Real Estate Sales Agents


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.3% (as fast as the average)


What Real Estate Sales Agents Do

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.

Other Job Titles Real Estate Sales Agents May Have

Real Estate Agent, Realtor, Realtor Associate, Sales Agent

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Realtor ,

eXp Realty

Most of my day involves reaching out and contacting people. I start my day by checking my email for any responses from contacts I made the day before. Then I'll set aside time to make calls and put out feelers to see if anyone wants to buy or sell a home. I schedule time for open houses and appointments to show properties to clients, which are based on my clients' schedules. I also spend time doing marketing.

Realtor ,

Larry Conrath Realty

I am very eclectic with diverse interest and friendships so I spend a lot of time reading, studying and following almost random thoughts and ideas. My doctor told me I have ADD when I was about 50. My work habits may not be the best example but I've found ways to deal with things in my own style and I have had a fair amount of success doing things my way. Although there are always a variety of task to do, I always put people first when the opportunity arises.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare documents such as representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds, and leases.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers, generally representing one or the other.
  • Generate lists of properties that are compatible with buyers' needs and financial resources.
  • Confer with escrow companies, lenders, home inspectors, and pest control operators to ensure that terms and conditions of purchase agreements are met before closing dates.

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