Want to pass the Pennsylvania real estate exam on your first try? Of course you do! But the pre-licensing exam is no joke. In terms of time and mental fatigue, it’s like taking the SAT.
You also won’t find softball questions on the Pennsylvania real estate salesperson exam. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission has made sure the exam is a true test of your knowledge about what it means to be an ethical professional that understands the process of buying and selling property.
If you’ve taken the required real estate education for getting a real estate license in Pennsylvania you’ve got the foundational knowledge to pass. With the tips below you’ll be in a good position to get a passing score on your first try!
Read Through the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for Pennsylvania
PSI is a third-party test administrator that works for the state of Pennsylvania to conduct the real estate salesperson exam. They’ve created the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for Pennsylvania.
The bulletin contains information on everything you need to know about the exam. You’ll learn about:
The requirements for taking the exam.
How to sign up for the exam.
What to bring with you on test day.
What the national and state tests will cover.
Sample questions like those you’ll see on the test.
Passing scores and score reporting.
Pay careful attention to the parts on what the test covers. This section of the bulletin provides valuable study information in terms of how questions will be displayed and the type of information you’ll be asked about.
Practice Long Mental Challenges
Together the national and state portions of the Pennsylvania real estate exam are three hours long. For many people, that’s a mental marathon. Think about it. When’s the last time you sat down for three hours straight working on math problems or writing a thesis paper? Just thinking about it can be mentally exhausting.
You have the option of working at your own pace when you take our online Pennsylvania real estate course. Some people don’t mind sitting through long periods of training in order to get the courses completed quickly. It’s good practice for the pre-licensing exam because it can tell you your threshold for thinking. Knowing when you’re getting mentally fatigued can tell you when you need to take a quick break to recharge.
Prep With a Pennsylvania Employing Broker
Have you already gotten an employing broker lined up? Great! You’ve got an additional exam prep resource. Ask if there’s anyone at the brokerage who can be a study partner. A seasoned pro can help answer questions about real estate practices in Pennsylvania and explain concepts that may not be clear.
If you took the required education with Aceable our experts are also here to answer your questions and provide support as you prepare to take the Pennsylvania real estate exam.
Take a Pennsylvania Real Estate Practice Test, or Two or Three
One thing you can’t do enough of is taking practice tests. Researchers that know a thing or two about studying have concluded that practice tests are the best tool for exam prep. There are three major benefits associated with using practice tests. They:
Help you practice memory recall.
Give you a better idea of which topics you need to study more.
Get you mentally prepared to take the exam.
After taking a practice test you’ll have a baseline that tells you how well you’d probably do if you took the exam today. If you pass the practice test it’s a good sign that you can go ahead and schedule a time to take the exam. But if you don’t get a passing score you’ll at least know you can use a little more study time before taking the exam.
What you don’t have to do is spend more money on extra study materials. At Aceable, Pennsylvania real estate practice tests are part of your course package. Take as many practice tests as you need to figure out what you’ve committed to memory and what you still need to brush up on before the real exam.
Want to know more about being a real estate agent in Pennsylvania? You’ll find guides on how to become a salesperson, broker and Realtor in the Pennsylvania Real Estate Career Center.