Real Estate Sales Agent

Career Report Assignment

Job Duties

A real estate agent pretty much does exactly what they do in the movies or TV shows. They present purchase offers to sellers for consideration. They also interview clients about what they are looking for. They also have to deal with a lot of paperwork.

Education

You can become a real estate agent and still not go to college. It is rare but very much so possible. You take a class to earn your license and pass three main tests. You can do this at a college, or university. Or you can get an acossiate's degree as well.

Requirments/Skills

  • High degree of organization
  • Communication
  • Self-motivation skills
  • Life Work Balancing Ability

Salary

  • The best paid earn about 98,000 anually.
  • The lowest paid is about 21,000 anually.

Advantages

  • Getting started is quick and painless.
  • You are your own boss
  • Make good income if you truly put all your time into it.
  • Flexible schedules.

Disadvantages

  • Relies on the economy
  • May have to work weekends
  • Irregular income

Growth

Real estate business is expected to grow by 7% by the end of 2015.

Promotions

You cannot get promoted unless you go to school to become a broker but the salary stays the same based on the economy.

High School Courses

  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Phsycology
  • Investment classes
  • East offers Avid classes

Related Careers

  • Broker Agent
  • Interior Designer
  • Assessors
  • Property Agents

Colleges

Kaplan University is the highest ranked school in Minnesota for Real Estate. Located in Rochester or St. Paul
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Evaluation

I chose to research further into this career because I love to help people and have no problem with communicating with people. I am aslo pretty addicted to the show House Hunters on HGTV. I feel with this job, I would be able to actually say I love my job in the future because of the flexibility and the ability to be my own boss.