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Real Estate Agency Principals

ANZSCO ID 612113

Overview

All Real Estate Sales Agents

  • $1,161 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Real Estate Agency Principals

  • 6,100 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 36% female Gender Share

Real Estate Agency Principals manage the overall activities of real estate agencies.

You usually need a certificate IV in real estate practice or property services to work as a Real Estate Agency Principal. Some Real Estate Agency Principals have university qualifications in related areas such as business and management.

Tasks
  • Accepts and lists properties and businesses for sale and lease, conducts inspections, and advises buyers on the merits of properties and businesses and the terms of sale or lease.
  • Advises vendors of sales and marketing options such as sale by auction and open house inspections.
  • Catalogues and details land, buildings and businesses for sale or lease and arranges advertising.
  • Assesses buyers' needs and locates properties and businesses for their consideration.
  • Offers valuations and advice for buying and selling properties and businesses, and structures the terms of settlement.
  • Collects and holds rent monies from tenants, and remits to owner on agreed basis.
  • Monitors and addresses non-compliance with terms and conditions of tenancy and pursues rental arrears.
  • Develops and implements business plans, budgets, policies and procedures for the agency.
  • May arrange finance, land brokerage, conveyancing and maintenance of premises.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate IV in real estate practice or property services to work as a Real Estate Agency Principal. Some Real Estate Agency Principals have university qualifications in related areas such as business and management.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Retail Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Real Estate Sales Agents who have strong interpersonal skills, communicate well, provide good customer service and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    76% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Sales and marketing

    70% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  3. Clerical

    65% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  4. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  5. English language

    61% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Education and training

    61% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. Law and government

    60% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  8. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Economics and accounting

    51% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  10. Psychology

    50% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  11. Geography

    49% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  12. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Building and construction

    45% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  14. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    42% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    38% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  17. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  18. Telecommunications

    26% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  19. Foreign language

    26% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Transportation

    24% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  5. Negotiation

    57% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  6. Persuasion

    57% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  7. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  8. Active learning

    54% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  11. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  15. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  18. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  20. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  9. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  12. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  13. Brainstorming

    37% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  14. Originality

    37% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  15. Categorising

    36% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    30% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  18. Multitasking

    30% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Selective attention

    29% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    29% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    65% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  5. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Influencing people

    61% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  8. Communicating with the public

    58% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  9. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  11. Providing office support

    56% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  12. Thinking creatively

    55% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  13. Collecting and organising information

    52% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    51% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  16. Working with computers

    46% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Giving expert advice

    46% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    41% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-9021.00 - Real Estate Brokers.

Work Environment

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.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    97% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Contact with people

    94% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  8. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  9. Competition

    92% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  10. Frequent decision making

    92% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Letters and memos

    83% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    77% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  19. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    64% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Relationships

    67% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Recognition

    62% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Support

    48% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    48% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  5. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-9021.00 - Real Estate Brokers.

All Real Estate Sales Agents

  • $1,161 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Real Estate Agency Principals

  • 6,100 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 36% female Gender Share

Real Estate Agency Principals manage the overall activities of real estate agencies.

You usually need a certificate IV in real estate practice or property services to work as a Real Estate Agency Principal. Some Real Estate Agency Principals have university qualifications in related areas such as business and management.

Tasks
  • Accepts and lists properties and businesses for sale and lease, conducts inspections, and advises buyers on the merits of properties and businesses and the terms of sale or lease.
  • Advises vendors of sales and marketing options such as sale by auction and open house inspections.
  • Catalogues and details land, buildings and businesses for sale or lease and arranges advertising.
  • Assesses buyers' needs and locates properties and businesses for their consideration.
  • Offers valuations and advice for buying and selling properties and businesses, and structures the terms of settlement.
  • Collects and holds rent monies from tenants, and remits to owner on agreed basis.
  • Monitors and addresses non-compliance with terms and conditions of tenancy and pursues rental arrears.
  • Develops and implements business plans, budgets, policies and procedures for the agency.
  • May arrange finance, land brokerage, conveyancing and maintenance of premises.

You usually need a certificate IV in real estate practice or property services to work as a Real Estate Agency Principal. Some Real Estate Agency Principals have university qualifications in related areas such as business and management.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Retail Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Real Estate Sales Agents who have strong interpersonal skills, communicate well, provide good customer service and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    76% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Sales and marketing

    70% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  3. Clerical

    65% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  4. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  5. English language

    61% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Education and training

    61% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. Law and government

    60% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  8. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Economics and accounting

    51% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  10. Psychology

    50% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  11. Geography

    49% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  12. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Building and construction

    45% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  14. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    42% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    38% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  17. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  18. Telecommunications

    26% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  19. Foreign language

    26% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Transportation

    24% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  5. Negotiation

    57% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  6. Persuasion

    57% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  7. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  8. Active learning

    54% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  11. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  15. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  18. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  20. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  9. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  12. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  13. Brainstorming

    37% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  14. Originality

    37% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  15. Categorising

    36% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    30% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  18. Multitasking

    30% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Selective attention

    29% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    29% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    65% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  5. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Influencing people

    61% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  8. Communicating with the public

    58% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  9. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  11. Providing office support

    56% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  12. Thinking creatively

    55% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  13. Collecting and organising information

    52% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    51% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  16. Working with computers

    46% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Giving expert advice

    46% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    41% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-9021.00 - Real Estate Brokers.

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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    97% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Contact with people

    94% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  8. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  9. Competition

    92% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  10. Frequent decision making

    92% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Letters and memos

    83% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    77% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  19. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    64% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Relationships

    67% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Recognition

    62% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Support

    48% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    48% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  5. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-9021.00 - Real Estate Brokers.
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