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Real Estate Sales Agents

Job Information

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.


  • A license is required in every State and the District of Columbia.
  • Residential real estate brokers and sales agents often work evenings and weekends.
  • Although gaining a job may be relatively easy, beginning workers face competition from well-established, more experienced agents and brokers.
  • Employment is sensitive to swings in the economy, as well as interest rates; during periods of declining economic activity or rising interest rates, the volume of sales and the resulting demand for sales workers fall.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $39,070/yr ($19.54/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma