Job Title: Real Estate Agent
Type of Company: I work for a real estate company which sells residential real estate throughout the US.
Education: BA, Psych and English, Syracuse University attended, real estate school, Harris, MA
Previous Experience: I worked as a college recruiter and in Human Resources before getting into real estate.
Job Tasks: I basically work with buyers and sellers of residential real estate, helping sellers to sell their homes and buyers to find homes to live in.
A typical job consists of showing people homes, figuring out what they can afford and what they like or don't like, helping them purchase the home, going through the entire process - home inspection, paperwork, financing etc. Selling homes is not all that different. It involves talking with the sellers about what needs to be done to sell their home, what price it should be listed for, then putting together marketing information, setting up tours and open houses, finding a buyer and making sure all the necessary steps are taken to ensure that the sale will go through.
Networking in real estate is very important: doing your marketing and always knowing the market and taking classes for preparation in the industry.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is there are so many wonderful homes! And working with people is wonderful. Most people are great but real estate can be very stressful so you need to be able to work with everyone! It's nice too to do marketing and networking.
The worst? Some people are just looking and you spend a lot of time with them when they might not even buy. Selling a house can take a very long time and you only get paid when a sale happens which can take months, even years.
1. Pick a good company to work for that will help train and prepare you. Know that all real estate transactions are not the same, so you need to be prepared for anything and everything. 2. Network, network, network. Talk with your social clubs, join organizations that might have buyers and sellers that you can work with. Spread the word that you are getting into real estate because you have to get your own clients!
3. Be organized!
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