A real estate agent is the go-to person for those wanting to buy or sell property. An expert on property and housing markets, a real estate agent's job is to seek out buyers for properties currently on the market. At the same time, agents work to find the perfect home or property for the needs of a client.
The day to day tasks of a real estate agent can vary from meeting with potential buyers to holding open houses for a home or property newly on the market. In order to be successful, a real estate agent must be up to date on trends, properties available, mortgage rates, and legal requirements for purchasing and selling a home. An agent must also draw on marketing and promotion strategies to help sell homes fast an important part of the job as the majority of real estate agents work on commission.
Whether specializing in residential, commercial, industrial or rural sales, a real estate agent's responsibility is to assist in buying and selling property in a timely manner. An agent should have a positive attitude, be able to work closely with a client and offer support by sharing their knowledge and representing the client in negotiations.
- Background in sales, marketing, or advertising
- Knowledge of property and housing markets
- Ability to listen and work closely with clients and other realtors