Principles of Real Estate Practice in Arizona

Performance Programs Company

Principles of Real Estate Practice in Arizona contains the essentials of the national and Arizona real estate law, principles, and practices necessary for basic competence as a real estate professional and as mandated by Arizona license law. It is based on our highly successful and popular national publication, Principles of Real Estate Practice, which is in use in real estate schools nationwide.The text is tailored to the needs of the pre-license student. It is designed to

- make it easy for students to learn the material and pass their real estate exam

- prepare students for numerous career applications

- stress practical, rather than theoretical, skills and knowledge.

Principles of Real Estate Practice in Arizona is streamlined, direct and to-the-point. It includes multiple 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’ many years in real estate education.

Note: For students looking for an Arizona exam prep book, we also publish Arizona Real Estate License Exam Prep.  

Table of Contents

Principles of Real Estate Practice in Arizona 

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

Legal Descriptions

Real Estate Contract Law


Listing Agreements

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

Risk Management

Property Management

Real Estate Law in Arizona

Arizona Licensing Law & Regulations 

Easements, Encumbrances, Ownership & Conveyances 

Land & Environmental Laws

Disclosure & Consumer Protection

Regulated Activities & Relationships

Arizona Finance & Taxation Practices

Leasing & Property Management

Other Related Arizona Practices & Laws

Real Estate Mathematics and Formulas

Glossary of Residential Style and Construction Terms

Glossary of General Real Estate Terms


Note: We publish Arizona Real Estate License Exam Prep for students looking for an AZ-specific exam prep book.

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About the author

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.

Kurt Wildermuth is an Arizona Department of Real Estate Certified School Administrator, Certified Instructor, and Associate Broker. He is the owner and director of the Arizona Mountain School of Real Estate in Flagstaff, and has been teaching real estate salesperson and broker pre-licensing courses as well as continuing education classes since 2005. 

In addition to his real estate education expertise, Kurt has taught marketing and communication courses on the university level for more than 25 years. His business experience includes serving as a former vice president of an internationally affiliated public relations counseling firm. As a member of the Real Estate Educator’s Association, Kurt has conducted numerous workshops and seminars in various real estate education subjects, including curriculum development.

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Oct 18, 2017
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