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Career Details :: Real Estate Sales Agents
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.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Oversees signing of real estate documents, disburses funds, and coordinates closing activities.
- Collects rental deposit.
- Secures construction financing with own firm or mortgage company.
- Inspects condition of premises and arranges for or notifies owner of necessary maintenance.
- Reviews trade journals and relevant literature and attends staff and association meetings to remain knowledgeable about real estate market.
- Searches public records to ascertain that client has clear title to property.
- Reviews plans and recommends to client construction features and enumerates options on new home sales.
- Interviews prospective tenants and records information to ascertain needs and qualifications.
- Displays and explains features of property to client and discusses conditions of sale or terms of lease.
- Contacts utility companies for service hookup to client's property.
- Appraises client's unimproved property to determine loan value.
- Answers client's questions regarding work under construction, financing, maintenance, repairs, and appraisals.
- Conducts seminars and training sessions for sales agents to improve sales techniques.
- Plans and organizes sales promotion programs and materials, including newspaper advertisements and real estate promotional booklets.
- Investigates client's financial and credit status to determine eligibility for financing.
- Solicits and compiles listings of available rental property.
- Locates and appraises undeveloped areas for building sites, based on evaluation of area market conditions.
- Prepares real estate contracts, such as closing statements, deeds, leases, and mortgages, and negotiates loans on property.
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General Work Activities
- Selling or Influencing Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Judging Qualities of Things, Service, People
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate