate exam on the first attempt.

Check out the list of courses we have for you:

Fundamentals of Real Estate

Fundamentals of Real Estate Exam Prep Course

Fundamentals of Real Estate Mock Test

Practice of Residential Real Estate

✅Practice of Residential Real Estate Exam Prep Course

Practice of Residential Real Estate Mock Test

Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage

Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage Mock Test

For more information, you can give us a call at 587-936-7779. We are open Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5pm MST.

💯 We train tomorrow’s top Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Associates in Alberta!

5 Mistakes Students Make when preparing for the Alberta Real Estate Exam

Alberta Real Estate School Tutor, Raman Gakhal discussing the 5 most common mistakes that students make when preparing for the RECA Exam.

If you’re a prospective real estate agent, then one of the first steps to launching your career as an agent or broker is to pass the Alberta Real Estate Exam. Whether you’re a good at exams or not, there’s no skipping this step.

As a result, you may be wondering, “Just how hard is the Alberta real estate exam?” The answer depends on how well you do your exam prep.

Well, to be thorough, real estate exams in Alberta are designed to be difficult to pass, so they can weed out people who are not going to be skilled agents. Though the pass rate varies based on the state exam, they hover around 60% across the province. This means about half of the people who take a state licensing exam do not pass.

The Alberta real estate exam is a challenging test that takes the right preparation to do well on. Yet, to get your real estate license, you must pass the state exam for a real estate broker or agent. Right preparation is the key. Preparation includes doing the right things as well as NOT DOING THE WRONG THINGS.

Have a look at the video below –

Today, we will discuss the 5 most common mistakes that Students make while preparing for the Alberta Real Estate Exam.

[1] Assuming that the Exam is Easy

Now many of us come into the real estate field or are willing to get the real estate license because we are interested in real estate. The industry seems so tempting, beneficial, and interesting from a bird’s eye view. So, we decide to make a career out of that short term interest. Now the problem is as we come into this field we may think that we have experience and we know what’s going on in the market or we know how to buy and sell properties.

Also, therefore we may have the impression that the exam is easy. But that is a mistake the reason the exam is not easy is because the courses are based on teaching us about the Real Estate Act. Although, when we talk about the real estate act there are a lot of technical things that we need to understand. It’s a law that needs to be studied efficiently. When you are attempting the exam, there are different types of question that require different efforts to pass through.

For Eg:

  1. Definition Questions: They are based on the concepts that are specific to the Real Estate Industry. Terms like Broker, Real Estate Assurance Fund, Personal Property, etc. belong to this section. If you understand the meaning of the term, only then you will be able to answer the question.  
  2. Technical Questions: These include topics with Math Calculations and detailed concepts that a common man may have never heard of before. Topics like How to Calculate IRR, Incentive Calculation, Mortgage Installment Calculation, etc. require through practice and understanding.
  3. Scenario Questions: What are Scenario Questions? These are questions that give a specific scenario or a situation to deal with hypothetically and let’s you decide how you would handle such a situation as a Real Estate Professional. These questions may seem tricky. Thus, a thorough understanding of the course that you are taking is a must. These questions put you in a real-life situations and make you learn how to deal with each of the scenarios.

[2] Waiting till the Last Minute to Study for the Exam

We have seen students that come to us when there’s two months left to finish their course out of the 18 months. Last minute pressures and procrastination at the start can lead to anxiety. It basically means that the time allotted for preparation was not well-utilized. RECA Courses or any other Provincial Real Estate Exams need preparation with time and efforts to get good scores. It is not a study that can be completed within weeks if you are an amateur in the industry.

The Exam is designed to be difficult to pass so that students take efforts to study the minute details and information necessary for the real estate industry.

A course includes various types of topics that are extensive and take time, efforts, and consistency to complete. For Example, the first most basic Course – Fundamentals of Real Estate includes 10 Units with different number of Sessions covered in each of them. Have a look at the table below that shows all the Units with Number of Sessions for each of the Units included:

[3] Taking too long to go through the course

When we start the course, we study hard for the initial period. By the time we get to dig more, the excitement wears off. Although, the courses are big and time-consuming, showing consistency in studies can create a big difference.

One of the most common mistakes we see in our students (this is based on personal experience with real cases) is that they study without any help, which takes them too long to complete and then they delay the exam as they are too tired of completing the hefty course materials. Big study notes require management, planning, and consistency to follow up on the earlier topics along of proper understanding of each of the topics to not go in the wrong direction. If there is a huge time-lapse between your preparation and the exam, you need more time to again revise all the topics thoroughly to retain all the understanding once again, which we usually tend to avoid.

[4] Memorizing Questions and Answers

When it comes to studying, we start off well but then we tend to drag through the hefty course notes by RECA and the interest seems depreciating. This could be because we directly try to memorize the concepts without completely understanding them.

For Example, calculation problems need to be solved with understanding of the question as well as the calculation required to solve the question. Have a look at the video where our Tutors explain the compete Calculation of IRR using a Realtor’s Calculator. Until you don’t understand the theory behind the calculation and why does the steps make sense, you will not be able to do it. You cannot memorize stuff without understanding them.

We have seen students memorize Quiz and Practice Questions with solutions to prepare for the exam. Again, memorizing without understanding the concepts will not serve well. The exam is designed to test the understanding of our knowledge of the real estate concepts we have learned. Thus, the questions will be different from the quiz questions and tricky enough to give us a mind churn.

[5] Focusing on the Wrong Topics

The RECA Notes are big enough to confuse any student and makes it difficult to gauge what is important and what is not. This is where you might require some help and support. Based on our experience and expertise in the industry, Alberta Real Estate School gives weightage to important topics from each of the courses to help save time and energy from unimportant topics.

For eg, for Fundamentals of Real Estate Course, we have the following Exam Weightings for the RECA Exam –

Avoiding these common mistakes can help you pass the difficult RECA Exams in the first attempt.  These will help you to plan your studies as well as the exams with a better understanding of the topics involved. You can anticipate accurate results when you are aware of these small details while you are preparing for the Alberta Real Estate Exams.

Guidelines on niche topics with our Expertise . For Eg:

How to Change the Class of Real Estate License

Join Alberta Real Estate School for expert help with understanding the concepts of Real Estate and getting uncommon and detailed tutoring sessions summarized as per your needs. Get our personalized Notes designed to get you through the Real Estate Exams in the first attempt! Visit our list of Real Estate Tutoring Sessions for details.

If you have any doubts for Exam Preparation of any of the real estate courses or topics, reach out to us directly at 587.936.7779.

We Hope you found this information useful. Stick to us for more updates.

Happy Realtoring!!

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Where to Take the Alberta Real Estate Exam?

Video by Raman Gakhal explaining in detail as to Where do we take the Alberta Real Estate Exam

In order to become a Real Estate Agent in Alberta, you have to pass the Alberta Real Estate Exam issued by RECA. RECA is the governing body for Alberta’s Real Estate Market; it stands for Real Estate Council of Alberta.

RECA is the authority behind the residential real estate, commercial real estate, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage industries. RECA helps licensees ensure they’re competent, ethical, professional, and valuable to consumers. It does this through education standards and licensing, information and regulatory compliance resources, as well as ongoing compliance initiatives.

Get the key takeaways of the blog through this short video –

Normally, you would expect to take the exam at the real estate board, but that is not the case. In this article, we will look at the different options for taking the real estate exam and what are some of the things you need to keep in mind as you show up to take your real estate exam.

Once you have gone through all the materials, you will get the permission to write. Attached to the permission to write, you will also find a list of all the RECA-approved exam centers.

You will get your booking link for each center, your phone number that you would need to call, and the email where you need to email them to book your exam. With each exam center, you will get the address as well as the room number you need to go to write the exam.

Make sure you go to the correct exam centre that you want to go to when you are booking your exam because you do not want to end up at the wrong exam centre and you can lose your spot to write the exam.

Learn how to Pass the RECA Exam in the first attempt with the help of Alberta Real Estate School. 
  1. Calgary: Bow Valley College, NAIT, SAIT, St. Mary’s University, and the University of Calgary
  2. Canmore: Bow Valley College
  3. Drayton Valley: NorQuest College
  4. Edmonton: MacEwan University, NAIT, NorQuest College, University of Alberta
  5. Fairview: Grande Prairie Regional College
  6. Fort McMurray: Keyano College
  7. Grande Prairie: Grande Prairie & Area Association of Realtors (GPAAR)
  8. High Prairie: Northern Lakes College
  9. Hinton: Hinton Learning Centre Liaison and Grande Prairie Regional College
  10. Lethbridge: Lethbridge College
  11. Lloydminster: Lakeland College
  12. Medicine Hat: Medicine Hat College
  13. Peace River: Northern Lakes College
  14. Red Deer: Red Deer College and Sylvan Learning Centre

All these places are RECA-approved but they are not owned by RECA. So, you must make sure you reach out to each place and make sure they have room for you to write the exam as well as a proctor available for you to be able to write your exam.

Each of these exam centers has different exam fees so make sure when you reach out to them you ask them how much the fees will be and how you would pay these fees when you get there. RECA does not collect these fees. They must be paid directly to the exam center.

Alberta Real Estate School specializes in giving excellent tutoring and quality education with unique techniques that helps you Pass your Alberta Real Estate Exam in the first attempt. See Why Alberta Real Estate School Differs from others of its kind.

If you would like some extra support in preparing for your Alberta real estate exam, you can call us directly at 587.936.7779.

Good luck with your Real Estate Studies! Stay in touch.

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