Real Estate Agency Examination Syllabus

The course curriculum and materials developed by the Approved Course Providers for the exam preparatory courses shall adhere to the REA examination syllabus endorsed by CEA. 

The syllabus provides elaboration of the expectations of REA examination requirements. Learning outcomes and expectations of cognitive levels for each learning outcome are listed in the syllabus to facilitate ACPs and REA examination candidates to better appreciate the level of understanding that is required for each topic.

The scope and topics to be covered in each Paper are as follows:

Paper 1 Covers the legal framework of real estate.
Paper 2 Focuses on the knowledge for carrying out estate agency work, such as marketing, knowledge of various regulations and policies when dealing with different types of properties, financial assessment, etc.
Paper 3

Covers the knowledge and skill sets for managing and operating an estate agency business.

List of Topics under the REA Examination Syllabus

REA Examination Syllabus
Paper 1 - Legal Framework of Real Estate
1.1: Law of Real Property
1.2: Law of Agency and Regulation of Estate Agencies
1.3: Law of Contract and Contract for Sale / Lease of Land
1.4: Law of Tort
Paper 2 - Estate Agency Work and Relevant Real Estate Knowledge
2.1: Real Estate Market and Submarkets
2.2: Marketing of Properties
2.3: Property Transactions
2.4: Relationship with Other Professions and Services
2.5: Additional Real Estate Knowledge
Paper 3 - Governance, Management and Operations of Estate Agency Business
3.1: Estate Agent Organisation and Licensing
3.2: Ethics
3.3: Management of Salespersons
3.4: Governance, Management and Operations
3.5: Service Quality and Dispute Resolution
3.6: Marketing and Branding

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