Career Details

Realtor

Career Overview

Realtors help people to buy, sell, or rent property. A realtor must work along with a broker.

Education

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. An individual must also take one or a series of real estate courses and complete a licensure exam in order to work in this field.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$25,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr
$125,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs. It is fairly easy to get into this line of work, but it can be difficult for newcomers to be successful.

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Work Environment

Realtors typically work in real estate or leasing offices. About half of them are self-employed. Realtors spend some time in the office, but they will spend a lot of time showing properties to potential buyers. Evening and weekend work should be expected. Some realtors may only work part-time.

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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