Real Estate Careers

Real Estate Careers Overview

Real Estate Careers Overview

If you're a people person who likes the idea of setting your own hours and helping people buy or sell homes or property, real estate careers such as brokers or agents will appeal to you. Real estate agents and brokers show properties to prospective buyers, negotiate the details of sales including the price, prepare the documentation needed for a sale and advertise properties listed for sale. Agents have to work with a broker, while brokers are certified and approved to run their own real estate offices.

Real Estate Education

You'll need a high school diploma for both types of real estate jobs. You'll also have to take state-accredited courses to obtain a license to become a real estate agent. You typically cannot pass "go" and skip directly to become a broker. Usually agents spend one to three years on the job getting experience before taking the additional classes needed to obtain a broker's license. Your education doesn't stop after your agent's and broker's training, though. Most states require agents and brokers to continue taking educational courses, and to renew licenses every few years.

Real Estate Job Market

Population growth and the need for experienced, licensed professionals to assist with home buying and selling is expected to keep the job market for real estate careers positive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that real estate jobs should increase by 11 percent over the next 10 years, going up from 422,000 in 2012 to 468,600 by 2022.

Real Estate Salaries

The pay for real estate jobs is typically commission but, based on averaging annual income against hours worked, the BLS reports a median hourly wage for real estate agents to be $18.82. Brokers bring in a bit more -- $28.05 per hour -- because they collect a percentage of their agents' commissions. Income for both can be irregular and fluctuate, depending on the real estate market and economic conditions.

Fresenius Medical Care

Waltham, Massachusetts

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}04/17/2018

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Fresenius Medical Care is seeking a talented and driven real estate attorney to join our legal department, consisting of 50+ attorne...

Prudential

Madison, New Jersey

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}04/16/2018

Description PGIM Real Estate (PGIM RE) is the real estate investment management business of Prudential Financial. PGIM RE's specialized operating units offer a broad r...

SAP

Vienna

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}04/12/2018

Requisition ID: 182436 Work Area: Customer Service and Support Expected Travel: 0 - 10% Career Status: Graduate Employment Type: Regular Full Time COMPANY DESCRIPTION...

Hartford Financial Services Group

Hartford, Connecticut

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}03/29/2018

Description Based in Hartford, CT, HIMCO is seeking a Research Analyst on the Private Real Estate Team supporting new loan originations and equity acquisitions across ...

Swedish Health Services

Renton, Washington

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}03/21/2018

THE ROLE Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Vice President of Real Estate. The position is located in Renton, WA. The Vice President, Real Estate works under t...

Gap

SAN FRANCISCO, California

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}06/30/2017

Description This role is responsible for developing and executing against the Gap Inc. Real Estate strategy across all brands globally. Responsible for developing and ...