Failed TX Real Estate Exam- National portion

Asked by Kellie Rettig, Grapevine, TX Sat Nov 16, 2013

Hello, took exam today, passed state, failed national, (by three questions!). I can't reschedule with PSI until they update system, on the candidate information when I registered there was a content outline for the exams, I don't know if the content outline will remain the same or change for a retake, and I want to start studying again now. Anyone suggestions on studying for a retake? Thank you in advance...

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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Sun Nov 17, 2013

Failed? One only fails when they give up........what you are experiencing is an opportunity to take your level of knowledge to an even higher level.

Also, it's a fact that people that have to work harder to meet with success often have the work ethics that take them to the highest levels.

Good luck,

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Thanks for making this statement. I too passed the state and failed the national. I will keep your statement in my memory bank:-)

Flag Fri Jan 27, 2017
What 30 hour class do you have to take if you failed the National 3 times? Passed State first time but blew national by 1-2 questions each time...very frustrated! Now says have to take 30 hours of classes to sit again... Which ones?
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Kellie Rettig, Agent, Grapevine, TX
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Hello, I don't know if everyone who answered my question will also see this, but I wanted to thank you guys. I re took the test and passed now ! Glad to be on my way , thanks everyone....

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good luck to you!!
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J, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Mon Nov 18, 2013
It can be discouraging, however, lots of folks fail the first time around and sometimes the 2-3 time around when taking the various RE exams. The tests can be obscure and misleading. I passed all exams on the first take, however, I did find that the practice exams and online information was much easier than the actual RE exams. Please try again and I wish good luck.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Exam will always change when you retake it ... keep studying the materials you all ready have. Good luck.. if you are interested in joining an agency after you pass contact me.

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I too am trying to find out which extra courses are needed, cant seem to get any answers. I also failed the exam 3 times which makes me more determined to fight this an beat it! But need to know exactly what i need to take any help would be appreciated Sarmstrong.
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Sat Nov 16, 2013
"national" portion?

by that do you mean "Federal" in Fair Housing and Anti trust laws?

would pretty much expect that to be part of any exam

Better luck next time!
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Thank you, it's the exam broken up, one part for state laws for Texas, and one for the national exam. I don't know if they have always broken it up this way, but I am studying away for re test on Saturday !
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James Suhr, Agent, Arlington, TX
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Congratulations on Passing the Exam!! Good luck with your new Career.
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Thank you
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DELETEMatthew…, , San Antonio, TX
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Congrats! Good Luck!

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Don Maclary, Agent, Virginia Beach, VA
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Find a local school that sells a study disc with practice exams on it. when you can pass 4 practice exams in a row take the real one again.
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Mon Nov 25, 2013
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sun Nov 17, 2013
So sorry. I would suggest reading more materials or like Dixon suggested take more mock exams. Champions could probably help but there's no guarantee of passing the exam regardless of what schools you go to. I also think the exam will be different.

Just don't give up, in no time you'll pass!

Best of luck,
Susie Kay, Realtor®
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Akil Walker, Agent, Upper Marlboro, MD
Sun Nov 17, 2013
3 questions, aw man, that sucks! The good news is that you are very close. I concur I would recommend taking a prep exam to maybe ease the nerves and get you ready!

Best of Luck
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Lisa Bills, , Dallas, TX
Sun Nov 17, 2013
The tests are different. There is a prep class and I would take that if you haven't already.
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Dixon Wong, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sun Nov 17, 2013
That was so close.

You can try some Mock Exam. I found that was the most helpful way to prepare for the exam.

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Steve Johnson, Agent, Spring Branch, TX
Sun Nov 17, 2013
You should keep studying and go ahead and start talking to various brokers to see several things. What is your split on commission. What additional fees may be required per month. Most important is do they have a trainer / mentor who can help get you started. Passing the test is the beginning, having a good mentor and knowing your brokerage is key. Good luck with your test and God Bless.

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Amanda Chris…, Agent, Fort Wayne, IN
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Sorry to hear about that Kelli! I would just say to study a little more and take it again. Good luck to you!
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Duong Nguyen, Agent, Richardson, TX
Sat Nov 16, 2013
I once used a test prep software from Compucramp to pass the NMLS Loan Officer license. I think it's worth the try.
Duong Nguyen
RE/MAX Associates of Dallas
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DELETEMatthew…, , San Antonio, TX
Sat Nov 16, 2013
I would suggest taking a prep class. Each test is different. The rust ions not always be the same. Prep class is the way to go. Good Luck!
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Thank you , and thanks for the laugh "rust ions".. Gotta love auto correct...
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
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Sun Dec 15, 2013

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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Don - too late with your advice....... read what was shared just below - she retook it, and PASSED THE TEST!!

It helps to read a few posts before responding!
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Ask at someplace like Champions.
The way I understand it is that there is a pool of questions, so each test might be different. The test you take and I take might have different questions.

I would think the same basic outline would endure. Things like surveys don't change, ethics cant change that much, math doesn't change, etc.

Unfortunately I have no knowledge of how this works, but I would think the schools would...or maybe the testing center itself if you could find the right person, or maybe TREC.
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Thank you very much !
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DELETEMatthew…, , San Antonio, TX
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Rust ions should be questions. Autocorrect fail.
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haha I was trying to figure out what the heck "rust ions" were! :)
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