The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice establishes rules for the highest ethical conduct and professionalism. It’s what distinguishes you as REALTORS® from other real estate licensees. Take this quiz to see how well you know your Code.
Since it took effect May 1, 2009, the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) has generated significant commentary among real estate professionals, appraisers, and lenders—as well as plenty of uncertainty over exactly what the agreement does and does not allow. The HVCC is a set of guidelines to curb inaccurate appraisals developed by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and the two secondary mortgage market companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with support from their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In general, the guidelines seek to ensure an arm's length relationship between the lender making a loan and the appraiser who assigns a value to the house. It also sets forth a process for addressing incidences in which appraisal misconduct is suspected. Test how much you know about the new appraisal guidelines.
With a better understanding of Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, you can help clients hang on to their wealth and defer capital-gains taxes by reinvesting proceeds from the sale of a business or investment property. In the meantime, you may even open the door to a new niche. This quiz, developed with the help of experts at Miami-based Bayview Financial Exchange Services, will help you get started.
How well do you know buyers and sellers? The 2009 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers sheds some light on what customers look for in the home buying and selling process. More than 9,000 responses from consumers who recently purchased or sold a home were collected for the NAR study. Take this quiz to see if you're in tune with today's customers.

To succeed in real estate, you must master the art of negotiation. Your ability to handle emotional clients, present solid counteroffers, and overcome objections will set you apart from your competitors. Take this quiz to see how your negotiating skills measure up.

Unless you have all the business you can handle already and don't need any new clients, it's time to see how your prospecting savvy stacks up.

If listing is the key to real estate success, you better be good at it. Find out how you stack up.

To make a home look its best and command the highest selling price, it must be easy for prospective buyers to picture themselves living there. That’s where staging comes into play. With the help of Barb Schwarz, founder of StagedHomes.com and author of Home Staging: The Winning Way to Sell Your House for More Money, we developed this quiz to boost your staging savvy.

Are you doing everything you can to ensure that you are not violating the National Do-Not-Call Registry rules? Test your knowledge of the federal guidelines by taking this quiz.


Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy identifies, inspires and mentors emerging leaders from the local and state level for the National Association of REALTORS®.