Texas Real Estate Exam - Practice Questions, Locations, & Pass Rates

Texas Real Estate Exam - Practice Questions, Locations, & Pass Rates

We understand that preparing for the Texas Real Estate Exam can be stressful. This licensing test is the final barrier between a hopeful real estate professional and their dream job!

With an average real estate salary at $61,720 in Texas, it is no wonder why real estate has become such a popular career choice.

To become a real estate agent in Texas and represent buyers and sellers in the real estate transaction process, a candidate must complete the following steps, including passing the Texas Real Estate Exam.

  1. Get fingerprinted and pass a background check
  2. Complete 180 hours required pre-license courses
  3. Pass the Pre-License Course Final Exam
  4. Pass the Texas Licensing Exam
  5. Apply for a Texas Real Estate License

 

This post provides all the information needed to better understand the Texas Real Estate Salesperson Exam. This article contains our most frequently asked questions including how to register for the exam, where to take the test, what to expect on the exam, and additional practice questions to prepare for your test.

Before Registering for the Exam

Before a candidate can register to take their Texas Real Estate Exam, they must complete 180 hours of pre-licensing education. After they are finished with their Texas real estate pre-licensing education, candidates must file a real estate salesperson application with the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). After the TREC application needs are met, the candidate will receive an eligibility letter with an ID number that must be used when registering for the test.

How Do You Schedule Your Exam?

Candidates must register at PearsonVue.com to make an online reservation for an examination. Candidates must make an online reservation at least twenty-four (24) hours before the desired examination date.

Before making a reservation, candidates should have the following information:

  • Legal name
  • Physical mailing address, email address, and daytime telephone number
  • TREC-ID# as provided on the eligibility letter received from TREC
  • The name of the examination(s)
  • The preferred examination date and test center location

How Much Does it Cost to Take the Texas Real Estate Exam?

The candidate must pay a fee of $43 for a salesperson examination at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, or voucher. It is important to remember that payment will not be accepted at the test center. Examination fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, so candidates should feel 100% prepaired to take the Texas Real Estate Exam before they sign up.

Where Do You Take the Texas Real Estate Exam?

Students must take their exam at a Pearson VUE testing center. The list of test locations can be found below.

Abilene

3444 N 1st St, Ste. 102,
Abilene, TX 79603

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Amarillo

1616 S Kentucky, Ste. C305
Amarillo, TX 79102

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Austin

5100 W US 290 Hwy Service Road Ste. 320 Building 2,
Austin, TX 78735

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

505 East Huntland Drive, 3rd Floor, Ste. 330 Centennial Towers
Austin, TX 78752

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

12345 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 270
Austin, TX 78753

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Bellaire

6800 West Loop S, Prosperity Bank Bldg, Ste. 405
Bellaire, TX 77401

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Bryan

3121 University Drive E, Ste. 225
Bryan, TX 77802

2-3 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Corpus Christi

5350 South Staples St, Ste. 327
Corpus Christi TX 78411

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Dallas

12801 North Central Expressway, Ste. 820
Dallas, TX 75243

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

5801 Marvin D Love Freeway, Ste. 200
Dallas, TX 75237

2-3 days per week, average 8 hours per day

2201 East Lamar Boulevard, Ste. 125, Arbors at Brookhollow
Arlington, TX 76006

2-3 days per week, average 8 hours per day

4100 Midway Road Ste. 1000, International Business Park Carrollton
TX 75007

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

El Paso

1155 Westmoreland Dr, Suite 135
El Paso, TX 79925

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Harlingen 222 East Van Buren, Ste. 610, Bank of America Bldg.
Harlingen, TX 78550

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Houston

14425 Torrey Chase Blvd., Ste. 240
Houston, TX 77014

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

8876 Gulf Freeway, 8876 Gulf Freeway Bldg.
Ste. 220 Houston, TX 77017

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

10740 North Gessner Road Ste. 450
Houston, TX 77064

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

1333 West Loop South, Ste. 1475
Houston, TX 77027

2-3 days per week, average 8 hours per day

2424 Wilcrest, Ste. 104
Houston, TX 77042

5-6 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Hurst

500 Grapevine Hwy. Ste. 401
Hurst, TX 76054-2707

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Lubbock

2574 74th Street, Ste. 201
Lubbock, TX 79423

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

McAllen

1100 East Jasmine Ave, Ste. 106
McAllen, TX 78501

2-3 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Midland

3300 North A Street, Bldg. 4, Ste. 228
Midland, TX 79705-5457

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

San Antonio

6100 Bandera Road, Stonewater Tower West, Ste. 407
San Antonio, TX 78238

3-4 days per week, average 8 hours per day

10000 San Pedro Ave, Ste. 175
San Antonio, TX 78216

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

3619 Paesanos Parkway, Ste. 301 Shavano Center III,
Shavano Park, TX 78231

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Sugar Land

2245 Texas Drive, Ste. 190, Sugar Land Towne Center Sugar Land, Texas 77478

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Tyler

110 N College Ave, Ste. 1001
Tyler, TX 75702

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

Waco

1105 Wooded Acres Dr, Wells Fargo Bank Bldg. Ste. 560
Waco, TX 76710

1-2 days per week, average 8 hours per day

What Is on the Texas Real Estate Exam?

The Texas Real Estate Broker Exam is made up of the following two sections.

National Section

The first part of the exam is the National section. This portion has 80 questions. Students must answer at least 56 questions correctly – a score of 70% or higher – to pass.

Texas Section (State-Specific)

The second part of the exam is the Texas state-specific section. This portion has 30 questions. Students must answer at least 21 questions correctly – a score of 70% or higher – to pass.

Exam Outline

Commission Duties and Powers (2 Questions)

  1. General Powers
    1. Composition, Duties, and Powers
    2. Real Estate Advisory Committees
  2. Handling of Complaints
    1. Investigations
    2. Hearings and Appeals
  3. Penalties for Violation
    1. Unlicensed Activity
    2. Authority for Disciplinary Actions
    3. Recovery Trust Account

Licensing (2 Questions)

  1. Activities Requiring License
    1. Scope of Practice
    2. Exemptions
    3. Business Entities
    4. Inspectors and Appraisers
  2. Licensing Process
    1. General Requirements (fitness sponsor, etc.)
    2. Education
    3. Examination
    4. Grounds to Deny an Application
    5. Appeals of Denial
  3. License Maintenance and Renewal
    1. Continuing Education
    2. Change of Sales Agent Sponsorship
    3. Inactive Status
    4. Assumed Names

Standards Of Conduct (7 Questions)

  1. Professional Ethics and Conduct
  2. Grounds for Discipline
  3. Unauthorized Practice of Law
  4. Trust Accounts
  5. Splitting Fees
  6. Rebates
  7. Advertising

Agency / Brokerage (8 Questions)

  1. Disclosure
  2. Intermediary Practice
  3. Duties to Client (including Minimum Services)
  4. Broker-Sales Agent Relationships
  5. Broker’s Responsibility for Acts of Sales Agent
  6. Appropriate Use of Unlicensed Assistants

Contracts (7 Questions)

  1. Promulgated Contracts, Forms, and Addenda
  2. Statute of Frauds
  3. Seller Disclosure Requirements

Special Topics (4 Questions)

  1. Community Property
  2. Homestead Protections and Tax Exemptions
  3. Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  4. Wills and Estates
  5. Landlord-Tenant Issues
  6. Foreclosure and Short Sales
  7. Recording Statutes
  8. Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Liens
  9. Veterans Land Board
  10. Home Owners Associations
  11. Equitable Interest

How Hard Is the Texas Real Estate Exam?

The exam can be challenging, but it isn't something students should be intimated by! We created a Texas real estate exam prep course to help students pass their first time!

The average pass rate for all real estate education providers is 86.14% for the National portion and 62.8% for the Texas portion. The combined average pass rate for both portions is 74.5%.

Texas Real Estate Exam Practice Questions

  1. In order for a tenant to claim relief for constructive eviction

    1. the landlord must have intentionally withheld required repairs or maintenance
    2. any defects must be deemed to present a health hazard to the tenants
    3. the tenant must prove continuous residence in the premises
    4. the defect must be related to either heating or water systems
  2. A buyer purchases a furnished condominium apartment as an investment. The document that evidences the buyer’s ownership of the furniture is a:

    1. special warranty deed
    2. homeowner’s insurance policy
    3. bill of sale
    4. buyer’s inventory
  3. A broker who enters into a property management contract is considered a:

    1. fiduciary
    2. principal
    3. trustee
    4. trustor
  4. A buyer’s interest in real property, acquired at the moment the seller and the buyer enter into a sales contract, is known as:

    1. legal title
    2. equitable interest
    3. fee simple determinable
    4. an option to purchase
  5. The appropriate time for a selling broker to explain the agency relationship to a prospective buyer is:

    1. at their initial meeting
    2. after the buyer has viewed a number of properties
    3. when the buyer is prepared to sign a purchase agreement
    4. at closing
  6. A broker is asked to lease 1,200 square feet of warehouse space at $6 per square foot per year. If the broker’s commission will be 8 percent of the first year’s rental income, the MAXIMUM amount payable is:

    1. $576
    2. $691
    3. $720
    4. $960
  7. A geographic region in which similar properties compete with the subject property for potential buyers is called a:

    1. municipality
    2. political district
    3. market area
    4. demand unit
  8. In the absence of a formal appraisal report, which of the following choices is the MOST appropriate for setting a listing price in a new, rapidly selling neighborhood?

    1. The price that willing buyers have recently paid for similar structures
    2. The cost of reproducing the structure plus the original lot value
    3. The price that is an average of the cost of reproducing the structure and the recent sales prices
    4. The price that is an average of the listed prices of the most recently sold similar properties
  9. Which of the following factors would be included in the description of replacement cost?

    1. Similar utility and current material
    2. Similar utility and replica of material
    3. Different utility and current material
    4. Different utility and replica of material
  10. Under an exclusive right-to-sell listing, a broker has the authority to take which of the following actions on behalf of a seller?

    1. Accept any bona fide offer.
    2. Accept only those offers that meet the seller’s list price.
    3. Pay for any needed repairs to the property and submit
    4. the bills to the seller for reimbursement.
    5. Advertise the property for sale.

Answer Key

  1. a
  2. c
  3. a
  4. b
  5. a
  6. a
  7. c
  8. a
  9. a
  10. d

What Should You Expect on the Day of Your Test?

On the day of the exam, candidates should report to the test center thirty (30) minutes before the examination and check in with the test center administrator. The candidate’s identification and other documentation is reviewed and they are photographed for the score report.

Licensee candidates are required to review and sign a Candidate Rules Agreement form. Candidates will then take a tutorial on their exam computer. The examination begins the moment a candidate looks at the first examination question. Candidates will be given four (4) hours to take both the State and National portions of the exam. Each Candidate will leave the test center with their official scores in hand.

Don’t forget these calculations!

These calculations are not available at the test center and should be memorized.

Candidates may use the following information in making mathematical calculations on the national portion of the real estate examinations unless otherwise stated in the text of the question:

  • 43,560 square feet/acre
  • 5,280 feet/mile
  • Round off calculations (where applicable)

More Real Estate Math Review

How to Pass Your Exam

Texas real estate exam prep

At VanEd - Texas Real Estate School, we make this easy with our Texas Real Estate Exam Prep Course Program, which contains a full review of your pre-license courses and various practice questions that you will find on both the National and State-Specific portions of the exam.

We also provide additional tips on passing your exam and how to prepare for your test here https://www.vaned.com/blog/how-to-pass-the-texas-real-estate-exam/.

Written and Published by: VanEd


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