Jason,  in San Francisco, CA

what's the best and most accurate Broker prep school, so that I can pass California Broker exam?

Asked by Jason, San Francisco, CA Wed Aug 22, 2007

okay...so, i have taken the CAL broker exam a couple times now. And I have basically failed each time. I have tried Anthony Schools, I have tried Lumbleau, but still no cigar. I actually received my salesagent licence using Anthony's Schools, on my first try. But The Broker Exam is much more complicated and difficult, and I feel that Anthony's is not the right prep for me, So, I wanted to ask you guys, What do you think is the best prep school to help me pass this Broker test. What would you say is the most up-to-date and accurate program to work with. If I could choose, I rather not go through an extra 2,000 questions that isn't even on the test. So, again, what's the most leanest and accurate guide to passing this difficult exam !? Which School? All suggestions are very much appreciated, thank you in advance.

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Ute Ferdig -…, Agent, New Castle, DE
Wed Aug 22, 2007
Hi Jason. First of all, unless you intend to open your own real estate business, having a broker license does not really enhance your business. I got the broker license out the gate because they let me take the test because I am also a licensed attorney, but if I had not been able to take the broker test in the beginning, I don't think I would have ever gone back to get it as I have no intention to ever open my own shop. I work for Keller Williams where I can have a team of agents working for me without having a broker license. Having said that, I'd like to turn to answering your question. When I studied for the exam, I went through a place called Executive Programs. Their website is http://www.executiveprograms.com/ I truly enjoyed the program and it got me through the test with flying colors (I passed on the first try). I am not mentioning this to brag. The live weekend prep crash course was taught by Minnie Lush, who was not only very informative but also entertaining. Check out their website. I think you'll like it.
Web Reference:  http://www.go2kw.com
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I felt the website was outdated. I use Lumbleau Real Estate School. They been around forever. And you can beat the quality and price. Check them out at http://www.lumbleau.com
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Mike Simpson, Agent,
Thu Aug 27, 2015
I looked around at many schools before I choose Lumbleau Real Estate School. A lot of the school's offer a series of questions, many of them generic to real estate. Lumbleau only does California, so that sparked my interest.

Amazingly after going through the 3,200 questions.. a good handful where on the first 100 question state exam! I was very impressed. Check out http://www.lumbleau.com
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Arpad Racz, Agent, San Jose, CA
Tue Jul 21, 2015
Duane Gomer Seminars is great!
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Robert Rapp, Agent, Petaluma, CA
Mon Jul 20, 2015
Does Kaplan offer this course?
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Stephen kady, Agent, Claremont, CA
Mon Jul 20, 2015
Jason, I was in the same boat as yourself. Salesperson first try with no problem. I bought RETrainers Broker materials and crash course and kept failing. I purchased passpasspass.com and passed the Brokers first time I used that course. One thing I did do is go back after I answered all questions and reread all questions and I felt confident after that. I probably changed about 10 questions, but finally passed.
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Victoria Wit…, Agent, El Dorado Hills, CA
Tue Jan 17, 2012
Hi Jason,

Did you find a crash for the broker's exam. I am looking also!
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CBL Exam Prep, , California
Mon Jan 2, 2012
Hi Jason! We recommend you use our services, and we offer a 100% money-back guarantee. For a fee of $59, our CBL Exam Prep users gain access to our database of broker license practice exams made up of over 2,000 practice questions similar to those on the California State Broker Exam. You can view some of our sample questions by visiting our website: http://www.cabrokerexam.com. We hope this helps - and good luck!!
Web Reference:  http://www.cabrokerexam.com
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Ute Ferdig -…, Agent, New Castle, DE
Wed Aug 22, 2007
Mike. I did not mean to suggest that there are no benefits to getting the broker license. It's just not an essential element to having success and I did not want Jason to feel like he had to have the license to succeed. That's all. Having it is nice even if it's just so you know you were able to pass the test.
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Michael Ford, Agent,
Wed Aug 22, 2007
My guess is that you just need a refresher in test taking tactics... All the services will have very similar materials and the best advice i'd give is to be sure you have access to a live seminar type cram course in the days IMMEDIATELY preceeding your test. The instructor will advise on test techniques and the other attendees will ask some very useful questions. It was the live instruction that made the difference for me i think. I also noted that a few of the questions I saw on the material I used were oddly similar to the test questions...right down to typos and grammer errors.

If they have a few cd's of recorded questions they will be useful, but the habit of taking written practice tests will be a real benefit. Be ready to learn lots of stuff that is useless but will help you on Jeopardy.

As regards the benefit of a brokers license I would disagree with Ute and suggest that having it will give you greater flexibility to be of service to your clients and allow you to be able to disassociate AT WILL if the need arises for whatever reason. It is the ultimate hole card for anyone in our business.
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Artur Urbans…, Agent, Burlingame, CA
Wed Aug 22, 2007
Jason, try http://www.easy2pass.com. Good luck. Getting clients through agent and broker exams in California is everything they do.
Web Reference:  http://www.cimpler.com
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