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Real Estate Brokers

Also called: Broker, Managing Broker, Real Estate 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.
  • Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers over property prices and settlement details and during the closing of sales.


  • sales and marketing
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • bringing people together to solve differences
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


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


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


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: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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