Real Estate Sales Agents

General Information

Description

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of real estate brokers and sales agents is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 47,500 openings for real estate brokers and sales agents are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$49,040

State-by-state Salary

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$85,720
$23,150
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 42%
  • Post-secondary certificate 23%
  • Some college 9%
  • Less than high school 9%
  • Master's degree 4%
  • Bachelor's degree 4%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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