Real Estate Pros

What to expect

Becoming a real estate agent offers many rewards. You’ll enjoy flexibility and the freedom to set your own pace. Your income will reflect your efforts.

Successful people in real estate are goal-oriented, persevering, self-motivated, ambitious, and able to work with a wide variety of personalities.

You have the potential for high earnings, status, autonomy, intellectual challenges, and the satisfaction of helping others.

Working in real estate comes with a few challenges, too. To be financially successful, real estate salespeople and brokers put in long hours and often work on weekends. They also don’t get paid until a property sells.

There can be long periods between commission checks. Also, when starting a real estate career, it can take a while to get up to speed and see those commissions start coming in.

Requirements

Real Estate License

Education: College Degree or equivalent in business management, economics, accounting, real estate, finance, or liberal arts, and RPA or CPM designation preferred,

Proven operational experience and ability to lead a team.

Strong communication and planning skills.

Consultative and advisory approach to problem solving.

Value-added style and overall approach.

What Does A Realtor Do Each Day?

Realtor Job Description:

Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Access media advertising service.  Obtain information from individuals

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. Write business correspondence. Make presentations.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Understanding Government regulations. Adhere to  Code of Ethics.

Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems daily to enter, access and retrieve data to process information. Social Media a must. Comfortable with learning new online software programs.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job follow contract, property, or insurance laws, use knowledge of economic trends, use interpersonal communication techniques, use sales techniques, use knowledge of written communication in sales work.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time, maintain relationships with clients

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. Negotiate real estate sales or rental contracts.

Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. Sell real estate property to clients

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities.  Schedule clients real estate tasks of arrange for financing, appraisers, insurance, inspectors, title search and closings. Overseeing tasks are completed by all parties to transaction.

Continuing own education daily-Reading, listening to teleconference calls, and attending local training on business development and marketing.

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Assessing the appraise value of real estate.

Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. Maintain records, reports, or files.

Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.

Develop Marketing Strategies – Identifying target market  Develop annual marketing plan, and weekly implementing marketing strategies.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards— Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products.

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

Inspecting Structures, or Material — Inspecting properties, equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Processing Information — Compiling, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. Maintaining own financials and keeping accurate data of expenses.

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.