40+ Free Iowa Real Estate Practice Exam Questions (August 2022)

Iowa Real Estate Exam

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What is an appointed agency and is it legal in Iowa?

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What is wrong about this statement? “All written listing agreements must include: signatures, include the date the agreement is active, the commission splits, the property it applies to, and the parties applicable.

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Which of the following would be considered commingling?

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In Iowa, most real estate trust accounts must be

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Who appoints the members of the Iowa Real Estate Commission?

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Iowa has real estate license reciprocity agreements with which states?

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John is Jackie's broker. Jackie is late on completing her continuing education. Who is responsible for keeping track of continuing education requirements?

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Iowa Real Estate Law mandates agents have errors and omissions insurance. What is the purpose of the insurance?

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How long are terms for members of the Iowa Real Estate Commission?

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Unless excluded per the commission, Iowa Licensees must complete at least how many hours of continuing education every renewal cycle?

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Choose the best answer. If you know that someone is violating Iowa Real Estate Regulations, you should:

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How many members are there in the Iowa Real Estate Commission?

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Which of the following acts is an unlicensed real estate assistant in Iowa, permitted to do?

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Does Iowa allow holographic wills?

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Which of the following acts is an unlicensed real estate assistant in Iowa, permitted to do?

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Whenever a salesperson or brokers license is revoked, suspended, restricted, or voluntarily surrendered, the licensee must immediately notify the licensee's broker within how many days?

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Iowa License law prohibits which of the following?

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Which of the following acts is prohibited for an unlicensed real estate assistant in Iowa?

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Continuing education for Iowa Real Estate Licensees is required every:

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At what age of a house do the lead painting rules apply?

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Tina is a veteran Iowa broker who has had her license for 15 years. Tina delivers the final copies of an offer to purchase contract to all the appropriate parties. For how long must Tina retain a copy of the contract per Iowa law?

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In Iowa the amount a broker may charge for a commission is

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If an unlicensed person performs a duty in which a license is required, the Iowa Real Estate Commission is authorized to impose a fine. How much is the commission authorized to fine the person for?

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Cassidy is selling a home in Des Moines. She found out the homeowner named Peter has aids. Is she required to disclose the fact Peter has aids to the public?

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Upon obtaining a listing, a broker or licensed salesperson is obligated to

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In Iowa, the relationship in which the agent is held in a position of special trust and confidence by the principal is called a:

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There are 7 protected classes according to Iowa Fair Housing law. Which is not a protected class?

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In Iowa, if someone receives a fee to list, sell, lease, or exchange real estate they are a

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Jim and Pam told Dwight (a licensed broker) that they wanted to get $50,000 when they sold their house. Dwight accepted the listing and sold it for $100,000. Dwight then gave $50,000 to Jim and Pam and kept $50,000 for himself. This is considered a:

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Becky, a salesperson, living in Cedar Rapids, holds an inactive license. Which of the following acts, if any, may she perform?

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In Iowa, there are 120 questions on the exam (80 national and 40 state). 

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Iowa Real Estate Statutes and Regulations

Here is our list of recommended Real Estate Statutes and Regulations you need to know:

Iowa Real Estate License Law and Rules

  • 543B Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
  • 558A Real Estate Disclosures
  • 543C Sales of Subdivided Land Outside of Iowa
  • 557A Timeshares
  • Administrative Rule 193E
  • Iowa Code Chapter 272C – Continuing Education and Regulation – Professional and Occupational

NOTE: State websites update semi-frequently and sometimes their website URLs change. If any of the links posted below do not work, please reach out and we will update the links promptly. Thank you.


Iowa’s Real Estate Exam FAQ’s

Have a question about the real estate exam? Find the answers to all your real estate license questions here:

What are Iowa’s Real Estate License Requirements?

Real estate license requirements vary from state to state. Here are Iowa’s requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must complete a background check.
  • Must have proof of errors and omissions insurance.
  • Must complete required state approved pre-licensing courses (60 credit hours).
  • Estimated cost of total fees and license: $225

How Hard is the Iowa Real Estate Exam?

The real estate exam is a rigorous and challenging test that weeds out those who are not committed to being skilled agents. To pass the exam in Iowa, with a total of 120 questions (80 national and 40 state), the score to pass is 58 for the national and 28 for the state.

How Many Questions Can You Miss on the Iowa Real Estate Exam?

In Iowa, you can miss 22 questions on the national and 12 on the state and still pass the real estate exam.

How Many Times Can You Take the Iowa Real Estate Exam?

If you do not pass both the national and state law portions of the exam after three attempts, then you must redo your pre-licensing.


What Is on the Iowa Real Estate Exam?

The 120 multiple-choice questions on the salesperson examination cover a variety of topics that are relevant to Iowa real estate license law. Here are what topics you are expected to know:

Iowa National Portion:

  1. Property Ownership
  2. Land Use Controls and Regulations
  3. Valuation and Market Analysis
  4. Financing
  5. General Principles of Agency
  6. Property Disclosures
  7. Contracts
  8. Leasing and Property Management
  9. Transfer of Title
  10. Practice of Real Estate
  11. Real Estate Calculations

Iowa State Portion:

  1. Licensing Requirements
  2. License Maintenance
  3. Disciplinary Actions – Suspension,
  4. Revocation and Voluntary Compliance
  5. Real Estate Education
  6. Trust Accounts
  7. Contracts
  8. Agency
  9. Prop Disclosure Requirements
  10. Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965
  11. Unlicensed Assistants
  12. Broker Responsibilities
  13. Property Management

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