What Is a FL REAPP ID and Other Common Questions About The Florida Real Estate State Exam

What is the FLREAPP ID? And where can I find it?

The FLREAPP ID is an ID number that Pearson Vue uses.  Once you are approved to take the Florida real estate exam, you will receive an email from Pearson Vue.  In that authorization email, you will find the FLREAPP ID.

If you have been approved by the DBPR, but do not have this number, you will need to register with Pearson Vue by phone.  They can look you up by your social security number.

 

If I fail the Florida real estate state exam, when can I retake it?

In theory, you can take it again the next day – there is no wait period.  Realistically, it will be a few days. Much like scheduling a doctor’s appointment, you can’t always call and get an appointment tomorrow.  What’s important is that there is no wait period and you will be able to take the exam within a few days.

 

How does the DBPR know that I took the prelicensing class?

Florida real estate schools are not required to notify the DBPR of completion of the prelicensing class.  You, the student, are required to give them your certificate.

 

Please note that neither Karen Climer nor Demetree School of Real Estate have any affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate.  My father, Ron Climer, started Climer School of Real Estate.  He sold it in 2014.  It was recently acquired by a large national corporation.

By |2022-02-01T12:36:53-05:00November 30th, 2021|

What Questions Do People Miss The Most On The Florida Real Estate State Exam?

The pass rate for the Florida state exam is dropping.  For August 2021, it dropped to 38%.  I obtained a list from the Florida Bureau of Education and Testing that had some tips for real estate students.  In other words, these are the areas that most people are getting incorrect right now…

Helpful Study Hints for Instructors and Examinees

  1. Know that Chapter 720, F.S. is the Florida Law that deals with Homeowners’ Associations.
  2. Review expenses that are deductible on federal income taxes for a principal residence.
  3. Review Chapter 475.612, F.S., and that Florida Law prohibits real estate licensee from referring to a comparative market analysis as an appraisal.
  4. Know that the income capitalization approach is the primary approach in appraising income-producing properties.
  5. Review street paving assessment; remember to calculate only the owner’s half of the paving assessment, so this would require the candidate to divide the total share of the cost in half.
  6. Review the definition of an easement in gross and that this particular easement benefits the company that owns it.
  7. Have candidates review the formula for Interest on Assumed Mortgages.
  8. Review the definition for an option contract; candidates seem to have difficulty on whether the option contract is a bilateral versus a unilateral contract; we require that they know it is a unilateral contract.
  9. Review the definitions for Special Purpose Deeds (i.e. personal representative’s deed, guardian’s deed, committee’s deed, and tax deed).
  10. Review purchase money mortgage and that the mortgage is taken back by a seller from a buyer.
  11. Review the definitions of separate property versus personal property.
  12. Review the definition of a notice of noncompliance and that the DBPR may issue it for a first- time minor violation by a licensee.

If you don’t know what some of this means, check out my cram class.  I think it’s the best state exam review in the state.  If you don’t believe me, just check out what my former students say about it.

Please note that neither I, nor anyone in the Climer family, has any affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate.  My father, Ron Climer, sold the school in 2014.  You can find us at Demetree School of Real Estate in Orlando, Florida.

 

By |2021-12-17T05:12:17-05:00September 13th, 2021|

Five Reason People Fail The Florida Real Estate Exam – And What To Do About It

How difficult is the Florida real estate exam?  The majority of people think it is very difficult.  In fact, according to Pearson Vue, 41% of the 3,706 people who took the exam in July 2021 failed it.  Of the first-time takers, the results are a little better – 48% of first-time takers passed the exam.

I would say there are five reasons people fail the exam…

1. A language barrier – If your native language is not English, it is going to be more difficult. I wish I had a suggestion for this, but the reality is that the test is offered in English and Castilian Spanish.  If neither one of those is your native language, you are going to have to study more.

2. Studying the wrong material – If you are watching videos from someone in California and the person teaching the video does not have a Florida real estate license, they are an actor. If you are studying to become an actor, many of these videos provide very good examples.  If you are studying to pass an exam, I wouldn’t watch them.  This is the material that Karen Climer recommends.

3. Not studying enough – Unfortunately, there is no shortcut for learning anything. You can buy all the right study material, but you also have to use it.  You can have the best teacher, but you still have to apply yourself.  A good real estate school will help you study the material.

4. Accepting that failure is inevitable – I am amazed at the number of people I met who before they take the exam have already decided that they will have to take it several times. They say things like, “I know most people take it 3-4 times, so I’m just taking it to see what it’s like.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to fail.”  What’s funny is that the same people who will spend 3-4 hours taking the exam for “practice” don’t want to study for 3-4 hours.

5. Blaming their failure on the exam – “The exam is designed to trick you,” they say. This is unequivocally inaccurate.  The exam is designed to ensure “minimal competence.”  That is in the Florida Administrative Code.  Florida is a state that historically has less regulation and wants people to get jobs.  We are not in the business of making it difficult to get a license.  The victim-mindset of blaming the exam or the questions for your failure might make you feel better, but it is not going to lead to success on the exam or in the industry.

If you are looking to pass the Florida real estate exam the first time, enroll at Demetree School of Real Estate.  Our only goal is to help you get your real estate license and get started in a real estate career in Florida.

 

Please note that neither I nor anyone in the Climer family has any relation to Climer School of Real Estate.  My father, Ron Climer, sold the school in 2014.  It has since been sold to a large corporate conglomerate based in Minnesota.  If you are looking for Karen Climer, you will find me at Demetree School of Real Estate in Orlando, Florida.

By |2021-08-20T10:02:45-04:00August 5th, 2021|

When Can I Take The Florida Real Estate State Exam After I Review The Exam?

PearsonVue, the company that administers the Florida Real Estate State Exam, offers a service called the review or playback.  If you fail the exam, you can schedule an appointment to review your exam.  They will show you all of the questions that you answered incorrectly and tell you the correct answer.

You don’t get a print out.  You can’t write the answers down to take them home and study.  But you do have three hours of study time at the test center, where you can review those questions.  The people who do this, usually think it is beneficial.

If you plan to review the test, I would recommend you take the full three hours and treat this like a study session.  Since you can’t write the questions down, you won’t remember them from one quick reading – treat it like a study session and take the full time.

The biggest reason people tell me that they don’t want to do this is that they were told you have to wait 21 days to retake the exam after the review.  This is incorrect information.  You can take it again very quickly (based on availability).  You can only have one appointment on the books at a time.  For example, you can’t have a review scheduled on Monday and a test scheduled on Tuesday.  However, after you review the test on Monday, you can call and try to get it scheduled for Tuesday.

Why do people say you have to wait 21 days to take the exam?

When you review the exam, you have 21 days to appeal a question.  For that reason, the online registration will not allow you to register again for 21 days.  However, if you call Pearson Vue at 888-204-6230, they can override the 21-day waiting period over the phone.  To override the 21-day waiting period, you have to waive your right to appeal.

Please note that Karen Climer has no affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate.  Karen’s father, Ron Climer, sold the school in 2014.  It has changed hands again.  If you are looking for Karen Climer or Ron Climer, we are both at Demetree School of Real Estate.

By |2021-08-20T10:03:31-04:00May 26th, 2021|

Is The Florida Real Estate Exam Difficult?

Today, I received the statistics for the number of people who passed the Florida real estate exam in 2020.  These statistics are published by Pearson Vue.

Here are the highlights…

  • Most people (51%) pass the exam the first time they take it. This is not the huge majority, but it is still more than half.  I hear people say, “I heard everyone takes it 2-3 times.”  That is simply not true.  Most people take it once.
  • The test scores are broken out between people who took it at the test center or people who did the online proctoring. The overall pass rate is not significantly different.  However, the first-time pass rate varies widely between the two test formats.
    • First-time takers using the online proctored test pass at 47%.  First-time takers at the test center pass at a 53% pass rate.  (That is huge.  The test center is probably a better environment than your house.)
  • Of the people who eventually passed the exam, 64% passed the first time. To be clear, there are many people who take it and never pass – they eventually give up.  But of the people who ended 2020 with a real estate license, 64% of them passed the first time they took the state exam.

If you want to be in the 51% who pass the first time they take the Florida real estate state exam, enroll in Demetree School of Real Estate.  If you don’t believe me, just listen to what our students say:

  • “I loved my instructor.  She was very hands-on.  She left no student behind.  If I needed additional help on any topic, she took time to make sure the topic was known before moving on to another.  She even would double back to be safe you were okay.” – Pamela Caldwell, student in the sales pre-licensing class
  • “Karen’s funny ways of remembering material is the best learning approach I’ve ever experienced.” – Taylor Rivera, student in the sales pre-licensing class
  • “Karen is extremely knowledgeable.  I loved the class since day 1.  I am highly impressed with the course and grateful that I chose Demetree.  Highly recommend.”  – Fernando Santiago, student in the pre-licensing class

And here’s a few testimonials from people who took their pre-licensing class elsewhere, then discovered Demetree School of Real Estate for the weekend state exam review class:

  • “Having taken the pre-licensing exam elsewhere, this class was a 100% improvement.” -Betty Beardsley, student in the weekend state exam review
  • “Karen was great!  She made sure I understood the question/answer before moving on to the next question.  I learned more in these three days than I did in my 63-hour class.  I wish I would have taken the 63-hour course with Karen at Demetree School of Real Estate.” – Kim Breeden, student in the weekend state exam review
  • I wish I had taken my pre-licensing course with Karen.  I learned more in her exam review than I learned in the online pre-licensing course I took elsewhere (with a different company). – Casey Shipman, review class student

Please note that I have no affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate.  My father, Ron Climer, sold that school in 2014.  Today, you will find me (and Ron too) at Demetree School of Real Estate.

By |2021-08-20T10:05:54-04:00January 5th, 2021|
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