Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents Job Profile and Description

The real estate brokers and sales agents sell or rent property and thus earn commissions on the rental or sale of the property. They also have the duty of managing, appraising and developing of real estates. While some of these professionals sell private homes, there are many who specialize in commercial property.  They make use of the Internet for locating the list of available properties and the prospective customers for these properties.

Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handling a wide variety of tasks for making the process of selling and renting real estate running smoothly.
  • Helping people to purchase or hire a home that would fit their needs and fall within their budget by organizing home visits for the purchaser.
  • Helping out in the negotiating of the purchase, and helping in organizing of the appraisal, home inspections etc.
  • Helping in the selling of the home or in leasing out his real estate.
  • Determining the proper sales price, market it to the general public, and negotiate with the potential buyers.

Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents Skills and Specifications

  • Keep updated¬† with changing laws and best practices
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good sense of sales, marketing and advertising.
  • Good knowledge about the world of real estate.

Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents Education and Qualifications

  • Educational requirements to become an agent or broker is minimal everywhere.
  • However formal education in real estate, sales, marketing or business is imperative.

Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents Salary

  • The median salary for a real estate broker and sales agent is about $35,000 per year. However Real estate agents and brokers are paid purely on commissions.