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Generally what to expect when considering real estate as a career


Generally what to expect when considering real estate as a career

1)  Duties & Responsibilities of the job of a real estate agent

  • perform public open houses
  • listing of properties
  • working with prospects
  • product knowledge - know your inventory
  • market research and area knowledge
  • meeting with clients (buyers)

2)    Key skills required by the job

  • Real Estate License
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Emailing and Computer Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Organizational
  • Detail Focused
  • Results Focused

3)    Key knowledge/expertise needed in the job

  • Market Knowledge (area you will be servicing)
  • Know the product
  • Accounting and Financial Background

4) Recommended education for the job

  • Post Secondary
  • Marketing, MBA
  • Real Estate License

5) Recommended schools

  • University or Post Secondary Education
  • Ontario Real Estate Association

6) Present employment prospects - Good to excellent!

7) Future employment prospects – Good to excellent!

8) Current Average Real Estate Agent Income - $28K

These are the facts and the reality of entering the real estate business.  I strongly suggest you continue reading through the pages about becoming a real estate agent along with the expectations, educational requirements, skills and necessary abilities to be successful in real estate.  Don't kid yourself, this is a very challenging business but if you are successful you will have a very rewarding and enjoyable career - just ask me - after 25 years in real estate I still love this business! :-)

The main educator in Ontario and the governing body that certifies you to become a Real Estate Agent in Ontario has a website, OREA, which offers information and courses about What is required to obtain your real estate license in Ontario!  You may read more about how to become a real estate agent

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