Robert M. Sawyer, Island real estate instructor and author of Massachusetts Real Estate Principles, Practice and Law, recently participated in a meeting of experts to update the state-licensing exam for real estate salespersons and brokers in Massachusetts.

The group reviewed the content, structure and performance statistics of examination questions based upon accuracy, level of difficulty and relevance to laws and regulations. The updated exam will improve real estate licensure testing, aiming for better-informed agents and brokers who will strengthen the protection of the public.

The two-day forum at the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven also allowed for discussion on the direction of the current real estate marketplace.