Mortgage fraud results in an estimated $4 billion to $6 billion in annual losses in the United States, and the number of cases reported continues to skyrocket each year. Mortgage fraud can encompass elaborate schemes that involve anything from inflated property values, undisclosed kickbacks, identity theft, and preying on home owners facing foreclosure. Even more alarming, sometimes the perpetrator may be your client. How much do you really know about mortgage fraud? Take the quiz below to test yourself.

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.

Sexual harassment is a serious offense that not only interferes with work performance, but also can create a hostile, intimidating, and offensive work environment. Gain a better awareness of what constitutes sexual harassment with this simple test.

With the help of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Information Central team, we scoured the history books to craft a quiz that challenges your knowledge of the association's 100-year history. After all, if you’re a REALTOR®, you should know your roots and all of the accomplishments that helped NAR rise to become the national voice for real estate.

In the day-to-day rush of the real estate business, it’s easy to fall behind on filing, returning calls, and tackling and other administrative duties. Dallas-based home office expert Lisa Kanarek developed this quiz exclusively for REALTOR® Magazine Online to help you assess your organization skills. Kanarek is founder of HomeOfficeLife.com and an author of several books on office organization.

Listing appointments are your chance to outshine the competition and instill confidence in sellers that you’ll shepherd their transaction to a speedy and satisfying close. As with any presentation, polish and preparation will win you the business. Consider these true or false statements to see if you’re attuned to what it takes to give a winning presentation.

Do your marketing practices comply with the federal Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005? The act, signed into law on July 9, 2005, governs all facsimile communications that contain an advertisement. Under the law, real estate professionals can only send faxes containing an advertising that meet certain criteria. Take this quiz to find out if you know all the rules for sending faxes to prospects, customers, and clients.
Take our interactive quiz to catch up on what you’ve missed or to remind yourself about the real estate news and events that shaped this year. From reality TV shows to interest rate hikes, 2006 had it all. Here’s a chance to look back and see what you remember.
Even if you don’t specialize in buyer representation, it’s very likely that you will work with buyers at least once in a while. To provide great service, you must help your customers understand the buying process, qualify for a loan, and find the right property. Take this quiz to see how well you work with buyers.