Tennessee Real Estate Exam Study Guide

The Tennessee License Professor is Tennessee's number one provider of high quality real estate knowledge designed to help YOU pass your Tennessee real estate exam the first time. Explanations and feedback given by the Tennessee License Professor is provided by real estate license instructors and professional realtors from across the United States. Thousands of students have already aced their Tennessee real estate exam by preparing with the Tennessee License Professor.

Tennessee State Licensing


The Tennessee Real Estate Commission licenses (TREC) registers and regulates real estate affiliate brokers (sales agents) and brokers and has its real estate licensing exam administered by PSI. Tennessee State Licensing Topics Include:


  • Licensing requirements
  • Commissions regulations
  • The Broker Relationships Act
  • Property disclosures
  • Advertising
  • Accounting requirements

Our Tennessee real estate prep exams cover all of the necessary fundamentals for both the state and national portion of the PSI exam including:

  1. Real property characteristics, definitions, ownership, restrictions, and transfer
  2. Assessing and explaining property valuation and the appraisal process
  3. Contracts, agency relationships with buyers and sellers, and federal requirements
  4. Financing the transaction and settlement
  5. Leases, rents, and property management

The Tennessee License Professor Package Features:

  • 3 interactive study methods (Learning, Exam, and Flash Card)
  • 14 practice real estate license exams containing over 1600 test questions
  • Both state and national real estate exam questions
  • Specific math and definition exams
  • Real estate specific online dictionary with hundreds of terms phrases

Most people don't realize just how tough the Tennessee real estate exam is. Statistics from TERC show that up to 45% of those who write the Tennessee real estate exam fail on their first try! Don't be another statistic - studying with the Tennessee License Professor will dramatically improve your chances for success. It is as close to the actual Tennessee real estate exam as you can get. This is the perfect way to build confidence for when you write the actual exam.

Practicing real estate exam questions with the Tennessee License Professor will:

  • Increase your understanding of course material
  • Improve your exam comfort, familiarity, and completion speed
  • Start preparing immediately as there is no software to be delivered
  • Work from home comfortably (slippers allowed): Study wherever and whenever you desire
  • Have no need to attend expensive exam prep classes or real estate license school

The content for each Tennessee real estate exam has been extensively planned out by the Tennessee License Professors editorial staff; professionals who teach real estate license courses all over Tennessee. Through their valuable years of instructional experience they have created a series of practice tests that help future realtors prepare for their real estate exam. Don't set up to fail. Pass the Tennessee real estate exam using the excellent practice exams and informative feedback that the Tennessee License Professor's system provides. And don't forget - we have a 100% money back guarantee!

Tennessee exam questions cover all real estate topics, including:

  1. Introduction to the Real Estate Business
  2. Real Property and the Law
  3. Concepts of Home Ownership
  4. Agency
  5. Real Estate Brokerage
  6. Listing Agreements and Buyer Representation
  7. Interests in Real Estate
  8. Forms of Real Estate Ownership
  9. Legal Descriptions
  10. Real Estate Taxes and Other Liens
  11. Real Estate Contracts
  12. Transfer of Title
  13. Title Records
  1. Real Estate Financing: Principles
  2. Real Estate Financing: Practice
  3. Leases
  4. Property Management
  5. Real Estate Appraisal
  6. Land-Use Controls and Property Development
  7. Fair Housing and Ethical Practices
  8. Environmental Issues and Real Estate Transactions
  9. Closing the Real Estate Transaction
  10. Real Estate Math
  11. Tennessee Law and Practice

Tennessee Real Estate Affiliate Broker License Requirements

A Tennessee Real Estate Affiliate Broker License is required of individuals who are to be employed as sales agents under the supervision of a licensed broker. A license may be obtained by a person who does not immediately intend to be employed by a broker. However, in this instance, no licensed real estate activity may be performed. The license authorizes real estate activity only if the salesperson is in the employ of a licensed broker. (Information on what constitutes licensed real estate activity can be found in the Real Estate Law Book.). For the purposes of the License Professor, an affiliate broker is similar to sales agents in other states. Purchasing the sales agent package and selecting Tennessee will provide you with national questions as well as Tennessee-specific affiliate broker questions.

Minimum Requirements to Apply for the Affiliate Broker License

  • To apply for a license, you must be 18 years of age or older, graduated high school, completed 90 hours (60 & 30) of pre-license education, have an errors and omissions insurance policy. You will also need to pay all applicable fees, have your fingerprints electronically taken, and provide all required documentation.
  • Education: Affiliate broker candidates must complete sixty (60) hours of real estate education in real estate principles/fundamentals before they take the examination, from an accreddited real estate school in Tennessee. Proof that the education described above has been completed will be forwarded by the school where the education was completed to PSI. You may not register for the examination until the school has provided that information to  PSI. The school will also provide you a certificate or letter of course completion that you must submit to TREC with your application for licensure. Affiliate brokers licensed after 12/31/04 must have completed the 30-hour "Course for New Affiliates" prior to their license being issued and a letter or certificate of completion of the "Course for New Affiliates" must also be submitted with the license application. Depending on the approved school, online real estate courses may be an option. You can view all of the approved Tennessee real estate courses here
  • Residence: License applicants must provide Proof of Legal Presence in U.S. If not a Tennessee resident, you can still apply as a nonresident candidate. Tennessee does not have a specific reciprocity agreement with other states, but if you were licensed in another state you may still qualify under Tennessee statute to have your real estate education and/or  the national portion of the exam substitute for Tennessee's education and/or national portion of the examination.
  • Honesty: License applicants must be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a license. The failure to reveal a criminal conviction on an original license application may also result in the denial of a license. For further information regarding the license issuance process when an applicant has a prior criminal conviction, please visit the Tennessee Real Estate Commission.

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Tennessee Real Estate Broker License Requirements

A Tennessee Real Estate Broker License is required of individuals who want to employ affiliate brokers under their supervision. A license may be obtained by broker candidates that have held an ACTIVE license. Purchasing the broker package and selecting Tennessee will provide you with national exam prep questions as well as Tennessee-specific broker practice questions.

Minimum Requirements to Apply for the Broker License

  • To apply for a license, you must have an active license, completed 90 hours (120 & 30) of pre-license education, and have an errors and omissions insurance policy. You will also need to pay all applicable fees, have your fingerprints electronically taken if not already on file, and provide all required documentation.
  • Experience: Broker candidates must have been held an active real estate license for the past 24-36 months to apply for a Tennessee broker license. You need 24 months if you were licensed as an affiliate broker on or before May 12, 1988 OR if you have a baccalaureate degree with a major in real estate. You will need 36 months of activity if you were licensed as an affiliate broker after May 12, 1988. Depending on the approved school, online real estate courses may be an option. You can view all of the approved Tennessee real estate courses here
  • Education: Broker candidates must have successfully completed one hundred twenty (120) classroom hours of approved real estate education, thirty (30) hours of which must be an "Office/Broker Management" course taken at a real estate school approved by TREC. Proof that the education described above has been completed will be forwarded by the school where the education was completed to PSI. You may not register for the examination until the school has provided that information to  PSI. The school will also provide you a certificate or letter of course completion that you must submit to TREC with your application for licensure.
  • Residence: License applicants must provide Proof of Legal Presence in U.S. If not a Tennessee resident, you can still apply as a nonresident candidate. Tennessee does not have a specific reciprocity agreement with other states, but if you were licensed in another state you may still qualify under Tennessee statute to have your real estate education and/or  the national portion of the exam substitute for Tennessee's education and/or national portion of the examination.
  • Honesty: License applicants must be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a license. The failure to reveal a criminal conviction on an original license application may also result in the denial of a license. For further information regarding the license issuance process when an applicant has a prior criminal conviction, please visit the Tennessee Real Estate Commission.

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