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Real Estate Sales Agents

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

What they do:
Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.
On the job, you would:
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers, generally representing one or the other.
  • Compare a property with similar properties that have recently sold to determine its competitive market price.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • 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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • 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
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Expert system software
  • CMA Stuffers
  • Commercial Pro software
Financial analysis software
  • In-Hand Pocket APOD
  • RealData Comparative Lease Analysis
Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Agent Business Builder
  • DataBasix Technologies Lead Commander

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$39,800
per year, on average
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