2019 Edition

Real Estate Agent License Practice Test

Generally, you can expect that your state real estate agent license exam will consist of 80-100 multiple-choice questions about general real estate concepts and 60-80 questions specific to state licensing laws. Most states administer the tests in two parts, and require that the candidate pass both.

The general part of the exam is broken into several categories, similar to the categories you will see in this sample practice test below.  The sample was written by Karen Bohler, Real  Instructor, Broker and Curriculum Developer. 

For all 300 Questions with complete sections check out the Real Estate Agent License Practice Exam - it will help you pass your State Real Estate Agent License Exam the first time.  The Real Estate Broker Practice Exam is also available.

Real Property Characteristics

1. Personal property that, by its attachment to real property, is regarded as real estate is called _____________.

Real Property Rights

2. What is the main purpose of police power?

Freehold Estates

3. If a person has complete control over their property, and the ownership in the property is not defeasible, what interest does the person have in the property?

Real Estate Ownership

4. Which of the following is the difference between the value of a property and the total amount of liens against the property?

Land Description

5. A metes-and -bounds legal description _____________.

Non-monetary Encumbrances

6. Your neighbors use a portion of your property to reach their guest apartment, which is on their property. As far as you can recall, you never gave them permission to use your property, and you discuss with your attorney the possibility of preventing the neighbors from using your property. Your attorney explains that the ownership of the neighbors' real estate includes an easement appurtenant giving them the right to use that portion of your property. Your property is the _____________.
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Government Restrictions

7. There are no nationwide or statewide zoning laws.

Real Property Liens

8. What is the difference between a specific lien and a general lien?


9. All of the following are agency relationships EXCEPT _____________.

Real Estate Brokerage

10. A broker collects a non-refundable fee from the seller when the listing is signed to cover the advertising of the property for sale. Such a fee is called an "advance fee" and is considered trust funds.

Listings and Buyer Agency Agreements

11. Selma lists her property with XYZ Realty, ABC Realty, and MNO Realty. In each listing agreement, Selma has agreed to pay a commission to the listing firm only if that firm finds a ready, willing and able buyer and a sale is consummated. This type of listing is _____________.

Contract Law

12. The law in all states provides that contracts for the sale of real estate or an interest in real estate are unenforceable unless they are in writing and signed by the parties. What law is this?

Transfer of Title

13. The legal act of transferring ownership, or the intention to have a deed be operative and effective is manifested by _____________ of the deed.

Financing Principles

14. A lender is required under the Truth-in-Lending Act (Regulation Z) to furnish an applicant for a real estate loan with a copy of a _____________. This document must be given to the borrower before the borrower can be obligated to repay the loan.

Property Management

15. _____________ is NOT part of the property manager's responsibilities.


16. Robin rents a unit from owner Joaquin. Therefore _____________.


17. The principal of appraisal that dictates that home values tend to increase when demand increases is the principle of _____________.

Investment Analysis

18. Investing can best be defined as _____________.

Real Property Environmental Issues

19. The process that involves covering a landfill with two to four feet of clay-like soil and planting grass on the soil is the process of _____________.


20. Which of the following is the standard real estate settlement form for federally-related mortgage loans?

21. The illegal and discriminatory practice of _____________ occurs when one person induces another to enter into a real estate transaction by insinuating that the real property values in neighborhood will decline as a result of a member of a protected class buying property in that neighborhood.

Real Estate Agent License Practice Test Kit

Real estate sales agents must be licensed in every state, and licensure is generally earned with the successful completion of an exam. Licensure is granted by the state’s real estate commission or real estate department.  To learn more about licensing and testing, see our Real Estate Agent Test Guide.

Real Estate Agent Licensing Guides by State:

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California Real Estate Agent Exam (CalDRE)

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