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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8 Strategies to Ace the Alberta Real Estate Exam

Raman Gakhal shares the exclusive 8 Strategies to Ace the Alberta Real Estate Exam.

Today, we will look at some simple but effective strategies to pass your Alberta real estate exam in the first attempt.

Ever wondered, how to understand and memorize the difficult 500-Page Real Estate Manual with no expertise in the Real Estate Industry?

Alberta Real Estate School is here to help you! 

8 Simple but Effective Strategies to Ace your Alberta Real Estate Exam

We will look at specific tips that you can apply on the exam day so that you can go in there feeling very confident and you are able to ace that exam in no time. We will take a look at eight strategies to ace your Alberta Real Estate Exam. These are the strategies for the actual exam day.

Make sure you get some sleep the night before

It is very important that you come into the exam refreshed so that you can put that focus and attention on the exam.

Know where you are going

These exams are not held at the Real Estate Board or at a RECA location. Usually, they are held at approved examination centres. So, you want to make sure that you know exactly where you’re going, you have the address, and the directions for where you’re going and also the room number that the examination centre is in.

Usually, these exams are held at university or at the colleges, and you want to make sure what room to go in, what building to go into. Otherwise, you could be wasting a lot of your time trying to find the right place. So, make sure you have the room number, as well as the address of the examination centre prior to leaving your house.

Arrive early

Many times you may have to go to a different location to pay your examination fee or a different room to pay your examination fee than where the exam is being held, so you want to make sure that you ask that question either when you book your exam, or you allow yourself an extra half an hour or so in order to do the paperwork and get that stuff taken care of. So, make sure you allow that extra time to make the payment and do the paperwork before going into the exam. Give yourself an extra 30 minutes.

Read the Questions carefully

And when you are in the examination centre, make sure you read your questions carefully. Sometimes they will try to trick you with the questions. They can change a few words that can make a world of difference in terms of answering the question.

For example, they may say, what are the responsibilities owed to the clients from a real estate agent, or they can say, what are the responsibilities of the clients owed to the real estate agent?

Now there are just a couple of different words that have changed in this, but the question becomes a very different question, and the answer will be different as well. So, make sure you read the question carefully and pay attention to exactly what they are asking before you go to your answers.

Apply the Process of Elimination

Now if you do not know the answer to a question, apply the process of elimination. Generally, there will be a couple of options that will be completely wrong, so you can just mark them out and then you will be left with a couple of options that would make sense.

And then, just go with what makes sense most. So just think through it logically and see what makes the most sense to you and go with that option. And markdown these questions that you’re not sure of.

Markdown any Questions you are Unsure of.

Get a scrap of paper, or if they do not offer that to you, ask for scrap paper and a pencil and markdown these questions as you are going through so that once you are done with your exam, you can come back and review.

But it is very important that you keep going and you are not spending too much time on these questions that you are not too sure about because you will have time left at the end of the exam, and you can come back and review them.

And sometimes you will find that the questions that come later in the exam can give you some help in answering these questions. So, it is important to just mark them down, pick an answer through the process of elimination, and just keep going.

Time Management

Time management is very important. So, you will have 100 questions that you will have to answer and three hours to answer these questions. That allows you just over two minutes to answer a question. So, keep that in mind as you are going through your exam.

Make sure you don’t take too much of your time answering any particular question, and you just keep on going so that you’re able to finish your exam and then you will have time leftover to come back and review your answers.

Review your answers

Make sure you do review your answers because the ones that you may have picked before can change based on what you see later in the exam because it may trigger something, or the answer may be given in one of the following questions.

So, make sure you go through your exam one more time and review all the answers that you have provided, and if anything needs to be adjusted, you can adjust that. But if you are not sure, just go with your gut and pick the one that you feel is the right answer. But do not spend too much time or stress over it too much.

Now, generally, as I said before, you will have three hours to complete the exam, and you have 100 questions. Most people generally get it done in about an hour and a half. So, you have plenty of time left to review your questions.

But it’s best to come back to those and mark down the questions that you’re not sure about rather than spending too much time in the middle of the exam on any particular question. But do make sure that you do review your answers before you hit that submit button.

We hope you found this article helpful and get a deeper understanding of the tactics to follow to pass the Alberta Real Estate Exams in the first attempt.

If you have any questions or would like to get further information, you can always call us at 587.936.7779

Good luck with your Real Estate Studies!

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