OVERVIEW OF A CAREER IN REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY


WORKING IN REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY

What is a Real Estate Agent?

A Real Estate Agent or Realtor assists clients in buying, selling or renting a property.  Most estate agents and brokers sell residential and some types of commercial property. 

Agents will meet with their clients to help them decide how much they want to sell or rent their property for and will then try to get as close to or in excess of this valuation when they take the property to market. 

Agents may represent both the buyer and seller in the transaction but this is dependent on the structure of the business as well as the deal itself.  When buying on behalf of a client, the real estate agent will meet with the client to understand what they are looking for in a property and how much they can afford.

Whether buying or selling on behalf of a client, the agent needs to be familiar with the local area, including the demographics and economy of the city, the history and culture of the area, the quality of the schooling and transportation links as well as many developments that are occurring nearby.  It is therefore imperative that realtors are experts in the knowledge of their region!

In addition to assisting clients in the purchase and sale of real estate, they can also assist in renting or managing a client's real estate portfolio for a fe...


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