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Real Estate Brokers

Also called: Broker, Real Estate Broker, Associate Broker, Realtor

What they do:
Operate real estate office, or work for commercial real estate firm, overseeing real estate transactions. Other duties usually include selling real estate or renting properties and arranging loans.
On the job, you would:
  • Sell, for a fee, real estate owned by others.
  • Obtain agreements from property owners to place properties for sale with real estate firms.
  • Monitor fulfillment of purchase contract terms to ensure that they are handled in a timely manner.

Knowledge

Business
  • sales and marketing
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Initiative
  • Leadership

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • AMTdirect
  • Domin-8 Enterprise Solutions Tenant Pro
Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Real Estate Assistant REA
Internet browser software
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Web browser software

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$58,350
per year, on average
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