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.

Gap

SAN FRANCISCO, California

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Description OVERVIEW The VP Real Estate leads the North American field real estate team to execute Gap Inc’s Real Estate Strategy. This person is responsible to steer ...

Gap

SAN FRANCISCO, California

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Description Getting recognized by any industry for your work is an honor, but being included in Business of Fashion’s first-ever “Best Companies to Work for in Fashion...

CHUBB

New York, New York

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}02/15/2019

Chubb Associate – Underwriting, Excess Real Estate ( Job Number: 324451 ) Description Chubb Associate Program Chubb is looking for an aspiring insurance professional ...

White Plains Hospital Center

WHITE PLAINS, New York

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}02/14/2019

Assistant Vice President of Real Estate Job Post Date: 02/13/2019 Category: Management/Supervisory Req #: 10503 Facility: WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL Department: OPM Schedu...

Smartlink

Billerica, Massachusetts, 01821

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}02/11/2019

Smartlink is looking to hire Real Estate/Site Acquisition Specialist. (Not your traditional Real Estate Job) Are you looking for an opportunity with a great career pat...

Humphrey Management

Hagerstown, Maryland

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}02/16/2019

POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Community Manager supports the efficient and profitable operation of the residential community. The essential functions of the Assista...