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Real Estate Sales Agents

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

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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:
  • Prepare documents such as representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds, and leases.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers, generally representing one or the other.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • bringing people together to solve differences
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
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
  • use rules to solve problems
  • group things in different ways

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Expert system software
  • CMA Stuffers
  • ProForce Ultimate Brochures
Financial analysis software
  • Real estate application contract transmission REACT software
  • RealData Comparative Lease Analysis
Customer relationship management CRM software
  • DataBasix Technologies Lead Commander
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$48,690
$24,650
$112,610
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