Day 493, Life on the Road on my own

IMG_7376My dear friend Laurie took me out to dinner at Chan’s to celebrate that I passed my real estate exams!  Both state and national!  So fun to get to catch up with someone who means so much to me.  We almost closed the place down, and no, we didn’t eat 1/2 of those huge dishes of food!

The proctors said they had never seen anyone so sick take the test, and they were very kind as I tried not to pass out as I worked online.  When I hit the button to find out if I passed, I paused and took a deep breath.  I had gone over everything 3 times, and had done the best I could do, but I NEVER wanted to take this test again, so I was praying that I passed.  I had guessed on 15/50 questions on the state test, and 18/80 on the national test, so I wasn’t feeling too confident.  The screen instantly flashed PASSED on both tests, and I sobbed.  Walking out to the proctors in the other room, they thought I was crying because I hadn’t passed, and then they printed out both test sheets.  I gasped when I saw that I had just passed the state one with a 75%, only to have one proctor direct me to my score in the next column- 50/50.  Whew.  On the national test I missed 5, but they couldn’t tell me which ones, so I am let loose in the real estate world not knowing what I think is right, but isn’t.   I am somewhat content to have passed, however.  Never again!

It’s a rotten test,  and I will work someday to get it to be representative of what you actually study to take the test, and what you will use as a broker. A little common sense would be nice for these real estate/financial field tests.  “Everyone” says it’s just a rite of passage to get to be a broker, but right/smight – don’t waste my time studying stuff unless you test me on it!  Very poorly written and left a bad taste in my mouth, which I will have to fix someday…

About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is www.gojacobsons.com and my current blog is sallysbendblog.com. Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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