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Real Estate Salespersons Exam Syllabus

Updated: Jan 12, 2023


Preparing for RES Exam?

Here is a summary of the current RES examination syllabus (subjected to revision by CEA).

The Real Estate Salesperson course curriculum and materials developed by CEA Approved Course Providers must adhere to the examination syllabus endorsed by CEA.

The RES Examination Syllabus is prepared in the context of local laws, rules, and regulations governing estate agency work and practices, and the buying/selling/leasing of HDB flats and private residential, commercial and industrial properties in Singapore.


Competency Unit 1: Real Estate Agency Industry Overview & Basic Land Law Concepts

1.1 Real estate markets

1.2 Real estate market players and government intervention

1.3 Introduction

1.4 Land

1.5 Estates in land

1.6 State Lands Act

1.7 Rights in land

1.8 Registration of titles

Competency Unit 2: Dealing with Interest in Land

2.1 Law of Contract

2.2 Law of Agency

2.3 Landlord and tenant law

2.4 Negligence

2.5 Conveyance

2.6 Mortgage

2.7 Gift

2.8 Trust

2.9 Succession

2.10 Future interests

2.11 Co-ownership

2.12 Restrictions on the capacity to hold land

2.13 Planning and development of land


Competency Unit 3: Regulation of Real Estate Agency Industry & Real Estate Marketing

3.1 Regulation of the real estate agency industry

3.2 Role and functions of salespersons and their requisite knowledge and skills

3.3 Principles of real estate marketing

3.4 Types of listing

3.5 Methods of sale

3.6 Regulations on advertisements

3.7 Marketing of residential property

3.8 Marketing of commercial property

3.9 Marketing of industrial property

3.10 Marketing of special properties

3.11 Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act

Competency Unit 4: Property Transactions

4.1 Sale of uncompleted private properties

4.2 Sale of completed private properties

4.3 Collective sale of private properties

4.4 Sale of HDB flats

4.5 Leasing of private properties

4.6 Subletting of HDB flats

4.7 Foreign worker housing

4.8 Taxes on property

4.9 Property finance and financial calculations

The objectives of the RES Examination are to ensure that new entrants meet the necessary requirements before they practice as real estate salespersons. Once our certified and licensed, real estate salespersons are expected to: possess fundamental knowledge of real estate concepts; apply knowledge for estate agencies' work; apply good ethics, and adopt best practices.

By raising the entry requirement, professionalism of RES is raised in the industry!

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