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Real Estate Agent

Buy, sell, lease and manage properties for clients.

What's it like to be a Real Estate Agent?

A Real Estate Agent may specialise in the sale, purchase or leasing and management of residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural property whether it be existing dwellings, off the plan or vacant lots of land.

Real Estate Agent

Tasks and duties

  • Seeking out prospective vendors and identifying potential buyers.
  • Promoting sales of properties through brochures, open houses, print and online listings.
  • Presenting properties and accompanying prospective buyers during property inspections.
  • Writing vendor reports, appraising properties, preparing contracts and documents, negotiating terms between buyers and sellers and facilitating settlements.
  • Advising clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters, such as construction work, financing, maintenance, repairs, and appraisals.
  • Developing networks of solicitors, lenders, and tradespeople to whom clients may be referred.
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As a Real Estate Agent, you are in the people business so face-to-face meetings and phone calls are a big part of the job. You will be responsible for presenting properties in the best possible light, highlighting their key selling attributes in order to obtain the best price for the vendor whilst being remunerated in commissions.

Many Real Estate Agents work on weekends, particularly those in residential sales, as this is the time when auctions and open inspections typically occur.

What can I earn as a Real Estate Agent?

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Real Estate Agent roles in AUS were typically advertised between $60k and $130k over the last 6 months.
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How to become a Real Estate Agent


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To become a Real Estate Agent in Australia, you will need to meet eligibility requirements and complete a qualification and certificate of registration in your state or territory. You will also need to gain experience working under the supervision of a licenced real estate agent. Requirements to gain a real estate agent’s licence will vary from state to state.

  1. Complete work experience. You must have gained at least 12 months full-time experience as an agent’s representative at any time during the last three years immediately before applying for a licence.
  2. Complete a real estate course delivered by a registered training organisation, such as a Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) (CPP40307) .
  3. Apply for your real estate agent’s licence.

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Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)

This qualification prepares you for roles in the real estate industry including as a Real Estate Agent.
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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Science

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Working hours for Real Estate Agents
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Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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Latest Real Estate Agent reviews

Latest reviews from 24 Real Estate Agents surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Real Estate is a tough but can pay off if you work hard
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Science and Real Estate
The good things
Great potential of growth, possibilities are endless with how much I can potentially earn
The challenges
It is very repetitive and slow when you first start off, but once the first 3 months have passed, things make more sense and it gets better when you start getting paid
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Jan 2020
Real estate is not that tough job but it ,but at end of the day people must bring deals to get properties
Reviewer's Qualification
NQF level 4
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Sales negotiator, close deals
The good things
Good things is that build trust honesty to the client it is when get deals, one client can bring many clients if you play you role in a dignified way. It when you make money that way ,you must be very...
The challenges
The challenges are if you don't talk to sure case you role not easier to get deals, always have the information from you areas valuation of properties around you ,go out people must know you and your ...
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