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Real Estate Sales Agents sell, lease and manage commercial and private properties, and broker the buying and selling of businesses.
Operates as an independent agent in the buying and selling of businesses. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Franchise Broker
Supervises the leasing of rental properties on behalf of owners. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Body Corporate Manager
Manages the overall activities of a real estate agency. Registration or licensing is required.
Coordinates the activities of real estate representatives in selling and leasing real estate, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements. Registration or licensing is required.
Arranges the conduct of real estate transactions such as sales and leasing, and assists buyers to find suitable properties, on behalf of an agency. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Property Portfolio Officer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 88,900 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create more than 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing may be required. Real Estate Agency Principals usually need an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Real Estate Sales Agents who have strong interpersonal skills, communicate well, provide good customer service and are well presented.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving conflicts, and negotiating with people.
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.