115+ Free Michigan Real Estate Practice Exam Questions (February 2023)

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A buyer of a home was not informed that his house was on a septic tank system. The buyer has the right to:

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An unlicensed employee or unlicensed personal assistant may NOT do the following?

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Why is an oral lease for two years not generally enforceable in law?

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How many members are of the public in the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons?

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What best describes an agent hired to perform a specific duty?

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A mortgage loan that requires monthly payments of $400.00 for 15 years and a final payment of $20,000. Typically a loan structured like is called a

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A seller is asked whether any known plumbing defects exist on her property. She replies that to the best of her knowledge there are no plumbing defects. However, unknown to her the pipes are corroded and due for replacement. Is the seller in violation of her disclosure responsibilities?

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What is the best definition listed for the term: “conventional loan?”

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A broker's listing on a house expired. The next day it was listed with another broker and offered in the MLS. A week later, a third licensee called the first broker and asked for the key to show the home. The broker should inform the caller that:

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Researching recently sold homes in the area and homes that haven't been sold in the area and comparing their prices. Is an example of

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Which of the following best describes the prepayment penalty clause?

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Which act amended the comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability act (also known as CERCLA)?

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Acceleration is a term associated with which type of document?

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Altering a written document by improperly signing someone else's name to an instrument is what?

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What best describes the type of agency typical in property management - in which an agent has limited power?

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Typically a warranty deed contains how many covenants?

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How long must a Michigan salesperson whose license was revoked wait until he or she can reapply for a new license?

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According to the Do Not Call list and Established Business Relationship (EBR) Rules, how many months does a real estate professional have to call an expired listing client to solicit new business (referral)?

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A real estate commission is usually based on the:

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Using a trust typically has advantages and disadvantages. One of the main advantages of Land Trusts are:

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This act, allowed greater control for the EPA to control contaminant levels, take legal action against public water auth. for violations, and require periodic water testing and notification to state authority and homeowners if contaminated.

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Enacted in 1974, which of the following is a regulation that aims to give all legal individuals an equal opportunity to apply for loans?

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A senior housing development may refuse to rent to families if what?

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What is the illegal action or practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest?

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Used in connection with CERCLA and the creation of The Superfund; Retroactive liability means:

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A couple owns an older home in a neighborhood that is becoming a commercial area. Because of the change in the use of the land, the couple can expect the value of their parcel to increase at some future time. This is an example of the principle of

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Who is most likely to win a suit for specific performance?

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The amount borrowed is called the:

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What is best defined as, a document in which a property owner contracts with a real estate agent to find a buyer for the owner's property?

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Which of the following would MOST likely be considered a fixture?

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The statute of frauds, applies to

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When you borrow money to buy real estate, you give the lender a _____ against the property.

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Usually, the appraiser is hired by the:

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When real estate agents alert the members of a neighborhood that it is "changing" and that they should sell their property. This is an example of what?

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Which of the following best describes a balloon payment?

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Restrictive covenants, are also known as

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What is the law regulating the licensing of occupations in Michigan known as?

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Which of the following best describes the acceleration clause?

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Utilizing the 28/36 rule, if Rebbecas gross income is $4,500 a month, she would need to spend less than ______ in housing costs a month to qualify for most loans.

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After paying off a loan, the lender files what to release the lien?

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Economic life is the length of time during which a piece of property may be put to profitable use. Economic life is usually:

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Mrs. Jackson signs an open listing on her home with three different brokers. In this case:

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Appraiser Leo was hired to prepare a feasibility study for a 12-unit apartment complex in which the owner is considering putting in a swimming pool. Which basic principle of appraising should Leo use?

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An individual owned three acres of land. When she sold one acre to her friend, she reserved for herself and family an appurtenant easement over the friend's land for ingress and egress. The friend's land is what?

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The owner of a condominium has the use of many facilities there, including a pool. Under the typical condominium arrangement, the facilities are owned by

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Aaron can't get to his property from a public road without crossing over his neighbor Ron's property. In this situation, Aaron needs a/an:

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A salesperson working for Trinity Real Estate LLC has moved to Lotus Realty. What happens to the listings the salesperson took at Trinity Real Estate LLC?

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If a Michigan real estate salesperson is fired by their broker, the broker has how many days to deliver the salesperson's wall license to the Department?

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A legal process in which a lender attempts to recover the balance of a loan from a borrower who has stopped making payments to the lender by forcing the sale of the asset:

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What is the agency responsible for the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act?

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Local zoning ordinances often regulate all of the following except

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An individual seeking to be excused from the requirements of a zoning ordinance needs a

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If a court decides a remedy for a seller compelling them to sell the property, it is known as what?

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When, if all, can an executed contract be assigned?

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A seller tells the listing agent that her home was treated for termites five years ago, and that there are no termites now. Before listing the property, the agent should

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A parcel of land that is subject to an easement is best described as:

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This approach determines what the property generates in profit for it’s owner or potential owner.

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Unlike apartments, which are leased by their tenants, condominium units are owned outright. A condominium is often shortened to

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Which of the following enforces all federal environmental rules and regulations?

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If a minor signs a contract to buy real estate, the resulting contract is legally what?

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While the economy is experiencing inflation, interest rates typically:

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What determines who pays for what and how much at closing?

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Which of the following is a Michigan fair housing protected class?

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What is the measurement or boundary between a plot of land or a building and the road onto which the plot or building fronts?

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How long are terms for members of the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons?

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Which of the following is an economic characteristic of real estate?

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In order for a month-to-month tenancy to be legally valid which of the following MUST the contract include?

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What type of court handles the analysis and transfer of real estate or general estate assets of a deceased person (without a will)?

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Which of the following laws prohibits discrimination in the buying, selling, renting or financing of housing. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, disability, children, nationality and more.

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All of the following will void an offer except

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Is Michigan a Community Property state?

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An example of functional obsolescence in real estate is

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Which of the following situations would a percentage lease be most commonly used in?

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When a home is purchased using an adjustable rate mortgage or ARM, the monthly loan payment on the mortgage will:

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During your time as agent you will run into many different types of people from areas across the world. Closing is called many names depending on which region of the U.S you are from. Which of the following is NOT a legal name for closing?

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Government power is the constitutional authority and inherent power of a state to adopt and enforce laws and regulations to promote and support the public health, safety, morals, and general welfare. Escheat is

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Your client signs a contract to buy a house and the seller refuses to sell the house at the very last minute. Your client still wants the house. What should your client do?

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What is the difference between void and voidable contracts? Choose the best answer.

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What is it called when parties have fully performed the terms of a contract?

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The execution date or date executed is the day a contract is signed. The effective date is what? Choose the best answer.

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Which of the following might suggest that rent is too low in an apartment unit?

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The Bundle of Rights include:

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Whose obligation is it to disclose potential lead-based paint to buyers of homes built before 1978?

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A claim that has the appearance of having valid title, but in reality, the person either does not hold actual title, or there is a significant defect in the written documents supporting title, that makes it invalid. This an example of which legal concept:

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The real estate contract clause that almost always begins with the words "to have and to hold."

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Traditionally real estate agents are paid through a fee paid for performing a transaction, called a

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What is the LAST requirement in the process of offer and acceptance that creates an executory contract?

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What is the outcome when a purchaser signs a purchase agreement and gives the seller's broker a large check?

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Tony and Taylor are two unmarried individuals who own property with equal interests and a right to survivorship. Which of the following forms of ownership would Tony and Taylor most likely have?

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What party usually pays the loan origination fee on a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan?

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Which situation is legal under the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968?

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When calculating the amount of real estate taxes owed, calculations are based on what type of value?

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Which of the following are the main participants in real estate markets?

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A homeowner hired a construction company to build a swimming pool at his home. The homeowner failed to pay the bill once the work was completed and the construction company filed a lien to obtain payment of the debt. The encumbrance created is called a:

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Generally speaking, in the state of Michigan, you do not need a real estate license for which of the following activities?

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A contract may include a clause that limits the amount of money to which the seller is entitled in case the buyer breaches the contract. What is this called?

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Requires public accommodations to remove barriers in existing buildings such as adding braille markings to elevator buttons, is a requirement of which law?

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Which of the following real estate contracts is a service contract?

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What is the difference between commingling and conversion in real estate?

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Under the Federal Fair Housing Law, which of the following is considered discriminatory advertising?

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Puffing is a term referring to

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Which of the following contracts would best be described as a contract in which only one party makes a promise to perform an action?

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Mrs. Jane lives in a small residential neighborhood. 100-year-old trees surround her home, and her neighbor Mr. Joe claims the trees are on his property and is planning on cutting them down. Mrs. Jane tries to reason with Mr. Joe, but he refuses to listen. Mrs. Jane files a lawsuit that includes a court order for Mr. Joe to stop his actions until they can work something out. What type of court order is this?

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The Latin phrase ad valorem comes up often when talking about property taxes. What does ad valorem mean?

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What is the difference between a lease option contract and lease purchase contract?

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An example of an antitrust violation is

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Which of the following would NOT be covered under a builder's new home warranty?

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How many hours of continuing education are required for real estate license renewal in Michigan?

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What is Fannie Mae’s primary responsibility?

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There are three main forms of depreciation, what are they?

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Which of the following BEST describes a contract that is voidable?

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Compliance with zoning ordinances is monitored through the issuance of

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The deed that offers the grantee the most protection. With this type of deed, the grantor makes a series of legally binding promises (called covenants) and warranties to the grantee agreeing to protect the grantee against any prior claims and demands of all persons whomsoever in regards to the conveyed land.

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Which of the following best describes the term "emblements?"

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If a buyer refuses to go ahead with a purchase of property which he has signed a contract, what usually happens to the earnest money?

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Michigan Real Estate Exam FAQs

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What are Michigan’s Real Estate License Requirements?

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

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must complete a background check.
  • Must complete required state approved pre-licensing courses (40 credit hours).
  • Estimated cost of total fees and license: $125-$175

How Hard is the Michigan 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 Michigan, you’ll need to get a score of at least 70%. With a total of 115 questions, that means the score to pass is 80.

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

In Michigan, you can miss 35 questions and still pass the real estate exam.

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

There are no limits to the number of times you can take your real estate exam. Anyone who fails the Michigan state exam may immediately pay and reschedule the exam. There are no restrictions.


What Is on the Michigan Real Estate Exam?

The 115 multiple-choice questions on the salesperson examination cover a variety of topics that are relevant to Michigan real estate license law. Here are what topics you are expected to know:

Michigan General Exam Topics:

  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

Michigan State Exam Topics:

  1. Michigan State License Law
  2. Michigan Real Estate Occupational Code
  3. Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
  4. Michigan Real Estate Prohibited Practices
  5. Michigan Agency and License Disclosures

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