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Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agents coordinate the activities of real estate representatives in selling and leasing real estate, and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.

Overview

Real Estate Agents coordinate the activities of real estate representatives in selling and leasing real estate, and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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