How to Pass the Florida Broker Real Estate Exam

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aloha Kai Real Estate

Throughout the year hundreds upon hundreds of sales associates in Florida attempt to sit for and pass the Florida brokers real estate exam. It is no easy feat. I passed it and it was extremely difficult. It was also mentally and physically exhausting to say the least.

Some have asked me how or what they can do to pass the Florida Broker Real Estate Exam.

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This is my advice:


1. Read and re-read then re-read the textbook. Memorize as much of it as you can. This is the best advice I can give to sales associates. It helped me pass the very rigorous Florida broker real estate exam.

I read the textbook prior to taking the required broker course. That was the first time I read it. I made it a point to read it a total of three times. This is partly due to the fact that English or rather Standard American English is not my first language so I read it a total of three times. I highly suggest.

My strategy was to understand the concepts, theories, and the LAW. I did not focus on practice exams which complicated my thoughts LOL

2. Check out the statistics. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Licensing posts the latest statistics on their website here. This will tell you how challenging it is.

For the month of August 2013 for first-time test takers out of 167 applicants, 88 passed while 79 failed. Or 53% passed while 47% failed.

For repeat test takers, out of 145 applicants 60 passed while 85 failed. Or 41% passed while 59% failed.

Therefore do not feel bad if you failed the first time or the 10th time!

My theory is that they purposefully make this exam extremely difficult to weed out those who really want to be real estate brokers... from those who do not.

Florida Real Estate Broker Exam

 

Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Which brings me to my third piece of advice...

 

3. Never give up! If you want it badly... try it til you pass it. I know some people who took 8 and 10 times respectively. The main thing is that you pass.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Florida broker real estate exam or just want to vent just how difficult it is... feel free to contact me. 

I also passed the State of Washington managing broker exam on my first try so if you would like to know about that one... feel free to contact me :) I took the State of Washington Managing Broker reciprocity exam. That one consisted of a handbook of 61 pages of their state real estate laws. They told me to read it then sit for the exam. THAT was hard LOL

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Jill Penman
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Hi Lana - WOW!  Those are amazing stats!  I have a busniess manager on my team taking a class now.  After each class we talk about what she learned.  Its a great refresher for me...Another tip for passing the exam is to have a good instructor and to utilize all forms of learning, i.e. - listening to a lecture, reading and highlighting the text book and getting real life experience working along side a licensed associate.

September 26, 2013 12:38 PM #1
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Marnie Matarese
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Lana, it took me to tries and it was one of the most difficult exams I have ever taken.  The Sales Associate one was a breeze compared to it and that is the way it should be.  The Broker needs to be very well prepared to run the business side and advise the agents.  Congrats to you!

September 26, 2013 07:19 PM #2
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
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HI LANA .. wow - 8 to 10 times to pass a test - it must be very difficult - but it needs to be!

September 27, 2013 01:02 PM #3
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate

Hi Jill. Yes... I thought it was extremely difficult. I knew going in that it would be based on the latest stats at the time.

September 27, 2013 01:54 PM #4
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate

HI Marnie. I passed on my first try too but it was extremely tough for me. In a way it's good that the State of Florida raised the bar... but it seems very very high... LOL

September 27, 2013 01:55 PM #5
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate

Mahalo e Gabrielle. It is a very tough exam. One of my friends who recently took it did not pass it on her third try. I told her to keep trying... It's so difficult but it can be done.

September 27, 2013 01:56 PM #6
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In state of Texas you must have minimum 900 hours of MCE and minimum 4 years of being active agent before they let you take the broker's exam.

September 29, 2013 11:23 PM #7
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
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Hi Bahman. Thanks. I have friends who are licensed in the State of Texas. They've told me it's rigorous.

September 30, 2013 08:40 PM #8
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I remebr i like it was only last year..well within the past two years. It was a tough exam!

October 01, 2013 11:48 AM #9
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Hi Gary. I thought so too. It was much more difficult than I thought. Glad I overprepared. Congratulations for passing it too.

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