Job Title: Real Estate Broker
Type of Company: My company is engaged in the sale of residential real estate.
Education: BA, Psychology and Sociology, Brown University MA, Educational Administration, Boston College
Previous Experience: I used to work as a public school teacher.
Job Tasks: I wear two hats in this job. While I am still engaged in the day-to-day details of assisting and consulting with buyers and sellers, I also own the company I work for, with its 7 offices and 125 real estate agents. So I have two very different jobs. The agent's job centers on assisting clients to buy and sell homes. The ownership job is more varied and encompasses all the aspects of an entrepreneurial venture: all the fiscal and legal responsibilities as well as the constant monitoring and modification of the business as the industry changes. My particular position also entails corporate training for all sales associates.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The worst part of my job? The hours. I am always on duty. Normal business hours have no real meaning in this line of work. Generally, though, you're at work when others are not.
The best part of the job is the satisfaction it brings me to assist individuals and families achieve their real estate goals. The learning never ends.
1. Be tolerant of the gray areas. 2. Success comes from thorough study of your content area in tandem with a sincere devotion to your clients' needs. Be open to being a lifelong learner. 3. Get the best possible undergraduate education you can. Try to master the basics of good business practices. Focus on developing your written and oral communication skills. These are invaluable.
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