105 episodes

The A-Ha! Real Estate Education Podcast is all about helping real estate students get tips, strategies, and secrets they'll need to know to pass their real estate class and state exam.

By interviewing guests, discussing test questions, and going through specific real estate topics, each listener will walk away with a better understanding of what's needed to pass that pesky real estate class and state exam! Listeners might even get a little motivation to navigate the sometimes-discouraging experience of real estate education.

Brian Lee--acclaimed real estate instructor, broker, and appraiser--leads the A-Ha! Podcast. Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from the greatest college on earth, Indiana University. He regularly uses his 28 years of experience in various areas real estate to raise the level of education for agents.

Brian’s knowledge and experience takes him across the globe to train on real estate topics, including appraisal, agency, brokerage, business operations, taxation, contracts, investing, and the dreaded "real estate math".

When Brian isn’t busy behind a microphone or in front of an audience, he keeps his wife and children happy with culinary skills and bad dad jokes.

A-Ha! Real Estate Exam Prep Podcast Brian C. Lee

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The A-Ha! Real Estate Education Podcast is all about helping real estate students get tips, strategies, and secrets they'll need to know to pass their real estate class and state exam.

By interviewing guests, discussing test questions, and going through specific real estate topics, each listener will walk away with a better understanding of what's needed to pass that pesky real estate class and state exam! Listeners might even get a little motivation to navigate the sometimes-discouraging experience of real estate education.

Brian Lee--acclaimed real estate instructor, broker, and appraiser--leads the A-Ha! Podcast. Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from the greatest college on earth, Indiana University. He regularly uses his 28 years of experience in various areas real estate to raise the level of education for agents.

Brian’s knowledge and experience takes him across the globe to train on real estate topics, including appraisal, agency, brokerage, business operations, taxation, contracts, investing, and the dreaded "real estate math".

When Brian isn’t busy behind a microphone or in front of an audience, he keeps his wife and children happy with culinary skills and bad dad jokes.

    Real Estate Exam Questions: Real Estate Finance, Lending, and Math, Part 1

    Real Estate Exam Questions: Real Estate Finance, Lending, and Math, Part 1

    Episode 102 - Real Estate Exam Questions: Real Estate Finance, Lending & Math, Part 1
    Going through state exam questions to help real estate students pass their state exam.
     
    02:05 – B’s Message: Making mistakes is better than faking perfection.
    06:30 – List of recent grads: Andrea, Joyce, Lynn, Adrienne, Abigail, Jessica, Angela, Sara, Marquita, Kimmy, Bruno, Eric, Jennifer, Rina, Daisy, Sabrina, Shauna, Marie, Anne, Renae, Staci, Samantha, Joey, Steven, Barbara, Tina, Elizabeth, Karen, Ashley, Lewis, Veronica, Adam, Delaney, Dianna, Claudia, Bryant, Perry, Melissa, Sheila, Tina, Frank, Lane, Daniel, and Jade.
    08:30 – Listener Message from Andrea
    12:20 – Episode Focus: Finance and lending in real estate, part one. Part two will come out in June.
    14:00 – PITI payment; Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance.
    18:15 – DTI; Debt to Income ratio.
    21:35 – Promissory note; IOU; contract between the borrower and the lender.
    24:10 – Mortgage – verb and noun (lien); hypothecation; mortgagor and mortgagee; lien theory versus title (trust) theory.
    31:55 – Interest payments; Formula: Loan amount x Periodic Interest Rate = Periodic Interest Payment; interest rate is almost always expressed as an annual rate.
    37:40 – Discount point; increases yield to lender; reduces interest rate paid by borrower; value of a discount point; Formula: Loan Amount x Discount Point (as a percent) = Cost of Discount Point.
    46:55 – Mortgage clauses: acceleration clause, defeasance clause (satisfaction of mortgage), and alienation clause.
    52:15 – Foreclosure: judicial versus non-judicial; deed in lieu of foreclosure; short sale; redemption (equitable right versus statutory right); deficiency judgement.
    1:00:25 – Exam questions
    1:34:20 – June episode is part 2; LTV (loan to value), loan types, and governmental regulations (RESPA and TILA).
     
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Real Estate Exam Questions: Fair Housing

    Real Estate Exam Questions: Fair Housing

    Episode 101 - Real Estate Exam Questions: Fair Housing
    Going through state exam questions to help real estate students pass their state exam.
     
    03:00 – Message of kindness and respect. Open your mind!
    09:50 – List of recent grads: Brandon, Elmer, Bronda, Cindy, Layton, Maxwell, Dillon, Philip, Alayna, Michael, Angela, Cullen, Avery, Barrett, Nanticia, Kyle, Raven, Whitney, Milan, Mandy, Albert, Halim, Janice, Alisia, Claudia, April, Janeva, Martina, Abbey, Ella, Isaiah, Betty, Dana, Juston, Darian, Jennifer, Conner, Richard, Zaria, Ruth, Dajon, Rhonda, Michelle, Morgan, and Kasandra.
    11:05 – Message from Brandon.
    12:50 – Episode Focus: Fair housing
    13:30 – Know the years; Civil Rights Act of 1866; only race was the protected class.
    14:35 – Fair Housing Act; Title 8 (VIII) of 1968; race, color, national origin, and religion.
    16:10 – Sex/Gender added in 1974; Familial status and disability were added in 1988. Sexual orientation is not a federal protected class.
    17:30 – Familial status defined.
    19:35 – Disability: physical and mental
    21:30 - Reasonable accommodations
    23:50 – Security deposit issues.
    27:10 – Service animals and how tenant selection and security deposits work.
    30:20 – Exceptions to fair housing laws. Discriminatory advertising. Race is NEVER an exception to the fair housing laws.
    35:40 – ADA; American with Disabilities Act; workplace, commercial, industrial, retail, and office spaces. 15 or more employees.
    37:05 – Fair housing practices: Blockbusting, Steering, and Advertising.
    41:35 – Lender issues and fair housing; ECOA (Equal Credit Opportunity Act); added marital status, age, and reliance upon public assistance as protected classes.
    44:25 – Redlining.
    45:20 – Enforcement is through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); unless complaint is based upon race, then the complaint goes directly to federal courts.
    46:50 – These are the general, federal rules on fair housing. There is more to the federal, state, and local laws. Watch for the distinctions on your questions.
    48:40 – Exam questions
    1:12:35 – May and June episodes will be a two-part series on lending principles, practices, and math. So much content to cover, I had to split it into two shows. Come back for more to help you pass the real estate exam.
     
    Go to www.ahareep.com and sign up for the program for only $35, use discount code: legendary15 to save 15% off.
     
    Go to www.indianarealestateinstitute.com for Indiana real estate classes.
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Bonus Episode: 2024 NAR Settlement

    Bonus Episode: 2024 NAR Settlement

    Bonus Episode – 2024 NAR Settlement Discussion
    Thoughts and facts and full truthes about the NAR settlement with actual background and history.
    A lot of misinformation out there.
     Biased news media and social media participants are looking for clicks, likes, and shares so they get money.
     This episode is about the entirety of the truth along with the good and bad of the issue.
     History of commissions
     Legal issues and practices
     How the “news” works
     Settlement provisions:
    a.       Eliminate and prohibit the REQUIREMENT that listing Realtor brokers or sellers must make offers of compensation to a buyer’s agent.
    b.       Prohibit Realtors from making an offer of compensation on the MLS or disclosing on the MLS any buyer agent compensation, listing compensation, or total compensation.
    c.       Require Realtor MLSs to eliminate broker compensation fields on the MLS and prohibit the use of any other field in the MLS to display compensation.
    d.       Eliminate and prohibit any requirements conditioning participation or membership in NAR on offering or accepting offers of compensation.
    e.       Agree not to create, facilitate, or support any non-MLS mechanism (Ex. Zillow, private websites, etc.) for listing brokers to make offers of compensation to buyer brokers. This rule is not violated if:
    f.        Unless state or federal (none to date and likely never will) law says differently, all Realtors (again, not all agents) working with a buyer must enter into a written agreement BEFORE the buyer tours any home with the following:
    g.       Prohibit Realtors from representing that their services are “free” or “no cost” to buyers unless they will not receive any form of financial compensation.
    h.       Realtors must conspicuously disclose to sellers and obtain seller approval for any commission the listing broker will provide to a buyer’s agent.
    i.         Realtors must conspicuously state in the contract that broker commissions are not set by any law and are fully negotiable.
    j.         Realtors must not filter out listings that do not offer commissions.
     What happens going forward?
     How will things work?
     Valuation of property and cash equivalency with mixed commission policies
     What else should have been included?
     We will get through this like every other bump in history.
     Go to www.ahareep.com and sign up for the program for only $35, use discount code: legendary15 to save 15% off.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Real Estate Exam Questions: Fee Simple and Life Estates

    Real Estate Exam Questions: Fee Simple and Life Estates

    Episode 100 - Real Estate Exam Questions: Fee Simple and Life Estates
    Going through state exam questions to help real estate students pass their state exam.
     
    01:20 – We hit episode number 100!!!
    02:35 – Be careful where you get your information for your exam questions. Not all are the same. Watch for state specific topics versus the general/national portion of the exam.
    06:20 – Example: the value of a point in relation to the interest rate reduction.
    08:10 – List of recent grads: Sara, Jamila, Sharon, Breanna, Tim, Kap, Jaquie, Natalie, Shana, Austin, Sheila, Simon, Grant, Marlainna, Maya, Kennedy, Deborah, Sydney, Bridgette, Michael, John, April, Janeva, Martina, Elishia, Jessica, Naomi, Christina, Matthew, Maria, Sophia, Loren, Brandi, Eric, Dominique, Odonel, Jordan, Mark, Dana, Andres, James, Kiana, Anitra, Dayanna, Nathanial, Tatiyon, and David.
    09:15 – Messages from Sara and Tatiyon. Common theme: breathe and listen to all the A-Ha episodes.
    14:30 – Episode Focus: fee simple, fee simple absolute, fee simple defeasible, and life estates.
    16:10 – Freehold and Non-Freehold estates.
    19:00 – Fee simple and fee simple absolute.
    21:40 – Fee simple defeasible: a qualified fee estate that is subject to the occurrence or nonoccurrence of some specified event.
    23:30 – Three forms of fee simple defeasible: determinable, subject to condition subsequent, and subject to executory limitation. One main difference: if the condition is not met, who gets the property?
    27:30 – Determinable versus subject to condition subsequent; words and phrases distinguish them; how does the property go back to the original grantor; lawsuit required? Possibility of reverter or right of reentry (power of termination.)
    30:45 – Fee simple subject to condition subsequent: right of reentry/power of termination; the original grantor must bring a court action to exercise their right to reenter the property.
    36:35 – Watch who has the future interest. Is it the original grantor or some third party?
    38:10 – Life estate; life tenant; pur autre vie; remainder and reversion/reversionary interest; when is a life estate inheritable or transferable?
    40:45 – Pur autre vie examples. What can a life estate holder do? Inheritable.
    44:55 – What happens when the defined life is extinguished, who gets the property interest? Reversion/reversionary interest or remainder interest (remainderman).
    49:45 – Legal life estate – state law that recognizes dower and curtsey rights, or homestead right.
    51:10 – Exam questions
    1:06:15 – April’s episode will be about fair housing. Come back for more to help you pass the real estate exam.
     
    Go to www.ahareep.com and sign up for the program for only $35, use discount code: legendary15 to save 15% off.
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Real Estate Exam Questions: Leasing

    Real Estate Exam Questions: Leasing

    Episode 099 - Real Estate Exam Questions: Leasing
    Going through state exam questions to help real estate students pass their state exam.
     
    01:35 – February: I feel your pain. A lot of new and intense information. Law school is just as much “fun”.
    05:07 – List of recent grads: Andrew, Grace, Jacob, Tylea, Kayla, Erica, Denzel, Kyle, Anu, Sharika, Brandy, Jesika, Matias, Omayra, Kemberly, Denise, Wallace, Ingrid, Ryan, Jonathan, Kendall, Orchid, Len, Gail, Ashley, Joseph, Monica, Kay, Latoya, Cierra, Britney, Kiana, Stephanie, Asia, Thomas, Shelley, Krystyn, Madeleine, Kynia, Andrew, Kellie, and Sam.
    06:55 – Messages from Jonathan and Ryan.
    09:45 – Episode Focus: leasing; pay attention to the legal pieces and “forget” what you know about the real world of rental situations.
    12:20 – Parties to the lease: lessor (landlord) and lessee (tenant). Bundle of legal rights and what rights do each party have? Leased fee vs. Leasehold. Reversionary rights. Statute of frauds – lease for less than 12 months.
    20:00 – Types of leasehold estates: Estate for years, Estate from period to period (Periodic tenancy), and estate at will. Estate at sufferance, holdover tenant at sufferance.
    34:10 – Leasing consideration: possession of premises (quiet enjoyment); use of premises; security deposit (possession vs. ownership); Assignment versus Sublease; Nondisturbance clause.
    44:00 – Types of leases: gross, net, and percentage leases; variable leases (graduated lease and index lease); ground lease.
    51:10 – Breach in a lease: if tenant breaches, landlord remedy is to evict tenant; if landlord breaches, tenant remedy is constructive eviction.
    52:25 – Leasing of real estate law exam questions.
    1:04:10 – Calculation rental price per square foot: $18/square foot for 2,400 square feet of space: $18 x 2,400 =- $43,200 / 12 = $3,600.
    1:07:50 – March’s episode will be about Closing a real estate transaction (also known as close of escrow). I will get into the mechanics of a closing, the federal oversight including RESPA, TRID, and Truth in lending, and finish with an in-depth explanation of proration including debits, credits, accrued and prepaid items, and the math behind the glory of proration.
     
    Go to www.ahareep.com and sign up for the program for only $35, use discount code: legendary15 to save 15% off.
     
    Go to www.indianarealestateinstitute.com for Indiana real estate classes.
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Real Estate Exam Questions: Agency

    Real Estate Exam Questions: Agency

    Episode 098 - Real Estate Exam Questions: Agency
    Going through state exam questions to help real estate students pass their state exam.
     
    01:00 – January: Happy New Year! Think outside the box and try to understand other perspectives.
    03:55 – List of recent grads: Jessica, April, Janeva, Martina, Elishia, Naomi, Christina, Mathew, Marie, Sophia, Loren, Brandi, Eric, Dominique, Jordan, Mark, David, Isamar, Kyle, Raven, Whitney, Mandy, Albert, Maggie, Janice, Alisia, Anissa, Claudia, Phillip, Elmer, Layton, Maxwell, Dillon, Alayna, Angela, Prabjeet, and Cullen.
    05:20 – Message from Jessica.
    07:15 – Episode Focus: agency
    08:00 – The parties involved in agency: agent, principal (client), and customer.
    13:00 – Creating agency: express agency and implied agency; compensation does not affect agency.
    19:05 – Fiduciary responsibilities: COLD AC or OLD CAR; care (reasonable care), obedience, loyalty, disclosure, accounting, and confidentiality.
    31:10 – Single agency versus dual agency (limited agency); requires informed consent.
    35:10 – Designated agency, in house transaction.
    37:40 – Customer – don’t help but don’t hurt. Do not provide service or assist them. Be cautious with unintended actions or words.
    39:10 – Puffing, fraud, and negligent representation.
    44:25 – Contract law exam questions.
    1:09:30 – February’s episode will be about leasing of real estate: types of leases, rights of landlord and tenant, eviction, and more.
     
    Go to www.ahareep.com and sign up for the program for only $35, use discount code: legend15 to save 15% off.
     
    Go to www.indianarealestateinstitute.com for Indiana real estate classes.
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

CryGre ,

This podcast is the reason I passed!

I have been studying by listening to this podcast almost exclusively since December! I took my CA exam today and I passed on the first try! Brian did an excellent job explaining the concepts and although I didn’t know what would happen, I entered the exam room feeling confident that I could do my best, and I did! I took deep breaths, read through the questions and used the process of elimination, trusting my gut when I just wasn’t sure. I’m grateful for this podcast and I’m excited to change my family’s legacy! Thank you for all you do, Brian!!!

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Tooooo Chatty !

Great content, really. But all the chatter before discussing the topic is a lil annoying when your driving and have to keep looking down to skip over the chatter is a lil dangerous and annoying. But overall I’m really pleased with everything outside of this.

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