I'm not trying to be funny here.........but a GREAT book to help you prepare and pass the salesperson exam is "Real Estate License Exam for Dummies". I don't have a super long attention span when it comes to books - when my friend let me borrow the Illinois Salesperson prep textbook, I got through the first chapter before I was bored. I bought the "Dummies" series book in addition to help me understand some of the more confusing topics. It does an AWESOME job of explaining everything to you in simple, easy to understand terms. It's worth the $15-20 buck investment.
The test itself wasn't very hard, in my opinion. For the Illinois test at least, you do have to have a pretty firm grasp on the specificities of some of the topics however. Some of the multiple choice options they give you could ALL be construed as correct, but they want the BEST answer. It's not super easy to use process of elimination. It's a computerized test you will most likely take at a proxy location near your home.
Hope that helps!
"Chance favors the prepared mind!"
If you take the time to attend an exam prep course, you should have no problems passing your license exam. The biggest obstacle that most people find on the exam is it wears you out. If you find yourself on a question that you donâ€™t get right away, mark it and skip on to the next one. If you stay focused on the troubling questions...it will affect your confidence in answering the balance of the questions that you do know.
You can always come back to that one later. Often later questions in the exam can help you answer previous questions..or get you thinking about the right answer.
Best of luck to you!
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Tests vary by state, recommend you visit the Alabama Real Estate Commision interweb site that describes licensing requirements, see below.
They require a 60 hour course prior to taking the test, the course should tell you what's on the test.
Simply stated....if you are prepared, it's an easy and rewarding experience. On the other hand, if you are not.......
Consider referring to the website below for some actual Alabama test question samples.
Hope this helps.