-make it easy for students to learn the material
-prepare students for numerous career applications
-stress practical, rather than theoretical, skills and knowledge.
It is more streamlined, direct and to-the-point than other books. It includes more learning reinforcements. It has a student-oriented organization, both within each chapter and from chapter to chapter. Its examples and exercises are grounded in the authors’ fifty combined years in real estate education.
Table of Contents of the 5th Edition
The Real Estate Business
Rights in Real Estate
Interests and Estates
Encumbrances and Liens
Transferring and Recording
Title to Real Estate
Real Estate Leases
Land Use Planning and Control
Real Estate Contract Law
The Brokerage Business
Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate
Real Estate Market Economics
Appraising and Estimating Market Value
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Investment
Real Estate Taxation
Ethics: Laws and Practices
Real Estate Licensing and Regulation
Real Estate Mathematics and Formulas
Glossary of Residential Style and Construction Terms
Glossary of General Real Estate Terms
Note: For some states, we have state-specific versions of Principles of Real Estate Practice. We also publish the Real Estate License Exam Prep (RELEP) Series of exam prep books.
For over forty years, Stephen Mettling and David Cusic, PhD, have operated Performance Programs Company, one of the nation's most successful custom training organizations specializing in real estate program development. Mr. Mettling and Dr. Cusic have jointly written over 100 books, courses, and custom programs in all facets of real estate for some of the country’s largest organizations including the National Association of Realtors® and its many Institutes.
Mr. Mettling has also served as vice president and author for the country’s largest real estate training and publishing organization. Under various capacities, he has managed the acquisition, development, and sale of national real estate textbooks and publications, as well as directed the country's largest affiliated group of real estate schools.
Dr. Cusic, an author and educator with international real estate training experience, has been engaged in vocation-oriented education since 1966. Specializing in real estate training since 1983, he has developed numerous real estate training programs for corporate and institutional clients around the country.
So, if you want a truly rapid review resource, Real Estate Math Express is for you. No frills, no lengthy explanations…..just key formulas, definitions, corresponding examples and practice questions.
Real Estate Math Express can be broken down into 3 major parts:
The math formulary is the section that introduces each major real estate math topic and its corresponding formula(s). Real Estate Math Express covers numerous topics ranging from basic math to capitalization rates to prorations and finally to closing cost calculations.
Once the math formulas have been mastered, there are over 110 sample questions for you to practice with. Each question has both an answer and an explanation of the correct answer at the end of the book.
For additional real estate licensing materials, please check out our Principles of Real Estate Practice and Real Estate License Exam Prep (RELEP) Series.
National Principles & Law Key Point Review (45 pages)
Real Estate Math Key Formula Review & Practice (20 pages)
National Practice Tests (500 questions)
Sample Exam (75 questions)
We know the real estate licensing exam can be tough, and very nerve-wracking to prepare for. That’s why we created the Real Estate License Exam Prep (RELEP) the way we did. Since we have been managing real estate schools and developing curriculum for forty years, we know how all this works – or fails to work.
First, RELEP is comprehensive in that it contains both key content review and testing practice. RELEP’s national key point reviews are a succinct compression of tested national principles and practices that comprise the national portion of state license exams from coast to coast. Our content is drawn from our own national textbook, Principles of Real Estate Practice – one of the most widely used principles textbooks in the country. Thus the breadth and depth of the law reviews and test questions reflect the topic emphasis of the three major testing services for the national portion of the state exam.
A word about the test questions… RELEP’s testing practice section consists of ten national practice tests and one sample test. The practice tests are roughly 50 questions in length and the sample test is 75 questions. The questions are direct, to the point, and designed to test your understanding. When you have completed a given test, you can check your answers against the answer key in the appendix. You may also note that each question’s answer is accompanied by a brief explanation, or “rationale” to further reinforce your understanding.
Your particular study and testing practice strategy using RELEP is up to you. But to fully exploit its comprehensive content coverage, you should try to review and memorize the key point reviews as much as possible. Then you should make every effort to take each exam, review your mistakes, and re-read the key point reviews that cover your weaker areas.
One note of caution is also in order: this National edition of RELEP does not contain state laws and practices applicable in your state of residence or where you intend to get your license. Therefore you will need to study state-level laws given to you by your prelicense school in order to pass the state portion of the state exam. While we are in the process of adding state-level materials to our RELEP series we still have a ways to go. So, until we have state review materials for your state, we give you this publication – a total-coverage review and practice resource of the highest quality for the national portion of the state exam.
Now that we’ve have been straightforward with you, a second word of caution. Don’t be fooled by other national prep books – that contain no state-level materials – that advertise you will pass your state exam by learning and reviewing what’s in their publication. You won’t. It is absolutely essential that you develop a comprehensive understanding of both national and state laws and principles in order to pass your state’s license examination.
While RELEP is as comprehensive a national prep text as it gets, in the end -- as your prelicense course hopefully informed you -- it’s all up to you. It still takes hard work and study to pass. But we have done our best here to get you ready for the national portion of the state exam. Following that, the most we can do is wish you the best of success in taking and passing your state exam. So good luck!!
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